We are delighted to inform you of a new funding program administered by the Australia Council designed specially for labels like you!
Over the past year, AIR, along with a wide-ranging group of labels, artists and music/arts industry organisations have been involved in an in-depth consultation process with the Australia Council resulting in a report into music recording in Australia. That report can be found here.
The Music Recording Report shows that there is great scope for targeted assistance by the Australia Council to stimulate small recording businesses. As a result the Australia Council has now instigated a pilot program which will offer grants of up to $50k to such labels to support a schedule of new releases by Australian artists. A minimum of three grants will be awarded.
Applications close on the 18th of February 2013.
This is a wonderful opportunity to receive government funding to further your capacity and output as a label. AIR commends the Australia Council for the work it has put into getting this pilot program running. We hope that the grant remains for many years beyond this initial pilot phase.