The Lemon Twigs, Jain and Robyn Hitchcock named recipients of SXSW 2017’s Grulke Prize

The 2017 Grulke Prize winners have been announced as SXSW turns in for another year, recognising three artists across the categories of ‘Developing US Act’, ‘Developing Non US Act’ and ‘Career Act’. In 2017, the ‘Developing US Act’ prize has been awarded to The Lemon Twigs, recognising the band’s creativity and potential off the back of their…

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Mazda Studio SXSW Showcases Announced, featuring Tkay Maidza

The musical mecca that is SXSW is fast nearing, with an amazing suite of showcases announced for the Mazda Studio at Empire, presented by SPIN, Stereogum and VIBE. Sharing the stage with some massive acts, including Danny Brown, Mastodon, The New Pornographers, Beach Slang and Chastity Belt, is Australia’s own Tkay Maidza, a mammoth accomplishment for the South Australian artist….

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Finalists of the 2017 Queensland Music Awards announced

Recently, the finalists running for the annual 2017 Queensland Music Awards (QMA) were officially announced. With the aim to recognise the achievements of some of the best emerging and established Queensland musicians, the QMA consist of 14 different categories including; jazz, world, video, schools, regional, and indigenous. Chosen by a panel of over 60 music industry professionals, the…

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The AIR Awards relocating to Adelaide for the next three years as part of new industry partnership

A huge coup for the South Australian music industry, the renowned and revered AIR Awards – normally held in Melbourne – have been relocated to Adelaide from this July.  Now set to be part of the ever-growing South Australian calendar of live music events, the AIR Awards will be headlining the annual Umbrella: Winter City Sounds series…

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ORiGin Music and APRA AMCOS announce Pan-Asian Digital Licensing Agreement

On February 15th, APRO AMCOS announced Sydney-based independent music publisher ORiGin Music as their fifth and newest participant of their Pan-Asian Digital Licensing and Administration initiative. Launched in July 2013, APRO AMCOS’ Pan-Asian Digital Licensing and Administration initiative works to represent the publishing catalogues of select global publishers throughout Asia, including India and China, playing a key role in licensing the participating companies’ collection of…

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The 2017 American Music Prize finalists include Whitney, Son Little and Margaret Glaspy in its sophomore year

Twelve finalists for the second annual American Music Prize (AMP) for “Best Debut Album” have recently been unveiled. Founded in 2016 by Scott Murphy, the pioneer of the coveted  Australian Music Prize, the AMP’s “Best Debut Album” award aims to celebrate the album format of music delivery, and discover, reward and promote brand new artists. Last year’s inaugural AMP “Best Debut Album” award was…

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Roger Shepherd, Adalita, NGAIIRE and more join the Rock & Roll Writers Festival in April

The 2017 Rock & Roll Writers Festival has unveiled its complete line up following the event’s special launch event in Melbourne overnight, with a final batch of speakers announced, as well as some great developments for the festival in this, its second year. Concentrated on exploring the relationship between writing and music, the RRWF will be held…

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