• It's an exciting time to be in the music industry..

    Listen.. Australian music is alive and kicking..!

  • It's a party.. join us

    Our live scene is the life blood of the industry..

  • Rock gigs.. the staple for our audiences

    The scope and quality of concerts both big and small continues to push into new and exciting areas..

  • Everyone's in a band.. everyone's a DJ

    Australian music - exciting, raw and fun..!

  • Classical music, as well as rock, pop and jazz is alive and well

    We are home to a wealth of musical talent, across every conceivable genre..

  • Australian dance music continues to push the boundaries, to worldwide acclaim

    Australian dance music continues to push the boundaries, to worldwide acclaim..

  • Across every genre our bands and artists shine..

    The issues affecting Australian Musicians are the issues affecting us all..

  • Australia is well renowned for its eclectic and boundary pushing producers

    AMIN is a resource hub for producers and music creators as well as artists and management..

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2015 APRA Professional Development Awards: Now Open

Jul 16, 2015

APRA AMCOS has today announced the return of the Professional Development Awards (PDAs) for 2015. The PDAs have helped further the musical success stories of Gotye, Abbe May, screen composer Caitlin Yeo, Husky Gawenda, Georgi Kay, country songwriter and performer Morgan Evans. Held every two years, the APRA Professional Development Awards aim to create serious opportunities for emerging songwriters and composers. Entrants music will be heard […]

Arts Minister invites public feedback on draft guidelines for National Program for Excellence in the Arts

Jul 3, 2015

The draft guidelines for the new National Program for Excellence in the Arts have been released for public feedback. The draft guidelines were released recently by Arts Minister Senator George Brandis who has invited feedback from the arts sector and broader community. Feedback has been invited via email to nationalexcellenceprogram@arts.gov.au by 5pm AEST 31 July 2015. The draft […]

Call for a cross-portfolio Federal Government approach to funding the Contemporary Popular Music Industry

Jul 2, 2015

CALL FOR A CROSS-PORTFOLIO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROACH TO FUNDING THE CONTEMPORARY POPULAR MUSIC INDUSTRY The co-signatories to this press release seek the Federal Arts Minister’s help to establish a Federal, cross-portfolio taskforce dedicated to ensuring the future success of the contemporary popular music industry. Contemporary popular music is an economically productive art form that also […]

What makes art “excellent” in the age of austerity?

What makes art “excellent” in the age of austerity?

Jun 18, 2015

Joel Edmondson Director – Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) QMusic Executive Officer The Federal Arts Minister and Attorney General, Senator George Brandis, recently announced that $104.7 million will be diverted from the Australia Council for the Arts to establish ‘The National Programme for Excellence in the Arts’, ostensibly because he believes that the Australia Council has a […]

The Seed 2015 Grant Rounds Open

The Seed 2015 Grant Rounds Open

Jun 17, 2015

The Seed have announced their Grant Rounds for 2015, which are now open for application. Established by musician John Butler in 2005, The Seed offers grants annually to bona-fide practicing artists and arts practitioners who are Australian citizens.  The Seed Fund, now in its 11th year continues to support emerging musicians, artists and art workers. This year’s […]

Indigenous Artists for NIMA Competition

Indigenous Artists for NIMA Competition

Jun 9, 2015

Entries for the 2015 triple j Unearthed National Indigenous Music Awards Competition are now open. The nationwide search hopes to secure the best new Indigenous talent in the country to perform at the NIMAs in Darwin.  In previous years,  Thelma Plum (2012) and Robbie Miller (2013) have taken home the title. Submissions close July 5. Recognized […]

Songwriters take note – complete a Live Performance Return through APRA AMCOS

Jun 4, 2015

Are you a songwriter?  This one’s for you. Complete your Live Performance Return (LPR) is the resounding message from APRA AMCOS, backed by the thousands of songwriters who lodge an online LPR each year, ahead of the 31 July lodgment deadline. More than $4 million is distributed each year to members who take the time […]

Applications to showcase at BIGSOUND Live closing soon

Applications to showcase at BIGSOUND Live closing soon

May 14, 2015

  Artist applications are closing soon for BIGSOUND Live 2015.  Australian and international artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND. Taking place on the nights of the 9th and 10th of September in Brisbane, BIGSOUND Live is the two-night […]

Association of Artist Managers (AAM) Mentor Program 2015 open for applications

Association of Artist Managers (AAM) Mentor Program 2015 open for applications

May 7, 2015

Applications for Association of Artist Managers (AAM)’s Mentor Program 2015 are now open.  6 successful applicants will receive one-on-one mentoring with an established high-profile artist manager for 6-12 months and an all-inclusive trip to BIGSOUND in September 2015 (flights, accommodation and Conference Pass) for an exclusive round table opportunity with all of the Mentors involved in the program. In […]

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