ACDC guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young taking break due to ill health
2014 APRA Song of the Year shortlist announced!
Members unable to log in to our system this weekend
MusicNSW and Alberts announce innovative new partnership.
Hip Hop artist I AM D wins the 2014 Hilltop Hoods Initiative!
Vote for APRA Song of the Year for your chance to a Gibson Gold Top guitar
APRA member Ack Kinmonth writes song for Sesame Street performed by Jessica Mauboy!
Ricky Martin song Come with Me wins recognition for Australian songwriters at ASCAP Latin Music Awards US
Art Music Awards Nominations Now Open
International Women's Day 2014 - Women songwriters blaze inspiring trail of change in music industry.
APRA MUSIC AWARDS HEAD TO BRISBANE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2014.
4ZZZ Presents Brisbane Live Music Week March 23 to 29
New creative centre to foster SA’s music industry
Electronic music pioneer explains why creators need to mobilize in order to get their “fair share” from the digital economy
Speaking at the 2014 MIDEM, the world’s music market, Jean Michel Jarre, world-known composer and producer, delivered a passionate keynote speech on “Fair Share for Creators”
APRA AMCOS members shine again in Grammys spotlight.
APRA AMCOS members recognised in Australia Day honours.
The Timbers win 2013 Emily Burrows Award!
Midem 2014: Get your tickets!
Midem is the place where music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands and talents come together under one roof to source, sell and sign new music, digital solutions and innovative ideas.
Important announcement for Dance Music members
Dance Music members can now upload their tracks to DJ Monitor
National Live Music Office applauds City of Sydney’s adoption of key live music proposals.
Winners announced for 2013 Screen Music Awards!
COPYRIGHT COLLECTING SOCIETIES CODE OF CONDUCT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Final presenters confirmed to light up the stage!
Tickets on sale for the first time ever!
Congratulations to all 2013 ARIA Award winners
2013 Screen Music Awards: John Polson to Receive International Achievement Award!
2013 Screen Music Awards: John Polson to Receive International Achievement Award!
Presenters and performers announced with public tickets available for the first time!
Winners announced for Tropscore and Tropscore Jr!
Finalists announced for 2013 Tropscore and Tropscore Jr!
APRA AMCOS and Tropfest are thrilled to announce the finalists of the largest film score competitions in Australia: Tropscore and Tropscore Jr. Over 20 composers are now one step closer to winning a potentially career-making opportunity.
Is Australia expensive for digital music streaming? A new whitepaper from APRA AMCOS examines Spotify prices globally.
Live and Local - celebrating Sydney's live music scene!
Nominees Announced for 2013 Screen Music Awards
SCREEN MUSIC COMPOSERS SHINE!
Taskforce blueprint is music to the ears
In a first for NSW, an action plan to encourage more live music has just been released. The plan follows an exhaustive investigation into why live music and performance is under increasing pressure in Sydney.
Copyright more relevant than ever - APRA AMCOS pays 323,311 songwriters, composers and music publishers this year
APRA AMCOS calls for member feedback on proposed changes to royalty calculations and admin costs
APRA AMCOS is seeking input from members on some important proposed changes and new initiatives that may affect your royalties.
2013 Screen Music Awards details announced!
HAVE YOUR SAY: APRA Roadshow is on now!
Want to know how live performances become royalties? Want to have a say in how this might soon change? Then come along to one of our 2013 Roadshow events this month.
Winners announced for 2013 Independent Music Awards
Dave Dobbyn to be Inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame
CONGRATULATIONS LORDE - Number 1 on the Billboard Charts!
Vale John Hopkins
AMC and APRA AMCOS are sad to hear that esteemed conductor and teacher John Hopkins has passed away age 86.
New Zealand Introduces Single Music Licence
New Zealand’s two music-licensing bodies, APRA and PPNZ Music Licensing, have amalgamated their general licensing services to create a single public performance licence.
Vale Bernie McGann
Bernie McGann was a highly regarded jazz musician, performer and APRA member for over 46 years.
MusicNSW Quick Response Funding - Round 3 Open!
Round 2 Recipients announced, Round 3 now open!
Finalists Announced for APRA NZ Silver Scrolls
Support Act celebrate and honour The Sapphires
Support Act are proud to announce that renowned all girl group, and heroines of the blockbuster movie, The Sapphires, will be presented with Support Act's annual charity award in recognition of their invaluable work in the Indigenous community
Vale John Bromell
APRA Members awarded in US-based Unsigned Only Music Competition
Congratulations to the following APRA members who wowed the judges in the 2013 Unsigned Only Competition!
Bernie McGann Commission
Boom Video and AMCOS sign world first licensing agreement
New deal connects music industry with Australia’s YouTube generation
Winners of the 2013 ART Music Awards Announced!
Winners have been announced across 11 national categories and seven state categories for the 2013 ART Music Awards, which were held tonight at a gala function at the Parade Theatre, NIDA in Sydney.
The 9th Coopers AMP - First group of longlist artists announced!
The 9th Coopers AMP - First Group of Longlist Artists Announced!
Isabella Manfredi takes out first place in the 2013 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition!
APRA AMCOS and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA) are proud to announce the winner of 2013 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition is Sydney singer/songwriter Isabella Manfredi with the song Is This How You Feel? by The Preatures.
George Dreyfus AM to receive Distinguished Services to Australian Music Award
It is with great pleasure that APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre announce the recipient of the Distinguished Services to Australian Music honour for the 2013 ART Music Awards.
Winners announced for 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards
Women have been celebrated in a strong showing at the National Indigenous Music Awards in Darwin on Saturday 10 August where for the first time, female artist Jessica Mauboy has won National Artist of the Year.
Six complimentary passes to BIGSOUND!
Want to go to Australia’s biggest festival of tomorrow’s hottest artists?
Calling all songwriters! APRA AMCOS rewards you for the performance of your original songs
APRA AMCOS is now calling on its members to submit a Live Performance Return (LPR) to ensure songwriters who have had their original songs performed in pubs, clubs and other public places get paid for their efforts from gigs played over the past twelve months.
2013 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition Finalists Announced!
APRA AMCOS and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA) are proud to announce the Finalists in the 2013 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition.
Calling all songwriters, composers, bands and muso’s - Get set to score at APRA Tropscore 2013!
Winner announced for the 2013 Freedman Jazz Fellowship
The Music Council of Australia and Freedman Foundation are delighted to announce Marc Hannaford as the winner of the 2013 MCA/Freedman Fellowship for Jazz, following a shoot out between four of the hottest jazz acts in Australia.
Finalists Announced for the 2013 Art Music Awards
Today APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the AMC (Australian Music Centre) are proud to announce the finalists for the 2013 Art Music Awards, an event which celebrates the outstanding achievements of composers, performers and educators in the dynamic fields of contemporary classical, jazz and experimental music.
$560,000 to revitalise live music
The Federal Government has allocated $560,000 over three years to create a National Live Music Office that will identify and advocate for reforms to the planning, building and licensing laws that have been ravaging live music and arts venues in Australia in recent years.
2013 National Indigenous Music Awards Finalists Announced
From the respected elder statesmen to the young and emerging voices of the music scene, the National Indigenous Music Awards finalists reveal that today’s music scene is stronger than ever.
The ART MUSIC AWARDS return for 2013 presented by APRA and the Australian Music Centre
2013 National Kids Songwriting Competition now open
Schoolchildren of all ages - from primary through to high school –are being encouraged to enter the Australian Children Music Foundation’s (ACMF) 11th annual National Songwriting Competition being launched today.
Tribute to film and tv composer Cameron Allan
The Australian music industry lost another talent this week with the passing of Australian film and tv composer Cameron Allan.
Play live? Get paid! Submit an LPR before August 31
Songwriters who play live can be paid for their efforts by submitting an APRA Live Performance Return (LPR) before August 31, 2013.
APRA film composers make their mark in the States!
Three outstanding APRA members have been honoured for their talents in film composition at the 28th annual awards of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) that were held in Los Angeles today.
Deadline for entries EXTENDED for 2013 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition
Due to popular demand and overwhelming support, songwriters across the world now have five more days to enter the 2013 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition!
SONGWRITERS SET IT OFF! WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 APRA MUSIC AWARDS.
Timomatic, DNA Songs, Tame Impala, Sia, Matthew Colwell, Wally De Backer and many more take home APRA Music Awards!!!
PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 APRA MUSIC AWARDS
Some of the biggest names in Australian music will bring their considerable talents to the stage at the 2013 APRA Music Awards
APRA Members celebrated in 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Copyright Collecting Societies Code of Conduct Call For Submissions 2013
The Code provides for interested parties to be able to make submissions directly to the Code Reviewer concerning a collecting society’s compliance with the Code.
Music: Play for Life newsletter June 2013
Yothu Yindi frontman passes away
Today we honour the loss of one of Australia’s most important cultural figures, whose music touched a nation and steered mainstream Australia towards the path of reconciliation.
THE SEEKERS TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS APRA HONOUR
Australia’s international music legends The Seekers to receive Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Services to Australian Music.
Sounds of Yothu Yindi for National Indigenous Music Awards 2013
The National Indigenous Music Awards revealed the legendary Yothu Yindi will be celebrated at the 2013 Awards concert with performances by some of the country’s top Indigenous acts.
Applications open for Bush Bands Bash
Applications are now open for Indigenous bands from Central Australia including the Northern Territory,
Western Australia and South Australia for the 2013 Bush Bands Bash and Bush Bands Business.
Last chance to witness three of the best
3 Wise Monkeys is a hit for Perth musos! Next stop Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL APRA MUSIC AWARDS!
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is excited to announce details of the nominees
for the 2013 APRA Music Awards, which will be held at the Melbourne Convention &
Exhibition Centre on Monday June 17.
Rare opportunities to work with the best just announced!
