APRA AMCOS kicks off new Professional Development Series for Women

October 31, 2018

On Monday night, APRA AMCOS launched its new Professional Development Series for Women to an excited audience at their Brisbane offices. Featuring Next Act Coaching’s Viv Fantin, the national event series will see Viv present her popular interactive workshop “Tune Out Your Inner Critic” to APRA AMCOS members. The motivation for the series follows enormous […]

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‘The Melbourne Sessions’ bring new series of masterclasses to Yarraville in April

April 4, 2018

APRA AMCOS and Creative Victoria have linked up to bring a new series of music masterclasses to the local industry through this month – The Melbourne Sessions. Kindred Studios in Yarraville will host the one day run of workshops, sessions and networking events for emerging and mid-career songwriters to meet and learn from/exchange with visiting composers, […]

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APRA AMCOS brings NGAIIRE, Briggs, Katy Steele & Sally Seltmann together for Sydney Fringe series of talks

August 31, 2017

As part of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival, punters will be able to sit in on some exclusive sessions run by APRA AMCOS; four one on one conversations with Australian songwriters with discussions surrounding professional and creative development. Sitting down with moderator Chit Chat, Briggs, Katy Steele, NGAIIRE and Sally Seltmann (all recipients of the APRA Professional Development Award) will […]

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Meet Angie McMahon – Melbourne songwriter and winner of the 2017 Josh Pyke Partnership

June 14, 2017

The ever-talented Angie McMahon has taken out the 2017 Josh Pyke Partnership and we couldn’t think of a more worthy artist to fit the prize. She’s been pounding the pavement on the Melbourne music scene for a little while now; a charming and entertaining performer, the potential McMahon has displayed in recent months has been impressive to […]

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Melbourne MC Sinks takes out the 2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

May 11, 2017

Emerging MC from Melbourne, Sinks, has won the 2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative! Having already come through the ranks over the last few years and an artist to watch, the rapper and producer impressed the judging panel and has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hoods and APRA AMCOS. The prize money will be put towards […]

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Applications are now open for the 2017 APRA Professional development awards

March 13, 2017

APRA AMCOS have once again put the call out to budding artists and songwriters to vie for the coveted APRA Development Award. Aimed as a career boosting initiative, a $15,000 cash grant will be awarded to up and coming artists, composers and songwriters in each of the following categories: Popular Contemporary (3 separate grants will […]

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ORiGin Music and APRA AMCOS announce Pan-Asian Digital Licensing Agreement

February 20, 2017

On February 15th, APRO AMCOS announced Sydney-based independent music publisher ORiGin Music as their fifth and newest participant of their Pan-Asian Digital Licensing and Administration initiative. Launched in July 2013, APRO AMCOS’ Pan-Asian Digital Licensing and Administration initiative works to represent the publishing catalogues of select global publishers throughout Asia, including India and China, playing a key role in licensing the participating companies’ collection of […]

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$10,000 grant on offer for aspiring hip hop and soul artists with the 2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

February 15, 2017

The Hilltop Hoods Initiative is back for another year, with emerging Australian hip hop and soul artists encouraged to get involved for their chance to land a $10,000 grant courtesy of the Hoods and APRA AMCOS. Now in its 12th year, the Initiative has supported the work of the likes of Sarah Connor, I AM D and Jimblah – three […]

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The State of Affairs: APRA AMCOS and RECOGNISE join forces, a new All Ages Access Grant is created by City of Sydney and MusicNSW & more!

November 18, 2016

This week in the music industry, APRA AMCOS joins forces with the RECOGNISE campaign to raise awareness for the need for change in the Australian constitution, and the City of Sydney partnered up with MusicNSW to create the brand new “All Ages Access Grants” program. APRA AMCOS joins the RECOGNISE campaign Earlier this week, APRA AMCOS announced that they will be joining […]

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The State of Affairs: APRA AMCOS release their 2015-2016 review report, Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition winners announced & more!

October 28, 2016

This week in the music industry, APRA AMCOS released their full review report for the 2015-2016 financial year period, Melbourne’s Gretta Ray won the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition, a new social networking app for the music industry was launched, and tickets to the inaugural National Live Music Awards are available now. APRA AMCOS 2015-2016 […]

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The State of Affairs (August 26, 2016): Music NSW launches Sound Advice series & more!

August 26, 2016

This week in the music industry: Music NSW announced the launch of their new music industry panel series Sound Advice, and  APRA AMCOS won Australian Disputes Centre’s Corporate Team of the Year Award. Sound Advice by Music NSW This year, Music NSW are launching Sound Advice, a new panel discussion and masterclass series aimed at artists, managers and emerging […]

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The State of Affairs (August 19, 2016): Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant applications open & more!

August 19, 2016

This week in the music industry: the second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant has opened, Melbourne contemporary music summit Face The Music released their first lineup of speakers, and the 2016 Art Music Awards winners were announced. Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant   The second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development […]

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The State of Affairs (July 22, 2016): Dark Mofo receive new 5 year grant & more!

July 22, 2016

This week in the music industry, Tasmania’s hugely successful midwinter festival Dark Mofo has received a new five year funding agreement from the Tasmanian Government, the finalists for the 2016 Art Music Awards have been announced and the National Live Music Awards announces its launch. New funding for Dark Mofo The Tasmanian Government, through Events Tasmania, […]

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

June 24, 2016

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 […]

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