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2017 Art Music Fund recipients announced

More than $110,000 in funding has been awarded to nine composers, and more than half are women.

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How copyright fuels innovation

On World IP Day, local businesses VamprNightlife, Feed Music and Everywhere Roadie talk music and tech.

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Client Liaison become Ambassadors

The diplomatic duo take time out of the limo business to talk songwriting.

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Aussies lead International Songwriting Comp finals

Big Scary's Tom Iansek and Jo Syme among the Australian finalists.

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Dramatic Context Licence Changes

Important changes to the licensing of music in a dramatic context from 1 July 2017

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Smugglers of Light Foundation Music and Media Award

Application deadline extended to 27 April.

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World of Warcraft composer Neal Acree headlines our new event

High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming is dedicated to the art of creating music for games.

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Jackie Orszaczky Music Lecture and Composition Competition 2017

Write a song or instrumental that is inspired by the late Jackie Orszaczky.

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VIDEO: 2017 APRA Music Awards Performances

Watch all the performances from the 2017 APRA Music Awards!

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2017 APRA Music Award Winners Announced

Flume named Songwriter of the Year, D.D Dumbo wins Song of the Year & Troye Sivan takes home Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year.

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Members Rock the House for PFOAM

Daryl Braithwaite, Diesel, Megan Washington, Ross Wilson, Montaigne and Kav Temperley perform in front of enthusiastic politicians.

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Starting Ground returns to Byron Bay

Up-and-coming Aboriginal songwriters and musicians invited to free two-day skills development workshop at SAE.

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Archie Roach Receives Ted Albert Award

Paul Kelly, A.B. Original and Dan Sultan pay tribute at the 2017 APRA Music Awards.

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The Gov named inaugural Licensee of the Year

A newly created award designed to reward licensee groups for good music citizenship.

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2017 APRA Music Award Nominees Announced

Amy Shark, D.D Dumbo, Julia Jacklin, Tim Minchin & Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds all up for Song of the Year. 

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Applications open for Professional Development Awards

Emerging songwriters and composers invited to apply for nine awards, each offering a $15,000 cash prize.

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Emily Burrows Award recipients hit WOMADelaide

Electric Fields and Paige Renee Court (aka Mane) will be gracing the stage of South Australia’s biggest festival.

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New songwriting festival in the works

Plus more SongHubs camps for Victoria thanks to a new partnership.

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The Lighthouse Award returns

Grant in honour of Linda Gebar for a female music manager based in Victoria.

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Unpacking band agreements + song splits

Arts Law lends a hand with legals.

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Event Calendar

Apr

27

Applications for the Professionals Development Awards close

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Apr

28

Applications Close - 2017 Unsigned Only Music Competition
Be in the running to win $20,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives

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Apr

30

SA- Scorcherfest: Expressions of Interest Open
EOI’s are now open to performers who wish to play at Scorcherfest in Adelaide this April.

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May

02

QLD - Meet the Locals North Queensland
Are you a songwriter or musician based in or around Mackay, Townsville and Cairns?

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May

04

VIC- Metropolis New Music Festival
Brings together stars of contemporary music to rethink the ways in which ancient instruments can be used in creating innovative and intoxicating music for our time

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May

04

NSW- Art of Music Live 2017

Jenny Morris & Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy are pleased to announce the return of Art of Music Live, at The Studio at the Sydney Opera House

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May

07

Applications for Levis BIGSOUND Showcase Close
Levis Music Prize includes an opportunity to perform at BIGSOUND 2017

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May

08

VIC- Australian Copyright Council Seminars
Seminars presented by experts in the field of copyright law who are up-to-date with the latest policies, laws and applications of copyright.

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May

08

Woodford Folk Festival 2017 EOI's Close
Woodford Folk Festival is accepting EOI’s for artists wishing to perform as part of their 2017 Festival.

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May

11

NSW - Starting Ground Byron Bay
Aboriginal songwriters and musicians who are keen to develop their creative and business skills are invited to Starting Ground.

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2017 Art Music Fund recipients announced

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Applications for the Professionals Development Awards close

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Music and tech: how copyright fuels innovation

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Client Liaison become Ambassadors

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Aussies lead International Songwriting Comp finals

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Smugglers of Light Foundation Music and Media Award

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World of Warcraft composer Neal Acree headlines our new event

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Jackie Orszaczky Composition Competition 2017

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VIDEO: 2017 APRA Music Awards Performances

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2017 APRA Music Award Winners Announced

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Members Rock the House for PFOAM

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Starting Ground returns to Byron Bay

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The Gov named inaugural Licensee of the Year

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2017 APRA Music Award Nominees Announced

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Applications open for Professional Development Awards

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Emily Burrows Award recipients hit WOMADelaide

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New songwriting festival in the works

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The Lighthouse Award returns

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Unpacking band agreements + song splits

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Growing the Art Music Fund

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Content industry unites to reject Productivity Commission report

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Hilltop Hoods Initiative 2017 Opens

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Mau Power's top Torres Strait Islander artists

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Vale Carol Lloyd

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Vale Ritchie Yorke

APRA AMCOS was saddened to learn of the passing of the Brisbane music writer and historian.

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Brendan Gallagher elected Vice Chair of the Asia-Pacific Music Alliance

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2017 Art Music Awards Nominations Open

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An intro to music synchronisation

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