partner organisations

APRA AMCOS works with a variety of organisations to process Professional Development Award applications. These organisations are selected based on their expertise and involvement with the music industry, and will review each application before we provide a shortlist to our judges. 

Every applicant must choose one organisation to assess their application.

There are both national and state/territory based organisations, so you do not have to select an organisation based on your location. Choose the organisation that you think will best be able to assess your music and application, noting that some organisations will only be able to assess specific categories. These are outlined below.

All partner organisations will use the same scoring criteria.


  • 4ZZZ (Brisbane based community radio station)
  • Association of Artist Managers (Peak body representing artist managers in Australia)
  • Association of Independent Record Labels (Peak body representing Australian owned record labels and independent artists based in Australia)
  • Australian Guild of Screen Composers (National association for professional screen composers) 
    *Only assessing Film and TV - Film and TV applications must choose the AGSC*
  • Australian Music Centre (National organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting art music) 
    *Only assessing Classical and Jazz - Classical applications must choose the AMC*
  • Country Music Association of Australia (National organisation representing the Australian country music industry) 
    *Only assessing Country*
  • FBi Radio (Sydney based community radio station)
  • Fresh FM (Adelaide based community radio station) 
    *Only assessing Dance/Electronic*
  • Gadigal Information Service (Leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts/media hub based in Sydney. Home of Koori Radio)
  • Goolarri Media (Broome based company offering radio, TV, events, music, training and new media services)
  • Multicultural Arts Victoria (Body supporting the development and promotion of diverse art, heritage and culture)
  • MusicNT (Peak body for contemporary music in the Northern Territory)
  • Music SA (Peak body for music in South Australia)
  • Music Tasmania (Peak industry body representing Tasmania’s music community)
  • Music Victoria (Peak body for contemporary music in Victoria)
  • Music NSW (Peak body for contemporary music in New South Wales)
  • PBS FM (Melbourne based community radio station)
  • RRR (Melbourne based community radio station)
  • RTR FM (Perth based community radio station)
  • Songlines (Victoria’s peak Aboriginal music body)
    *Only assessing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander*
  • QMusic (Queensland’s music industry development association)
  • Talent Development Project (Youth music and entertainment training program)
  • The Push (Victoria based youth music organisation)
  • West Australian Music (Peak body for contemporary music in WA)

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