South Australian Live Music Venues Open for Business

There’s new proof that live music is a strength for Adelaide, with venues well and truly open for business and living up to Adelaide’s UNESCO designation as a City of Music.

Adelaide’s musical pedigree was set in print when the bible of international travellers The Lonely Planetrecently labelled Adelaide “Australia’s live music city”.

Not surprising, considering that […]

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SAM Awards Wrap Up!

The 2018 South Australian Music Awards held at the Adelaide Town Hall… what a night to remember! A huge congrats to all our winners and a big thank you to all our sponsors once again.

Check out the SAM’s wrap up video by the very talented Harry Allwood.

A full list of award winners is included below.

MAJOR […]

By |November 28th, 2018|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on SAM Awards Wrap Up!

Indie Conference Program Revealed

After the overwhelming success of last year, Indie-Con Australia will once again be held in conjunction with this year’s AIR Awards in Australia’s UNESCO City of Music thanks to support from the South Australian Government.

The 2018 Indie-Con Australia conference will take place at The Hindley, Adelaide on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 of July. Focusing […]

By |June 28th, 2018|Music SA News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Indie Conference Program Revealed

Scouted 2018 Line-up Announced

SCOUTING FOR LOCAL TALENT IN ADELAIDE’S WEST END

In its second iteration, Scouted  returns for 2018 to once again showcase Adelaide’s unsigned and emerging musical talent to significant industry representatives and enthusiastic local crowds.

In conjunction with Umbrella: Winter City Sounds and Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the Scouted mini-fest will take over Adelaide’s west-end for one night […]

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Music SA Builds Strength with the Appointment of New Board

Music SA has today announced the appointment of a new board, following its annual general meeting, which introduces key corporate and music industry expertise to the organisation to build on the significant achievements of 2017.

Committed to developing South Australia’s original contemporary music industry, Music SA appointed new directors Stu MacQueen (Wonderlick Entertainment Group), Laura Vozzo (Director LVC Global Communications), […]

By |May 29th, 2018|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, Opportunities, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Music SA Builds Strength with the Appointment of New Board

Autumn Jams Gallery 2018

Music SA, 5082, City of Prospect and headspace Adelaide were very excited to host Autumn Jams, a three-day songwriting and performance workshop for 13 – 17 year olds during National Youth Week and the April school holidays, at Club 5082 in Prospect Town Hall.

Qualified staff of Music SA were honoured to mentor talented young musicians on songwriting, recording and live […]

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Girls to the Front Masterclass – Gallery

Brought to you by Music SA and proudly funded by the Burnside Village Foundation, we were absolutely delighted to present Girls To The Front, a two day music workshop for South Australian girls aged 14-18, interested in a career in music performance and music business.

With so many talented and inspiring young girls in the room, we […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Music SA News, Opportunities, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Girls to the Front Masterclass – Gallery

Support local Record Stores this Saturday

This Saturday, April 21st, is Record Store Day, a day dedicated to supporting your local independent record stores, the local music scene they nurture, and culture they grow. Dive into a store near you and discover new and old music, along with countless limited-edition RSD vinyl releases. South Australia’s record stores not only offer a […]

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Bands on Track 2018

This year Music SA once again teamed up with The Adelaide 500 to present Bands on Track, a showcase of great SA music at The Adelaide 500’s concert series.

2018 saw the likes of Donnarumma, Kitchenwitch, Neon Tetra, Hanna & Jessie Lee, Young Offenders and Ollie English support the likes of Cold Chisel, +LIVE+ and Robbie […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Bands on Track 2018

Scouted returns for 2018

Music SA is excited to announce that Scouted will return in 2018 as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds

Scouted is a music showcase event featuring South Australia’s best unsigned talent. As the official closing event for the Australian Independent Record Labels Association Awards & Indie-Con conference, Scouted brings together music industry and music fans alike […]

By |March 20th, 2018|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, Opportunities, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Scouted returns for 2018

Where do our political parties stand on contemporary music?

Well, here’s your answer…

Do you have an interest in politics? Do you care deeply about the contemporary music industry in South Australia? On your behalf Music SA has written to the heads of all the major political parties and asked them what their music policy is should they win the state election this Saturday and […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Music SA News, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Where do our political parties stand on contemporary music?

Autumn Jams – School Holiday Music Workshop

Music SA, 5082, City of Prospect and Headspace Adelaide are very excited to announce Autumn Jams, a 3 day songwriting and performance workshop for 13 – 17 year olds during National Youth Week and the April school holidays, at Club 5082 in Prospect Town Hall.

Qualified staff of Music SA will mentor your teenager on songwriting, recording and live performance, […]

By |March 6th, 2018|Music SA News, News|Comments Off on Autumn Jams – School Holiday Music Workshop

Girls To The Front Masterclass

Brought to you by Music SA and proudly funded by the Burnside Village Foundation, we are absolutely delighted to present Girls To The Front, a two day music workshop for South Australian girls aged 14-18, interested in a career in music performance and music business.

Over the course of two fun filled days within the April […]

By |March 6th, 2018|Music SA News, News|Comments Off on Girls To The Front Masterclass

Hot Tips for the Music Business – Lisa Bishop

Attention bands and musicians! Creating amazing music is what we all love doing, but it can be just as important to make sure you’re looking after the business side as well. Here’s three hot tips from Music SA’s very own Lisa Bishop to help you forge a successful career in the music industry.

1. Set Yourself Up as […]

By |February 19th, 2018|Music SA News, News|Comments Off on Hot Tips for the Music Business – Lisa Bishop

2018 Clip It! Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the five recipients of this year’s Clip It! video production initiative to be run in conjunction with filmmakers from the Media Resources Centre.

Alex Salkicevic
Young Offenders

Ashleigh Knott
Rachael Leahcar

James Baker
Something to Rescue

Gilbert Kemp Attrill
Dean Forever

Tamryn Morriss
Hana and Jessie-Lee

Clip It! aims to assist Media Resource Centre (MRC) members to develop and produce a music clip for local Music […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities, Uncategorised|Comments Off on 2018 Clip It! Recipients Announced

2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Last night hip-hop duo A.B. Original won a total of six awards at the third annual South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards), while pop superstar Tkay Maidza won Best Female Artist and South Sudanese-born rapper DyspOra won Best Male Artist.

A.B. Original cleaned up the awards winning six in total with their 2016 debut album Reclaim […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on 2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

New Female Music Industry Scholarship

Music SA in partnership with moshtix, is thrilled to announce the creation of a new scholarship to assist in developing the career of a female South Australian music industry professional and addressing the barriers for women trying to forge a career in the music industry.

The scholarship, for a Certificate IV in Music Industry, will be funded […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities, Uncategorised|Comments Off on New Female Music Industry Scholarship

Writer Services Representative role at APRA AMCOS

APRA AMCOS is searching for a Writer Services Representative to join the Writer Services department based in North Adelaide. The role is permanent Full Time commencing December 2017 and reporting to the National Manager, Writer Services.

This is a busy, service based role supporting writer members of APRA AMCOS with many aspects of their membership and royalty […]

By |October 20th, 2017|Music SA News, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Writer Services Representative role at APRA AMCOS

Twenty Years of Music SA!

Over the last 20 years Music SA has delivered a significant contribution to the growth, development and profile of the original contemporary music industry in South Australia. We service artists, industry practitioners and music businesses.

Since its inception Music SA has been an industry leader for contemporary music education (both performance, festivals & events and music […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Music SA News, News|Comments Off on Twenty Years of Music SA!

Finalists announced for the 2017 South Australian Music Awards

Music SA today announced the finalists for the SAM Awards Peer-Voted and People’s Choice categories for their third annual event, with the winners to be celebrated on Thursday 9th November at Thebby Lane (Thebarton Theatre) in Adelaide.

