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Australia Council continues support for Independent Record Labels

Great news! For the second year running the Australia Council For The Arts have released a round of funding results specifically in support of Independent Record Labels nationwide. The latest grants see 11 labels share in over $400,000 with an average of around $38,000 each. The labels funded are Chapter Music, Future Classic, Head Records,…
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JOIN US AT INDIE WEEK 2014

AIR, Sounds Australia and the PPCA are now seeking expressions of interest from Australian independent labels to take part in a delegation to the American Association of Independent Music’s (A2IM’s) Indie Week 2014 in New York City this June. Last year a 10 member Australian delegation attended the invite-only conference for indie labels; networking and dealing with some…
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Commercial Radio Simulcasting

  Last week, Commercial Radio Australia pulled a stunt by ceasing internet simulcasts of its regional stations. The action seems to be CRA’s petulant response to a decision made by the copyright tribunal forcing it to (shock horror) start paying royalties for the music it was broadcasting over the internet. The PPCA have released a more detailed…
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MGM and Pozible announce new partnership.

  MGM and Pozible have partnered to offer musicians the option to have their crowdfunded albums, singles and merchandise distributed through MGM’s subsidiary Waterfront Records. Musicians that opt in will also see their crowdfunded music now count towards the ARIA and AIR Charts. The partnership will make distribution easier for musicians, who will no longer…
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Release Program: Successful Applicants Announced.

Back in August, AIR announced the new program RELEASE, the dynamic five stage program designed to assist independent label owners from Australia and New Zealand grow their businesses. The program is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), and supported by AIR and Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ). Funding has been provided by the Australian…
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The Recording Initiative: The Australia Council For The Arts.

This week the Australia Council for the Arts announced that for a second year in a row they will be offering their $50,000 grant to support independent labels in releasing recordings by Australian artists. This is great news for independent labels nationwide. The successful applicants of the 2013 grants included: Skinnyfish Music, Hub Artist Services, Siberia…
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WINNERS: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.

2013 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS   The 2013 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS have wrapped up their eighth year delivering a superbly entertaining evening and bestowing 14 awards on some of Australia’s finest talent, with international breakthrough artist FLUME and first time nominees VANCE JOY and KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD ending…
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Virgin Australia and the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

For the second year in a row, Virgin Australia is proud to support the 2013 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. And we’re delighted to have them along for the ride! At AIR we’ve long been admirers of Virgin Australia. Several years back they showed the foresight and leadership by supporting the Australian music industry through…
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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

After votes from more than 250 judges from labels, broadcasters, media, artists and the wider music industry have been counted we’re delighted to announce nominees for the eighth Annual CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS. This year (as is always the case) we’re surprised and delighted at the stunning array of artists nominated. We’ve got some world-wide…
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