Thursday 27th Feb 2020

Feb

27

Los Angeles - Global Roadshow
A jam-packed day for members, including an update from the Chief Exec.
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Feb

27

SA - Umbrella Festival Info Session Adelaide Hills
Music SA invites you to ADELAIDE HILLS INFO SESSION.
Want to learn more about all things Umbrella Festival, and how to register an event in 2020? 
Join us on Thursday 27th February 10:00AM
The Stirling Hotel, 52 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling
Please RSVP to jessi@musicsa.com.au
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Feb

27

QLD - Indie D.I.Y.
Ever wanted to release your own music or run your own label?

Join Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) and PPCA as they present an evening of insights into being independent.

On the night we will hear updates from AIR and PPCA and a presentation from Australian independent music distributor, GYROstream.

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion between independent artist and label guests who have had great success doing it on their own terms in the independent sector.
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Feb

29

VIC - 16 Hour Music Marathon - A Fundraiser for our Firefighters
The bushfires in Australia have devastated our land and communities. Our firefighters have faced, and are still facing, countless hours of fighting fires as they battle to protect homes, properties, native forests and animals. This fundraiser is a tribute to their endurance, resilience and strength, in the form of a music marathon.
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Feb

29

NSW - Meet the Locals
Our annual Meet The Locals series is your chance to get up close and personal with key music industry reps and to meet your fellow songwriters
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Feb

29

SA - Getting Creatively Free: The Keys To Your Songwriting Success
Taught by the founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, this session will offer you some practical tools for overcoming songwriters’ biggest blocks and barriers once and for all. Be inspired to tackle writers’ block, time management, isolation, procrastination and more. Take action to become the best songwriter you can be.
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Feb

29

SA - Getting Creatively Free: The Keys To Your Songwriting Success
Taught by the founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, this session will offer you some practical tools for overcoming songwriters’ biggest blocks and barriers once and for all. Be inspired to tackle writers’ block, time management, isolation, procrastination and more. Take action to become the best songwriter you can be.
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Mar

01

Womens Freedom Song Contest closes
Do you have an inspiring song about women to share? Got one kicking around, sitting on a shelf ready to be polished or already up your sleeve? Well send it in!
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Mar

01

Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp - applications close
Advancing the careers of four regionally-based screen composers. 

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Mar

02


A jam-packed day for members, including an update from the Chief Exec.
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Mar

02

2020 SUMMERS NIGHT PROJECT COMPOSER CALLOUT
The Summers Night Project is a national mentoring project established to support and mentor emerging female and non-binary composers to create a new composition for performances in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, with the aim of growing the gender diversity of composers in music programs Australia-wide. 
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Mar

03

QLD - Queensland Music Awards
Produced by QMusic, the Queensland Music Awards is a state-wide search for the best songs by Queensland songwriters and musicians.
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Mar

03

VIC - Getting the most out of your tours – Publicity and Promotion Strategies
Music Victoria, in partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Folk Alliance International and Port Fairy Folk Festival will moderate a FREE event to give you insights into the world that is International Touring.
The panel features industry leaders in their respective fields. Hear the battle-stories from publicists, managers, promoters, label-owners and bands and how they navigate the international touring circuit.
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Mar

03

VIC - The Music Victoria Showcase
Music Victoria, in partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Folk Alliance International and Port Fairy Folk Festival are proud to present a FREE Showcase, featuring some of Victoria’s best folk bands including: The Maes, Alice Skye, Fenn Wilson and Alana Wilkinson. Open to the general public, priority will be given delegates of The ExChange
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Mar

04

VIC - Indie D.I.Y.
Ever wanted to release your own music or run your own label?

Join Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) and PPCA as they present an evening of insights into being independent.

On the night we will hear updates from AIR and PPCA and a presentation from Australian independent music distributor, GYROstream.

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion between independent artist and label guests who have had great success doing it on their own terms in the independent sector.
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Mar

04

QLD - QMusic Community Hook-Up
The first QMusic Community Hook-ups of the year have been announced for Townsville, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Hear about the year ahead from QMusic, mingle with your peers, and enjoy some food on us!
All attendees have the opportunity to win a mentoring session with Anneka Alberts (Ziggy Alberts / Commonfolk Records).
Townsville: Wed 4 Mar, Otherwise Bar
Gold Coast: Wed 11 Mar, Miami Marketta
Brisbane: Tue 17 Mar, The Foundry
Sunny Coast: Wed 18 Mar, Solbar
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Mar

04

VIC - VMDO First Peoples Showcase at The ExChange
Music Victoria, in partnership with City of Greater Geelong, Folk Alliance International and Port Fairy Folk Festival are proud to present a FREE Showcase, featuring some of Victoria’s best folk bands including: The Maes, Alice Skye, Fenn Wilson and Alana Wilkinson. Open to the general public, priority will be given delegates of The ExChange
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Mar

05

NSW - In Conversation w/ Joe Goddard + Alexis Taylor from HOT CHIP
Joe & Alexis from HOT CHIP at FREDA'S
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Mar

07

Mar

08

The Tara Simmons Scholarship
A scholarship for future undergraduate creative industries students studying music.
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Mar

10

London - Good Neighbours Bushfire Relief
Jordan Rakei will headline Good Neighbours; a bushfire relief fundraiser at Lafayette on March 10th, in order to support the crucial efforts of three Australian charities. The evening will also welcome performances from WallaceBlake and special guests to be announced very soon.

Good Neighbours is an opportunity for Londoners to come together and support the ongoing reactionary and preventative work of three key charities, with all proceeds donated to FiresticksWWF and Red Cross Australia.
 
