Indie Week 2017 opens up expressions of interest

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), Sounds Australia, and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) are teaming up once again to lead a group of ten Australian independent record label representatives to Indie Week 2017, held in New York from 5-9 June. Tailored towards independent record labels and service providers, Indie Week is an invite-only conference organised by the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), focusing on the…

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Sounds Australia is Saved! Full funding for the music-market export initiative announced at Face The Music

After months of uncertainty following the defunding of the music export initiative – who, among many other activities, put on great events around the world like The Aussie BBQ to showcase Australian talent – the organisation’s immediate future was revealed on the steps of the State Library in Melbourne today. Fronting media and guests of…

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Photo Gallery: Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ @ Music Matters – Millian, Singapore (13.09.16)

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA hosted another successful Aussie BBQ event for 2016, this time hitting Millian in Singapore with a slew of talented artists as part of Music Matters. This year saw the likes of Rag N’ Bone, Maefire, Slumberjack and more hit the stage throughout the BBQ event – a killer celebration of Australians doing their thing and doing it well….

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Sounds Australia presenting ‘Insights Into International Genre Events’ in Adelaide this month

Sounds Australia heads to Adelaide next week, hosting the ‘Insights Into International Genre Events’ session in partnership with Music SA, Musitec and the Music Development Office on July 13th. The session will see artists and industry members who have frequented events and conferences including Americana, Classical: NEXT, Amsterdam Dance Event, WOMEX and more providing insights into…

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The State of Affairs (27th May 2016): AIR CEO announces his resignation, IMS release their 2016 industry report & more!

This week in the music industry: the International Music Summit released their 2016 business report focusing on the electronic music industry, Sounds Australia revealed new plans to further promote Australian music overseas and Dan Nevin, CEO of Australian Independent Record Labels Association announced his resignation from the independent trade body. International Music Summit business report…

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The State of Affairs: (20th May 2016)

This week in the music industry, Sounds Australia has been nominated for two awards for their continuous achievements in exporting fresh Australian music to international crowds and the annual Electronic Music Conference returns to Sydney for the fifth time. Sounds Australia Recognised for their Music Export Achievements Sounds Australia, an organisation focused on gaining international…

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The State of Affairs (13th May 2016): Music Victoria’s new gender diversity policy & more!

This week in the music industry, Music Victoria announces new gender diversity policy, Sounds Australia fails to secure further government funding, and a new live music subscription service GiggedIn launches in Melbourne. Music Victoria’s New Gender Diversity Policy In their “Women in the Victorian Contemporary Music Industry” survey conducted in April 2015, Music Victoria highlighted…

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Sounds Australia loses crucial funding through the Catalyst Program – the industry responds

It’s been a tough day for Sounds Australia and their extensive team of colleagues and supporters, with the low-key posting of the controversial Ministry for the Arts Catalyst Program over the weekend revealing that the live music body has failed to secure crucial funds. As detailed in an article by the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, the Coalition has allocated…

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The State of Affairs (29th April 2016): Australian Indie Labels heading to New York, nominations for the NIMA’s are open & more!

This week in the music industry, AIR, Sounds Australia and PPCA have announced the 12 Australian independent record labels who will be attending the annual Indie Week conference in New York, applications for the National Indigenous Music Awards are open, Support Act to celebrate and honour Paul Kelly’s contributions to the industry and we bring you…

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