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We're spreading Australasian music locally and abroad.

National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Music Office

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander songwriter or composer?

An indigenous-led initiative and peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators. The Office supports the growth and development of songwriters and composers and advocate for a thriving, self-determined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music industry.

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The Regional Sessions

The Regional Sessions is a series of one-day events across regional NSW offering keynote speakers, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities for emerging and mid-career songwriters.

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SongHubs

SongHubs partners Australian and New Zealand songwriters with international music makers to create local and global hits within a few days.

The pilot project was held in Sydney in August 2013 and SongHubs songwriting camps have since taken place in New Zealand, Asia, the UK, USA and Europe.

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SongMakers

APRA AMCOS Ambassadors and music producers visit secondary schools across the country to write and record new songs with students.

Hands-on, challenging and rewarding, the program is designed to fast track students’ understanding of the opportunities in today’s contemporary music world and set them up for success.

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Sounds Australia

Sounds Australia raises the profile of Australian contemporary music in key international markets. As a direct result of Sounds Australia’s programs, the number of Australian artists showcasing at international events grew from 49 per year in 2009 to 263 in 2014, a 437% increase in just six years.

Sounds Australia is a joint initiative of the Australia Council and APRA AMCOS, supported by the Federal Government, ARIA, the PPCA and state government agencies.

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Live Music Office

The music sector has had to adapt in the face of digital platforms and changing audiences. Strict regulation and convoluted policies have produced significant obstacles for live music.

The Live Music Office was created in 2013 to increase opportunities for live music in Australia. Its focus is on identifying and advocating for better policy, regulation, and strategy.

The Live Music Office is a partnership with APRA AMCOS.

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