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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Applications Open for Female Music Business Scholarship

After a stellar partnership year in 2018, Moshtix and Music SA are today proud to announce that they will again be offering a scholarship to assist in developing the career of an aspiring South Australian female music industry professional in 2019.

The 2018 scholarship saw winner Elli Cleary receive her Certificate IV in Music Business, and allowed […]

By |November 30th, 2018|Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Applications Open for Female Music Business Scholarship

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 […]

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South Australian Music Awards Gallery 2018

8th November 2018
Adelaide Town Hall
Photography by Lala.Photo (Lauren Connelly) & Kerrie Geier

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South Australian Music Award Winners

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS
Seven-piece rock outfit West Thebarton has capped off a stellar year by taking out four South Australian Music (SAM) Awards tonight, with other major category winners including MANE, A.B. Original and Adrian Eagle.
In a gala ceremony hosted by legendary music journalist Zan Rowe at the Adelaide Town Hall, West Thebarton dominated proceedings, […]

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Umbrella Winter City Sounds Wrap Up & Highlights

Thanks again to all the legends that came out to celebrate live music in South Australia. A big shout out to our sponsors Adelaide Fringe, City of Adelaide, Young Henrys, Delinquente Wine Co, Channel 9, Australian Hotels Association – SA Branch, Arts South AustraliaRenewel SA & Scenestr.What a time!

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds key highlights:

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South Australian Music Awards Finalists Announced!

Music SA is proud to reveal the 2018 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards finalists, with the winners to be announced during a red carpet ceremony hosted by Double J’s Zan Rowe at the Adelaide Town Hall on Thursday November 8.

Celebrating excellence in local contemporary music, categories include both People’s Choice Awards, determined by online voting, […]

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Spring Jams 2018

Music SA are very excited to announce ‘Spring Jams’! Two songwriting and performance workshops for 13 – 17 year olds during the Spring school holidays!

WORKSHOP OPTION 1: PROSPECT
Music SA, Club 5082, and City of Prospect are very excited to announce Spring Jams, a 2 day songwriting and performance workshop for 13 – 17 year olds […]

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Zan Rowe to MC SA Music (SAM) Awards at Adelaide Town Hall

The SA Music (SAM) Awards is set to take place at the Adelaide Town Hall on Thursday 8th November with legendary music journalist Zan Rowe as MC.
With almost two decades of broadcast experience under her belt, the Triple J, Double J, ABC TV presenter, and Bang On podcast co-host is looking forward to being part of the South Australian music […]

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Getting Signed: The Role of the Record Label in 2018

Getting Signed: The Role of the Record Label in 2018
July 4th 2018 – Chateau Apollo
Photography by Morgan Sette

 

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Open for Sheppard, Cheap Trick & Foreigner in Botanic Park!

How’d you like a paid gig at Botanic Park opening for Sheppard, Cheap Trick and Foreigner on October 14th?  Well, we are offering one lucky Adelaide band this very chance! To enter fill in the form below by 5pm Wednesday 15th August. The winner will be selected by Sheppard and Music SA and will be […]

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Entries Now Open for the 2018 South Australian Music Awards!

The South Australian Music (SAM) Awards return this November and entries are now open, with the winners to be announced later this year at the annual presentation ceremony.

A stand out fixture on the UNESCO Adelaide City of Music’s calendar of events, the awards exist to recognise, promote and celebrate excellence in the South Australian contemporary […]

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Getting Signed Workshop – The role of the Record Label in 2018

Music SA, in conjunction with APRA AMCOS is very proud to announce the second of its annual and free workshops ‘Getting Signed’: The Role of the Record Label in 2018.

Held at Chateau Apollo on the 4th of July; featuring Heath Bradby (Warner Music Australia & Fidelity Corp), Bree Wilkinson (Inertia Music), Ben Martin (Golden Era […]

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Eat Your Greens

Held in the heart of amplified music and good times; the Crown and Anchor Hotel, Music SA, The City of Adelaide and headspace Adelaide are stoked to present South Australia’s newest All Ages fest, straight off the shelves of your fruit and veg local; ‘Eat Your Greens’ is here and IT’S FREE ENTRY.

