What is Contemporary Music?

The term ‘contemporary music’ can mean a variety of things to a variety of people. For the purpose of setting the scope of this draft Strategic Plan, Australian contemporary music is defined as music that is currently being written, recorded and performed by Australians. Its genres would include (but would not be limited to) blues, country, electronic/dance, experimental, folk, funk, hiphop, jazz, metal, pop, rock, roots, and world.

– As defined by the Federal Government’s Strategic Contemporary Music Industry Plan, 2010.