Perfect your songs, performance and publicity at 3 Wise Monkeys events around Australia
$50,000 top prize for 2013 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition
APRA|AMCOS, Alberts and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy are pleased to announce the 2013 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition – the largest charity songwriting competition in the world.
Winners announced for the 2013 Australian Jazz Bell Awards
Melbourne’s Regent Theatre played host to last night's 11th annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards by Jazz Artist and Chairman Albert Dadon AM and with Tracey Curro as MC.
Jonathan Biggins and Clare Bowditch to host 2013 APRA Music Awards
PBS Radio Festival 'Romance Your Radio'
This year, the PBS Radio Festival is asking you to Romance Your Radio. Turn the lights down -‐ and perhaps turn the volume up a notch, pick up the phone and sign up as a PBS member.
The Aussie BBQ comes to London - Sounds Australia
Sounds Australia is proud to present THE AUSSIE BBQ LONDON 2013 at CARGO
APRA|AMCOS takes international hit-makers across Australia
This May, APRA|AMCOS is touring an exciting suite of ‘Song Summit Presents’ events that will give songwriters across Australia an insight into what it takes to write a hit song and the skills they need to establish themselves as artists.
World Intellectual Property Day
On April 26 every year, World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated n order to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.
Tribute to rock legend Chrissy Amphlett
Another sad day for the Australian music industry with the passing of one of the legendary women in Australian rock music - the magnificent and iconic Chrissy Amphlett.
IN THE NEWS: Ad Funded Pirate Sites
Many of Australia's top brands fuelling music piracy - read an article in the Australian by Andrew Harris, Principal Analyst at APRA|AMCOS,
Applications now open for QUT Indie 100
Applications are now open for this year’s Indie 100 (formerly 100 Songs).
Video Interviews: Get to know the winners of the 2013 Professional Development Awards
Nominations Open for 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards
APRA member Kev Carmody wins Don Banks Music Award
The $60,000 Australia Council Don Banks Music Award – the nation’s most valuable individual music award – is today presented to singer, storyteller, activist and artist, Kev Carmody, for his outstanding contribution to Australian music.
APRA Music Awards: Top 30 for Song of the Year
30 songs are now one step closer to winning the most prestigious music prize in the country and the largest peer-voted music award in Australia – APRA Song of the Year.
Chris Bailey and Tommy Tycho pass away
It has been a sad week for the music industry. We are mourning the loss of Chris Bailey, bassist for revolutionary rock group The Angels, as well as Tommy Tycho, the groundbreaking Australian composer/conductor. Our thoughts are with their friends, family and countless fans.
Chelsea Jane wins 2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative!
Emerging Hip Hop artist Chelsea Jane has been announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2013.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED for the 2013 Professional Development Awards!
APRA|AMCOS is proud to announce the winners of the bi-annual PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (PDAs).
National Cultural Policy: APRA|AMCOS welcomes a more Creative Australia
APRA|AMCOS welcomes the announcement of the National Cultural Policy and its recognition of creator’s rights and commitment to further investment in Australia’s music export potential.
APRA Music Awards: It's time to VOTE and NOMINATE!
What was your favourite Australian song last year?
The time has come to cast your vote for the APRA Song of the Year Award to honour and recognise outstanding talent among your peers. Nominations for Blues & Roots Work of the Year have also opened.
Australian artists climbing the charts
We're pleased to see a number of Aussie releases both climbing and maintaining their spots on the charts across the country!
APRA Members make up the finalists in the International Songwriting Competition
National - Copyright Council National Seminars
Working with Copyright is a series of seminars by the Australian Copyright Council.
2013 APRA Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Composer Commission
The Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival is now calling for submissions for the 2013 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Commission.
2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative: One week to go!
Hip hop and soul artists across Australia have just one week to apply for this year’s Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Applications close next Tuesday, February 26.
Sounds Australia’s export push grows with the appointment of Glenn Dickie
Australia’s national export initiative is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Dickie as Export Music Producer, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA - effective immediately.
Winners of Tropscore and Tropscore Jr. announced!
APRA & Tropfest announce winners of Tropscore and Tropscore Jr. competitions
Top 200 PDA applicants announced!
We are pleased to announce our TOP 200 list of PDA applicants.
APRA Ambassador Gotye Makes Music History!
Gotye wins Record of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards
APRA members make triple j Hottest 100!
APRA would like to congratulate all our members who made the triple j's Hottest 100 Countdown on Australia Day.
Australia Day Honours APRA Members
The National recipients of this year's Australia Day Awards have been announced and we are proud to learn a number of APRA members have been honoured for their work in the community.
Jazz pioneer Brian Brown OAM passes away
APRA|AMCOS are saddened to hear of the passing of long time APRA member Brian Brown OAM, one of Australia’s most influential jazz figures.
Strong Progress with Global Repertoire Database
Global Repertoire Database makes strong progress this year with 2013 planning well underway.
National Live Music Coordinator announced
Local artists, venues and industry set to benefit from landmark role
2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative: Applications now open!
The Hilltop Hoods Initiative is a grant funded by Hilltop Hoods and APRA to help an emerging Australian based Hip Hop/Soul artist or group, who has not previously had a professional commercial release. In past years the grant was restricted to South Australian residents but since 2009 we have made the grant available to applicants Australia wide.
APRAP Online: Unwrapping the Australian music scene for you!
APRAP our flagship magazine for APRA|AMCOS members has moved online to aprap.apra amcos.com.au.
Important Update Regarding the Collecting Societies Code of Conduct
Following the sad and unexpected passing earlier this year of the Hon James Burchett QC, the Code Reviewer under the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies, the 2012 annual review of the Societies' compliance with the Code was necessarily deferred until a new Code Reviewer could be appointed.
Opinion: Pandora's box of music royalties
This opinion piece by Andrew Harris, Principal Analyst at APRA|AMCOS, has been published in Business Spectator on the eve of Pandora CEO, Tim Westergren's visit to Sydney.
Rebecca Coyle 1956-2012
Australian screen composers, the screen industry and the academic world lost one of its greatest champions on Remembrance Day 2012.
2013 APRA Professional Development Awards Announced
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is proud to announce the return of the bi-annual Professional Development Awards.
Shellie Morris wins 2012 Music in Communities Awards
Shellie Morris, APRA Ambassador and longtime Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) APRA member, has won this year's Music in Communities Awards with the ‘Borroloola Songwomen.’
Winners of the 2012 Screen Music Awards announced!
Antony Partos Big Winner and Lisa Gerrard’s Burning Man Crowned Feature Film Score of the Year.
Mark Grose & Michael Hohnen named Northern Territory Australians of the Year 2013
Skinnyfish Directors Michael Hohnen & Mark Grose were awarded the prestigious title of NT Australians of the Year.
Aussie talent 'cooks' at Australia-India Music BBQ
Top Australian music acts wowed crowds in Mumbai when they took to the stage at last night’s THE AUSSIE BBQ Concert.
More revenue for music creators despite difficult economic times
APRA|AMCOS has distributed 14% more in royalties to its members in the 2011/12 financial year. The increase has resulted from record revenue growth in the recording rights arm of its business, AMCOS, and from a program of accelerated distributions across all areas of its operations.
Australian music gets head start on the Asian Century
APRA|AMCOS welcomes the release of the 'Australia in the Asian Century' White Paper.
APRA presents 'In Conversation with Kimbra'
APRA is proud to present In Conversation with Kimbra at this year's Face the Music Conference in Melbourne.
Another record year for Screenrights’ collections
Screenrights has collected a record $40.7 million for 2011-2012, distributing $32.2 million to members in the last financial year.
Unleash your inner composer for Tropscore 2013!
Entries open for APRA Tropscore and Tropscore Jr. Following the success of last year's Tropscore competition, APRA has once again joined forces with the world’s largest short film festival Tropfest, to present Tropscore. The competition aims to bring music and film together, showing just how strongly a film's score can change the way we see it.
AAM announces new mentor program
The Association of Artist Managers announces new mentor program and launches their new website.
AFTRS screen music courses
Do you want to study music for film?
U.S. Live Royalties
If your music has been performed in the USA, be sure to submit an Overseas Live Performance Return by October 31, 2012.
Winners of the 2012 APRA NZ Silver Scroll Awards
Congratulations to Stephanie Brown, winner of the 2012 Silver Scroll Awards for her song "Everything To Me" - performed by Lips.
Help restore AMRAP funding
AMRAP's latest campaign to restore Government funding to community radio.
APRA members win at Unsigned Only!
APRA members have once again made their mark on the international stage by winning multiple categories at this year’s Unsigned Only songwriting competition.
APRA members honoured by National Sound Register
Culturally-significant recordings by APRA members such as Jimmy Little, Nick Cave, AC/DC, experimental jazz trio The Necks and Barry Humphries have been added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s National Registry of Recorded Sound.
Copyright industries deliver jobs and innovation
The Australian Copyright Council released a major economic report in Canberra last week that found music, film and other copyright-based industries continue to make a significant contribution to the national economy.
Queensland Music Awards
The Queensland music industry and fans were out in force last night as the State’s finest artists were honoured at the annual Queensland Music Awards.
APRA Members talk LPRs
Songwriters give everything when they perform live. Playing the live circuit can be a tough but exhilarating road to walk down. APRA’s Live Performance Returns (LPRs), which are due by August 31, make the journey a little bit easier by rewarding songwriters for their efforts onstage, paving the way to a more fruitful career.
iNTune Music Conference
Presented by MusicNT, the iNTune Music Conference in Darwin will take place from Friday August 10 to Sunday August 12 and will showcase workshops, live music, professional development sessions, masterclasses and networking opportunities with industry experts from across Australia.
Play live? Submit an LPR before August 31 to get paid!
Songwriters who play live can be paid for their efforts by submitting an APRA Live Performance Return (LPR) before August 31, 2012.
