your music career starts here

It’s not too late to enrol for Music SA’s range of Music Business Courses, 2016.

Broaden your education, develop new and existing skills, network & build industry contacts – we’ll show you the way.

What’s on offer? A wide range of Certificates II, III and IV that have you covered if you want to be a performer, […]

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sam awards 2015 nominees announced

Today Music SA announces the nominees for the South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards).

SA (by way of Zimbabwe) eclectic brat rapper – Tkay Maizda – leads the charge enjoying a total of seven nominations across 14 categories.

Other front runners in the artist categories include punk three piece Grenadiers, modern folk bluesman Timberwolf and noir alt-rockers […]

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vote now in sa music awards

Public voting is now open for the “most popular artist” category of the SA Music Awards.

Voters may find themselves faced with a difficult choice – so many good acts have been nominated!

You’ll find the full list, plus more news, at the new official SA Music Awards website, now online at http://southaustralianmusicawards.com.au

Cast your vote here >

Voting […]

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forum: ins + outs of music festivals

**** SOLD OUT ****

Music SA, APRA AMCOS and Pirate Life present “The Ins and Outs of Music Festivals” – the next forum in our professional development series aimed at tooling up South Australian musicians and industry practitioners.

What: Topic – The Ins and Outs of Music Festivals
Where: The Jade Monkey
When: Tuesday, October 13, 6 – 8pm
Who: […]

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frusic info session

INTRODUCING ‘FRUSIC’

Get double the promotion – for FREE – when you register your venue or music act for Adelaide Fringe 2016!

Not only will you be listed in the official Adelaide Fringe guide & website, but you’ll also be featured in a NEW Fringe Live Music Guide, “FRUSIC” – a combination of ‘Fringe’ + ‘Music.’

Learn all […]

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sa music awards after party line-up

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS AFTER-PARTY LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Today Music SA announces the line-up for the South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards) official after-party, featuring Afro-beat orchestra Shaolin Afronauts and recent Robert Stigwood fellowship recipients SKIES.

Hosted by triple j presenter Dom Alessio and charismatic local musician Max Savage at Fowler’s Live on November 11, the evening’s live […]

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band connection awaits

TONIGHT (Wednesday August 5) Band Connection kicks off at The Station in Murray Bridge, with a special guest band in store..

What’s Band Connection all about? It aims to create. Innovate. Inspire. If you want to join a band, they’ll show you how – no experience needed!

Presented by Music SA, The Station, and Murray Bridge Council, […]

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winter jams videos

Remember Winter Jams?

Our program with the Adelaide City Council in the July school holidays was a complete success, and we were enthralled by the artistic results achieved in only 3 days.

That’s 3 days to write, record AND film a brand new, original song. Ambitious by many standards, but these young artists (aged between 13-17 […]

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south australian music awards announced

Today Music SA announces the South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards) are to take place on Wednesday 11 November, with nominations open from Monday 3 August.

The awards, which are judged by an expert industry panel from around the country, celebrate the absolute best South Australia’s contemporary original music scene has to offer.

“South Australia has a […]

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music sa seeks intern

Music SA is proud to announce an exciting new 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, […]

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music sa “hard to say goodbye” show

It’s a bittersweet event for the Music SA Cert III Event Management students, as their major live music event is also the last ever shows of two Adelaide bands.

All That I’m Asking (pictured) and S is for Spaceship headline “Hard To Say Goodbye” at Nexus on the 21st of August.

Other outstanding Metalcore, Punk-Rock and […]

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“this is sa music” at airport

MUSIC SA and Adelaide Airport are pleased to announce that their successful partnership program “This Is SA Music” continues throughout 2015.

A curated original SA music series, “This Is SA Music” is performed live at Adelaide Airport every Friday afternoon, plus alternate Saturdays and Sundays. Over 100 shows will be performed throughout the year, with each […]

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sounds australia – thinking global

Music SA, MDO, Musitec and Sounds Australia are delighted to announce a rare opportunity for musicians wanting to export their music overseas. Sounds Australia will visit Adelaide in late July for their Thinking Global National Tour – including an export master class on Tuesday 28th July and one on one meetings on Wednesday 29th July.

Sounds […]

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sing with van canto in tasmania

Music SA has partnered with Festival of Voices and Events Tasmania to offer you a chance to participate in a workshop with German a cappella metal band, Van Canto, for FREE!

Five singers, one drummer. No guitars, no bass, no keyboards – expect an unbelievable metal experience. Front men and women, singers and songwriters, you have […]

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winter jams in school holidays

Adelaide City Council and Music SA proudly present “Winter Jams”, a new series of school holiday workshops. Suitable for 13-17 year olds, Winter Jams runs over 3 days (7 – 9 July), where participants will perfect their music skills with guidance from talented local musicians, and learn how to write, record and film your own […]

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breaking out of the nest

Music SA and APRA | AMCOS present Breaking Out of The Nest – the next masterclass in a series of professional development forums aimed at tooling up South Australian musicians and industry practitioners.