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Mar

11

QLD - QMusic Community Hook-Up Gold Coast
The first QMusic Community Hook-ups of the year have been announced for Townsville, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Hear about the year ahead from QMusic, mingle with your peers, and enjoy some food on us!
All attendees have the opportunity to win a mentoring session with Anneka Alberts (Ziggy Alberts / Commonfolk Records).
Townsville: Wed 4 Mar, Otherwise Bar
Gold Coast: Wed 11 Mar, Miami Marketta
Brisbane: Tue 17 Mar, The Foundry
Sunny Coast: Wed 18 Mar, Solbar
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Mar

12

WA - WAM Song of the Year 2020
Presented by Act-Belong-Commit, WAM’s annual Song of the Year competition aims to recognise and showcase the talent of Western Australia’s songwriters across all genres, levels and ages. Now in its 32nd year, the competition presents a rare exposure opportunity for WA songwriters to have their music heard by Industry professionals and bolster their careers with over $45K in prizes on offer. 
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Mar

14

NSW - SONGWRITING: LUÍSA SOBRAL - STIMULATE YOUR CREATIVITY
Join Luísa Sobral (Eurovision songwriter winner 2017) in this 2 hour workshop/ masterclass where she will demonstrate her creative process from her own song list, workshop participants' songs and communicate techniques to get the creative juices flowing. This workshop is for songwriters and aspiring songwriters.

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Mar

17

QLD - QMusic Community Hook-Up Brisbane
The first QMusic Community Hook-ups of the year have been announced for Townsville, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Hear about the year ahead from QMusic, mingle with your peers, and enjoy some food on us!
All attendees have the opportunity to win a mentoring session with Anneka Alberts (Ziggy Alberts / Commonfolk Records).
Townsville: Wed 4 Mar, Otherwise Bar
Gold Coast: Wed 11 Mar, Miami Marketta
Brisbane: Tue 17 Mar, The Foundry
Sunny Coast: Wed 18 Mar, Solbar
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Mar

18

QLD - QMusic Community Hook-Up Sunshine Coast
The first QMusic Community Hook-ups of the year have been announced for Townsville, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Hear about the year ahead from QMusic, mingle with your peers, and enjoy some food on us!
All attendees have the opportunity to win a mentoring session with Anneka Alberts (Ziggy Alberts / Commonfolk Records).
Townsville: Wed 4 Mar, Otherwise Bar
Gold Coast: Wed 11 Mar, Miami Marketta
Brisbane: Tue 17 Mar, The Foundry
Sunny Coast: Wed 18 Mar, Solbar
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Mar

19

VIC - Brunswick Music Festival EQUALIZE
An event designed for women and non-binary individuals (Open to APRA AMCOS members and non-members) with a basic operative understanding of music production
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Mar

19

VIC - EQUALIZE Music Production Workshops
Apply by 3 March for a place!
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Mar

28

NSW - Band Together benefit concert
An all-day event in Picton, NSW will take place on 28 March, featuring local musicians Christy Lamb, Luke O'shea and heaps more. Event volunteers needed. 
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Mar

30

Ian Potter Cultural Trust GRANT
The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.
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Apr

02

International Songwriters Day Song Contest closes
Our contest is open to writers all around the world, from all levels of experience. This year’s theme is “Inspiration.”
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Apr

15

VIC - First Peoples Investment Program
The First Peoples Investment Program (Pilot) provides opportunities for First Peoples individuals, groups and organisations to develop their professional and creative practice and increase career pathways into the creative industries.
Rounds close April 15th
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Apr

24

WA - Young Women in Jazz WAYJO
Are you a female identifying instrumentalist aged 14 – 25 and would like to;
Learn more about jazz and improvised music
Perform at the Ellington Jazz Club
&
Work with some of Australia’s leading female jazz professionals?

Then WA Youth Jazz Orchestra wants to hear from YOU!
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Apr

29

Screenrights Cultural Fund - Applications close

The Screenrights Cultural Fund makes a difference by supporting people with exciting and innovative new initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand.
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May

29

25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition Deadline
Entries are now accepted for the 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Songwriters and Composers vie for a chance to win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as music gear. Winning songs will be receiving radio airplay. Songwriters can enter in 15 different song categories such as: Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc.

USA Songwriting Competition is sponsored by: Fender Guitars, GHS Strings, Audio-Technica, PreSonus, Guitar Player Magazine, Recording Magazine, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, FL Software, Sonoma Wire Works, Berklee College of Music, DiscMakers, CD Baby, Final Mix Software, Singer Express, AAS (Applied Acoustic Systems), Pearl Snap Studios, School of Rock and Berklee College of Music. 

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May

29

VIC - Flinders Quartet 2020 Composer Development Program
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Jun

01

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups - grant round closes
If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. Career Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. These grants can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.
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Jun

01

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups - grant round closes
The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.
Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be a practising artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. 
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Jun

02

Australia Council Contemporary Music Touring Program
Supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music.
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Jun

04

2020 Australian Songwriters Conference
The Australian Songwriters Conference is a professional career development event focusing on the craft and business of song writing, with music creators of all levels and experience welcome.

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Jul

06

Ian Potter Cultural Trust GRANT
The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.
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Aug

09

Needle in the Hay Vinyl Comp
Needle in the Hay is an annual competition and event run by Happy Mag which champions and empowers emerging Australian bands and musicians at a time they need it most in their careers.
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Sep

01

BIGSOUND 2020
BIGSOUND, the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest new live music festival and music conference is returning to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Entertainment Precinct from Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 September 2020.
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Oct

01

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups - grant round closes
If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. Career Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. These grants can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.
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Oct

01

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups - grant round closes
The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.
Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be a practising artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. 
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Oct

06

Australia Council Contemporary Music Touring Program
Supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music.
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Oct

19

Ian Potter Cultural Trust GRANT
The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.
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