2012 Bali Songwriting Summit
The 3rd annual Bali Songwriting Summit was held from June 1 – 10 in Ubud, Bali and united some of the hottest up-and-coming artists with top hit songwriters.
CISAC: Raising Global Standards for Authors’ Societies
CISAC is set to improve the Professional Rules governing authors' societies worldwide.
New Chair and Deputy Chair for Australia Council
James Strong, outgoing Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, says he and the Council members and management are all delighted with the appointment of Rupert Myer AM as Chair and Robyn Archer AO as Deputy Chair, as announced by Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean this morning.
Push Songs: Write those Winter blues away!
The innovative, inspiring and free for all ages songwriter’s program, Push Songs returns for the Winter edition, July 24 to August 29.
Music Rights Australia, the artist formerly known as MIPI
ARIA and APRA|AMCOS have announced today that their joint venture body MIPI has been renamed MUSIC RIGHTS AUSTRALIA, effective immediately.
NT Song of the Year winners announced
MusicNT is very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural NT Song of the Year Awards. Celebrating songwriting from across the Northern Territory, the NT Song of the Year Awards recognises the extraordinary songwriters and songwriting emerging from the Territory.
Music industry pioneer Francis Preston passes away
American music industry pioneer Francis Williams Preston has passed away in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
Jazz legend Graeme Bell passes away at age 97
Graeme Bell AO MBE, an APRA member since June 1947 and world renowned classical jazz pianist, composer and band leader, passed away yesterday at the age of 97.
Queen Honours APRA|AMCOS CEO
The Queen’s Birthday 2012 Honours List has awarded APRA|AMCOS Chief Executive Brett Cottle a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia medal, “for service to the performing arts, particularly to songwriters, composers and publishers, through executive roles with copyright protection organisations and to the community.”
Code of Conduct - Call for Submissions
APRA|AMCOSsubscribes to a code of conduct for copyright collecting societies. The Code came into effect in July 2002, and was last reviewed in July 2011.
The ACMF National Songwriting Competition returns for 2012!
The ACMF National Songwriting Competition (NSC) is an annual competition, designed to inspire and showcase creative expression and talent through songwriting.
Vale Robin Gibb
APRA|AMCOS wish to extend their depest sympathies to the family and friends of Robin Gibb.
Funding allocated for GENERATE applicants
APRA|AMCOS would like to announce the successful conclusion of the GENERATE music enterprise investment program, with all fifteen applicants being allocated funding under the scheme.
Mary Lopez AM to Receive Prestigious Ted Albert Award
With the red carpet set to roll out in just over a week, the 2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS are the grand finale to Song Summit 2012 and will be held on the closing night of the three-day music industry expo on Monday May 28th at the Parkside Ballroom, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
2012: Tenth Anniversary of the World Day for Cultural Diversity
APRA wish to acknowledge the World Day for Cultural Diversity, which encourages people and organisations around the world to support diversity.
Composer Dr Matthew Hindson AM reappointed as the Chair of the Music Board of the Australia Council
The Minister for the Arts today announced appointments and reappointments to the advisory councils and boards of Australia's national cultural institutions.
Art of Music returns for 2012
Art of Music has proven to be a dynamic and exciting addition to the Sydney charity fundraiser calendar and has become the most discussed and memorable fundraiser.
Celebrate Slim Dusty Day!
What’s your favourite memory of Slim Dusty? Do you have a photo that was taken with him? Where were you when you first heard Slim singing on the radio or saw him perform live?
Song Summit LIVE line-up announced!
Imogen Heap, Megan Washington, San Cisco, Catherine Britt and more to perform LIVE at Song Summit 2012.
Budget support for music exports is a welcome boost
The additional funding announced in this week’s Federal Budget to support Australian music export programs will help contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters succeed on the world stage, the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS) said today.
Professor Michael Fraser AM appointed Chairman of the Australian Copyright Council
The Australian Copyright Council held its AGM on 24 April 2012. This meeting marked a change of leadership at the Council.
Nominees announced for the 2012 APRA Music Awards
The countdown to Australia’s biggest celebration of songwriting has begun. APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is proud to announce this year’s bevy of brilliant nominees for the APRA MUSIC AWARDS, to be held on Monday 28th May at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Kimbra leads a huge list of Australian & NZ winners in the 2011 ISC!
Today, the International Songwriting competition unveiled their list of winners for 2011, with New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra taking out the Grand Prize for her song Cameo Lover.
Federal Court finds in favour of copyright owner
A court case between Telstra and Optus regarding their online broadcast of NRL and AFL matches has been found in favour of the copyright holder Telstra.
Missy Higgins set to bring some razzle dazzle to Song Summit
APRA|AMCOS is thrilled to announce that on the eve of her new album release and her first national tour in over 4 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has joined SONG SUMMIT 2012!
Gotye tops US Billboard Charts
APRA wishes to congratulate Wally de Backer, better known as Gotye, on climbing to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts with his song ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’.
APRA members in ISC finalists!
Congratulations to the following finalists of this year's International Songwriting Competition:
RUNFORYOURLIFE wins 2012 Hilltop Hoods Initiative
Emerging Hip Hop group RUNFORYOURLIFE has been announced as the winner of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2012. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and the Australian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS), RUNFORYOURLIFE has won a kick-start to their career, with $10,000 going towards the release and promotion of their first solo album.
APRA welcomes new ATSI Music Office
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Music Office will provide opportunities for ATSI songwriters and composers to develop their talents and build long-term sustainable careers in the local music industry, the Australian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS) said today.
Minister Praises Innovative Music Industry Program
Federal Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Simon Crean MP, announced the 15 music industry entrepreneurs as finalists for a new music industry program, led by the Australian Government and the Australian music industry.
Jon Rose wins Don Banks Music Award
Jon Rose has been announced as this year's recipient of The Australia Council Don Banks Music Award. One of the world’s finest and most rebellious violinists, Jon continues to set boundaries and break them with his awe-inspiring compositions, performances and musical innovations.
AMPAL appoints Jeremy Fabinyi as new General Manager
AMPAL is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Fabinyi as its new General Manager.
BIGSOUND 2012 Showcase Applications & Registrations Open
Australian and international artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry at BIGSOUND Live 2012.
APRA|AMCOS members win Songdoor award
Entries now open for Musicoz!
ARE YOU ONE OF THE TOP 100 IN YOUR GENRE?
Bret McKenzie wins Best Original Song at the Oscars!
APRA wish to congratulate New Zealand member Bret McKenzie on his win today at the 84th Academy Awards.
Cockatoo Island Film Festival launches Oovie Schools Film Project!
Cockatoo Island Film Festival and Oovie Schools Film Project is accepting script ideas (a pitch) from secondary schools in New South Wales and Victoria for a three-minute short film with ‘The Island’ as its theme.
Vale Clive Shakespeare
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Clive Shakespeare, who sadly passed away on Wednesday 15 February at the age of 62.
SLAM Day celebrates Australia's live music scene on February 23!
More than 100 music venues from around the country will celebrate Australia’s thriving live music scene at National Slam Day on February 23rd 2012.
AWME 2012 Showcase Applications Now Open!
5th Year Anniversary Edition: 15 - 18 November 2012 | Melbourne Australia
The International Songwriting Competition launches Unsigned Only
Nashville, TN, USA - The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), one of the world's largest songwriting competitions, has launched Unsigned Only, a new, unique international music competition.
Australian Music Prize shortlist announced
The shortlist for this year's Australian Music Prize has been announced, with nine artists in the running for the $30,000 prize.
PBS 106.7FM, APRA and Arts Victoria present 'Drive Live 2012'
It's live, it’s local, and it’s coming out of your radio. PBS’ Drive Live is taking over the airwaves for a full week from Monday February 6th to Friday the 10th during drivetime.
2012 Golden Guitar winners
APRA wishes to congratulate all of the winners at the 40th Jayco CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, which took place on Saturday night.
Millie Millgate awarded ‘SMAC of the Year’
SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s Music Export Producer Millie Millgate has been awarded the highly regarded ‘SMAC of the Year’ in recognition of her efforts working with Australian musicians internationally.
Australia Council launches $15,000 Nashville Songwriter Residency
The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to announce the Nashville Songwriter Residency, inviting Australian songwriters to apply for a 3-month residency in Nashville under the guidance of Australian producer and Nashville resident Mark Moffatt.
Generate - Investing in Australian Music Enterprise
A new pilot program which is looking to invest in up to 15 of the best music-related businesses or business ideas across Australia
Great news for travelling musicians!
APRA members are now able to start taking advantage of a more musician-friendly baggage allowance thanks to a special industry deal developed between Virgin Australia and the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN).
Sounds Australia Head to CMJ 2011 - Start Spreading the News
As CMJ continues its reign as New York City's largest music event, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will be working in close collaboration with the festival, creating activity and initiatives designed to maximize the presence and outcomes of the 22 Australian bands participating in 2011.
Congratulations to the 2011 ARIA Awards Nominees
Winners announced in Artisan and Fine Arts categories
Last chance to enter Telstra Road to Discovery 2011!
The Telstra Road to Discovery is a national talent development program which travels around Australia each year to uncover independent performers and songwriters from all corners of the country. Now it‘s entering a new era with a stronger focus on talent development and mentoring and a broadened vision to embrace artists across a more diverse range of genres.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Deadly Awards
From the opening strains of Northern Territory singer Shellie Morris' song 'Yarrbanthalu' in language and backed by the Yanyuwa Singers and the Gondwana National Indigenous Children's Choir, audiences knew the 17th Deadly Awards at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday night promised something spectacular.
International Songwriting Competition - Deadline extended!
The deadline to enter your songs is approaching soon (September 21), so enter your songs now for a chance to share $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an overall Grand Prize of $25,000 (US) cash and $20,000 in prizes.