Boasting an exciting and diverse list of finalists, the 2017 SAM Awards nominations are led by political hip-hop duo […]

By |October 4th, 2017|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on Finalists announced for the 2017 South Australian Music Awards

Meet Todd Fischer – A Wizard in the World of Graphic Design

Meet the man behind many of Music SA’s absolute genius graphic designs including our Umbrella Winter City Sounds logo and Music SA’s 20th Birthday Quiz Night poster!!

Todd Fischer is an Adelaide graphic designer using his artistic wizardry to provide effective creative solutions that really stand out from the crowd. Rather than someone who is just […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Featured Artist, Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on Meet Todd Fischer – A Wizard in the World of Graphic Design

CLIP IT Initiative returns for 2017/18

Clip It! aims to assist Media Resource Centre (MRC) members to develop and produce a music clip for local Music SA musicians (band or solo artist) and interpret that song in a creative and resourceful way which furthers both the musicians and the filmmakers’ careers.

Clip It! is funded by the South Australian Government through the […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, Opportunities, Uncategorised|Comments Off on CLIP IT Initiative returns for 2017/18

Music SA’s 20th Birthday Quiz Night

We’ve found the perfect excuse for the music industry, their family and friends to get together to enjoy some games, prizes, cake, art, a raffle, door prizes and of course music!

Join us for a very special birthday. Yes! Music SA is turning 20 years old and we’d love you to help us blow out the […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Gigs, Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Music SA’s 20th Birthday Quiz Night

Exploding White Mice Reunite for Vive Le Punk!

Punk Rock mania will explode at ADL Film Festival with the return of legendary Adelaide (punk) outfit Exploding White Mice. In the ‘80s and ‘90s the Mice tore up the stage at home and abroad with shows that are still talked about.

Their stellar recording career began with 1983’s Nest of Vipers, named by RAM magazine […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on Exploding White Mice Reunite for Vive Le Punk!

Scouted Announces Lineup and Playing Times

Music SA and Sundial Productions have announced the full line-up and playing times for the inaugural Scouted showcase event presented in conjunction with Umbrella: Winter City Sounds and Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR).

Set to take over Adelaide’s East End on July 28, Scouted will showcase South Australia’s most prominent unsigned musical talents, and is […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on Scouted Announces Lineup and Playing Times

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds returns to ignite Adelaide’s Winter

Music SA today announced a program of over 300 live music events across more than 100 different venues and locations throughout the Adelaide, for the 2017 Umbrella: Winter City Sounds from Friday, July 14 to Monday, July 30.

Umbrella Winter City Sounds, a two week festival partially curated partially open-access, will transform Adelaide into a winter […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Umbrella|Comments Off on Umbrella: Winter City Sounds returns to ignite Adelaide’s Winter

Introducing Adelaide’s star producer Mario Spate

It’s been a whirlwind start to the year for Adelaide based producer Mario Späte aka Badcop, after being invited back to Sydney’s prestigious Industry song writing camp ’50 Songs in 5 Days’ a second time in December it’s lead to a slew for collaborations in 2017 including with ARIA winners Montagine and Megan Washington.

Recent recipient […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Music SA News, News|Comments Off on Introducing Adelaide’s star producer Mario Spate

Peter Hanlon Internship Program Applications Open

Music SA is proud to announce an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team and take that next step in their music industry career.

We are now seeking applicants for a 12 month PAID internship with our company on a permanent part-time basis.

This opportunity has arisen thanks to the generosity of philanthropist Peter Hanlon, a […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, Opportunities|Comments Off on Peter Hanlon Internship Program Applications Open

Week One of Australian Music Month

This week marks the first week of Australian Music Month and to celebrate we launched the new Music SA gig guide on November 1st (Day 1). We’ve been chomping at the bit to announce this new partnership with theMusic.com.au… so go ahead and check it out on our gigs page for all the upcoming gigs around Adelaide.

