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Arts Law is Australia’s only independent, national community legal centre for the arts. It provides free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources for Australian artists and arts organisation and is uniquely placed to help songwriters, composers and music publishers understand their legal rights and responsibilities, protect their work and grow their business.
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: a 30% discount on a range of sample agreements designed to help musicians. Discounted agreements include:
- Music Licence for Film
- Session Musician’s release
- Music Studio Recording Agreement for Unsigned Artists
- Band Partnership Letter Agreement
To find out more, visit Arts Law’s website and subscribe to art+LAW
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Jaxsta, the world’s largest, public-facing database of official music credits has just introduced new membership programs within Jaxsta Pro.
At a time when experiencing music digitally is more central than ever to its enjoyment and consumption, proper and accurate attribution of credits is essential.
Members can now choose between the freemium version, Jaxsta Core, or the next level premium version, Jaxsta Plus.
Jaxsta Plus gives music industry professionals access to a suite of new and world-first features designed to empower music creatives and those who represent them, all for the low price of US$49 per year.
APRA AMCOS member offer: 20% off yearly Jaxsta Plus
Why sign up to Jaxsta Plus?
As an artist, musician, songwriter, producer, engineer, or studio professional you’ll have verified credits on the platform.
Jaxsta Plus now empowers you to:
- Promote your achievements with a single view of what you’ve done and who you’ve worked with, all populated by Jaxsta’s official credits.
- Control your credits by prioritizing the order in which they appear on your profile, with your most important work rising to the top.
- Track your performance by setting credit alerts or chart alerts you’ll receive a notification direct to your inbox every time a song you have worked on is released or charts anywhere in the world.
To take advantage of this special APRA AMCOS member offer, sign up and quote coupon code JAXSTA-APRAAMCOS when you reach the Jaxsta Plus pricing page.
For context of what your claimed Jaxsta profile could look like, check out the profile page of APRA AMCOS Ambassadors, The McClymonts.
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Sorrento Strategic Solutions
Sorrento Strategic Solutions Pty Ltd provides accredited Self-Managed Super Fund advice and bespoke Financial Planning Services across various growth profiles depending upon your circumstances and financial goals. As an Authorised Representative of Akambo Pty Ltd trading as Accountants Private Advice (APA - AFSL 322056), Kylie Thompson is now one of a minority of Australian accountants legally licensed to offer Accredited Financial Planning Services.
Sorrento Strategic Solutions is proud of its partnership with APA – a leading self-licensed private wealth firm. As recent winners of the IFA Award for their investment expertise, APA currently manages funds in excess of $500m across a base of 750+ clients Australia-wide.
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: $500.00 discount off the preparation of a Financial Plan Statement of Advice or Self-Managed Super Fund Advice.
To navigate the world of advice and investing, call 08 9246 7504 or email Sorrento Strategic Solutions
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Sorrento Strategic Music
With more than 25 years’ experience specialising in the specific needs of musicians and those associated with the arts and entertainment industries, Sorrento Strategic Music understands musicians and provides specialist financial advice and taxation services tailored to the industry.
Sorrento Strategic Music can help you turn your music endeavours into a viable business. Services available -
- Effectively forecast and manage your cash flow and tax affairs
- Budget for touring and recording
- Prepare simple and accurate income and expenses records
APRA AMCOS members and music licence customer offer: an exclusive discounted accountancy package, including -
- Complimentary ½ hour initial consultation
- 20% discount off fees for the first year’s taxation work
Call 08 9246 7504 or email Sorrento Strategic Music to take up the offer.
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Perez Varela Lawyers Pty Ltd.
With over 10 years experience, Perez Varela Lawyers Pty Ltd pride themselves on a complete approach to your matter, offering expertise in commercial law, contract law, media and entertainment law, as well as Immigration law and Wills and Estates. They offer legal brilliance and professionalism, focusing on your personal and professional circumstances and always place an importance on your time (or lack of it!).
Perez Varela Lawyer services include:
- Entertainment including NDAs, winner’s agreements, liability release agreements
- Intellectual property including trademarking
- Contracts including commission based agreements
- Conveyance & property
- Immigration including visas and travel exemptions, registered agents of the Australian Department of Home Affairs
- Licensing litigation
- Local and government planning
- Wills and estates
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: A discount of 10% for solicitor-client legal fees for all APRA AMCOS members and music licence customers
Contact [email protected] or please call us on 0450747894.
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Rolling Stone Australia
Rolling Stone Australia, published by The Brag Media, is bigger and better than ever! Divert your eyes from the screen, put down your phone and lock into the joy of long-form journalism with more music, more politics and more culture.
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: simply use the discount code APRA20 when locking in your annual subscription to Rolling Stone Australia magazine to receive 20% off. $5 of your purchase price will go towards ensuring Support Act can continue its important work for musicians and industry professionals in need.
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Living With A Creative Mind
Living With A Creative Mind is not just another book about how to be more creative, it is a book about how to survive the experience: it as an operating guide to being creative, and living and working with creative people.