Search For The Great NSW Country Pub Songwriting Competition
Following the success of the inaugural competition, the AHA (NSW) is once again supporting Aussie music and giving songwriters a great opportunity to showcase their work in the 2012 Search for the Great NSW Country Pub Songwriting Competition.
Entries for the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission open on Monday 19th September!
PBS 106.7FM, in association with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, is delighted to announce a brand new initiative promoting innovation and excellence in jazz composition: the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission. Entries open this Monday 16th September until Friday 7th October.
Australia Council grant results and board appointments
Virgin Australia and AMIN announce breakthrough deal for touring artists
Touring just became a lot easier for touring artists with airline Virgin Australia announcing a new initiative aimed at addressing the ongoing problems musicians face when travelling with musical equipment.
The 7th Australian Music Prize Now Open For Entries
Australian recording artists across all musical genres are now invited to enter their full length works into The 7th Australian Music Prize.
2011 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2011 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards
2nd Annual Bali Songwriting Summit held in Ubud, Bali
Nettwerk One Publishing and Island Records Australia recently held their 2nd annual Bali Songwriting Summit in Ubud, Bali.
BIGSOUND Final Announcement and introducing Little BIGSOUND!
Australia’s biggest celebration of breaking artists turns 10 this year and is proud to unveil its full program, as well as an offshoot in conjunction with Youth Music Industries: Little BIGSOUND 2011.
Queensland Music Awards honours the State’s finest artists
Proudly supported by APRA|AMCOS
AWME 2011 First Artist Announcement
AWME – Showcasing the finest roots music from around the world.
International Songwriting Competition - 2011 Judges
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its judging panel for the 2011 competition
It's official: Live music is good for the State
Victoria's live music scene contributes more than half a billion dollars to the state economy each year
ISC: enter your songs today to win $45,000 in cash & prizes
Entries close 21 September
The ACMF National Songwriting competition 2011 - Entries now open!
The ACMF (Australian Children's Music Foundation) National Songwriting competition is in its 9th year of running.
MusicNSW seek Indigenous Music Manager
MusicNSW is currently looking for an Indigenous Music Manager to deliver the Whichway program alongside the MusicNSW team.
Kimbra wins the 2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition!
After receiving over 4000 entries from talented songwriters across the globe, APRA|AMCOS and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia are proud to announce Kimbra (Kimbra Johnson) as the Winner of the 2011 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition for her song ‘Cameo Lover’.
Nominees announced for the 11th Annual Helpmann Awards
Nominees have been announced for the 11th Annual Helpmann Awards, which recognise achievement in the many disciplines of live performance across Australia.
MusicNSW announces funding to help artists showcase across Australia
MusicNSW, through support received by Arts NSW, are pleased to announce a new quick response grant program to support artists and artist managers in developing export opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, trade fairs and other events in 2011.
International Songwriting Competition now open for entries - Early bird discount!
Enter on or before July 15 and save on entry fees.
Twelve Finalists announced for the 2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition!
After thousands of entries, our judges have announced twelve finalists in the 2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition.
Music. Play for Life. June 11 Update
Read the latest campaign update
WAM Song of the Year 2011: Competition Now Open
WAM, The West Australian Music Industry Association, announces that entries to WAM Song of the Year 2011 are now open.
Push Songs Returns - Applications now open!
Attention Victorian Songwriters! Want to hone your songwriting skills with some of the music industry’s best?
Introducing an innovative cultural leadership initiative for talented Indigenous Australians
Applications are now open for ACCELERATE, a unique professional development initiative designed to boost and further the careers of Indigenous Australians working in the arts.
CISAC appoints Mr. Olivier Hinnewinkel as Director General
CISAC, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, announces the appointment of Mr. Olivier Hinnewinkel as its new Director General.
Launch of the Darebin Music Feast Songwriters Awards
Songwriters in Darebin are invited to gather their music and lyrics and apply for the 2011 Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Awards at a Launch event on 19 June.
Introducing Songsalive! Australia
Co-founders of the not-for-profit song writing organisation, Songsalive!, Gilli Moon and Roxanne Kiely announced today the formation of Songsalive! Australia, which will be an autonomous organisation, running independently of Songsalive!.
Nominations for the National Indigenous Music Awards now open.
Nominations for The National Indigenous Music Awards [NIMA] are now open to members of the music industry.
IBSA National Survey for musicians and technicians announced
Have you worked as a musician or technician at venues offering live music in the past 12 months? Want the chance to win a $250 gift voucher to Billy Hyde Music Retailers?
Sounds Australia win Best Export Office at the Yearly Music Conference Awards
Congratulations to Sounds Australia for winning the award for Best Export Office at this year's YMCA (Yearly Music Conference Awards), held at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK.
2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition - Entries Close 31 May
Receives A Riff-tastic Late Prize From Gibson Guitar Corp Ahead of May 31 Closing Date
Australians win big in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition
Kasey Chambers has won the grand prize at the 2010 International Songwriting Competition, with a number of other APRA members winning awards.
Support for Contemporary Music Touring Program welcomed
APRA|AMCOS welcomes the Government's announcement that it will provide on-going annual funding of $400,000 a year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program.
The World Copyright Summit - new keynote speakers confirmed
The World Copyright Summit announces the participation of world renowned creators and industry leaders for event 7 & 8 June
Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Australian Jazz Bell Awards
Held on May 5, the Jazz Bell Awards celebrated excellence in Australian jazz. Congratulations to this year's winners.
Applications for the 2011 Bush Bands Bash are now open!
Held annually as part of the Alice Springs Desert Festival - and the Alice Springs iNTune Music Conference presented by Music NT - the Bush Bands Bash concert is fast-becoming one of Australia’s pre-eminent emerging Indigenous music showcases.
APRA On Set at the Dungog Film Festival
APRA is a proud to support the 2011 Dungog Film Festival, 26 -29 May 2011.
Neelie Kroes to open the World Copyright Summit
Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Digital Agenda, will open the World Copyright Summit on 7 June 2011
Three questions to Alexandre Polesitski, a World Copyright Summit keynote speaker
Alexandre Polesitski is the Director General of Europa Media Group / Vice-President, National Association of Broadcasters / President, Radio Committee at Russia’s Media Union (Russia). He will be one of the keynote speakers at the World Copyright Summit on June 7th and 8th 2011.
Hip Hop Sistas Unite! Free MC Hip Hop Workshops & Recording Project For Young Women
Want to learn how to rhyme or already have some rhymes/songs that you would like to record?
The Push and City of Melbourne present Hip Hop Sistas, a workshop and recording project for young women aged 12 – 25
Gadigal Music emerging artists recording applications open now!
Australia leading Indigenous owned and run music label “Gadigal music” is calling out for submissions from NSW based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music artists to record an EP in the state of the art Gadigal studios.
AWME Showcase applications are closing soon!
Over the last three years the Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) has established itself as a major international music industry event pioneering new networks and creating opportunities for musicians world wide by engaging with industry representatives from around the globe.
Nominations open for National Indigenous Hip Hop & RnB BUMP Awards
Nominations are now open for the 3rd Annual National Indigenous Hip Hop & RnB BUMP Music Awards being held @ HQ Nightclub in Adelaide on Friday 23rd of September 2011.
The Australian Jazz Bell Awards announce their finalists for 2011
Judges in this year’s Australian Jazz Bell Awards have been overwhelmed by both the high calibre and quantity of entries across all categories.
Three questions to Arnaud Nourry, a World Copyright Summit keynote speaker
Arnaud Nourry is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Livre. He will be giving a keynote Q&A with Editor Liz Bury on June 7th, 2011, first day of the World Copyright Summit.
AMIN releases free legal resource for artists and industry
Australian artists are being given a hand to navigate the legal complexities of the music industry thanks to a valuable free resource released this week by national industry body, the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN).
Three questions to Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO
In the lead-up to the World Copyright Summit, organised by CISAC (Brussels, 7 & 8 June 2011), we hear from Francis Gurry (WIPO Director General).
Bill Armstrong awarded the NFSA Sound Heritage Award
The NFSA’s Cochrane-Smith award for Sound Heritage recognises individual achievement across a wide range of criteria, and this year’s recipient Bill Armstrong hits the mark across the board.
Resound - MCA Musical Instrument Program
Following the widespread devastation of the recent 2010/2011 floods and their aftermath, the music industry has again offered funding to run a Resound Appeal through the Music Council of Australia.
Applications for The Seed 2011 closing in three weeks!
This year, The Seed wishes to continue to nurture and support artists and arts workers throughout the emerging phases of their careers.
Australian Copyright Council: 2011 National Seminar Program
Issues of copyright affect nearly every individual, business and institution. Designed for both users and creators of copyright works, the Copyright Council’s user-friendly seminars provide expert advice on how to work with copyright in the digital age.
ISC announces 2010 finalists & semi-finalists
The International Songwriting Competition has announced its 2010 finalists and semi-finalists, and it's packed full of Australian talent.
Sounds Australia at SXSW 2011
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, South by Southwest 2011 (SXSW) will witness the greatest invasion of Australian talent since its inception. Over the course of the five-day music extravaganza, over fifty Australian acts will be playing their hearts out all over Austin, Texas.
World Copyright Summit in Brussels, June 7-8, 2011
Today, CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) announced the main programme topics and speakers for the third World Copyright Summit - 7 & 8 June 2011, Brussels.
Rock 'n' Roll Auction for the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal
The Rock n Roll Auction has already raised over $5,000 in funds for The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal and there are still more items left to bid on!
Showcase submissions now open for WOMEX!
Here we go. Calling all world music artists and DJs… It's time for Showcase proposals for WOMEX 11. Come perform at the premier world music Showcase event on the planet.
Corey Noll appointed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Industry Development Officer for Music SA
One of Australia's outstanding guitarists and producers, Corey Noll, will assist South Australia's talented Indigenous musicians to take their careers to the next level.
Indigenous Artists Rise with Good Vibes Rising
STUNNA SET, BRIGGS, DUBMARINE & BLACK POET join the 2011 Good Vibrations line-up!
