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Members only: the polls are open for the APRA Song of the Year

What song took hold of you this year? Vote in music's biggest peer-voted award.

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APRA AMCOS welcomes report on the music and arts economy in NSW

The report included 60 recommendations. 

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Art Music Fund launches a fourth year of funding for composers

Apply now for a share of the $100,000 fund for brave new works.

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Digital royalties to creators top €1 billion as global collections rise 6.2% to €9.6 billion

Global royalties’ collections for creators rose to a record high.

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Filmmaker Robert Connolly to receive Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award

The score always plays a vital role in his productions.

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From guidance to gig: WA female mentoring program wraps with series of launch shows

What a difference six months can make.

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What we learned at Music Publishing 101, hosted by Women in Music Sydney

A packed room delved into publishing. We took notes.

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Vale Richard Gill AO

Conductor, composer, educator, and believer in the power of music.

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Donate your Gift of Music instrument at APRA AMCOS' head office

We're a drop-off point for the Gift of Music, a program that furnishes much-needed instruments to rural schools.

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2018 APRA AMCOS Board Elections voting now open

This year’s APRA and AMCOS annual general meetings (AGMs) will be held on Wednesday 21 November 2018. 

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Proposed Changes to Members Voting Entitlements in Board Elections and AGMs

 

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2018 Screen Music Nominations announced

From first-timers to total screen legends, the noms are in.

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Digital revenue eclipses broadcast in APRA AMCOS’ record-setting financial year results

We're paying more members for more songs than ever before.

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10 things we learned at the Australian Women in Music Awards and forums

Highlights and key insights from the inaugural event.

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AWMA Winners Announced

The inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) were held last night at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

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2018 APRA NZ Silver Scroll Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

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AMPAL Board presents the AMPAL Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Publishing to Brett Cottle AM

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Briggs, Alex the Astronaut and more join Support Act and Levi's for Tune Up

An important video series on Mindfulness for musos and more

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2018 Screen Music Awards celebrate legends of the score

At Sydney's City Recital Hall, with host Denise Scott and musical director Jessica Wells.

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Music does the talking at NSW Parliament House event

Stellar line-up featured Icehouse with William Barton, Leah Flanagan, William Crighton and KLP

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Played a gig recently? Submit your Performance Reports

The portal is now open and ready for the next round of gigs.

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Sydney’s Spruced Moose win Rockin’ The Puburbs

Judges said the five piece alternative band, which describes itself as “fuelled on a diet of cheeseburgers, iced coffee and suburban mangoes”, had “raw energy.” 

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Gordi on collabs, community and coping

Since receiving last year's Professional Development Award, it's been gigs, promo, syncs, writing and lots of flights.

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Who wowed in Rockin' The Puburbs? Finalists announced.

Find out who is one step closer to the $15,000 tour prize package

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10 things you need to know about High Score

Music for games is a pretty big deal, we have a full day dedicated to the craft and business of it.

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Finalists announced for Australian Women in Music Awards

Fourteen AWMAs are up for grabs, from a public nomination process that attracted hundreds of individual nominations...

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European vote a win for music creators worldwide

APRA AMCOS applauds the European Parliament’s historic vote overnight for a new Copyright Directive as a major win for music creators and innovation in the cultural industries.

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100,000 members strong!

Canberra SongMakers alum and electronic producer Natsuko Yonezawa becomes our 100,000th member

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Jenny Morris joins NZ Music Hall of Fame

We're delighted to announce that Jenny Morris will be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame at the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

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Apply for the Double SongHubs Experience LA & Nashville

We're celebrating five years by sending one member to two SongHubs all-expenses paid

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Event Calendar

Nov

26

SA - Professional Development Series for Women
Coach Viv presents her Tune Out Your Inner Critic workshop.

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Nov

26

NSW - Battle of the Bands - Entries Close
The City of Ryde recognises the outstanding musical talent of our Youth and will be holding a Battle of the Bands competition for 2019. The competition is open to all youth bands and will give them the chance to perform live and showcase their talents to the community at the concert.
Bands will be shortlisted by a panel of judges, including Guest Judge and APRA AMCOS Ambassador Isabella Manfredi from The Preatures, and the top three entries will be invited to perform at the City of Ryde Australia Day concert. 
A judging panel will finalise a winner on the night and will award the winning band with a cash prize of $1000. There will also be a ‘Peoples Choice’ cash prize on the night of $250.
The winner will be announced at the City of Ryde Australia Day concert.