Taking place on […]

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Umbrella Opening Night Party

Let’s party on Bank Street!!

Music SA and Adelaide Fringe present ~ UMBRELLA OPENING STREET PARTY ~ a celebration of SA live music, DJs, local street vendors, food, beer, wine, art and good times to kick off Umbrella Winter City Sounds festival happening throughout July.

Featuring:
The Family Bushdance
Hana & Jessie-Lee
Hartway
Kuji Koo
J. Hennessy
Joint Ventures

FREE ENTRY ~ ALL AGES
FRIDAY, […]

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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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Umbrella: Winter City Sounds Program is OUT!

Today we announce a fresh, new program of over 300 live music events set to sizzle across more than 100 different venues and locations for this year’s festival of live music, Umbrella: Winter City Sounds.

Part curated, part open access, Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is an annual two-week event from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July […]

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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), […]

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Rock The Square – ‘Country to City’

Music SA and The City of Adelaide have been teaming up for Rock the Square, a degustation of musical genres to be enjoyed with a pairing of Adelaide’s most delicious food trucks in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga for lunch and knock offs.

Recently, Rock on The Square’s “Country to City” edition saw Alana Jagt and Corey Theatre Music sing songs of country, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Entertainment Insurance from Aon

Prepare for the year ahead with the right insurance from Aon.

Aon, our recommended insurance partner, want to ensure you are correctly and safely covered with the right insurance for your needs as a member of the Entertainment industry, and what better time to plan and organise than at the beginning of the year.

As a performer […]

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Adelaide 500 Support Acts Announced

Six South Australian emerging live music acts have been given the opportunity of a lifetime as they prepare to join Robbie Williams, Cold Chisel, and +LIVE+ onstage at the 2018 Adelaide 500.

Delivered through Music SA and Adelaide 500’s Bands On Track partnership aimed at delivering real performance and development opportunities to South Australian musicians, this […]

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Summer Festival Returns for 2018!

The rush of the Christmas and New Year period can be exhausting, so why not relax, unwind and have some fun at the West Torrens’ Summer Festival?

In 2018 the Festival will celebrate 10 years and the line-up is a real crowd pleaser with 25 live music acts playing across the program.

To be held on various […]

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2017 Adelaide Live Music Census

Music SA and the Live Music Office release the findings of the 2017 Adelaide Live Music Census, which offers a snapshot of live music activity in South Australia. SA’s music scene contributed $375 million to the economy in 2015/16, with the industry thriving under the removal of regulatory red tape and increased State Government support.

The inaugural […]

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Adelaide 500 ‘Bands On Track’ Applications Open!

Upcoming SA bands get a chance to play with Cold Chisel, +LIVE+, Robbie Williams and more through the return of Music SA and Adelaide 500’s Bands On Track initiative.

Bands On Track gives emerging SA bands the chance to support some of the world’s best bands on the stage at Adelaide 500’s 20th anniversary.

The 2018 competition […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mid-year entry now open for Certificate IV In Music Industry

Want to turn your music passion into a profession? Music SA is now offering mid-year entry into their talented Certificate IV in Music Industry course starting Monday 17th July.

In a Certificate IV in Music Industry, Music SA students study, perform and work in hands-on roles in music and festival management. With both full and part […]

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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 […]

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Play alongside Regurgitator at Beer & BBQ Festival!

Do you want to play alongside the one and only REGURGITATOR at the Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival on Saturday 29th July?! Well, in partnership with ABBF, Music SA is offering one lucky Adelaide Rock band this very chance! To enter fill in the form below by 5pm Thursday 1st June. The winner will be […]

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Local SA Artists Set to Play Clipsal 500

Four of South Australia’s best emerging live music acts will join an incredible line-up of Australian music talent at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide After Race Concerts as Music SA’s Bands on Track Support Acts.

For the first time, adding to the Friday 3 March feast, will be an extra special Golden Era Records showcase of the […]

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Cultural Music Exchange

Music SA and Nexus Arts will welcome The Jerry Cans to South Australia on Wednesday 8 March 2017 from 4pm – 5pm at The Grace Emily Hotel. The band are here to celebrate the Adelaide Fringe and are Keen to talk to Local South Australian Musicians about the Global Music Economy and how they travel […]

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