Winners announced in the 39th Jayco Country Music Awards of Australia
Kasey Chambers collects 4 Golden Guitars and a stirring tribute delivered for victims of Australia’s devastating floods!
Aussies gear up for big business at Midem, Cannes
The Australian music industry will be out in force later this month, descending on the French Riviera for MIDEM, one of the world’s leading international tradeshows for music professionals.
Vale Steve Prestwich and Harvey James
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the families and friends of APRA members Steve Prestwich and Harvey James.
Applications now open for Push Songs
Attention Victorian Songwriters of all ages! Want to hone your songwriting skills with some of the music industry’s best? The Push’s innovative and exciting, free all ages songwriter’s program, Push Songs returns!
Update - Airline luggage restrictions for musicians flying with instruments
Musicians will now be allowed to carry their instruments on board Qantas flights, after the airline bowed to a social networking campaign.
The Great NSW Country Pub Songwriting Competition - Finalists Announced
After a fantastic response and entries from all over Australia, the judges have completed their task and
we are thrilled to announce the finalists in both the Song and Verse
Register for South By Southwest 2011!
South By Southwest (SXSW) returns to Austin, Texas next year from March 16-20.
AMIN are conducting an airline baggage survey, and need your input!
AMIN (Australian Music Industry Network) will be joining a taskforce led by the airline V Australia in late January, with the discussions aimed at addressing the issues that touring musicians face when flying. And they need your input.
International Songwriting Competition re-opens submissions for the holidays - 13-17 Dec!
Missed out on entering this year's International Songwriting Competition? In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, ISC is re-opening submissions for Five Days Only (Dec. 13-17), and the fee is a very discounted $25 (USD) per entry.
Nominations are now open for the 2011 Australian Jazz Bell Awards
The Australian Jazz Bell Awards recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of jazz in Australia.
Vale Kath Byer
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Kath Byer, publican of Melbourne's famous Notting Hill Hotel and an APRA licensee since 1975.
Finalists for the 39th CMAA Jayco Country Music Awards Announced
Kasey Chambers, Lee Kernaghan and The McClymonts lead the pack of finalists as the 39th Jayco Country Music Awards of Australia are launched at The Mint in Sydney.
LABOR PLEDGES $24.7 MILLION TO KEEP VICTORIA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY ROCKING
Victoria’s thriving music industry will rock even more under a future Brumby Labor Government, with $24.7 million to be injected into a new contemporary music headquarters and expansions of Victoria Rocks and FreeZACentral to support more up and coming musicians.
Music In Communities Awards 2010
This year's theme: inspirational LEADERSHIP
Applications Wanted - FreezaCentral 2011 Mentoring Program
Aged 18-25 and want to meet and work with your dream music industry mentor?
Melbourne Prize for Music 2010 - Prize and Award Recipients Announced
The Melbourne Prize for Music 2010 and Awards is one of Australia’s most valuable music prizes.
Winners of the 2010 ARIA Awards Announced
ANGUS & JULIA STONE TAKE OUT ALBUM AND SINGLE OF THE YEAR
POWDERFINGER, WASHINGTON, DAN SULTAN, THE TEMPER TRAP and SIA ALL WIN ARIA AWARDS
Face the Music 2010: live music opportunities
Face The Music ticket holders receive free entry to 2 live music showcases
Vale James Freud
Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of James Freud.
MMAD Music, dance & youth conference to create global change
Attention musicians, dancers & world changers! - 3 days to go to get your free $600 photo shoot at Access All Areas Music Conference
Fourth and Final Speakers Announced Face the Music Conference 2010
The 2010 Face The Music Conference is only weeks away and the full program is available for download via www.thepush.com.au from Nov 1.
2011 New Music Network Mini Series
The New Music Network is calling for proposals for the 2011 Mini Series
The great country pub song contest strikes chord with public
The search for the next great country pub song has stepped up a gear with peopleacross NSW already getting their entries in and laying claim to their own version of the next great Aussie pub song.
Last Chance To Enter ISC 2010 and win $150,000 US in cash and prizes
This is your last chance to enter the Premium contest for artists (unsigned and signed) - The International Songwriting Competition, with $150,000 (US) in cash and prizes
ISC - Deadline extended to 3 December 2010
The Caballeros – 2010 NCBC Winners
APRA is a proud sponsor of the National Campus Band Comp.
Last chance for Aussie songwriters to share the spotlight
Time is running out for talented songwriters across Australia to stand up and get their fair share of the spotlight before entries close in this year’s national Telstra Road to Tamworth (TRTT) song writing category on 31 October.
It’s official: “Live music does not cause violence”
We are pleased to announce that after eight months of intense negotiation SLAM, Fair Go 4 Live Music and Music Victoria have reached an agreement with the Victorian State Government.
ARIA and PPCA appoint new Chief Executive
ARIA and PPCA are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Rosen as their new Chief Executive Officer.
2010 ARIA Awards - Nominations and Artisan Winners Announced
Angus & Julia Stone, Sia, Birds of Tokyo, Guy Sebastian and Washington Lead Nominations
2010 Deadly Award Winners Announced
The quest to find Indigenous Australia’s best and brightest this year has culminated with the announcement of the 2010 Deadly Awards winners tonight.
Inductees into the 2010 ARIA Hall of Fame and RocKwiz presentation announced!
It’s a wonderful club that is growing bigger each year. Now this year a total of five inductees will join the ranks of those illustrious artists already inducted into the ARIA HALL OF FAME.
The AMP announces judges and media partners
The 6th Australian Music Prize (The Amp) is pleased to welcome some new faces to the judging panel
for the 2010 prize.
One Movement for Music Perth Announces Artist Development Initiatives
One Movement for Music (OMFM) is proud to assist in the development and nurturing of Australian artists and providing them with real opportunities to showcase their talents to the who’s who of the international music scene.
Nashville Embraces Australian Acts at 2010 Americana Music Festival and Conference
Troy Cassar-Daley, Tommy Emmanuel, Sara Storer and Telstra Road to Tamworth winners Luke Webb and Tenielle Musulin impress in Americana Conference debut
E-Wah Lady Takes Out Prestigious APRA Open Award at Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award
The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award Grand Final Concert was held on Sunday 19 September at Northcote Town Hall as part of the Darebin Music Feast.
Melbourne Prize for Music 2010 - Sweet sounds of success as local musicians strike a chord
Announcement of finalists for the Melbourne Prize for Music 2010 and awards
Calling All Aussie Artists - Hurry - Only A Few Weeks To Enter ISC 2010
Need A New Touring Van? How About $25,000 Cash For You Or Your Band?
Australian industry leaders stand in support of AFP anti-piracy measures
Microsoft, Business Software Alliance of Australia, Music Industry Piracy Investigations and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft join in unison to call for a stop to intellectual property infringement
Great Escape, Super Early Bird Delegate Tickets Go On Sale & Artist Registration Open
The 6th Australian Music Prize has launched
The AMP is excited to announce the launch of The 6th Australian Music Prize!
AWME Announces its 2010 Artist Lineup
Australasian World Music Expo (AWME), 18th – 21st November.
Music: Count Us In 2010 Webcast
Don't forget to check out one of the live webstreams from Perth, Melbourne, Canberra or Sydney tomorrow (Thursday 2nd Sept) from 11.15am
The AustralAsian Music Industry Directory - 45th biannual edition published
The AustralAsian Music Industry Directory has seen its 45th biannual edition published September 1.
ACMF National Songwriting Competition
Hurry! ACMF National Songwriting Competition closes soon
CONTROL: The Business of Music Management
Applications invited from Music Managers
Winners announced Indigenous Music Awards
Arnhem Land artists scoop awards and indigenous women take the spotlight at the 2010 Indigenous Music Awards
One Movement Announces Indigenous Music Scholarship
OMFM is inviting indigenous artists from across Australia to apply to participate in the scholarship
MBAS Victorian & Tasmanian Blues Music Awards
Congratulations to all the winner and nominees.
ISC - News
More than $150,000 in cash and prizes will be shared among the 66 winners.
BIG SOUND 2010
BIGSOUND adds Washington to BIGSOUND Live, announces even more speakers, and reveals the 2010 conference program
John Paul Young to be presented with “Excellence in Community Support Award”
On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, the Australian music industry will gather at NSW Parliament House for the annual MUSIC IN THE HOUSE luncheon.
Music. Play For Life. August 2010 Campaign Update
2010 Indigenous Music Awards - Finalists Announced
7th Annual Indigenous Music Awards, Saturday 28th August 2010
2010 Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Student Composers Prize
$2000 cash and the winning composition will be included as an official composition in the “101 Compositions for 100 Years” collection and will be performed in 2011.
Recording Artists Registration cut off for PPCA’s current distribution is 15 September 2010.
Cut off for PPCA’s current distribution is 15 September 2010.
SxSW 2011 - Australian Music Industry & Artists Counting Down to March Music Festival
25th Annual South by Southwest Music & Media Festival Opens for Submissions
Music. Play for Life. July 2010 Campaign Update
Helpmann Awards Nominations
A List of Nominations in each of the 42 categories for the Helpmann Awards will be announced on Monday 2 August
APRA Member Offer - discounted One Movement for Music tickets
One Movement For Music are offering APRA members an exclusive 15% off delegates passes which allows all delegates access to everything the entire event has to offer.
Music Victoria appoints founding CEO: Patrick Donovan
Patrick Donovan has been appointed the founding CEO of Music Victoria
Peter Hebbes AM appointed General Manager, AMPAL
2010 Q Song Finalists Announced
Finalists have been announced for the 2010 Q Song Awards
WAM Song Of The Year Now Open
Songwriters who want to take their career to the next level are urged to enter the WAM Song of the Year 2010.
APRA Members receive Queens Birthday honours
Congratulations to these APRA members who have received Queen's Birthday honours over the long weekend.