The topic for week […]

By |November 4th, 2016|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on Week One of Australian Music Month

Sounds Australia presents ‘Insights into International Genre Events’

Sounds Australia presents “Insights into International Genre Events” in partnership with Music SA, Musitec and the Music Development Office.

Sounds Australia will be in Adelaide presenting an evening of insights into the many genre events that are now available through out the year.

From jazz, classical and world music to folk, Americana and all of the dance genres in between, […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, Opportunities|Comments Off on Sounds Australia presents ‘Insights into International Genre Events’

music sa farewells elizabeth reid

After eleven years service, Music SA is sad to announce Digital Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Reid is moving on to take up the dual role of Community Liaison for St Paul’s Creative Centre and Program Officer for the Music Development Office.

Music SA General Manager Lisa Bishop said “Elizabeth has been a highly valued member of the […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Music SA News, News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on music sa farewells elizabeth reid

umbrella – winter city sounds info

If you attended Music SA’s information session on Wednesday (or are subscribed to our eNews), you will have heard the news about a brand new live music festival presented by Music SA.

The inaugural “Umbrella – Winter City Sounds” will be held from 15th July 15 to 7th August 2016, offering an exciting smorgasbord of curated […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, Opportunities|Comments Off on umbrella – winter city sounds info

music sa masterclass – the art of stagecraft

Music SA, APRA AMCOS and the Music Development Office present “Shake Your Money-Maker: A Masterclass in the Art of Stagecraft.”

This is the 4th event in a series of professional development forums aimed at tooling up South Australian musicians and industry practitioners.

What: Topic – the art of stagecraft and performance
Where: Level 1, St Paul’s Creative Centre, […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, Opportunities|Comments Off on music sa masterclass – the art of stagecraft

frusic is launched

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bands on track artists announced

Six of South Australia’s best live music acts will join an incredible line-up of international artists and Australian music legends to perform at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide as Music SA’s Bands on Track Support Acts.

Music SA received 134 applications vying for a spot on the Clipsal 500 Adelaide stage and the winners will perform over […]

By |January 21st, 2016|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on bands on track artists announced

frusic update: get featured!!

Less than a month to go now before Adelaide Fringe Festival takes over the town, and suburbs, and even some regional areas!

FRUSIC (Fringe Music) promotion will go full force by mid February, and we’ve already started featuring some hand-picked shows and live music venues on the Music SA site & social pages.

So. What do have […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Frusic, Music SA News|Comments Off on frusic update: get featured!!

news presenter special guest in music sa courses 2016

Interest is soaring in Music SA’s series of accredited Music Business Courses for 2016, with enrolments for some Certificates looking set to double in numbers!

It’s no surprise really, if you consider some of the amazing tutors and guest presenters that are lined up to help grow the music careers of our next group of students.

Nine […]

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frusic begins as fringe program launches!

The Adelaide Fringe has opened tickets sales and you can view its entire 2018 program online now.

This season we’re shining the spotlight on the Fringe Music Program – it’s packed with diverse, creative and downright wacky live music options.

In fact there are over 260 music shows to choose from across the state.

Thanks to a partnership between Adelaide Fringe […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Frusic, Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on frusic begins as fringe program launches!

clip it! apply to have a video made

Clip It! is a music video production initiative brought to you by the Media Resource Centre (MRC) and Music SA, generously funded by Arts SA.

Clip It! aims to assist MRC members to develop and produce a music clip for local Music SA musicians (band or solo artist), and interpret that song in a creative and resourceful […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, Opportunities|Comments Off on clip it! apply to have a video made

sam awards 2015 winners announced

Tkay Maidza and Timberwolf have walked away as the big winners at last night’s South Australian Music (SAM) Awards.

Eclectic brat rapper, Tkay Maidza, was crowned Best Female and her Switch Tape EP was awarded Best Release. Maidza’s track Switch Lanes scored the APRA AMCOS award for Best Song as well as Best Music Video by […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on sam awards 2015 winners announced