Rolling Stone Australia

The first issue of Rolling Stone Australia published by The Brag Media is out now and it’s bigger and better than ever! Divert your eyes from the screen, put down your phone and lock into the joy of long-form journalism with more music, more politics and more culture. 

Simply use the discount code APRA20 when locking in your annual subscription to Rolling Stone Australia magazine to receive 20% off. $5 of your purchase price will go towards ensuring Support Act can continue its important work for musicians and industry professionals in need. 

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Living with a Creative Mind

Living With A Creative Mind is not just another book about how to be more creative, it is a book about how to survive the experience: it as an operating guide to being creative, and living and working with creative people.

Drawn from the latest research, and the thoughts of successful songwriters and artists from around the world on how they live with their gift - combined with personal experience, including a 16 year tenure as a music educator: Living With A Creative Mind is a bold new way of understanding songwriters, and creative people of all disciplines - and what it is they are trying to do all their lives.

The authors:

Jeff Crabtree is a songwriter/performer with APRA. His current project is the composition and production of the score for an LA based feature film.

Julie Crabtree is a psychologist in private practice in Sydney. Julie’s current project is a PhD in creativity and mental health.

APRA AMCOS members receive a 20% discount when they purchase the book (physical or e-publication) via

Quote the code 20APRA20 when you navigate to their e-shop.

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The Music Network


The Music Network are offering APRA AMCOS members a FREE six month subscription.*

Simply email with your name and membership number and we'll organise the rest.

The Music Network is Australia's leading source for music industry news, education, contacts, jobs and data. They connect with over 2000 music businesses and 8,000+ industry professionals every day. Use their extensive database to find contacts and promote yourself to decision-makers and other members.

Daily music industry newsletter – learn about grants, awards, jobs, new signings & team-ups, people moves, business & technology news, plus exclusive features and interviews with top industry executives.

Weekly Podcasts – hear from global music and technology thought-leaders about how technology and data are affecting fans, artists and song writers, and where the opportunities lie.

Weekly Australian Singles Report – find out who’s making it each week on commercial, indie and community radio, plus digital and social platforms. Discover trending Aussie artists about to break.

*Valid for first time subscribers only.


Rhythms Magazine

Over 23 years, Rhythms Magazine has established a reputation as the bible of roots music in Australia. A refuge for anything blues, folk, Americana, soul, country, jazz and world music, Rhythms is totally unique, and cherished by its readers for its authority, credibility and diversity.

Recently acquired by your fellow APRA AMCOS member, singer/songwriter Catherine Britt, this bi-monthly magazine is now available in a digital version for all platforms.

To celebrate, Rhythms is offering all APRA AMCOS members and customers Prigital (print and digital) subscriptions for the price of print alone - $65.

Follow this link to subscribe: Subscribe HERE!

Or email your details to: and the Rhythms team will contact you.

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450 pages of over 1,000 bands and artists shot over 30 years .

APRA AMCOS members and clients; $100 including postage for a mammoth limited edition hand signed and numbered book.

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The Songwriting Labyrinth – Songwriters and Composers Publication

"I’ve been a songwriter, session musician and composer for over 40 years - tasting my first songwriting chart success at age 19 - and I’ve been writing rock, funk, jazz, swing, and soul songs ever since. An APRA member since 1976, with over 300 registered works, I’ve  written and produced music for 15 albums, 9 feature films, and 13 television series; had my music broadcast in over 80 countries worldwide, and for a time, was one of Australia’s highest royalty-earning composers. A member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers since 1988, I also spent 8 years on the AGSC executive and 5 Years as President. For the past 6 years I’ve been ‘passing it forward’; lecturing BMus students in songwriting and performance - currently at Macquarie University." - Author Clive Harrison

This book is not a quest for a magic formula for writing a hit song, for that would be nonsensical – it’s the result of PhD research into Songwriting Creativity conducted through the University of Newcastle, filtered through knowledge built up over a long and successful career, and written in the hope that songwriting students and educators can apply it to their song development.

