MusicNSW is pleased to announce that Round 2 for our Opportunity Development Grants is now open. This program is aimed at supporting musicians and artist managers in developing opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, domestic tours, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2017, such as Electronic Music Conference, Face The Music, Australian Songwriters Conference and more. 

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MusicNSW is delighted to present SOUND ADVICE: a series of panels, talks and masterclasses featuring the best in the business. SOUND ADVICE aims to give artists, managers, and emerging industry professionals a leg up into the industry through providing access to stellar guest speakers. Covering a range of topics, SOUND ADVICE will demystify the music industry, identify career pathways for artists, offer free advice from industry professionals, as well as survival tips for coping as a contemporary musician.

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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.

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Are you a bedroom music producer? Do you want to experiment with synths, MIDI controllers and programs like Ableton Live? Be trained and mentored in music software, composition and arrangement, recording, production and performance by some of Sydney’s best producers. All Girl Electronic is back in 2017 with a fresh line-up of free workshops and special events for young women starting out in electronic music production. Applications close midnight 7 August 2017.

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MusicNSW and Create NSW are pleased to announce a new pilot initiative for touring in regional NSW. Supporting live music in venues across regional NSW, the grant provides funds towards performances fees for touring artists and musicians.

Designed to encourage artists, managers, promoters and agents to support live music in regional NSW, the Regional Touring Grant will provide funding of up to $15,000 per application to cover artist fees, travel costs, marketing and publicity, and production costs to extend a tour to two or more regional locations, or for a new tour of three or more regional locations in NSW between 2 October 2017 and 2 March 2018.

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MusicNSW and the City of Sydney are thrilled to announce the second-round of the AAA Grants program for all ages events in inner Sydney is now open for application.

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MusicNSW is pleased two announce two great new Sound Advice panels on taking the next step in your music career. Featuring the best in the biz, these free panels are for musicians and emerging industry professionals. This month they’ll focus on getting your music seen and heard, from radio airplay on a community and national level, as well as how to build your fanbase through touring and marketing. All Sound Advice panels are free but places are limited so make sure you book yourself a seat through Moshtix.

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Planning on heading to BIGSOUND this year? Been asked to be a support band on a big Australian tour? Need some $$$ to cover your flights and accommodation? We hear you, and we’re here to help! 

MusicNSW is pleased to announce that Round 1 for MusicNSW’s Opportunity Development Grants is now open. This program is aimed at supporting musicians and artist managers in developing opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, domestic tours, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2017, such as BIGSOUND, Electronic Music Conference and more.

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A number of funding opportunities for musicians are currently available through the Create NSW Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP). 

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MusicNSW is teaming up with OXFORD ART FACTORY and City of Sydney to bring back the awesome under 18’s initiative XRAYSPEX! On July 9, catch Bec Sandridge, The Vanns and more at the Oxford Art Factory as part of the under 18’s event.

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