Australian Music Week

Everything you need to know about Australian Music Week 2019 and its latest, massive announcements

October 30, 2019

It’s not long now until Australian Music Week returns to Cronulla, NSW, for the fifth time – November 6-10 to be exact – and we’ve got all the latest announcements for you here in one place. So strap in for a pile of announcements, because this is going to be one of the most jam packed […]

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From Bob to Barter: 5 reasons you should be excited about Australian Music Week 2019

October 1, 2019

The annual Australian Music Week Conference is back for its fifth year and is returning with an impressive lineup of speakers and performers. Taking place November 2019, here are the five highlights of the week we know you won’t want to miss out on. And with many more announcements still to come, this is merely […]

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AMW Film Festival Review: Lost in France (UK, 2018) is a love letter to Scottish musicians Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand and more

October 30, 2018

What goes on tour stays on tour. Except if you’re the Scottish artists who feature in Lost in France. This music documentary is a boozy and breezy look back at a once-forgotten, 1997 Brittany tour. The artists reunite again in 2015 and in doing so, prove that some things – like friendship – never change. […]

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Sydney Lock Out Film Turn It Up! to open Australian Music Week Film Festival as individual tickets go on sale

October 25, 2018

Australian Music Week Film Festival presents a diverse lineup of film premieres, set to grace the event on 10-11 November. Already announced, films range from discussing the politics of music to sharing the uniqueness of Melbourne’s music scene. Today, the 13th and final film was announced, Turn it Up! Finding Sydney’s Sound, which discussed the city’s […]

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4 more acts not to miss at Australian Music Week as 40 more artists and conference program details are added

September 28, 2018

Sometimes leading trends in music can become boring and predictable. From 7th to the 9th of November, Australian Music Week celebrates the artists going at it a bit differently, down at the Shire. Lather on that sunscreen and come feel the heat of Australia’s most accessible, grassroots music industry conference. With a focus on real […]

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Australian Music Week Film Festival reveals 2018 lineup featuring Jen Cloher, Mogwai, Curse of Lono, Karnivool & More

September 24, 2018

This year’s Australian Music Week Film Festival has revealed a diverse lineup of feature and short films set to appear as part of the annual event, which takes place on November 10th and 11th at the GU Film House in Cronulla, NSW. Following on from the Australian Music Week industry conference (7-9 Nov), the film festival will feature six feature […]

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Five acts set to play Australian Music Week you need to be excited about

August 24, 2018

Taking over the sunny, vibrant Cronulla beaches this November, Australian Music Week is Australia’s most accessible grassroots music industry conference. Featuring a mixture of local and international acts, award-winners and promising new talent, this week’s first artist announcement paves the way for music discovery and bloody good times. With over 150 live showcases, 20 panels […]

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5 speakers you need to know from Australian Music Week’s first announcement

August 14, 2018

Taking place at Cronulla Beach between the 7th and 9th November, Australian Music Week is Australia’s most accessible grassroots music industry conference. Bringing together an 80-strong speaker line-up, Australian Music Week is about discovering real music and relevant industry knowledge from the artists and insider professionals who live and breathe all things musical. Conference manager […]

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Interview: Sydney’s Bad Pony on the making of “Half Blood” and moving forward into 2018

November 2, 2017

Bad Pony have been lapping up the response their latest single, “Half Blood” has brought them over recent weeks; the song has come dripping in soul and rich musicality from the group, a great indicator of where they’re heading into the new year with new music. As a live band, Bad Pony have been dominating […]

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Meet the Canadians: Find out more about the crop of musos hitting NSW this week

November 1, 2017

There’s set to be a strong Canadian wave of music coming through Sydney over this next week, with some exciting new artists popping up to perform as part of this year’s Australian Music Week, as well as part of the great ‘Canada Down Under’ event in Newtown next Thursday night. Ahead of all this goodness […]

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Five Canadian artists to perform free show in Sydney next Monday

October 30, 2017

On Monday, November 6th, no less than five Canadian artists are coming to Sydney – and they’re going to be performing completely for free at the Leadbelly in Newtown. The artists represent some of the best new music out of our friends in the North, and this special showcase, dubbed “Canada Down Under” is being […]

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7 acts not to miss at Australian Music Week 2017

October 30, 2017

With Australian Music Week (AMW) vastly approaching (November 1-3, 2017), you’ll want to keep your eyes out for some of the best up and coming artists featured there. AMW is your chance to experience some of the best emerging musical talents and is not to be missed – check out our list below to see […]

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Powerful new film about women in Australian music announces world premiere; features The Jezabels, The Grates & More

October 23, 2017

The first annual Australian Music Week Film Festival is set to dedicate an evening to the role of gender in music, with two feature films and one short screening on the evening of Wednesday, 1st November at Cronulla’s GU Film House cinemas. This program includes the Canadian feature Play Your Gender, which recently screened to […]

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Steve Kilbey is coming to Sydney for the NSW Premiere of his new documentary

October 19, 2017

One of Australia’s most iconic songwriters, Steve Kilbey, will be amongst the special guests set to appear at the inaugural Australian Music Week Film Festival from October 31st through until November 3rd. The festival itself, held in Cronulla, will be preceded by an event at the Event Cinemas on George Street however, accompanied by special Q&As at […]

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The inaugural Australian Music Week Film Festival unveils incredible international program

September 25, 2017

The first ever Australian Music Week Film Festival arrives at the end of next month, set to screen an impressive array of World and Australian Premieres across two venues from October 31st until November 3rd. The festival accompanies the annual Australian Music Week conference, which takes over Cronulla Beach for three days just outside of […]