Cost:  $39.95 (20% discount from $49.95 for APRA AMCOS music creators and customers)


The Open Tuning Chord Book for Guitar

“What a super book, this is such fun. I could use this for the next album.” - David Bowie 2002

First published in 1994 and now in it’s third edition The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar by Brendan Gallagher gives guitarists working in standard tuning a basic introduction into open tune playing. Though commonly used for slide playing open tunings have become increasingly popular for their unusual and rich voicings. The book contains chord shapes for over 300 chords in the two most popular tunings – Vastopol (or Open D) and Spanish (or Open G) – with a page per key. For example, turn to page 17 and there are twelve chords in Open D tuning in the key of G – major, minor, 6th, dom 7th, diminished, augmented, minor 6th, major 7th, minor 7th, 7th sus 4, 7th flat 9 and 11th.

The book includes a short history of the origin of open tuning, tips on tuning and string set up, a glossary of favourite chords and recommended listening plus music scores for four popular songs using open tuning chord shapes. It’s 30 cm x 10cm (12 inches x 4 inches) size makes it a snug fit in the neck of a standard guitar case.

Over the years The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar has found it's way into the guitar cases of musicians like David Bowie, Peter Buck (REM), Lee Ritenour, Arlo Guthrie, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Paul Kelly, Paul Weller, PJ Harvey, Chris Cheney (Living End), Murray ‘Red Wiggle’ Cook, Lloyd Cole, Tim Rogers… and everyday guitarists from Ireland to Lithuania.

Purchase a copy for $15.99 and it ships FREE anywhere in Australia & New Zealand. Click here for this benefit.

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Music Business

The bible of the music industry is back! 'Music Business' by Shane Simpson and Jules Munro has just been published in it’s 4th edition. Completely updated for the 21st century, this is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to forge or further their career in the music industry. 

Now at $39.99 RRP, APRA AMCOS music creators and customers worldwide will pay only $20, plus $7 postage and handling. Members can also receive a 50% discount on other industry titles Music Event Management, Music Entertainment Marketing, Copyright and Music Publishing and Artist and Band Management.  

To order securely online, visit and quote the Promo Code ‘apra’ or call Woodslane on (02) 8445 2300. 

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Murphy's Law of Songwriting: The Book

Ralph Murphy is offering APRA AMCOS music creators and customers a discounted price for his highly successful book.  Usually $39.95, through APRA AMCOS you can purchase the current edition for $30.00.

Please visit the site with the link below, and select 'Buy the Book' on the right hand side of the page. Follow the Paypal prompts to log in, and add "APRA AMCOS" in the 'Add special instructions to the seller' field. This will prompt the seller to apply the discounted price. If you have any issues, simply email us at

Revised in 2013, the book discusses the formidable goal for any songwriter of achieving a ‘hit song’. Never more so than in the 21st century, catching the ear of the monumentally distracted, fragmented listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there for long enough for your song to become "their song" requires more than being just a "good" songwriter.

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting "The Book" arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process and opening the door to serious professional songwriting. Hall of fame songwriter Paul Williams said in his review of the book "If there was a hit songwriters secret handshake then Murphy would probably have included it."

The Author Ralph Murphy, songwriter, has been successful for five decades. Consistently charting songs in an ever-changing musical environment makes him a member of that very small group of professionals who make a living doing what they love to do. Add to that the platinum records as a producer, the widely acclaimed Murphy's Laws of Songwriting articles used as part of curriculum at colleges, universities, and by songwriter organizations, his success as the publisher and co-owner of the extremely successful Picalic Group of Companies and you see a pattern of achievement based on more than luck.


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The Australian Copyright Council’s Music and Copyright guide

The Australian Copyright Council’s Music and Copyright guide just got a whole lot more accessible, with the release of a new e-publication. 

The guide is an essential tool for anyone composing, songwriting, performing, recording or publishing music.  It’s all you need to know to make copyright work for you!

APRA AMCOS music creators and customers receive at 30% discount when they use the code APRAcopyM&C.

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