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WAM has announced the 2016/17 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit. the  regional touring initiative championing both regional and metro acts with a focus on Wheatbelt artists, the program sees bands/duos and solo acts embarking on paid tours to major Wheatbelt events, licensed and community venues across the Wheatbelt region.













The Umbrella Winter City Sounds program is up and running. Held in the Adelaide CBD, the Festival, presented by Music SA will be running from FRIDAY 15 JULY to SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016 full program can be found HERE

Entries for the 2016 South Australian Music Awards are now open. The awards will take place this November with a huge list of categories including Public voted, industry awards and Major awards


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Back for its fifteenth anniversary, the Southern Hemisphere’s premier music industry gathering BIGSOUND has unleashed its first announcement of speakers and buyers. Some of the world’s biggest musical decision makers will check out 150 hot new artists and participate in forums and networking over the event’s three massive days from September 7 – 9.


Jaddan Comerford  –  UNIFIED (AUS) – Keynote
A.B. Original (Briggs & Trials) (AUS) – Keynote
Matt Ash – Raw Power Management (USA)
Alex Becket  –  Creative Artists Agency (USA)
Alex Bruford – ATC Live (UK)
Marcy Bulkely  – Wild Card AV (USA)
Laura Byrne  – Made In Katana / The Scouted (AUS)
Jon Coombs  – Secretly Publishing (USA)
Dana Erickson  – Grandstand Media & Management (USA)
Emmy Feldman  – Canvasback (USA)
Jane Blondel – Songs For Children (Hong Kong)
Sebastian Freed  – The Bowery Presents (USA)
Alastair Green  – Maker (AUS)
Lawson Higgins  – The Royalty Network, Inc (USA)
Zac Ives  –  Goner Records (USA)
Jeremy Maciak  – Vagrant Records / BMG (USA)
Lindsay McDougall (AUS)
Dean Ormston  – APRA AMCOS (AUS)
Jim Pitt  –  Conan (USA)
Josh Roth  –  Superfly (USA)
Katie Rynne  –  Select Music (AUS)
Jon Salter  –  ATO Records (USA)
Jackie Shuman  –  Good Ear Music Supervision (USA)
Chris Swanson  –  Secretly Group (USA)
Edwin Tehrani  –  New World Artists (AUS)
Taylor Testa  –  Universal Music Publishing Group (USA)
Roman Trystram  –  Creative Artists Agency (UK)
Marco Walzel  –  Avocado Booking (GER)
Tom Wironen  –  Post Hoc Management (USA)
View full profiles here

QMusic welcomes anyone in the music sector to attend an all-of-industry networking night at The Zoo on July 21 from 6:30pm. The event will provide networking opportunity to artists, managers, publicists, producers, booking agents along with a great list of free music  RSVP: Click here to RSVP




Music Victoria have announced the Good Music Neighbours matched funding program for Victorian live music venues to access support to manage their sound attenuation needs. GMN is a great opportunity for live music venues to access support to manage their sound attenuation needsFunding is available on an annual basis and live music venues can apply for up to $25,000 per venue in funding (over the 3 years). Applications for first round of funding  open Monday 4 July 2016 and close 5pm Monday 13 July 2016.

 As part of Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, Music Victoria, Creative Victoria and SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will host the Leaps and Bounds Music Festival: Exports Panel on Wednesday the 6th of July,  to discuss the ins and outs genre specific conferences: Folk Alliance International, Americana, Jazzahead, Classical:NEXT, WOMEX and Amsterdam Dance Event.





Music Tasmania and Festival of Voices and have announce the winners of Keep One Eye On The Stranger (KOEOTS) for 2016. KOEOTS set out to see four emerging female Tasmanian artists join renowned Australian songstress Abbe May on an exclusive songwriting retreat on Bruny Island, before performing at Hobart’s Voicebox. This year’s competition showcased a great range of female talent with almost 40 entries from around the state. Congratulations to the winners Maddy Jane, Chloe Wilson, Hayley Couper, Claire Jansen and wildcard Victoria Geale.

Check out all Music Tasmania services HERE


MusicNT are turning 20 and to celebrate they are having a huge celebration over 2 days.

Friday July 8

Saturday July 9

Music NT have also announced the artists for the 2016 Bush Bands evensts on August 28 at The Telegraph Station in Alice Springs and at Ross River Resort on August 24-27 at Ross River Resort.

  • Lander River Band (Willowra community | Warlpiri language)
  • Eastern Arrernte Band (Santa Teresa community | Eastern Arrernte language)
  • Irruntyju Band (Irrunytju community | Ngaanyatjarra & Pitjantatjara languages)
  • Iwantja Sunset Reggae (Indulkana community | Pitjantjatjara & Yankunytjatjara languages)
  • Kardajala Kirr-Darra (Sandhill Women) (Elliott community | Mudburra language)
  • Salt Lake (Umbakumba community | Anindilyawka language)

The Bush Bands Program is a culmination of two of Australia’s premier music industry events: Bush Bands Business and the Bush Bands Bash concert. The program has a rich history of sharing desert music and culture with the mainstream and providing remote artists with positive connections and development with national music industry.



MusicACT and the Live Music Office have  release a report outlined a 25-step plan to enhance Canberra’s live music scene and support its development. The Cool Little Capital – Action Plan for Music and Cultural Practice in the ACT released today with The Live Music Office. MusicACT president Gavin Findlay says, “It’s well past time our planners, developers, regulators and policy makers recognised the vital role that live music and cultural events play.”  More information on the ‘Cool Little Capital’ Program can be found HERE


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MusicNSW is have announced the 2016 Women In Electronic Music Program – a series of events highlighting the talented and inspiring women in Australia’s electronic music scene. In collaboration with some fantastic partners, including Vivid Sydney, FBi Click, Electronic Music Conferenceand Liveschool, MusicNSW will host a range of events across 2016 including artist talks, an industry roundtable, masterclasses and an artist showcase, with more to be announced later in the year.