Two world-renowned artists appointed at the head of CISAC
The composer Robin Gibb and artist Hervé Di Rosa to front fight to protect creators’ rights.
Jay Dee Springbett signs on for the TDP Start Me Up masterclass
One of the biggest names in the Australian music business has signed up to be part of the TDP START ME UP Master Class at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
Push Songs Round 3 2010 - Applications Open
Realise your Dream Awards - less than two weeks to go!
Entries soon to close for British Council once-in-a-lifetime scholarship
Music. Count Us In
Latest Update from the Music Council of Australia
Association of Artist Managers (AAM) Meeting
On Wednesday 23rd of June, following Sydney’s Song Summit, The Association of Artist Managers invites all professional music managers to attend an educational and engaging night...
GEMA Reports Fraud To Authorities, Fires Employees
Billboard.biz report by Wolfgang Spahr, Berlin
Australian Musicians Line Up For Sound Emissions
Website to Launch on Saturday June 5th (World Environment Day)
ACMF National Songwriting Competition 2010 launches
The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) has launched the 2010 National Songwriting Competition.
Mark Callaghan Appointed Managing Director of Music Sales Pty Limited
Commencing July 1, 2010.
FReeZACentral 2010 On Show: Oz Musicians Give Helping Hand To Emerging Artists
FReeZACentral, a free annual program to help young Victorians establish themselves and identify pathways into the music industry, is gearing up for another massive year with two exciting compilations and tour in the pipeline!
Leading local and overseas talent to play exclusive showcases at Song Summit LIVE
An exciting collection of public showcases from some of Australia’s leading and upcoming musical talent, as well as a host of international performers.
LIVE! Singapore 8 - 11 June 2010
LIVE! Singapore 2010 is a new international event for the global performance arts industry
Australasian World Music Expo Melbourne
2 WEEKS REMAINING TO GET YOUR SHOWCASE APPLICATION IN!
Budget Investments in Arts, Culture and Heritage
The Government will invest $17.7 million over four years for the National Historic Sites program, as well as an extra $3.1 million in 2010–11 to address safety issues along the Kokoda Track as part of our
commitment to preserving our national heritage, culture and arts.
Brisbanes indie record labels join forces to celebrate the sound of the city
Brisbane’s proud DIY music scene is being supported and celebrated through a unique initiative that
promotes the city’s booming independent record labels – soundslikebrisbane.
Aussie students set to rock
Tour to inspire future music industry players
The winners of the 2009 International Songwriting Competition have been announced!
The winners of the 2009 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) have been announced!
APRA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO 2010 MUSIC AWARDS
APRA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO 2010 MUSIC AWARDS - New ‘Rock Work of the Year’ Award
What's a creator? A creative work? An authors' society?
What’s a creator? A creative work? An authors’ society?
3 new short films on CISACTV have the answers!
On June 5th 2010 (World Environment Day) SOUNDEMISSIONS.COM.AU (Live Earth Australia initiative) will be live. SOUND EMISSIONS is an interactive website which aims provide the Australian music community (including fans) with the necessary information and tools to reduce carbon emissions.
Norm Lurie, Managing Director of Music Sales Pty Limited, to Retire Year End 2011
Gian Slater is awarded Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival 2010 APRA Composer's Commission
On Friday April 23rd from 7.30-9.30pm in BMW Edge at Federation Square, the Melbourne Jazz Fringe
Festival presents its 5th annual APRA Composers Commission Concert.
S.L.A.M / Fair Go 4 Live Music / Music Victoria Petition
Over 20,000 Victorians demand that ‘high-risk’ conditions be de-linked from live music.
UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award
The UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award will be presented at Song Summit 2010 on Monday 21 June 9.30am session: "In Conversation with Stephen Schwartz".
Melbournes 1/6 wins Hilltop Hoods Initiative
1/6 – emerging Hip Hop artist Aaron Stephanus - has been announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative.
Contemporary Music Services Tasmania
Contemporary Music Services Tasmania (CMST) announces that its new office within Arts Tasmania at 146 Elizabeth Street is now open for business.
Australian Music Turns up the heat at SXSW
Australian Youth From Across the Nation Answer the CALL TO GREATNESS
To Help Australia’s Disadvantaged and Marginalised Youth
Calling Australian Music Makers - APRA|AMCOS Launch Song Summit 2010
APRA| AMCOS and the NSW Government through Events NSW today announced the program for the second Song Summit, taking place in Sydney from the 19 – 21 June 2010 at the Sydney Convention Centre.
Music. Play for Life - March 2010 Campaign Update
Alexander Pearce’ Wins At European Independent Film Fest
2009 Screen Music award winner for 'Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie, 'The last Confessions of Alexander Pearce' has taken home the award for Best Non-European Dramatic Feature at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris.
S.L.A.M / Fair Go 4 Live Music / Music Victoria
The post-rally hard work has begun.
Musicoz Top 5 Nominations Announced
The Top 5 Nominations for each category have been announced for the 2010 Musicoz Awards
Music Industry backs Guvera for March 30 launch
Guvera, a search website for “free but paid for” music and digital content, announce content partnerships and licensing deals with Australia’s leading music companies, including APRA|AMCOS, EMI Music, INgrooves, IODA and Shock Entertainment.
Geelong & Shepparton Bands Take Out 2010 Freeza Push Start Awards
Geelong indie rockers The Houses have been crowned FReeZA Push Start Winner for 2010 in The Push’s annual statewide band competition, while Shepparton’s 8 Bit Love took the FReeZA Push Start APRA Songwriter Award.
The Australian Music Prize 2009 awarded to Lisa Mitchell
The Australian Music Prize 2009 awarded to Lisa Mitchell for the album ‘Wonder’
Aussie Artists Top The List of 2009 International Songwriting Competition Finalists
For the first time ever, Australia leads all countries second only to the USA in both the number of entries and finalists in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
2010 Musicoz Finalists announced
Congratulations for those that have been judged the top independent artists of their genre for 2010.
APRA|AMCOS and NSW Government through Events NSW are proud to present Song Summit 2010 as part of Vivid Sydney
In memory of Simon Leadley
Simon Leadly sadly passed away 24 February 2010.
Unsigned Artists Further Boosted Through Online Australian Music Resource
Unsigned Artists Further Boosted Through Online Australian Music Resource - Unsigned Australian Artists Now Eligible for Amrap’s AirIT
ISC - Finalists and Semi-Finalists
APRA|AMCOS would like to extend its congratulations to the following APRA members who are finalists in the International Songwriting Competition.
Golden Boy Troy gives back to Indigenous heritage
Poetikool Justice win 2009 Emily Burrows Award
South Australia’s newest energy, Poetikool Justice, has been announced as the recipients of the 2009 Emily Burrows Award.
Government Announces New Peak Body For Victorian Music
APRA welcomes governments live music accord
APRA welcomes government’s live music accord
APRA calls for members to nominate their favourite songs of last year for the 2010 song of the year award!
APRA calls for members to nominate their favourite songs of last year for the 2010 song of the year award.
Our deepest sympathies to the family & friends of the Ngarrindjeri song woman, Ruby Hunter
The AMP 2009 Shortlist announced
Students Decide Nothing beats the real thing
Film & TV content in the spotlight when stars of "Sanctum" and "The Elephant Princess" join movie studios youth challenge.
Save Live Australia's Music
ATTENTION ALL LIVE MUSIC LOVERS…NOW IS THE TIME TO SAVE LIVE AUSTRALIA’S MUSIC (S.L.A.M.)
Film industry disappointed by Federal Court ruling on online copyright infringement
AC/DC take home a Grammy
Congratulations AC/DC! 35 Years of rock and they have picked up their first ever Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Christopher Gordon Nominated for International Film Music Critics Award
Congratulations Christopher Gordon on his nomination for an International Film Music Critics Award, in the Best Original Score for a Drama Film category, for his magnificent score to the film Mao’s Last Dancer.
The AMP 2009
The Australian music industry is gearing up for the announcement of The Amp 2009 shortlist in association
with The St Kilda Festival and Channel [V] on February 14th.
Victoria fights back - Fair Go 4 Live Music
APRA Members receive Australia Day Honours
Congratulations to all APRA members that received Australia day honours.
VIC Liquor Laws impacting live music venues
Vic. Liquor Laws impacting live music venues
CMMA Country Music Awards - Troy Cassar-Daley wins APRA Song of the Year
Tenielle Musulin and Luke Webb win Telstra Road to Tamworth!
Empire of the Sun scoop two Brit Award nominations
Congratualtions! Empire of the Sun scoop two Brit Award nominations
MMAD's 351 Music Camp – Last Call For Registraions
A nationwide and award winning initiative, 351 Camp is an intensive 3 day program of music workshops, seminars and performances.
The Lighthouse Award: Bernadette Ryan takes top honours
Bernadette Ryan has been awarded The Lighthouse Award, proudly sponsored by APRA|AMCOS.
Celebrating 30 Years of AMCOS
Thirty years on and the AMCOS business is still alive and thriving. AMCOS continues to tackle challenges head on, and is constantly adapting to proactively protect the rights of its members.
A New Music Industry Peak Body For Victoria
If we are to have a new Victorian body, what would this look like?
Fellowship award provides the opportunity to conduct dreams
Conductor Simon Thew was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Hephzibah Tintner Foundation fellowship at a cocktail function at The Ivy.
The Great Escape Teams Up with Sounds Australia
Renowned music festival and industry conference event The Great Escape has joined forces with Sounds Australia.
It’s a long way to the Top 12: Vanda & Young Finalists Announced!
A panel of Australia’s top music industry professionals have reviewed the shortlist of 125 outstanding songs to bring to you The Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition’s Top 12 Entrants.
Push Over Festival Returns 2010
The Push’s signature all ages live music festival Push Over returns to The Abbotsford Convent on Sunday 7 March, 2010.
