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The latest news articles discussing Australia's new music scene - you can also browse our archive of all news articles.

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2021 Art Music Awards: Distinguished Services honour goes to two ABC legends

2021 Art Music Awards: Distinguished Services honour goes to two ABC legends

Penny Lomax and Maureen Cooney, the founding producers of ABC Radio National's iconic program, The Music Show, will be presented with the Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music at the 2021 Art Music Awards. The ceremony, originally scheduled to take place in Melbourne in mid-August, will now be broadcast to audiences worldwide on Tuesday 24 August via YouTube Premiere.

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New Chair for the AMC Board

New Chair for the AMC Board

Marshall McGuire has been appointed Chair of the AMC's Board of Directors. Marshall follows Genevieve Lacey who stepped down as Chair at the meeting of the AMC Board on 29 July.

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New scores in the AMC Library May-July 2021

New scores in the AMC Library May-July 2021

We're excited to have very recently added to our collection many of the scores from the 2021 Art Music Awards list of finalists.

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AMC welcomes seven new Associate artists

AMC welcomes seven new Associate artists

The AMC is delighted to announce that seven outstanding artists have just been offered Associate representation as a result of our most recent round of applications. A warm welcome and congratulations to: Stephen Crump (Tas), Joseph Franklin (Vic), Christine Pan (NSW), Ryszard Pusz (SA), David Pyke (Qld), Jodi Rose (NSW) and Iran Sanadzadeh (Vic).

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I Lost My Gig 2.0 - add your story

I Lost My Gig 2.0 - add your story

Have you lost gigs and income due to event cancellations and postponements? The I Lost My Gig survey is live again, and your input is much appreciated in gathering crucial data about this period.

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2021 Art Music Awards finalists announced: Harrison, Yedid, Milliken, Meurant...

2021 Art Music Awards finalists announced: Harrison, Yedid, Milliken, Meurant...

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre are excited to announce the finalists for the 2021 Art Music Awards, to be held virtually on Tuesday 24 August [updated] in Melbourne. The Awards celebrate a diverse range of individuals, organisations and some of Australia's finest composers and performers in contemporary classical, jazz and experimental music and sound art, recognised for excellence in their field.

The quantity, quality and variety of projects and works included makes a powerful statement about the talent, creative drive and resilience demonstrated by art music practitioners everywhere during a year of cancellations and hardships.

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SUPPORT ACT Crisis Relief: MusicKeeper and CrewKeeper, available now!

SUPPORT ACT Crisis Relief: MusicKeeper and CrewKeeper, available now!

With funding support from the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts, Support Act has expanded its services to offer Crisis Relief to music industry professionals impacted by COVID-19The MusicKeeper and CrewKeeper cash grants are available to anyone who is struggling financially, has worked professionally in the Australian music industry for 3 years or more across all genres, and from a huge range of jobs from artists and artist managers to crew and music workers.

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Opportunity: Prelude Composer Residencies in 2022

Opportunity: Prelude Composer Residencies in 2022

Applications for Prelude composer residencies in 2022 are now open and will close on 15 August 2021

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Art Music Awards 2021 - event date and details

Art Music Awards 2021 - event date and details

As the only event that specifically acknowledges the achievements of Australia’s outstanding talent in the fields of composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music, the AMC and APRA AMCOS are delighted to announce details of the 2021 Art Music Awards.

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ABC Classic and ABC Jazz commissions announced

ABC Classic and ABC Jazz commissions announced

ABC Classic and ABC Jazz have announced the recipients of the inaugural $90,000 Composer Commissioning Fund to support new Australian music from emerging and diverse voices.

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APRA Professional Development Award to Connor D'Netto

APRA Professional Development Award to Connor D'Netto

APRA AMCOS has announced the recipients of the 2021 APRA Professional Development Awards, with AMC-represented Connor D'Netto among the winning composers and songwriters. These Awards will now be presented annually across a range of genres, with each recipient getting a $10,000 cash award

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Service update - 23 June 2021

Service update - 23 June 2021

As of the afternoon of Wednesday 23 June, we're again introducing some significant practical changes in the AMC's operations to allow for our staff to work remotely as Covid-19 related restrictions are tightened in the Greater Sydney area.

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Australia Council grants, May 2021

Australia Council grants, May 2021

The latest music grants from the Australia Council for the Arts include funding for projects by AMC's represented artists Jonathan Zwartz ($13K for a new album also involving Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart and Julien Wilson); Nick Wales ($11.7K for a new work for string quintet and electronics); and Robert Davidson ($10.5K for a musical portrait of Bob Brown for two pianists, Michael Kieran Harvey and Arabella Teniswood-Harvey).

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2021 Queen's Birthday Honours

2021 Queen's Birthday Honours

The 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours have recognised writer, educator, environmentalist and composer Dindy Vaughan for her service to the arts. Vaughan received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) along with...

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2021 APRA Professional Development Awards: finalists

2021 APRA Professional Development Awards: finalists

The 2021 APRA Professional Development Awards finalists have been announced, with 50 applicants now shortlisted for the 10 grants of $10,000 each.

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