What: Topic – Breaking Out of The Nest – Touring
Where: The Jade
When: June 23, 6 – 8pm
Who: Open to anyone interested

Chaired by Jett […]

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free music workshops in mt gambier

Want to work in the music biz? Music SA is taking things on the road and partnering with Country Arts SA to deliver some FREE workshops for passionate young people 18+.

From 10am-4pm Saturday 13 June and 10am-12pm on Sunday 14 June in Mt Gambier, we will be presenting a contemporary music-related business workshop, “How to […]

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introducing music business mondays

Music SA’s new Industry Development Manager, Emma Coyle, will be opening the doors every Monday for anyone needing one-on-one guidance with their band or music business.

There’s no question too big or too small; from ‘how do I book a local gig’, to ‘when is the right time to seek out a manager’ via ‘how do […]

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picnics + live music in vic square

What better way to spend your Thursday lunchtime than out in the open spaces of Victoria Square – with live original music!?

Music SA has lined up a great bunch of bands from this Thursday 7 May through 28 May from 12noon to 2pm, for the Adelaide City Council’s latest initiative “Picnic Square.”

You can even buy […]

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southern sounds expands

Great news for acts down south! After a successful 2014, Southern Sounds is back, and bigger with even more opportunities for career development and showcasing.

In 2015 the mentoring, masterclass & showcasing event has expanded to include a full day masterclass on song structure and production with Mixmasters Studios’ Mick Wordley, a PR masterclass with Ronnie […]

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maps film school launch 5 sa video clips

UPDATE 1 MAY 2015

After a very successful launch last night at St Paul’s Creative Centre, the latest video clip series from the MAPS film school students are officially online!

Head to our Instagram for a few photos from the evening’s proceedings, and jump straight on YouTube to watch the live clips:

Cosmo Thundercat – ‘I Could Never’ […]

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live music fridays at adelaide central market

The Central Market has over 80 stalls and is South Australia’s most visited tourist attraction.

This Market remains the food Mecca for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce, trading in fruit, vegetables, small goods, and café food.

Today it remains the ‘Heart of Adelaide’. At 146 years of age, the Market is a special place that we all […]

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summer series at uni sa

Music SA, along with USASA (University of South Australia Student Association), is proud to present original live music coming to you across the Uni SA campuses, with the “Summer Music Series”. Every Wednesday for 6 weeks, musicians will be providing some sweet tunes on campus to brighten your day from 12 noon.

Find them at these […]

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bands on track at clipsal 500

Another big tick for the Bands on Track program this year! Music SA and the Official Clipsal 500 chose 6 local acts to open for the headliners on the massive concert stage, and we’re so proud of the rockin’ result!

Props to Urtekk, Koolta, Lazy Eye, Jac Dalton with Sonic Divide, Horror My Friend and Grenadiers, […]

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free live music on town hall balcony

FREE LIVE MUSIC is back on the Adelaide Town Hall Balcony! After a brilliant season last year, this popular series returns as an official part of the Fringe Festival on Friday nights.

Music SA has curated a wonderful list of acts, performing for you from 4pm:

Friday 13 February 2015        Kaurna Cronin (duo) 4:00-6:00pm
Friday 20 February […]

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sa musicians live the race!

Music SA is pleased to announce that six South Australian acts have been selected from more than 100 applications to showcase their live performance on the Clipsal 500 Adelaide concert stage with some of Australia’s best live artists from 27 February 2015.

On top of an incredible line-up of headliners, concert-goers at this year’s Clipsal 500 […]

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music sa launches new compilation

MUSIC SA has been enjoying a unique partnership with Adelaide Airport with “This Is SA Music”, a curated series of original South Australian live music that is performed in the main terminal every Friday afternoon, plus alternate Saturdays and Sundays.

We are proud to offer this new music experience for passengers, friends and families, that highlights […]

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music sa’s “this is sa music” at airport – jan-june

MUSIC SA and Adelaide Airport are pleased to announce that their successful partnership program “This Is SA Music” continues throughout 2015.

A curated original SA music series, “This Is SA Music” is performed live at Adelaide Airport every Friday afternoon, plus alternate Saturdays and Sundays. Over 100 shows will be performed throughout the year, with each […]

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new “music in the square”

Presenting “Music in the Square”, brought to you by the Adelaide City Council and curated by MUSIC SA. This new series of original live music starts next Thursday, with 2 acts playing side by side in Victoria Square during lunch time.

The bands will trade off songs a few at a time – a few from […]

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