Alice Ivy, Gang of Youths, Gordi and more round out this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting comp shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition has been unveiled today, with submissions from all over the globe being considered for the ultimate prize – AUD $50,000 cash from APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG, not to mention an AUD $5,000 travel package from the Show Group. For this year’s competition, 3,296 songwriters entered…

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Call out for Australian bands as Music Matters Live confirms Singapore return this September

Asia’s biggest music, sports, gaming and entertainment industry conference –All That Matters – and its live component Music Matters Live – is back again this year in September, and it’s sending out a callout for bands to register for this massive event. And of course this includes Australian artists. The 3-day, 4-night conference will be back…

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Björk collaborator Jesse Kanda leads CLIPPED Festival program announcement

As part of VIVID Sydney this year, the CLIPPED Festival also returns, putting the spotlight on Australian music videos and the creative minds behind them. Coming to Carriageworks on June 2nd, CLIPPED celebrates the medium through interactive exhibitions, premieres, keynote lecture sessions and more – a great insight into how forward thinking and progressive the…

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Midnight Oil honoured alongside Paul Kelly, Amy Shark & more at 2018 APRA Music Awards

The Grand Ballroom of Sydney’s International Convention Centre was packed out with songwriters, publishers, publicists, media, managers, loved ones and more as the 2018 APRA Music Awards took place for another year – acknowledging the contributions and achievements of Australian songwriters both at home and abroad over the last 12 months. Hosted by Julia Zemiro, the…

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Start planning! Final Music Cities Convention schedule now available for Melbourne

It’s coming! The 2018 Music Cities Convention will be taking over Arts Centre Melbourne for the first Australasian event of the building franchise, giving music industry folk from all over the world the opportunity to converge as this year’s edition theme stands out: Music as Infrastructure. Members will explore the relationship between music ecosystems and urban life,…

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Midnight Oil named recipients of the Ted Albert Award for their service to Australian music

With the 2018 APRA Music Awards coming up in Sydney this week, the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Music has been awarded to none other than Midnight Oil this week. The announcement comes as the APRA Awards reveals more details about their event at the Sydney International Convention Centre on April 10th, with Tim Minchin, All Our Exes Live…

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Melbourne group, The Do Yo Thangs, respond to cultural appropriation criticism

Recently seen on stage supporting other Melbourne favourite, Sex On Toast, alt-R&B group The Do Yo Thangs have today announced that they’ll be changing their name, in response to claims of cultural appropriation. As songwriter and bandleader Hugh Rabinovici explains, the feedback the band received had brought issues to mind that simply were not thought about at…

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