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 […]

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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 […]

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

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

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 […]

By |August 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Henry Wagons to host South Australian Music Awards

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 […]

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

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 […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Mid-year entry now open for Certificate IV In Music Industry

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 […]

By |May 25th, 2017|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Applications now open to play Semaphore Music Festival

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 […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Play alongside Regurgitator at Beer & BBQ Festival!

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

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 […]

By |April 6th, 2017|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on The Peter Schodde Memorial Scholarship

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 […]

By |March 30th, 2017|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on AMP’s Tomorrow Fund offering $1m in grants

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 […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Music SA Presents, News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Local SA Artists Set to Play Clipsal 500

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is back!

The State Government’s Live Music Events Fund has backed Music SA to repeat the runaway success of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds, which launched in 2016. Umbrella will be held from July 14-30, with a program of live music throughout Adelaide.

In addition, the prestigious AIR awards will be held in Adelaide as a part of Music […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Music SA Presents, News, Umbrella, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is back!

Love Live Music 60 Second Film Comp Returns

The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) has announced the return of the LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition, focussing on the importance of Australian contemporary live music. Entries will be open for submissions from 1 January -March 31 2017

The  competition calls for filmmakers across Australia to collaborate with local hometown musicians to make a 60-second film in any genre and any style […]

By |February 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Love Live Music 60 Second Film Comp Returns

APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards 2017

Online nominations for the 2017 Art Music Awards are now open, closing at 5pm AEST on Monday 11 April. Winners will be revealed on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Which were the best orchestral, instrumental, vocal, choral and jazz works in 2016? Which were the best performances? Whose name should be on the shortlist of the category Excellence […]

By |February 7th, 2017|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards 2017

Gareth’s tips on how to make a film clip under $1000!

We asked Gareth Wilkes, Music SA’s Business Manager and a film director and writer, to give us all his hottest tips on how to make a film clip under $1000…

Choose one location – shifting locations takes time and costs money
Spend money on food  – especially if your cast and crew are volunteers
Join the Media Resource […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on Gareth’s tips on how to make a film clip under $1000!

Check Your Head: Mental Health Panel

CHECK YOUR HEAD is a panel discussion on the issues surrounding mental health in the music industry. Inspired by the current light being shed on mental health in our community, we want to steer the beacon of hope toward the music industry. The heavy responsibilities of artists, venues, promoters, festival crew, tour management etc, can […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities, SA Industry|Comments Off on Check Your Head: Mental Health Panel

2016 SAM Awards Winners

This year’s music awards marked Music SA’s second year as custodians of the recently rebranded SAM awards which were previously known as the Fowlers Live Music Awards.

The night was an incredible success for Music SA, says General Manager Lisa Bishop, “We could not be more proud to recognise and celebrate the wealth of talent we […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Music SA Presents, News|Comments Off on 2016 SAM Awards Winners

SA Music Awards Photo Gallery

Photography by Joshua Geelan

 

By |November 15th, 2016|Music SA Presents, News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on SA Music Awards Photo Gallery

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

New Music SA Gig Guide!!

Music SA is delighted to announce a new partnership with the national online music media leader theMusic.com.au.

Not only is theMusic.com.au hosting the public voting categories for the SA Music Awards, they also will now be partnering with Music SA to bring South Australian residents and visitors the most up-to-date online gig guide in Music SA’s history.  Musicians […]

By |November 4th, 2016|News|Comments Off on New Music SA Gig Guide!!

South Australian Music Awards Playlist on AirIt

Amrap’s AirIt have put together a special playlist featuring finalists in this year’s South Australian Music Awards. The SAM Awards recognize, promote and celebrate excellence in the South Australian contemporary music industry. The 2016 event takes place in Adelaide on 11th November.

View the playlist here>

2016 SA MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES
All will be revealed 11-11-16

BEST RELEASE
Bad//Dreems – Dogs At Bay
Jesse Davidson – Lizard Boy
Horror […]

By |October 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on South Australian Music Awards Playlist on AirIt

Enrolments Open for 2017 Music SA Courses

Enrolments are now open for Music SA Courses in 2017 with Certificate II in Music Industry (Pop Performance), Certificate III in Music Industry (Songwriting & Event Management) and Certificate IV in Music Industry (Music Business).

One on one appointments now available:

Our Head of Training Matthew Hayward is now available for one on one meetings with prospective […]

By |October 12th, 2016|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Enrolments Open for 2017 Music SA Courses

Music SA’s Hot 100 Wines Spotify Playlists

As part of this year’s Hot 100 Wines judging process, Music SA has been given the opportunity to pair local wine with local music through the curation of playlists. 

Music SA is a proudly South Australian not-for-profit company that develops, supports and promotes local original contemporary musicians, audiences and the industry. We have access to an artist directory comprising […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Music SA’s Hot 100 Wines Spotify Playlists

Music SA’s Matt Hayward Gives Us His Top 5 tips On Managing An Artist

Top 5 tips from Music SA’s one and only Head of Training, Matthew Hayward…
1. ESTABLISH SOME GROUND RULES
Like any business arrangement, it’s important to establish some basic guidelines that need to be discussed with a band before working with them. Make sure that the act you wish to represent is aware of the time and […]

By |September 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Music SA’s Matt Hayward Gives Us His Top 5 tips On Managing An Artist

New Stigwood Fellowships Announced for 2017

After two highly successful years, The Robert Stigwood Fellowship will run its third year in 2017 incorporating South Australia’s best artists and industry entrepreneurs.

Named after Adelaide expat Robert Stigwood, the program provides professional development and global connections in the commercial music industry focusing on accelerating skills, knowledge and career advancement.

The program has so far led to seven […]

By |August 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on New Stigwood Fellowships Announced for 2017

Hunters & Collectors Reunite For One-Off Clipsal 500 Concert

Music SA are proud to present Bands on Track returning in 2017 with a one- off show by Hunters & Collectors! As part of the Clipsal 500 concert series, they will also showcase some of South Australia’s most talented emerging bands which are to be announced in the coming months.

Iconic Aussie rock band, Hunters & […]

By |August 24th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Hunters & Collectors Reunite For One-Off Clipsal 500 Concert

Music SA Industry Survey

Music SA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing contemporary music in South Australia. We also produce, host and curate a wide range of programs that support the contemporary music industry.

To help us to continually support our artists and venues around South Australia, we would love to receive feedback on your experience within the […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Music SA Industry Survey

South Australian Music Awards 2016

Music SA, Moshtix and themusic.com.au presents: SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2016!

Tickets for the second annual South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards) are now on sale through presenting partner Moshtix.

For the first time the SAM Awards will be celebrated in a formal seated format, with a long-table three course dinner and live entertainment on offer as part […]

By |August 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on South Australian Music Awards 2016

Live Music Census Shows Adelaide is Open For Business

Today Music SA and the Live Music Office release the findings of the 2016 Adelaide Live Music Census, which offers a snapshot of live music activity in May 2016 and compares it to the same study undertaken in May of 2015.

The findings revealed a 14.4 % increase in live music gigs and a 32.4% increase […]

By |July 26th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Live Music Census Shows Adelaide is Open For Business