MusicNSW is delighted to present SOUND ADVICE: a series of panels, talks and masterclasses featuring the best in the business.

FIRST UP: Band Necessities & Industry Speed Dating Session!

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MusicNSW received 28 applications from artists and artist managers from all over NSW, totalling over $84,000 in funding requests. Full Story >

MusicNSW members have an exclusive discount on two-day PRO passes to the 2016 edition of Asia Pacific’s leading industry electronic music event EMC.

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Been asked to be a support band on a big Australian tour? Or invited to play a showcase? Need some $$$ to cover your flights and accommodation? We hear you, and we’re here to help!

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Love music? Want to get into the music industry? Then FEEDBACK is for you!

Indent and MusicNSW are thrilled to announce the return of FEEDBACK, our annual music conference for young people. Full Story >

Are you a music manager, label owner, publicist, promoter, music journalist, festival organizer, freelancer or arts practitioner? Come work alongside MusicNSW!

MusicNSW is pleased to announce it has recently entered into an innovative new arrangement with The Works Glebe to create much-needed affordable desk spaces for the large number of emerging creative and music industry professionals trading in NSW. With a focus on networking and collaboration, MusicNSW is keen to support emerging professionals in the music and creative industries who want to work in creative, collaborative workspaces.

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The inaugural I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition opens for entries from 1 February 2016 with irresistible prizes on offer for filmmakers and musicians as part of the new national initiative to focus on the importance of Australian contemporary live music.

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FBi Radio have announced that along with their annual SMAC awards ceremony next year, they will be launching FBi SMACS: A Festival of Sydney Music and Arts Culture, taking over Carriageworks on January 10, 2016. The day-long festival is to be held in association with the Sydney Festival as well as Carriageworks.

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The full timetable has been released for Australian Music Week, a five-day event featuring over 100 acts across Cronulla between November 18 – November 22.

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10th November, 2015

2015 J Award Nominees

National radio station triple j have revealed the 2015 nominees for the annual J Awards, celebrating the best in Australian musical talent.

The winners will be revealed at the J Awards ceremony and broadcast live on triple j from 4.30pm AEST on Thursday 19 November. Best of luck to all the nominees!

J Awards 2015 nominees

Australian Album of the Year

Alison Wonderland – Run
Alpine – Yuck
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Gang Of Youths – The Positions
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Jarryd James – Thirty One
Parkway Drive – Ire
Seth Sentry – Strange New Past
Tame Impala – Currents
The Rubens – Hoops

Unearthed Artist of the Year

Boo Seeka
Tired Lion
Vallis Alps

Double J Artist of the Year

Blank Realm
Emma Donovan & The PutBacks
Hiatus Kaiyote
Paul Kelly
Tim Rogers

Australian Music Video of the Year

Boy & Bear – ‘Walk The Wire’ Director: Darcy Prendergast & Josh Thomas
Briggs – ‘The Children Came Back’ Executed by: Heath Kerr & Josh Davis
Courtney Barnett – ‘Pedestrian At Best’ Director: Charlie Ford
Flume (feat Andrew Wyatt) – ‘Some Minds’ Director: Clemens Habicht
Life Is Better Blonde – ‘Mine’ Director: Natalie Erika James

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