A Tribute to Two Adelaide Music Champions

It has been a heart-breaking week for the Adelaide music scene. Late Saturday night, our dearest Disk Edits announced the passing of local Audio Master and Proprietor, Neville Clark. Following this sad news only a few days later, SA punk champs She‚Äôs The Band announced the passing of their beloved drummer and influential member of […]

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Australian Government Announce Grants for Live Music Venues

The Australian Government has just announced their support in helping venues to host live Australian music.
Small to medium live music venues are encouraged to apply for Live Music Australia funding to get back on their feet and prepare to host live shows.

The program will provide $5¬†million annually over four years from 2020‚Äď21, through two rounds each […]

By |August 11th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Australian Government Announce Grants for Live Music Venues

ALMBC Launches with 65,000 Live Music Jobs

The Australian Live Music Business Council has announced its formation, representing the interests of small to medium Australian music enterprises and the thousands of live music jobs they underpin – from booking agents and managers, venues and promoters, through to ticketing companies, poster companies, media, publicists, food vendors, security, music technicians, roadies and many more.

The […]

By |July 15th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on ALMBC Launches with 65,000 Live Music Jobs

Music in the Streets!

Music is set to fill the streets, coming to you live from all corners of the city!

From 3 July until 25th September, catch your favourite local acts performing pop-up sets and roving performances around the city, every Friday lunchtime.

Grab a bite at one of the nearby eateries Рwe’ll supply the beats!

Upcoming Events:

Friday 17th July […]

By |July 9th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Music in the Streets!

The World’s Smallest Stage

The World’s Smallest Stage¬†is coming in October 2020!

Some of our best South Australian dancers, choreographers¬†and musicians have been collaborating during isolation to create a ‘social distancing inspired’ series of dance performances that will be presented in a tiny space of just 2m x 2m. These incredibly talented local creatives are from¬†the team at¬†Restless Dance Theatre […]

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Support Act launches ‘On My Mind’

Support Act has announced the launch of On My Mind, a free online workshop series exploring the ins and outs of mental health and wellbeing for musicians, crew and other workers in the Australian music industry.

Kicking off the monthly series on 9 July, the first instalment, Don‚Äôt believe everything you think, will educate participants in […]

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Women in Music Mentor Program

The Women in Music Mentor program is a four-year nation-wide mentoring and training program aimed at empowering women in the Australian music industry. The program will run once a year from 2020 to 2023 and is designed to enable women to navigate their career and leadership pathways, develop professional decision making, governance, commercial and corporate […]

By |June 25th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Women in Music Mentor Program

Music SA Appoints New General Manager

The Music SA board has pleasure in announcing its new General Manager, with the role going to musician, skilled administrator, IT professional and vocational trainer Kim Roberts.

An active member of the local music community for the last 20 years, Ms Roberts has experience including artist management, festival work and music media. If she‚Äôs not performing in one […]

By |June 18th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Music SA Appoints New General Manager

Can COVID Stop the Music!?

As COVID-19 restrictions have taken their toll on the music industry, musicians and music venues have bore the brunt,¬†left with no crowds and no physical space for their music or voice to be heard. Except in one place… online!

Live streaming has become the new norm as our artists and audiences are forced to take to […]

By |June 17th, 2020|Music SA News, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Can COVID Stop the Music!?

Australia’s Music Industry Pleads for Government Support in Open Letter

Australian music industry unites behind an Open Letter imploring the Australian Government to provide sector support to ensure its survival during the COVID-19 crisis.
The urgent letter has been signed by more than 1000¬†artists, workers, venues & businesses¬†such as Jenny Morris, Archie Roach, Tina Arena, Jimmy Barnes, Nick Cave, John Farnham, Guy Sebastian, Peter Garrett, Deborah […]

By |June 10th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Australia’s Music Industry Pleads for Government Support in Open Letter

Artist Highlight: Owen Lindsay

Owen Lindsay is an incredible South Australian illustrator. Over the years, he’s created album covers and gig posters for local bands, as well as illustrating for several Adelaide magazines including his current work with CityMag. We recently engaged Owen to create¬†an illustration including 90 bands, plus 8 venues hidden behind cheeky puns and literal descriptive […]

By |June 4th, 2020|Music SA News, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Artist Highlight: Owen Lindsay

Music SA Presents: Where’s Your Head At? – POSTPONED

Where’s Your Head At? webinar¬†has been unfortunately postponed¬†until early next week. We apologise for the inconvenience. The new day and time will be announced shortly. In the meantime if you need urgent advice please contact any of the following: http://www.musicsa.com.au/resources/covid-19-resources/

Where’s Your Head At? – A webinar about mental health

 

The third instalment in Our New Normal, […]

By |May 12th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Music SA Presents: Where’s Your Head At? – POSTPONED

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL OUR MUSIC MUMS!

