MusicNSW and Industry and Investment NSW announce $48,000 to support artists and industry at SXSW 2010 - MusicNSW

MusicNSW is thrilled to announce a $48,000 commitment from Industry and Investment NSW (IINSW) to supporting export opportunities through the South By Southwest Conference held in Austin, Texas this month.

Distributed to artists and industry through support and funding, this money will assist in developing the profile and opportunity for NSW artists and industry in an international marketplace.

As part of this funding 11 grants of $3,000 each will be distributed to the following applicants to support their activities at what is arguably the world’s largest music industry event. Bird Music, Dappled Cities, Hello Pavement, Hub Artist Services, Jack Ladder, One Louder Entertainment, Parallel Management, Pivot, Sally Seltmann, Spunk and Winterman & Goldstein will each receive support for their attendance at SXSW.

These successful applicants represent a diverse cross section of the contemporary music industry in NSW and, for the first time, MusicNSW has been able to extend funding opportunities to industry individuals and organisations actively engaging in international markets and bringing economic and creative activity back to NSW.

“Music is a fantastic export for Australia, it obviously generates revenues for the country and NSW, but it also plays a very strong ‘ambassadorial’ role,” said Kylie Hargreaves, Executive Director of International Markets and Trade at Industry and Investment NSW upon the announcement of this funding.

“Through their natural creativity, live performances and the use of the digital economy to overcome the tyranny of distance, our artists also promote Sydney and NSW as a sophisticated, contemporary and creative destination. IINSW is therefore proud to support their international activities in this way.”

MusicNSW is committed to developing export and trade opportunities for the music sector in NSW and is working towards securing ongoing support to further this initiative.