Music. Play for Life - Nov Update
This campaign newsletter highlights new achievements, updates and stories from around the country.
Support Action National Conference
“We get by with a little help from our friends…”
Red Bull Award $15k Back Again
This is your final chance to enter!
2010 Tamworth Country Music Festival Launches & Finalists Announced for CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia
The 2010 Tamworth Country Music Festival was launched in Sydney’s Darlinghurst today in conjunction with the announcement of finalists in the 38th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, presented by Jayco.
Australian Musicians Given Opportunity of a Lifetime
Tooheys Extra Dry unveils international collaboration: The Lab www.tedthelab.com
MIPI rolls out 2009 Piracy Awareness Program to Indies
MIPI has recently launched its 2009 Piracy Awareness Program, presenting educational sessions in Sydney and Melbourne.
Vanda & Young Song Competition: The Top 125 Announced
Congratulations to all the finalists. Winner will be announced 1 December.
The AMP 2009 Announces this year's judging panel
APRA is a proud sponsor of the Australian Music Prize
AMIN appoints new coordinator
National music industry body the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) has appointed Brisbane-based Craig Spann as the organisation’s new coordinator.
A simpler and fairer system for live entertainment at NSW local venues
Letter from Sam Haddad, Director General Planning NSW
Winners of the MMAD World Competition 2009 announced
Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD)have announced the winners of the MMAD World Competition 2009.
Music industry and community radio get behind AMRAP's AirIt for the good of Australian Music
Amrap’s new Australian music portal AirIT (pronounced air it) went live on September 30 and has met overwhelming support from Australian record labels and community radio.
15th Deadlys: The Winners Celebrate
Congratulations to Jessica Mauboy, Sean Mullins and Audius Mtawarira – winners of the APRA Song of the Year, for their song “Running Back”.
Face the Music 09
The Push is proud to announce that Melbourne’s new annual music industry conference FACE THE MUSIC returns for its sophomore year - Saturday 31 October, 2009 at the Arts Centre.
Music. Play for Life October e-news
Get updated with all the happenings of Music. Play for Life.
Umpire Wins WAM Song of the Year 2009
Local band UMPIRE were last night awarded the WAM Song Of The Year Grand prize for their song, STREAMERS.
The AMP 2009 announces new initiatives with media partners.
The Amp 2009 is pleased to welcome a number of official partners including Channel [V], Mess + Noise, Nova, Street Press Australia and Rolling Stone.
Major Composition Award Winners Announced
The Ian Potter Cultural Trust last night announced winners of the final Ian Potter Music Commission Fellowships, with $100,000 awarded to two of Australia’s finest composers.
Music at AFTRS 2009
Now accepting applications for courses in Screen Music at AFTRS.
The Australian Music Prize 2009, $30,000 cash prize: Now Open fo Entries
THE AUSTRALIAN Music Prize (The Amp) returns in 2009 to encourage, reward and promote Australian music of excellence.
Nominees Announced for 2009 WAM Song of the Year
Voting for Most Popular Song now open
Composer Julian Day wins British Council's Realise Your Dream Award
Congratulations to composer Julian Day - one of five Australian top emerging creatives who have won the British Council’s 2009 Realise Your Dream award
Learn Music Online with Berkleemusic, discount for APRA members
Happy 21st Birthday omens for Bluesfest!
Good things come in three for Australia’s renowned music festival
Telstra Road to Tamworth
Telstra is calling on all independent country musicians to enter this year’s Telstra Road to Tamworth!
SUPPORT ACT LIMITED “MUSIC IN THE HOUSE” LUNCHEON
On Wednesday, 30 September, 2009, the Australian music industry will gather for the annual Music in the House Luncheon, hosted by Support Act Limited (SAL).
Amrap Launch AirIT
Getting Australian Music Aired On Community Radio Just Became Easier
Rock out at The Falls Festival on the APRA People’s Stage
Is it your dream to rock out on stage at The Falls Festival? Here’s your chance to make it a reality.
Judge jails music pirate and warns: respect artists’ livelihood
The principal of a piracy syndicate operating across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific was yesterday sentenced to 15 months jail and 300 hours community service in the Sydney District Court.
One Movement Launches Exciting New Initiatives
One Movement for Music Perth (OMFM) announces a number of exciting initiatives this week, further developing the reach and huge significance of the event.
EMMY Success- Congratulations Christopher Elves
APRA member Christopher Elves has taken home a Daytime Entertainment EMMY.
Norm Lurie inducted to AMA Honour Roll
Congratulations to AMCOS & AMPAL Board Member - Norm Lurie
Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship
One Movement For Music Perth have created the Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship (AIMS) program
The 2010 Musicoz Awards Entries are Now Open!
Entries for Australia's only Truly Independent music awards, Musicoz 2010, are now open.
Music In the House: SAL to award Excellence in Community Support Award
The 2009 recipient of the Support Act Excellence in Community Support award is Richard Clapton
Victoria Police seize 15,000 discs in piracy raids
MELBOURNE – Victoria Police yesterday closed down a significant music and movie piracy operation in Laverton on Melbourne’s outskirts.
Music. Play for Life
Music sharing websites and online song competitions – make sure you read the fine print!
The terms and conditions of some websites may result in you giving away more than you bargained on.
In memory of Dean Turner
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dean Turner.
2009 Call for AMPAL Board Nominations
Australian judge jails music and movie pirate
On 21 August, Sydney’s District Court recorded criminal convictions and handed a 3 month jail term to the owner and operator of an Australian commercial piracy operation.
Big Sound 2009
BIG SOUND is one of the most respected and fastest growing music business events in the Asia Pacific region.
Know Your Songs?
You can be the 2009 Australasian Music Guru. Just play the onling SongQuiz, entry is free to everyone in Australasia
Want a $50,000 boost for your songwriting career?
Enter the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition to win $50,000 in cash & prizes, plus ‘once in a lifetime’ performance & mentorship opportunities
No Stranger to Success
What makes a good song? What is it that makes you want to listen to it over and over again?
Music Use Survey of 2200 Respondents Yields Hefty & Surprising Consumer Information
In advance of next week's 9th AustralAsian Music Business Conference, AMBC producers IMMEDIA! are releasing some fascinating preliminary stats from a 40 question, four minute music survey.
Vale: Les Paul
The World Has Lost a Remarkable Innovator and Musician: Les Paul Passes Away at 94
Rare Mentorship Opportunity with One Movement
In a world-first, Dave Holmes, Founder 3D Management will be running a two hour mentorship workshop in Perth, Australia as part of the One Movement for Music Perth (OMFM) program.
Dream Inc Music Workshops
A World First: Music Workshops with a SUPERSTAR difference set to take place this September
The 2009 Q Song Winners
4th annual 2009 Q Song Awards announced 11 August.
SxSW Opens For Artist Showcase Submissions
The 2010 South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival to be held March 17-21--has opened the submissions for showcase performances of artists and also registrations of delegates
Australian convicted of running global piracy operation
A Victorian man appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday charged with six serious offences relating to a global piracy operation.
Community Radio and Amrap Come Together To Give Australian Artists National Airplay
Community radio music directors from around the country have come together for the inaugural Amrap Music Director Summit.
Indigenous Music Awards- Vote for Song of the Year
Time to cast your People's Choice Vote for Song of the Year Award.
2009 Helpmann Awards: The Winners
Celebrating excellence and achievement in live performance
Amrap Manager, Chris Johnson, Writes the Music Industry
Amrap Manager, Chris Johnson, has written an open letter to music distributors, publicists, promoters and artist managers heralding the changes to happen shortly in the Amrap camp.
WAM Announces Indigenous and Regional Songwriters to be Recognised
Songwriters who want to take their career to the next level are urged to enter the WAM Song of the Year 2009.
The McClymonts join Telstra Road to Tamworth
The McClymonts have been announced as new ambassadors for the Telstra Road to Tamworth.
Indigenous contemporary musicians receive breakthrough
Media release from The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts.
WAM Song of the Year 2009 is now open
Songwriters who want to take their career to the next level are urged to enter the WAM Song of the Year 2009.
One Movement for Music Festival: Artist Submission platforms
One Movement for Music Festival announces details of Artist Submission platforms and partners with Big Sound 2009 in joint registration initiative
Music Piracy, Consumer Downloads vs CDs & Mobile Music Survey Initiated
Results to be revealed at AustralAsian Music Business Conference
MIPI: Source of pirated movies & music cut off
Police Raid Two Shops Seizing 48 Optical Disc Burners and over 14,000 Pirated Discs
2009 Q Song Finalists Announced
Judges have faced an enormously difficult task with almost 2200 songs entered in Q Song 2009, almost 800 entries more than in 2008.
Music. Play For Life - June campaign update
We've been waiting for some news about this year's 'Music. Count Us In', hence the late June campaign update.
Golden Stave raises over $450,000
The Annual Golden Stave Foundation Charity luncheon held on Friday raised in excess of $450,000 for Children’s charities, thanks to its supporters.
BMI mourns the passing of Michael Jackson
The late Michael Jackson was a member of BMI - one of APRA's US affiliates
NAIDOC Week: Honouring our Elders, Nurturing our Youth.
Honouring our Elders, Nurturing our Youth. 5 - 12 July 2009.
World Copyright Summit:Copyright Looking Forward
“Copyright Protection Crucial for Creative Industries’ Future,” CISAC president Robin Gibb and Creators at World Copyright Summit.
Resound Bushfire Appeal
Music Council of Australia are partnering with the Dandenong Ranges Music Council to form The Resound Bushfire Appeal.
Copyright Summit Kicks Off!
Policymakers, Creators and Key Industry Leaders Address Creative Rights in Digital Era at Opening of World Copyright Summit
Annual Golden Stave Charity Luncheon
This year is the 31st Anniversary of the Annual Golden Stave Charity Luncheon and it is in no danger of growing old gracefully.