Drawn from the latest research, and the thoughts of successful songwriters and artists from around the world on how they live with their gift - combined with personal experience, including a 16-year tenure as a music educator: Living With A Creative Mind is a bold new way of understanding songwriters, and creative people of all disciplines - and what it is they are trying to do all their lives.
About the authors:
Jeff Crabtree is a songwriter/performer with APRA. His current project is the composition and production of the score for an LA-based feature film.
Julie Crabtree is a psychologist in private practice in Sydney. Julie’s current project is a PhD in creativity and mental health.
APRA AMCOS member offer: receive a 20% discount off the physical or e-publication book. Quote the code 20APRA20 when purchasing the book via their e-shop.
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Rhythms Magazine has established a reputation as the bible of roots music in Australia. A refuge for anything blues, folk, Americana, soul, country, jazz and world music, Rhythms is totally unique, and cherished by its readers for its authority, credibility and diversity.
Now owned by your fellow APRA AMCOS member, singer/songwriter Catherine Britt, this bi-monthly magazine is available in a digital version for all platforms.
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: Prigital (print and digital) subscriptions for the price of print alone - $65. Subscribe online or email the Rhythms team your details and they'll contact you.
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Alphabet A-Z Rock'n'roll Photography by Tony Mott
450 pages of over 1,000 bands and artists shot over 30 years .
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: $100 including postage for a mammoth limited edition hand signed and numbered book.
Contact Tony to place your order.
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The Songwriting Labyrinth
"I’ve been a songwriter, session musician and composer for over 40 years - tasting my first songwriting chart success at age 19 - and I’ve been writing rock, funk, jazz, swing, and soul songs ever since. An APRA member since 1976, with over 300 registered works, I’ve written and produced music for 15 albums, 9 feature films, and 13 television series; had my music broadcast in over 80 countries worldwide, and for a time, was one of Australia’s highest royalty-earning composers. A member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers since 1988, I also spent 8 years on the AGSC executive and 5 Years as President. For the past 6 years I’ve been ‘passing it forward’; lecturing BMus students in songwriting and performance - currently at Macquarie University." - Author Clive Harrison
This book is not a quest for a magic formula for writing a hit song, for that would be nonsensical – it’s the result of PhD research into Songwriting Creativity conducted through the University of Newcastle, filtered through knowledge built up over a long and successful career, and written in the hope that songwriting students and educators can apply it to their song development.
APRA AMCOS member offer: $39.95 (that's 20% discount off the full price of $49.95)
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The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar
First published in 1994 and now in it’s third edition The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar by Brendan Gallagher gives guitarists working in standard tuning a basic introduction into open tune playing. Though commonly used for slide playing open tunings have become increasingly popular for their unusual and rich voicings. The book contains chord shapes for over 300 chords in the two most popular tunings – Vastopol (or Open D) and Spanish (or Open G) – with a page per key. For example, turn to page 17 and there are twelve chords in Open D tuning in the key of G – major, minor, 6th, dom 7th, diminished, augmented, minor 6th, major 7th, minor 7th, 7th sus 4, 7th flat 9 and 11th.
The book includes a short history of the origin of open tuning, tips on tuning and string set up, a glossary of favourite chords and recommended listening plus music scores for four popular songs using open tuning chord shapes. It’s 30 cm x 10cm (12 inches x 4 inches) size makes it a snug fit in the neck of a standard guitar case.
Over the years The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar has found it's way into the guitar cases of musicians like David Bowie, Peter Buck (REM), Lee Ritenour, Arlo Guthrie, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Paul Kelly, Paul Weller, PJ Harvey, Chris Cheney (Living End), Murray ‘Red Wiggle’ Cook, Lloyd Cole, Tim Rogers… and everyday guitarists from Ireland to Lithuania.
APRA AMCOS member offer: purchase a copy for $15.99 and get free shipping anywhere in Australia & New Zealand.
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Page, Harrison & Co
Leading entertainment accountants Page Harrison have over thirty years of involvement with the music industry. Based in Sydney, they offer advice over the phone or via email from anywhere in Australia.
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customers offer:
- First consultation meeting free
- 20% off the first year's fees (minimum fee $400)
Contact Chris Hughes on (02) 9922 7144 to book a consultation time.
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The bible of the music industry, Music Business by Shane Simpson and Jules Munro is now in it’s 4th edition. Completely updated for the 21st century, this is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to forge or further their career in the music industry.
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: Regularly $39.99 RRP, our members and customers will pay only $20, plus $7 postage and handling. Members can also receive a 50% discount on other industry titles Music Event Management, Music Entertainment Marketing, Copyright and Music Publishing, and Artist and Band Management.
Quote the Promo Code ‘apra’ when ordering online, or call Woodslane on (02) 8445 2300.
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The Australian Copyright Council's Music and Copyright Guide
The Australian Copyright Council’s Music and Copyright guide is available as an e-publication. The guide is an essential tool for anyone composing, songwriting, performing, recording or publishing music. It’s all you need to know to make copyright work for you!
APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: receive at 30% discount. Use the code APRAcopyM&C when purchasing online.
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