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Early Performance Reports - What You Need To Know

Quick answers to your questions about the early payment.

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Apply now for Mentorships for Women in Music

Nine new mentoring opportunities for songwriters and composers available across a variety of genres and disciplines.

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Live performance report royalties to be paid early

You won't need to wait until November, we're paying your performance reports royalties in May.

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APRA AMCOS Australia and live streaming music licensing under COVID-19 lock down

The COVID-19 lock-down is having a huge effect on business and everyday life. We do not want to be a roadblock to keeping the economy moving where it can. 

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APRA AMCOS Australia and live streaming Dramatic Context performances under COVID-19 lock down

The following advice ONLY relates to live streaming of performances licensed under an APRA AMCOS Dramatic Context licence.

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Virtual APRA Music Awards event to take place for 2020

A re-imagined online awards will take place 26 May.

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Ask an accountant: what does the stimulus package mean for me?

Creative industries accountants Kavisha Kuruk of White Sky and Jacinta O'Connell of Calculated Matters help out.

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Fear and worry in uncertain times, a blog from Coach Viv

Viv Fantin offers up some coaching tools and perspectives that might help with resilience. 

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CISAC calls on governments for global action to help creators

Today, and in the coming weeks and months, creators will be among the worst affected by the crisis.

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The At Home Sessions: sign up to collaborate, network, upskill

3-2-1 songwriting sessions, Meet the Locals Virtual and Ableton Masterclass. Sign up!

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Antony Partos and Me-Lee Hay to lead Australian Guild of Screen Composers

Antony Partos elected President.

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How we’re working and supporting you during COVID-19

Our staff across our Australian and New Zealand offices will be working from home from Wednesday 18 March

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Vale Don Burrows, Australian jazz icon

He will be remembered for his lasting impact and influence on jazz.

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Sarah Aarons' co-write 'Stay' lands on The 1,000,000,000 List

She's a one-in-a-billion songwriter.

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Beyond one billion streams for Sarah Aarons and 'The Middle'

She's a songwriter on the global smash hit.

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Music and hospitality sectors call for urgent support

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The 2020 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is open

We're back and cash prizes are on offer. Good luck!

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International Song Comp finalists features 70 entries from Australia, NZ, Solomon Islands

Great songs prevail!

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"In My Mind" earns a place on The 1,000,000,000 List

Congratulations Georgi Kay, Ivan Gough, Aden Forte and Josh Soon

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Vance Joy joins The 1,000,000,000 List for ‘Riptide’

The huge hit surpasses 1B streams.

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Gotye joins The 1,000,000,000 List for ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

The huge hit surpasses 1B streams.

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Sia acknowledged on The 1,000,000,000 List

She's one of our most prolific songwriters, writing hits for herself and other superstars.

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Global APRA Music Awards London winners announced

Awards presented to standout talent Cloves, Jed Kurzel, Jordan Rakei and Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.

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The Lighthouse Award doubles to $10k grant and expands nationally

Supporting women in artist management. Applications are open.

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Global APRA Music Awards Nashville winners announced

Tommy Emmanuel, Seaforth, Rick Price, Morgan Evans and Phil Barton honoured. 

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Global APRA Music Awards Los Angeles winners announced

Congrats Mallrat, Joel Little, Colin Hay and Sarah Aarons!

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Music lives: 10 years on since the SLAM Rally

Music policy that makes a difference

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Important changes to categories and nomination process for 2020 Art Music Awards

The suite of awards grows with the sector.

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Emi's Intern Playlist: All New Music Updated Weekly

A weekly updated list of all new music curated by APRA AMCOS intern Emi Dain!

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5 Seconds of Summer joins The 1,000,000,000 List for ‘Youngblood’

"We really respect this award and everyone who works on these songs and getting them heard," said Ashton Irwin.

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Event Calendar

Mar

30

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

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Apr

02

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

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Apr

02

The At Home Sessions: Ableton Masterclass

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Apr

15

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

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Apr

15

AMP's Tomorrow Fund
Share in $1 million in Tomorrow Fund grants 
AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including musicians and arts champions.

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Apr

24

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

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Apr

29

Screenrights Cultural Fund - Applications close

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

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May

03

NSW - Cobargo Unites! A Bushfire Benefit Concert
The Yuin Folk Club and the Cobargo Folk Festival with Tri-Point Rigging Services are thrilled to announce COBARGO UNITES! a one day bushfire benefit concert for the community of Cobargo and district on Sunday 3 May from 10 am at the Cobargo Showground. Bring a chair, your woollen blanket and a smile!. This concert is on a "PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD" basis with tickets starting at $45.

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May

03

Songwriting University - Songwriting Competition
Submit your original songs to the Songwriting University songwriting competition before May 15th deadline! First Place Grand Prize wins $10,000!

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May

29

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

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

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Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 24 December, re-opening 6 January.

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Tips of the trade: writing children's music

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Inaugural Global APRA Music Awards reveal categories and nominees

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Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative winner

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Gender equity and diversity in opera summit

Convened on 2 December 2019...

2019 APRA and AMCOS
Board Election Results

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2019 Screen Music Awards Nominees Announced

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2019 APRA AMCOS Board Elections voting now open

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