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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Tips of the Trade: Digital Pathways to Export

There’s no doubt that for APRA AMCOS members, the changing global music industry landscape has opened up access to new markets in unprecedented ways. Last year our international revenue for local songwriters grew to $43.5 million (almost double that of just five years ago). The gatekeepers are not so few anymore, and distance is not […]

By |October 30th, 2018|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Tips of the Trade: Digital Pathways to Export

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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Music #YOUMUSTSEE at Adelaide Film Festival

Whatever genre of music is on your playlist, Adelaide Film Festival have it covered. From an iconic record producer (Quincy Jones), to the original rock goddess (Joan Jett) to haunting operatic voices, it’s all coming to the big screen at Adelaide Film Festival. These stories are sure to resonate with the beat of music maestros: uncompromising, relentless, rousing, delicate.

Adelaide Film Festival are offering our […]

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Semaphore Music Festival 2018

2018 is the 14th year that the Semaphore Music Festival supports local South Australian live music around the heritage precincts of Semaphore/Port Adelaide over the Long Weekend Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October.

The participating venues this year include Hart’s Mill Flour Shed in Port Adelaide which is the hub of the SMF with two stages […]

By |September 19th, 2018|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Semaphore Music Festival 2018

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Entertainment Insurance from Aon

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Henry Wagons to host South Australian Music Awards

 

The South Australian Music (SAM) Awards, with support from the State Government, will be hosted by musician, media personality and double j radio host, Henry Wagons. The 2017 event, for which tickets are now on sale, will be held at the newly developed Thebby Lane (Thebarton Theatre), on Thursday 9th November.

Event MC Henry Wagons will […]

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Umbrella: Winter City Sounds- and that’s a wrap!

AND THAT’S A WRAP!! What a success! A MASSIVE thanks to all the events and people involved, not to mention all of you awesome Adelaide punters who entered the cold night into one of our Umbrella Winter City Sounds shows! We would also like to say a HUGE thanks to Premier Jay Weatherill’s Government of […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Umbrella: Winter City Sounds- and that’s a wrap!

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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WINTER JAMS RETURNS FOR UMBRELLA WINTER CITY SOUNDS IN 2017!

WINTER JAMS SCHOOL HOLIDAY MUSIC WORKSHOP – Thursday 13th July – Saturday 15th July 2017
 It’s that time of year again! Music SA and the City of Prospect are proud to present Winter Jams for 2017!
 Spend three days learning about the different styles of contemporary music and song writing whilst exploring creativity for FREE in a fun […]

By |June 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on WINTER JAMS RETURNS FOR UMBRELLA WINTER CITY SOUNDS IN 2017!

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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Applications now open to play Semaphore Music Festival

The Semaphore Music Festival has grown since the inaugural event in 2005, to a four nights and three days of concerts presenting South Australian home grown, live music to a niche market of music lovers. It is held annually over the October Long Weekend on the Semaphore Foreshore Reserve, surrounding pubs, clubs, and venues.Live Music […]

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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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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 […]

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MIIO are offering you a 20% Membership Discount

Music Industry Inside Out (MIIO) are a music business professional development community who are offering you 20% off their membership with the code: MusicSAStars

Join with a monthly membership and receive access to 25 videos courses, 65+ mentor interviews, 850+ unique bite-sized video units, over 33 hours of video content and lifetime private MIIO Facebook Group support […]

By |April 13th, 2017|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on MIIO are offering you a 20% Membership Discount

The Peter Schodde Memorial Scholarship

In memory of the late Peter Schodde, Recitals Australia has partnered with the Helpmann Academy to offer the Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship, valued at $5,000, to be awarded in alternate years.

The Scholarship is open to pianists between the ages of 18 and 26 who are passionate about their future, and provides the opportunity to undertake further study or […]

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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund offering $1m in grants

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including musicians, puppeteers, playwrights, designers and arts champions.
Now in its fourth year, this unique grants program is open to individuals of all ages, walks of life and abilities. In 2016, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awarded 53 grants Australians […]

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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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