The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project aka AMRAP have thanked everyone that supported the campaign to have their government funding temporarily reinstated.
AMRAP distributes new Australian music to 1,500 broadcasters and 300 community radio stations, and thankfully the Minister for Broadband, Communications & The Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy gave the project a welcome Christmas gift of $250,000 – enough to keep the project going for another six months. They’re still working to secure a long-term commitment to the program, which needs a recommitment of the $600,000 annual federal funding to keep the project alive.
“AMRAP has successfully increased the amount of Australian music receiving airplay by working closely with Australian musicians and community broadcasters,” said Senator Conroy. Since the announcement at the end of last year, AMRAP has been working on a new service to launch in March, and hoping that the May budget will fully reinstate AMRAP’s ongoing funding so it can continue the vital support it gives to local artists.