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Nov

27

WA - Professional Development Series for Women
Coach Viv presents her Tune Out Your Inner Critic workshop.

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Nov

28

NSW - Starting Ground Bathurst

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Nov

30

Through this event, participants and guests will be able to listen to a wide range of performances by our talented and professional composers. Prizes will be won for three of the brightest composers judged by three leading professionals in the music and performing arts industry.

Participants and guests will be able to listen to a wide range of performances by our talented and professional composers. Prizes will be won for three of the brightest composers judged by three leading professionals in the music and performing arts industry.

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Dec

01

VIC - Melbourne Music Bus Tour
This tour will take punters right across inner Melbourne to a range of historic locations including famous music venues, iconic laneways, recording studios, rehearsal spaces and important indigenous music spots.

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Dec

06

National Live Music Awards 2018
The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) celebrates Australia's diverse and vibrant live music scene: the musicians, the venues, the events and industry.

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Dec

07

EOI's Close: Women's Leadership Funding
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE

Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved during #100daysforchange, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s arts sector.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for women in the industry; however the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of 2018.

Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to December 7, 2018: www.wla.edu.au/funding1
 

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Dec

15

SRP - Composers Competition 2018
The Society of Recorder Players is pleased to announce its first Composers Competition, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove. Four compositions will be short-listed in each category.

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Dec

31

AU LGBTI Awards 2019 nominations
Australian LGBTI Awards nominations are open now! Nominate before 31 Dec 2018.

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Members only: the polls are open for the APRA Song of the Year

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APRA AMCOS welcomes report on the music and arts economy in NSW

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Art Music Fund launches a fourth year of funding for composers

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Digital royalties to creators top €1 billion

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Filmmaker Robert Connolly to receive Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award

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From guidance to gig: WA female mentoring program wraps with series of launch shows

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What we learned at Music Publishing 101, hosted by Women in Music Sydney

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Vale Richard Gill AO

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Donate your Gift of Music instrument at APRA AMCOS' head office

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2018 APRA AMCOS Board Elections voting now open

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Proposed Changes to Members Voting Entitlements

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2018 Screen Music Nominations announced

Read Article

Digital revenue eclipses broadcast in APRA AMCOS’ record-setting financial year results

Read Article

10 things we learned at the Australian Women in Music Awards and forums

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AWMA Winners Announced

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AMPAL Board presents the AMPAL Award

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Briggs, Alex the Astronaut and more join Support Act and Levi's for Tune Up

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2018 Screen Music Awards celebrate legends of the score

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Music does the talking at NSW Parliament House event

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Played a gig recently? Submit your Performance Reports

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Sydney’s Spruced Moose win Rockin’ The Puburbs

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Gordi on collabs, community and coping

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Who wowed in Rockin' The Puburbs? Finalists announced.

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10 things you need to know about High Score

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Finalists announced for Australian Women in Music Awards

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European vote a win for music creators worldwide

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100,000 members strong!

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Apply for the Double SongHubs Experience LA & Nashville

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Regional Musicians
Regional Musicians Say Thanks to WA Hotels

Sound respect is the next trend

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Your creative ideas are scared of the dark too

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Time and space:
careers in music require a special skill set

Aussie and NZ songwriters standout in 2018 Unsigned Only competition

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Tips of the Trade: Digital Pathways to Export

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2018 Art Music Awards
Winners Announced

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Meet Jane Arnison, APRA AMCOS Ambassador in Berlin

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Networking for introverts, advice from Coach Viv

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Parliamentary Inquiry into the Australian music industry announced

APRA AMCOS welcomes the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry into the Australian music industry.

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Australian and NZ Facebook users now covered by music licensing deal with APRA AMCOS

APRA AMCOS has finalised an agreement that will see music creators remunerated for the use of their music on Facebook properties.

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