ARIA BOARD MOVE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY PROPOSAL Nov 27th, 2018

ARIA BOARD MOVE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY PROPOSAL

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has officially confirmed that its members supported a proposal from the ARIA Board designed to increase diversity and inclusiveness.  The ARIA constitution has consequently been amended to potentially double the size of the Board and provide the Board with the discretion to directly appoint both (a) an additional ARIA...

APRA AMCOS 2019 ART MUSIC FUND Nov 19th, 2018

APRA AMCOS 2019 ART MUSIC FUND

Funding brave new works that will live onFor the fourth consecutive year, Australian and New Zealand art music composers are encouraged to apply for a share in A$100,000 worth of funding to create new commissioned work thanks to the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund. ... Applications are now open and will close 20 February 2019 at 5:00pm AEDT. ... The funding pool of...

APRA AMCOS WELCOMES REPORT ON THE MUSIC AND ARTS ECONOMY IN AUS Nov 15th, 2018

APRA AMCOS WELCOMES REPORT ON THE MUSIC AND ARTS ECONOMY IN AUS

The NSW Parliament has tabled its report into the music and arts economy today. APRA AMCOS welcomes the report, which includes an abundance of recommendations to support live music infrastructure, programs and funding in NSW, and the revitalisation of live music in regional areas. ... Amongst the 60 recommendations, we particularly applaud recommendations ... To appoint...

AUSMUSIC TSHIRT DAY Nov 15th, 2018

AUSMUSIC TSHIRT DAY

Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is only 1 DAY away so get out your favourite Ausmusic t-shirt and get ready to help artists and music workers in need. This is Support Act’s big money raising day, and we invite you to help us spread the love far and wide by getting your workplace involved, and/or your social media networks. Just visit the Ausmusic T-Shirt...

ENTRIES EXTENDED FOR QMA'S AND BILLY THORPE SCHOLARSHIP Nov 13th, 2018

ENTRIES EXTENDED FOR QMA'S AND BILLY THORPE SCHOLARSHIP

Queensland songwriters have today been gifted a one-week extension to enter their songs & videos in the 2019 Queensland Music Awards. The new deadline is midnight Monday November 19, 2018, providing a grace period for those racing to the finish line on new work. ... Already the 2019 awards have enjoyed a flood of published and unpublished...

APRA AMCOS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES FOR WOMEN LAUNCHES Oct 30th, 2018

APRA AMCOS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES FOR WOMEN LAUNCHES

APRA AMCOS kicked off its new Professional Development Series for Women to an enthusiastic audience at their Brisbane office. The national event series features Next Act Coaching’s Viv Fantin presenting her popular interactive workshop ‘Tune Out Your Inner Critic’ for the organisation’s songwriter, composer and...

THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES REVEALED Oct 30th, 2018

THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES REVEALED

Co-presented by vital community radio stations Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the evening will be hosted by beloved radio presenters Lyndelle Wilkinson and Chris Gill and will invite industry to gather, reflect and celebrate another successful year for Victorian music, with live performers and the Hall Of Fame induction to be announced in early...

AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCED AS REEPERBAHN FOCUS COUNTRY FOR 2019 Oct 2nd, 2018

AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCED AS REEPERBAHN FOCUS COUNTRY FOR 2019

Australia has been announced as the focus country at Reeperbahn Festival 2019 (Hamburg, 18th – 21st September 2019). With Germany overtaking the UK as the largest music market in Europe, and the third largest globally (behind the USA and Japan), the opportunity for Australian artists and industry to make inroads in the territory is ripe.SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will be producing a suite...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - MILK! RECORDS, JEN CLOHER Jul 25th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - MILK! RECORDS, JEN CLOHER

Sweeping the nominations with BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST, BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP is Jen Cloher, and her label Milk! Records is nominated for BEST LABEL. ... "A modern day Patti Smith whose brutally honest, politically charged lyrics mark her out as one of the most interesting and important artists of her day.” - The Independent (UK) ... “It’s...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Jul 24th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

Nominated in the BEST HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM, is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard for Murder of the Universe. ... King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's sense of unfettered sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake for a long-forgotten relic of the psych explosion of the '60s. With a far-out sound that, at times, feels barely held together, King Gizzard evoke the...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - THE JUNGLE GIANTS Jul 23rd, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - THE JUNGLE GIANTS

Sweeping this year's nominations for BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST, BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP AND BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR,  are The Jungle Giants for Quiet Ferocity. ... Listen to The Jungle Giants third studio album Quiet Ferocity and one thing becomes clear: they’ve found their sound.  ... The band – featuring Sam Hales on vocals/guitar, Cesira Aitken on...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - BLISS N ESO Jul 21st, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - BLISS N ESO

Nominated in this years awards in the BEST HIP-HOP ALBUM OR EP category is Bliss N Eso for Off The Grid. ... One of Australia’s most-loved groups, Bliss n Eso have achieved much since 2004's debut, Flowers In The Pavement. They've broken records, won ARIA and APRA awards, staged spectacular live shows, and toured internationally. ... Celebrating their third consecutive debut...