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Melody Pool, Karl S. Williams & more round out huge Australian Music Week line up

September 21, 2017

Australian Music Week will be returning to Cronulla this November for three nights of epic live music throughout the town’s venues – with conferencing and various industry sessions peppered throughout each day, the event will be drawing hundreds upon hundreds down to this corner of NSW for some unmissable opportunities both on stage and off. This […]

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Canada’s BreakOut West partners with Australian Music Week and announces Aussie contingent for 2017 conference

July 5, 2017

Canadian music conference and showcase series BreakOut West returns to Alberta in September for four days and three nights of networking, panels and live music. Celebrating its 15th year in 2017, BreakOut West also incorporates the Western Canadian Music Awards, bringing the huge spotlight onto the thriving music industry even more. This year, BreakOut West has […]

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Australian Music Week reveals its first performing artists, delegates, new partnerships and prize for 2017

June 20, 2017

The annual music conference and festival held in Cronulla, just outside of Sydney, Australian Music Week, has today announced the first 30 showcasing artists confirmed to play at the summit this November. Alongside this, the event has revealed their first group of delegates, a series of new partnerships and a brand new prize sure to excite anyone […]

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Seven amazing artists discovered at the second annual Australian Music Week

November 8, 2016

Now in its second year, Australian Music Week took over Cronulla over the weekend from a run of showcases featuring artists from Australia, Canada, Scotland and the USA. It was an impressive three days, and along the way I discovered a pile of amazing artists – primarily of the Folk / Country / Blues / […]

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Premiere screening of I Am The Blues lined up for Australian Music Week

November 3, 2016

Australian Music Week is hooking into Cronulla right through the weekend, with multiple opportunities for those wanting to learn more about the music industry, network and see some fine artists perform all scheduled to roll out. Along with the program of panel sessions and the HiFi Days Festival, there will be a special premiere screening […]

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Win two full conference passes to Australian Music Week in Sydney

October 23, 2016

Australian Music Week (AMW) is a three-day live music and entertainment industry conference event that will take place in the venues around Sydney’s beautiful Cronulla Beach on from November 2nd to the 4th. The only event of its kind in NSW, AMW is designed for music lovers, artists, and industry professionals as a chance to […]

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Australian Music Week names White Blanks, IVY, Bootleg Rascal & more on new artist announcement

September 28, 2016

Australian Music Week has just announced the second and final list of artists set to perform at the music summit this November in Cronulla, NSW. This live music and entertainment industry conference is an annual gathering of industry professionals, artists, producers and anyone who wants to get the most out of what can at the best […]

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Australian Music Week announces the Delta Riggs, Jeff Martin & more for their HiFi Days Festival!

September 16, 2016

The Australian Music Week will be running its second conference over three days in November. Many events and acts are schedule from November 2nd to 4th, so we’re here to give you the highlights. For some budding band hopefuls who want a chance to share their music with some of the biggest industry players, there […]

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Australian Music Week adds film to its schedule; set to premiere I Am The Blues

September 15, 2016

Australian Music Week (AMW) is a special conference that runs insightful industry panels alongside with some of the country’s best up-and-coming bands and artists. Taking place in early November in Cronulla, just outside of Sydney, it is an opportunity for those wanting to get involved and learn more about the industry. In addition to the panels […]

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The State of Affairs (August 12, 2016): Universal Music Australia launches Casablanca Records Australia & more!

August 12, 2016

This week in the music industry: Universal Music Australia revives and launches the illustrious Casablanca Records in Australia, the LISTEN Conference announces dates and first round of guest speakers for 2016, and the Live Music Office calls for inner Sydney businesses to participate in the second round of Amplify. Casablanca Records Australia Earlier this week, Universal Music […]

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Demi Louise, Allan Smithy, Tenderfoot & more on the first round of artists for Australian Music Week!

August 3, 2016

The first round of showcasing artists and speakers for Australian Music Week has been announced! 25 names have been locked down to perform at the music summit going down in Cronulla this November 2nd-4th. The applications for artists wanting to showcase at Australian Music Week have also been extended, closing on August 19th. If you want […]

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Australian Music Week has announced its first round of speakers & delegates

June 29, 2016

Australian Music Week returns to Cronulla for its second year in 2016, brining an expertly curated conference line up to the Sydney beach hub for a week of  live shows and industry sessions! From November 2nd through November 4th, the summit will be providing musicians from all genres the opportunities to perform in front of […]

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Alistar Richardson from The Cairos (Brisbane) talks about new music, departing Island Records, CMJ and more

December 16, 2015

While at Australian Music Week in Cronulla last month, I sat down with Alistar Richardson from The Cairos to talk about the band’s year: departing from their label, releasing new music and balancing the band with his solo work as Zefereli. Welcome to Australian Music Week, the first of its kind. You’re probably not used to having […]

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Waza (Sydney) chats at Australian Music Week about “Lost in Space”, Slumberhaze, Captured Australia & more

December 7, 2015

Last month, Larry Heath sat down with Sydney artist Waza while he was at the inaugural Australian Music Week to talk about his shows there, his latest single “Lost in Space”, his upcoming album Crooked Jaw, his involvement in the Captured Australia project and more! Read on: Welcome to Australian Music week, the first event of its kind. […]

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Charlie A’Court (Canada) talks about the Blues, recording with Australians, touring and more!

December 3, 2015

While he was in Sydney last month to play Australian Music Week as well shows with UB40, Larry Heath caught up with Canadian blues artist Charlie A’Court to talk about his music, his time in Australia – his many musical connections here – and much more! Welcome back to Sydney… All the way from Canada! The […]

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