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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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AMC Welcomes New Board Members

AMC Welcomes New Board Members

This month, the AMC welcomes three new Directors to serve on the AMC Board. We are thrilled that Gina, Tracy and Alison are joining the organisation with their collective wisdom, energy and enthusiasm for Australian Music and the work of the AMC.

Thank you to our departing Board members, Jana Gibson and Margaret Barrett, who have given so much of their time and energy to the organisation.

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AACTA Awards to Caitlin Yeo and Christopher Gordon

AACTA Awards to Caitlin Yeo and Christopher Gordon

The Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the winners for the 2021 AACTA Industry Awards, with AMC Artists taking out all three top gongs for music.

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The AMC farewells Judith

The AMC farewells Judith

The AMC's team will be undergoing a significant change toward the end of the year, as we say farewell to our long-term Music Resources Manager Judith Foster, who has resigned from her role after more than 26 years with the organisation.

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Art Music Fund applications are open

Art Music Fund applications are open

A new round of Art Music Fund grants is now open for applications by Australian and New Zealand art music composers. Eleven grants of $5,000 each will be allocated to nine Australian and two New Zealand composers. The Art Music Fund is an initiative of APRA AMCOS, in partnership with the Australian Music Centre and, for the first time, SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.

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2021 Albert H Maggs Award to Anne Cawrse

2021 Albert H Maggs Award to Anne Cawrse

Anne Cawrse has been announced as winner of the 2021 Albert H Maggs Composition Award for her work A Room Of Her Own (2020) for string quartet. This Award is provided as a commission ($15,000) for an Australian composer to create a new musical work of a substantial nature.

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AMC's Christmas opening hours

AMC's Christmas opening hours

The holiday season is fast approaching, and we have a few useful reminders for shoppers and library customers.

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2021 Peggy Glanville-Hicks panel: towards a sustainable future for artists

2021 Peggy Glanville-Hicks panel: towards a sustainable future for artists

The annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address was presented on Thursday 4 November as a live-stream panel discussion with pianist-composer Zela Margossian, composer-percussionist Bree van Reyk, and singer, composer and improviser Sia Ahmad. Moderated by ABC Classic's Vanessa Hughes, the event took place at an important moment for musicians, with the challenging and stagnant pandemic existence slowly making way for a more open, yet largely uncertain reality. The reflections of the three panellists provide a stocktake of what the pandemic has meant for artists, and how they want to shape their creative futures.

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Paul Stanhope wins the Tribe Symphony Award 2021

Paul Stanhope wins the Tribe Symphony Award 2021

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has announced Associate Professor, composer Paul Stanhope as the winner of the 2021 David Harold Tribe Symphony Award.

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ABC's Australian Music Month with an AMC twist

ABC's Australian Music Month with an AMC twist

ABC's Australian Music Month is upon us, and this year the AMC is collaborating with ABC Classic and ABC Jazz for some excellent coverage of the AMC's represented artists as part of ABC's November cornucopia of Australian music.

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Luke Paulding (1987-2021)

Luke Paulding (1987-2021)

At the end of October 2021, the Australian new music community was shaken by news about the death of one if its original, emerging voices. Luke Paulding would have turned 34 on Christmas day this year.

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AMC Service Update - October 2021

AMC Service Update - October 2021

For the last few months, the AMC's operations have been modified to allow for our staff to work remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions in the Greater Sydney area. Now that many of the restrictions are easing, we are pleased to be able to resume some of our operations again.

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Geoffrey Allen 1927-2021

Geoffrey Allen 1927-2021

Composer and publisher Geoffrey Allen has died on 24 October 2021 after a short illness, at the age of 94.

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2021 ARIA Awards - nominees announced

2021 ARIA Awards - nominees announced

2021 ARIA Awards nominees have been announced - numerous brilliant albums featuring many AMC-represented composers.

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Hilary Geddes wins the 2021 Freedman Jazz Fellowship

Hilary Geddes wins the 2021 Freedman Jazz Fellowship

Sydney-based guitarist and composer Hilary Geddes has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, valued at $21,000. A versatile artist who has gained a reputation for her work in the jazz, indie-rock and art-music sector, Hilary represents an exciting future for Australian jazz.

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COVID-19 resources: financial support - update October 2021

COVID-19 resources: financial support - update October 2021

An updated summary of current COVID-19 restrictions and financial support available from the Federal Government, state governments and some other sources. Please follow the links for details and to apply. Note that situations change fast and some details in the article may have changed since the time of writing - please refer to the linked websites for latest updates.

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