About the Australian Music Centre
The Australian Music Centre (AMC) is the national service organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of art music in Australia.
We have many stakeholders, but at the heart of our mission is a commitment to the representation, advocacy, promotion and support of Australian composers and their music. Our important work covers contemporary classical, contemporary jazz and improvised music, experimental music and sound art. We provide career support, manage professional development programs and presents annual and biennial awards.
The AMC houses and curates the most comprehensive catalogue of Australian music, a living collection of scores, recordings, research papers, teaching kits, classroom materials and aggregated media. The collection includes more than 30,000 items by approximately 750 Australian artists. The organisation made the prescient decision to digitise this asset in 2002 and, today, the major part of the AMC's vast collection has been digitised and is accessible to anyone in the world with a smart device.
In addition to growing, maintaining and animating the collection for its audiences, the AMC provides music publishing, distribution and retail services for major customer groups.
The AMC has facilitated the creation, performance and awareness of Australian art music nationally and internationally for 45 years. You can support this work directly by joining the AMC as a financial member and by donating to the AMC.
To find out more about our organisation's colourful history, please see the historical timeline.
The AMC would like to acknowledge the generous core support from the Australia Council for the Arts, under the Four Year Funding for organisations program, as well as the funding and in-kind support from the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Find out more about our funding and supporters.
The AMC is a member of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC), a worldwide network of organisations promoting new music. The AMC is also the Australian Section to the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), and a member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN).