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CALL FOR CROSS-PORTFOLIO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROACH TO FUNDING CONTEMPORARY POPULAR MUSIC

The Australian Music Industry Network, APRA AMCOS, Music Australia, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) and the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) have joined forces to issue an open letter to the Federal Government in a call for heightened support for contemporary music and its artists, looking to ensure the future success of the contemporary…
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APPLE MUSIC TO PAY DURING FREE TRIAL

We’re glad to see that Apple Music have changed their tune and announced that they will be making payments to artists during their customer’s free trial of the new platform. The news comes on the back of widespread criticism and speculation over the implications of Apple Music’s initial plans. AIR CEO Dan Nevin had this…
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COPYRIGHT BILL REPORT DELIVERED

A report on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 has been delivered by the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, pertaining to blocking of infringing overseas websites. The committee has recommended, subject to recommendations, that the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 be passed, with the key recommendations as follows: – ‘Reasonable steps to…
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LABEL OF LOVE

In conjunction with Leaps & Bounds Festival 2015, the Shadow Electric Bandroom is pleased to announce their latest series of shows ‘Label of Love’ – a celebration of local independent Record labels. Running from 3rd July – 1st August each show will highlight a different label and the artists signed to it, with live music, pop up merchandise stores, art…
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RDIO SELECT

AIR’s official music streaming partner, Rdio, have just launched a new streaming option called Rdio Select. Combining radio and on-demand listening at a lower subscription price, Rdio Select subscribers can: Access endless stations based on any artist, song, genre, and more, along with You FM, your own personalised station, with no ads or skip limits on mobile and…
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MIDEM 2015

AIR CEO Dan Nevin and Chairman David Vodicka will be attending next month’s Midem music conference in Cannes from June 5th – 8th. Dan and David will be joining other Australian attendees at the Sounds Australia stand. The conference attracts over 6,000 attendees from 75 countries and presents a great opportunity for Australian music companies…
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CHARTS ROUND UP FOR APRIL

During April, new music from over 30 artists hit the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts! The big hits come from Sia (Big Girls Cry), Hermitude feat. Mataya & Young Tapz (The Buzz), Japanese Wallpaper feat. Airling (Forces) and Alpine (Foolish). There are some great new tracks from up and comers like Ben Wright Smith (No…
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COPYRIGHT INDUSTRIES SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR TO THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

  The Australian Copyright Council (ACC) has released a report on the Economic Contribution of Australian Copyright Industries 2002-2014. This covers copyright products such as music, movies, games, software, books and newspapers. These products are classified as Core Copyright industries, which makes up 66% of the total value of copyright industries. The report shows that…
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ONLINE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CODE LODGED FOR REGISTRATION

A new Code of practice, designed to help drive down the rate of online copyright infringement (internet piracy) in Australia, has been submitted for registration by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The Copyright Notice Scheme Code 2015, published by Communications Alliance following approval by its Board of Directors, has been amended following consideration of…
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AIR FAREWELLS, JO CAMERON. NEW POSITION AVAILABLE.

AIR FAREWELLS, JO CAMERON After six years of loyal service, Jo Cameron has decided to leave AIR to expand her horizons and look to opportunities abroad. AIR and it’s board would like to sincerely thank Jo for her commitment over the years and wish her all the very best with her future pursuits. Jo’s last…
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