New Australia Council Export Grants Announced - MusicNSW

Track Record

The TRACK RECORD program provides support for career music managers
interested in developing international markets for Australian musicians.
The program aims to build the business capacity of Australia’s music
managers to reach more markets, ensure momentum and build sustainable
careers for Australian musicians in the international marketplace.
This program is part of Australia Council’s International Music Strategy
2008-2011 and responds to the current global interest and demand in
rock/pop and Indigenous music from Australia and also the growth of a
strong and vibrant live music scene. It also recognises the increased
importance of music managers securing international performance and
touring opportunities for their rosters.
TRACK RECORD will provide financial support over a two-year period to at
least four music managers to cover project costs to develop and build
relationships in specific markets for Australian musicians represented.
Funding is available for a range of showcasing, promotional and
travel-related expenses to assist managers to:
* secure international performance opportunities for their music
* promote and sell current original Australian music acts into key
international markets;
* support creative, strategic and long-term international business
opportunities; and
* improve business sustainability.
All of the eligibility requirements are featured on the website.

Live On Stage

The LIVE ON STAGE program provides travel support for professional
musicians and their manager/representative selected to showcase original
Australian music at key international music trade fairs and
international festivals.
Support is available for musicians selected to showcase at the following
three international trade fairs – South by South West (USA), The Great
Escape (UK) and WOMEX, World Music Expo (Europe) -due to their
significance on the international music calendar, their ability to
showcase live music and proven track record in attracting the music
world’s most influential decision makers.
Support is also available for ‘career-defining’ performances at key
international music festivals tied to developing career and market
potential for musicians.
Eligible applicants must:
* have an official trade fair invitation or festival invitation
with confirmed performance fees.
* have an album or body of work that is nationally distributed.
* be based in Australia, be Australian citizens or have permanent
resident status in Australia.
Individuals, groups and organisations are eligible to apply for the