Creative for a Cause: Help Nordoff-Robbins win!
Help Nordoff Robbins win $60,000 in the Canon "Creative for a Cause" competition.
MIPI: Public tip off closes down illegal music and movie retailer
Music. Play for Life - May e-newsletter
Latest update from the Music. Play for Life. campaign.
Indent Launches New Website
Indent, the hub for all ages entertainment in NSW has today launched
their brand new website.
MIPI: Jury convicts music and movie pirate
Judge warns of jail term as jury convicts music and movie pirate in Australian first
APRA Member Christopher Elves scores Emmy Nomination
Christopher Elves nominated for the score for the Australian children’s animation series “Animalia”.
2009 Helpmann Awards: Michael Gudinski honoured
APRA is a proud supporter of the Helpmann Awards
Sing Sing tour USA
Music & Dance from Aboriginal Australia, Papua New Guinea, West Papua tours the United States of America
The Flame Awards 2009 are now open for entry!
All Australian primary, secondary, government and independent schools are eligible to enter
VROOM: a new direction for live music touring
Your free online resource for original music touring is now available
Darebin Music Feast
Who will take out the prestigious APRA Open Award this year?
Luke Dickens from Australian Idol launches the ACMF National Songwriting Competition in Martin Place Sydney
Breakthrough Indigenous contemporary music pilot initiative
Minister for the Arts launches Breakthrough, a pilot initiative of the Cultural Ministers Council
Music. Play for Life - April e-news
Read the latest campaign update.
Wolverine and Music Pirate Nabbed Outside Pub
Police also seize pirate burner lab able to produce 378,000 pirated DVDs a year
Australian Music Centre redefines the online world of Australian music
indispensable new resource for music lovers, festival programmers, teachers, students, and the creators and performers.
Push Songs 09
Attention: Emerging songwriters of Victoria
Ashley Irwin: Newest member of SCL Board
Congratulations to Ashley Irwin who has become the first Australian composer to be elected onto The Society of Composers and Lyricists board in the US.
Arts in Australia's National School Curriculum
Australian children are guaranteed an arts-rich education following agreement today by federal, state and territory education ministers that arts be included in the national curriculum.
Think of it as a little piece of Melbourne, only in Sydney.
After years fighting a losing battle against red tape and poker machines, live performance is ready for an encore in pubs and bars
Supporting the composition of new Australian music
Expressions of Interest for Ian Potter Music Commissions 2009 Fellowships are now being accepted
World Copyright Summit
World-Renowned Creators and Key Industry Leaders to Convene at World Copyright Summit in Washington, D.C., June 9-10, 2009
Winner of the 2008 Australian Songwriting Contest: Jason Campbell-Smith
Winner of the 2008 Australia Songwriting contest, Jason Campbell-Smith, has received his $3000 cash prize sponsored by APRA|AMCOS.
Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award
Vale: Rita Schneider
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of APRA Member, Rita Schneider.
Google Book Settlement
If you have licensed your lyrics and/or a chart or score to be published in a book available in the US, then you may be interested in the “Google Book Settlement”.
ASONG (Australian Songwriters Official Nation Group) has been created to act as an umbrella structure to build upon and extend the foundations laid down by the respective Australian songwriting member organisations.
Q Song 2009 gets underway next week
Queensland’s annual search for the state’s finest songwriters kicks off 30 March
Eddy Current Suppression Ring take out The AMP
Eddy Current Suppression Ring take out The AMP's with their LP Primary Colours.
Something With Numbers take out APRA supported Indent ISAAC Award
Indent hosted their 2009 ISAAC awards and open day, to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments made in the all ages arena last year.
2009 Sound Travellers Tours Announced
Sound Travellers is thrilled to announce the second round of artists who will be touring Australia in 2009.
Resound Bushfire Appeal
MCA partners with Dandenong Ranges Music Council
ISC 2008 Finalists Announced
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is excited to announce its 2008 finalists and semi-finalists.
Rest in Peace: Pat Aulton
All at APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of APRA member Pat Aulton.
The Australian Music Prize Shortlist for 2008
The Shortlist is the list of finalists for The Amp, a four-year-old award which promotes creative excellence in Australian music.
Songs of Applewood Documentary
In 2008, the second “Songs of Applewood” took place at Applewood...
Music. Play For Life
February campaign e-newsletter is online now.
Michael Chugg named International Promoter of the Year
Michael Chugg has just taken home the international touring industry’s most coveted prize – Pollstar’s ‘International Promoter of the Year’.
Whichway Program comes to Dubbo
The Whichway Regional Music Development Program 5-day intensive and workshop for regional
Indigenous artists will be held in Dubbo 23-27 March.
London’s City Showcase launches its biggest ever annual search for talent
London’s annual City Showcase event steps into gear this week with the announcement of its biggest ever search for the next wave of talent.
Cut Copy on Amp 2008 Shortlist
The Amp is pleased to announce that Cut Copy is one of this year’s Shortlisted artists.
Blake Ralph wins Artist of the Year at Yabun
Award presented by the Gadigal council in association with Yabun and Koori radio.
Australian Blues Music Awards
Australian Blues Music Awards: 2009 Finalists Announced
Winners Announced For the 37th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia
Australian country music’s night of nights, the 37th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, were held on 24th January.
Rockefeller Foundation hosts scholars, creative artists and practitioners at Bellagio for concerntrated work on major projects.
The JB Seed has exciting news in 2009!
The JB Seed is officially five years old!
MusicNSW: Millie Millgate takes up newly created position at APRA|AMCOS
MusicNSW says goodbye to its Creative Director, Millie Millgate and wishes her well in her new role
The Music Network Magazine enters a new era
The New Year has commenced for The Music Network with an exciting change.
AIM Student to lead Chinese New Year
The Australian Institute of Music will be at the musical helm of Chinese New Year parade on 1 Feb 2009
Nashville Songwriters in Australia for songwriting seminars
Karin Paparelli and Bill DiLuigi will be conducting seminars in six Australian cities with the JAWS 2009 team in Jan.
Tina Arena to be awarded the French Order of Merit
Tina Arena is to be awarded the Ordre national du Mérite, ( French Order of Merit) one of Frances highest civil decorations.
Live Entertainment coming to a bar near you!
NSW hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants no longer require development consent to host small scale live music.
RIP Wayne Goodwin
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to Wayne's family and friends.
MIPI: Sydney market vendor arrested again for selling counterfeit music and movies
Accused already facing charges from April raid
Musicoz Awards: The Winners!
COG win the APRA Songwriters Award
The economic contribution of Australia's copyright industries
On 26 November 2008, the Federal Attorney General, Hon Robert McClelland MP, launched the report "Making the intangible tangible" at Parliament House, Canberra.
MIPI: NSW Police smash commercial piracy manufacturing ring
NSW Police smash Australia’s largest ever commercial piracy manufacturing ring.
Human Rights Bill and its importance to artists
December 10, 2008 is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Support Act Limited: New Board Members Elected
Joining the SAL Board are John Hansen and Robert Patterson
MIPI: Sydney CBD internet cafe fined
AFP raid on Sydney CBD internet cafe results in $82,000 fine and forfeiture of thousands of dollars of computer equipment.
International Songwriting Competition - entries close 1 Dec
This is your final chance to enter or send additional songs to the 2008 International Songwriting Competition, so don't miss out on this opportunity!
The Gold Coast musicians lifeline goes live
Gold Coast Music Industry Association (GCMIA) is looking to bring even more local talent to the world stage.
37th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia
Finalists announced! The 37th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia will be held at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Convention Centre (TRECC) on Saturday, January 24, 2009.
ASCAP: I Create Music EXPO 23-25 April 2009
Committed to developing your craft and advancing your career - attend ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO
ACMF National Songwriting Competition: Winners
17 year old Emma Louise Lobb from Cairns wins ACMF
MIPI: Victoria Police swoop on systemic market piracy
Police raid market traders blatantly selling illegal music, movies and video games at Caribbean Garden Markets in Scoresby.
Police Gatecrash 'Members Only' Pirate Operation
Counterfeit Criminals Efforts to Avoid Detection Foiled by Police and Industry Investigators
Musicians and industry face the music
FACE THE MUSIC 08 will be held at the Arts Centre in Melbourne from 11.30am to 5pm on Saturday 8th November.
2008 ARIA Awards: The Winners!
The winners of the 2008 ARIA Awards, proudly presented by Motorola, have been announced and pop and electronic dance music have ruled the day in the form of multiple winners GABRIELLA CILMI and THE PRESETS.
ISC - Deadline extended to 1 December
The International Songwriting Competition has extended its submission deadline!
Toyota Star Maker – launching pad for the stars
Who will be the young country singer catapulted to fame and a professional career as winner of the Toyota Star Maker?
Deadlys 2008: The Winners!
Jodie Cockatoo-Creed & Andrew Farris win APRA Song of the Year at 2008 Deadlys
Australasian World Music Expo
Billy Thorpe Foundation Announced
TThe establishment of a Billy Thorpe Foundation was announced by Board member Michael Chugg AM at the annual Support Act Limited “Music in the House” lunch at NSW Parliament House.
The Amp 2008: $30,000 cash prize
The Australian Music Prize is calling for all Australian artists across every musical genre to submit original album-length works (released in 2008) to go into the running to win the cash prize, which this year has increased to $30,000.
Emerging artists dominate 2008 ARIA Award Nominations
Nominees across 28 categories in the 2008 ARIA Awards have been announced at a special industry gathering in Sydney.
Music Play for life Campaign e-news Sept 08
2008 NT Indigenous Music Awards: Winners
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu has topped off a stellar twelve months in his career by taking out four major award categories in the 2008 NT Indigenous Music Awards including best Act, Song and Album of the Year.
Telstra Road To Tamworth
14 Telstra Road To Tamworth heats will be held in every state & territory across Australia.
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