The State of Affairs (24 June 2016): performance reports due for local musicians, financial and legal advice for musicians & more!

This week in the music industry: artists are reminded to submit their annual Performance Reports to APRA AMCOS to receive their live performance royalties, and the second installment of the APRA AMCOS and WAM 2016 MISS conference offers essential financial and legal advice for those working in the music industry.

APRA AMCOS Performance Reports

The annual submission deadline for the APRA AMCOS Performance  Reports has been set at July 31 2016. Any musician who has done a live performance within the past year in Australia and/or New Zealand, may be available for royalty payments from  APRA AMCOS.

The Performance Report is an annual online submission form which details when, where and what a musician has played at each live performance. After July 31,  APRA AMCOS will then use the submissions to distribute royalty payments to songwriters whose works have been performed live. The payments are expected to be distributed around November.

More details on the Performance Reports can be found HERE.

2016 Music Industry Sundowner Series: Finance and Law

Besides the obvious glitz and glamour, the entertainment industry is built upon carefully structured financial and legal specifics, which can be quite overwhelming for those looking to break into the industry.

Thus, as part of the second instalment of the 2016 Music Industry Sundowner Series (MISS), APRA AMCOS and WAM are bringing guest speakers Kylie Thompson and Andrew Fuller to share some of their expert financial and legal knowledge, essential for those working in the music industry.

Kylie Thompson is a specialised tax expert who specifically works alongside artists, while Andre Fuller is a lawyer with extensive experience working in the commercial and general media sector.

Held at the Leederville Hotel in Perth, the event will cover topics such as maximising income, handling tax, and an essential guide to music copyright and agreements. Ticket information can be found HERE.

The Roundup

Aussie rockers The Temper Trap released their third studio album Thick As Thieves, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week. The band is yet to set the date for their promised 2016 tour around Australia.

Zac Farro, the former drummer of Paramore, has signed with Pilerats Records for his new solo act Halfnoise. His new single “Know The Feeling” is out now.

Friday Nights at NGV kicks off tonight with ARIA award-winning songwriter Clare Bowditch. The live performance event will be held every Friday night, alongside the new winter art exhibition Degas: A New Vision, until September 16th 2016.  More information on musical guests can be found HERE.

Hermitude has released two new tracks “Vibration” and “Gimme”,  now available for download on all digital platforms.

AIR 100% Independent Singles Chart

  1. Flume feat. Tove Lo – Say It
  2. Sia – Cheap Thrills
  3. Flume feat. Kai – Never Be Like You
  4. The Temper Trap – Fall Together
  5. The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves
  6. Sia – Chandelier
  7. Client Liaison – World Of Our Love
  8. Vance Joy – Fire and the Flood
  9. Sia – Alive
  10. Vance Joy – Riptide

AIR 100% Independent Albums Chart

  1. Sia – This Is Acting
  2. Luca Brasi – If This Is All We’re Going To Be
  3. The Cat Empire – Rising With The Sun
  4. Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear
  5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
  6. Urthboy – The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat
  7. Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart
  8. Camp Cope – Camp Cope
  9. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  10. Sia – Best Of…

ARIA Singles Chart

  1. Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
  2. Calvin Harris & Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
  3. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!
  4. Meghan Trainor – Me Too
  5. Drake feat. Rihanna – Too Good
  6. P!nk – Just Like Fire
  7. The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
  8. Flume feat. Tove Lo – Say It
  9. Desiigner – Panda
  10. DNCE – Cake by the Ocean

ARIA Albums Chart

  1. The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves
  2. Adele – 25
  3. Jimmy Barnes – Soul Searchin’
  4. Beyonce – Lemonade
  5. Meghan Trainor – Thank You
  6. Flume – Skin
  7. Keith Urban – Ripcord
  8. Drake – Views
  9. Garbage – Strange Little Birds
  10. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits


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