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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 offering keynote speakers, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities for emerging and mid-career songwriters.

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High Score

High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Games is annual event at Melbourne International Games Week with keynotes, panels, feedback sessions and more with the industry's most influential music and audio creators. Open to anyone making music for games or who wants to learn more and connect with the industry.

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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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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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321 Sessions

3 Songwriters, 2 Hours, 1 Song / 3 Hours, 2 Songwriters, 1 Song

APRA AMCOS’ 321 Sessions provide opportunities for songwriters to hone their co-writing skills, through connecting, collaborating and creating with their peers in a low-pressure environment. Open to APRA AMCOS members who have demonstrated an interest in developing their co-writing skills.

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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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23% Mentorship Program

APRA AMCOS’ mentoring program aims to address gender disparity in the music industry by providing professional guidance and funding directly to successful applicants.

The mentorship program launched after an APRA AMCOS-commissioned report recommended mentorship as a practical way to address gender disparity in the music industry.

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