Australasian music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS held two annual general meetings in Sydney yesterday. Re-elected to the APRA Board were Writer Jenny Morris and Publisher Damian Trotter (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia). Writers Bic Runga and Jonathan Zwartz and Publisher Andrew Jenkins (Universal Music Publishing) were newly elected to the Board.
Calling ALL songwriters! Songwriters worldwide are invited to enter the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition.
Entrants to go into the running for a career-changing $50,000 first place cash prize, courtesy of APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG.
The competition welcomes entries of all genres from songwriters at any stage in their career. Runners-up prizes on offer: second place $10,000 thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association), $5,000 third place and the $5,000 ‘unpublished’ prize.
Judges include acclaimed songwriter Lior, previous Vanda & Young first-place winner Isabella Manfredi of The Preatures, triple j’s Dave Ruby Howe, producer Franc Tetaz and reps from Spotify, Amazon Music, Universal Music and Sony/ATV.
Past winners and top finishers include Amy Shark, Gretta Ray, Mallrat, David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths), Kimbra, and Gotye.
All entry fees go to supporting the transformative work of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.
Entries for the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition have been extended til Thursday 2 May!
QMusic is proud to announce the top four finalists of the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship: Jack Bratt, Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie), Georgia Potter (Moreton) and Leanne Tennant. The winner of the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 11 December 2019.
Congratulations to MARLOE who will be heading down to Electronic Music Conference (EMC) next week to attend the conference, co-write one-on-one with Akacia and sit down with 120 Publishing to learn about how an emerging artists publishing can be built into an incredibly valuable revenue stream.
GYROstream are bringing their huge artist discovery and development competition 'Big Boost' back for 2019. Big Boost aims to give artists the leg up they need to take their music global and they've put together a whopping $10,000 prize pack for the lucky winner.
WAAX, Hatchie and Bree Tranter dominate the stacked list of Queenslanders nominated for the 2019 National Live Music Awards (NLMAs)! Topping the overall list of nominees for the 54 awards are Stella Donnelly and Electric Fields who hold six and five nominations, respectively.
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs), produced by QMusic and taking place on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at The Fortitude Music Hall, has unveiled an exciting new Major Award category with the Emerging Artist Of The Year Award.
Open to all early-career Queensland musicians, entries are open now and close midnight, Thursday 24 October 2019.