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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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2020 Art Music Awards - finalists announced

2020 Art Music Awards - finalists announced

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre are excited to announce the 2020 Art Music Awards finalists. The annual event returns with a new edge and new momentum after a reworking of categories and a simplified nomination process. As a result, the 2020 shortlists are a vibrant and surprising showcase of artists, works and performances. A significant number of emerging composers from all over the country are making their mark in this year's list of finalists. There's also a powerful demonstration of the dedicated work beyond the largest metropolitan centres, and outside the professional organisations, in nurturing new Australian music and works.

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Guidelines released for arts grants from the Federal COVID-19 package

Guidelines released for arts grants from the Federal COVID-19 package

Guidelines and details about the application process have been made available regarding the grants announced in June as part of the Federal government's COVID-19 support package for the arts. The announcement included $75 million in grants to reactivate productions, tours, festivals and events as social distancing productions ease over 2020-21. This pool of grants, now named 'Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund', will open for applications on 31 August.

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AMC welcomes 14 new Associate artists

AMC welcomes 14 new Associate artists

The AMC is delighted to announce that 14 artists, from emerging to established, have been offered Associate representation following processing of the most-recent round of applications.

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MOMENTUM commission announced

MOMENTUM commission announced

The AMC is pleased to announce the MOMENTUM Commission and call for Expressions of Interest. One of our leading composers has generously provided an amount of $5,000 to support a very special opportunity. The MOMENTUM Commission offers practical support to a composer to forge forward during these uncertain times with the essential work of creating art. Applicants must be established composers who have developed a significant body of work over some time.

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2020 Art Music Awards - watch the virtual ceremony on 8 September

2020 Art Music Awards - watch the virtual ceremony on 8 September

The Australian Music Centre and APRA AMCOS are proud to announce this year’s Art Music Awards, a virtual event, streamed online to an audience worldwide on Tuesday 8 September.

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Create NSW announces multi-year funding

Create NSW announces multi-year funding

The NSW Government has announced the recipients of a $10 million multi-year arts funding boost to support 58 small-to-medium independent arts organisations for up to four years.

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Service update: AMC's operations from July 2020

Service update: AMC's operations from July 2020

We are glad to report that the AMC has now regained limited access to our printing facilities, with the APRA AMCOS building in Sydney gradually re-opening after the shutdown. Sheet music orders are being processed on a 'first come, first served' basis. It might take longer than our usual 2-5 business days before we can post your sheet music order, but we are processing orders as soon as we can. Please contact us if you have an enquiry about any particular titles.

We also have limited access to our library collection and are able to post loans to AMC members... 

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ABC’s Australian Music Fund: 25 new classical and jazz works announced

ABC’s Australian Music Fund: 25 new classical and jazz works announced

ABC Classic and ABC Jazz will bring 25 new Australian works to audiences over the coming year, in a series of commissions resulting from the new Australian Music Fund.

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Opportunity: Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize

Opportunity: Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize

The Music Performance Unit UNSW has announced the Willgoss Ensemble Composition Prize, aimed at encouraging and promoting the creation of an original, short work for ensembles, in support of a thriving instrumental and choral program at UNSW Sydney. Applications close on 2 August 2020.

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Tura Adapts commissions

Tura Adapts commissions

Tura New Music has announced the successful applicants in their Tura Adapts program, designed to enable the creation of new work and its delivery during restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tura Adapts is a program designed to enable the creation of new work and its delivery in these times of restrictions.

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Create NSW Covid-19 support grants announced

Create NSW Covid-19 support grants announced

The NSW Government through Create NSW has announced more than $650,000 in funding targeting the small to medium sized arts and cultural sector impacted by COVID-19. Funding will be delivered to NSW independent artists and organisations across four program categories - Digitise, Creative Koori Digital, Health and Wellbeing and Regenerate. 

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Australia Council - PPCA grant to Jane Stanley

Australia Council - PPCA grant to Jane Stanley

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts have announced the 2020 recipients of $15,000 grants to assist with the creation of new sound recordings. Among the five successful applicants is Jane Stanley, an AMC-represented composer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her forthcoming composer portrait album will feature five new works of music.

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Sustainability Fund for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators

Sustainability Fund for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators

APRA AMCOS has announced the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office's round of the Sustainability Fund, a project assisted by the Australian Government. With a funding pool of $100,000, songwriter and composer members can apply for 50 one-time grants of $2,000 to enable them to continue to create and sustain career development.

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Donation secures 3 more Glanville-Hicks Commissions

Donation secures 3 more Glanville-Hicks Commissions

The Australian Music Centre is delighted to announce an addition of three more grants to the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions initiative. Projects by Leah BlankendaalBenjamin Thorn and the Flinders Quartet were made possible through a generous donation by a long-term supporter of the AMC, Charles Davidson.

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Support Act's Crisis Relief Grants

Support Act's Crisis Relief Grants

Support Act's COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants are now open for applications. With funding support from the Australian Government, Support Act has expanded its services to offer crisis relief to music industry professionals impacted by COVID-19. This additional funding enables us to offer crisis relief to musicians, crew and music workers who are unable to access Government benefits due to eligibility or other issues; music workers who have been able to access Government benefits but are still facing financial hardship; and to those who are suffering financial hardship as a result of injury, ill-health or a mental health issue that is managed through a current Mental Health plan.

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