Minister praises innovative music industry program

Federal Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Simon Crean MP, has announced the 15 music industry entrepreneurs as finalists for a new music industry program, led by the Australian Government and the Australian music industry.

The music enterprise investment program GENERATE will invest in original, innovative ideas and business models involving Australian music, providing business-development knowledge, skills and expert mentoring support, alongside access to seed investment of up to $30,000 per business. Final investment amounts for each applicant will be announced in May.

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PLEASE NOTE: Pictures from the media event of the Minister meeting successful applicants, GENERATE judges and mentors as well as APRA CEO Brett Cottle and CIIC Director Lisa Colley can be supplied upon request. Interviews with applicants and judges can also be arranged.