Happy Mothers Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there! We had a chat to a few amazing mothers in the industry and here’s what they came back with…
Skye Walter
Music SA Marketing Manager, Wing Defence

Name and Age of your kid

Billy – 4 months

What’s your earliest musical memory?

Well incredibly, it was writing a song called […]

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SPOT THE SA BANDS COMPETITION!

In the devastating mess of COVID-19, sometimes we just need a little fun.

At Music SA, we have done just that, by engaging local illustrator Owen Lindsay to create a ‚ÄėWhere‚Äôs Wally‚Äô of classic SA bands, spanning from 60s right up to the present day.

In this one illustration you will find 90 (that‚Äôs right 90!) bands, […]

By |May 7th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on SPOT THE SA BANDS COMPETITION!

Music SA Presents: Taking It To The Streams – An Online Discussion About Live Streaming

Taking it to the Streams

Taking It To The Streams – A webinar about live streaming for musicians.

The second instalment in Our New Normal, a series of weekly zoom webinars exploring life for South Australia’s music community in the age of COVID-19.

REGISTRATION LINK : https://bit.ly/3dhwD6p

Time will be allocated for a Q & A at the end […]

By |May 5th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Music SA Presents: Taking It To The Streams – An Online Discussion About Live Streaming

triple j Unearthed’s DIY Supergroup: Your chance to make a song with Tame Impala, Flume, Amy Shark & more

Ever wished you had the chance to collab with your fave Australian artists? Well triple j Unearthed’s DIY Supergroup is it!

triple j Unearthed is giving music makers an incredibly rare, one-off sample pack made by Australian superstars Flume, Tame Impala, Amy Shark, Tkay Maidza, Middle Kids, The Jungle Giants, Tash Sultana and G Flip.

Head to […]

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Music SA Presents: Our New Normal – An Online Discussion

Our New Normal – Life for SA’s Music Community in a Covid Reality

A discussion about life for South Australia’s music community amidst this new COVID 19 reality. Please join Music SA’s CEO and Industry Development team for this free webinar as they look to assist you in navigating through the myriad of resources currently available […]

By |April 20th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Music SA Presents: Our New Normal – An Online Discussion

SUPPORT FOR LIVE MUSIC VENUES – COVID-19

GRANTS

The SA Music Development Office has a number of grants available for live music. One of them (Stream B) is available to aid the recovery of venues impacted by Covid-19 restrictions. This grant may be of some interest to venues who are also exploring ways to host live music online while closed. Please see the […]

By |April 8th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on SUPPORT FOR LIVE MUSIC VENUES – COVID-19

WHAT IS MUSIC SA DOING FOR MUSICIANS DURING COVID-19?

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO 

Our hearts are aching.  It’s a strange and unprecedented time.

Overnight our beloved music industry has been decimated.¬† According to Music SA‚Äôs Live Music Census, which we have undertaken for the last 5 years, South Australians should be enjoying approximately 10,000 venue based gigs over the next 6 months. But due to COVID-19 […]

By |April 1st, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on WHAT IS MUSIC SA DOING FOR MUSICIANS DURING COVID-19?

COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE

On March 22nd, the Australian Government announced a second stimulus round valued at $66 billion. This round is geared towards individuals, households and small businesses, and will give many music industry folk some much needed relief.

Keep in mind these measures are subject to passing of the legislation by government and there will be more detail […]

By |March 25th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE

MUSIC SA ANNOUNCEMENT ūüď£

Music SA Chair Anne Wiberg today announced the resignation of Music SA CEO Lisa Bishop.
DUE TO COVID-19 disruptions, this position will only be advertised officially from the 1st of June 2020.
‚ÄúLisa has been an outstanding leader and, over the past five years, has taken Music SA from strength to strength. She has introduced new and […]

By |March 20th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on MUSIC SA ANNOUNCEMENT ūüď£

HOW TO SUPPORT LOCAL MUSICIANS DURING COVID-19

ūüď∑: Isolaid Music Festival

Whenever Australia faces a crisis, musicians have got our back ‚Äď performing benefit concerts, raising money and lifting our spirits.

Now, we need to have their back. While they are unable to earn income from live performance, here’s what you can do ūüