15th July, 2017

PPCA and The Australia Council announce recording grants recipients for 2017!

PPCA and Australia Council have announced the recipients of five grants of $15,000 offered under an innovative partnership between the two organisations. This is the fourth round of grants, which were first launched in October 2013. Through the partnership, a diverse range of Australian artists have been assisted in the creation of new sound recordings.

MusicNSW would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s round of grants:

– Sydney singer-songwriter Katie Wighton to record and promote the second album for indie-folk foursome All Our Exes Live in Texas also featuring Hannah Crofts, Georgia Mooney and Elana Stone

– Indigenous Australian and Tongan singer David Leha aka Radical Son will Record the YANAYA project – a unique music collaboration between first nation artists in language and song

– Perth avant-electronic artist Laura Jane Lowther aka KUCKA to record, release & promote her debut album

Chris Read will record and release a new album with the Western Australia-Wingellina based Irrunytju Band. Wingellina, is a Ngaanyatjarra community tucked inside the Western Australia border 10 kms from the tri state border of WA, NT and SA.

– Melbourne songwriter/musician Ella Thompson will record and release her second solo album ‘Like Running Water’

In addition, Gordi, a recipient of the last round of PPCA & Australia Council grants, will be releasing her album ‘Reservoir’ on the 25th August through via Jagjaguwar worldwide and Liberation/Mushroom in Australia/NZ.

PPCA represents thousands of Australian recording artists when their music is used in public. In 2016 PPCA distributed over $38 million to its registered artists and record labels. Registration for Australian artists is free. For more information on what PPCA do head to www.ppca.com.au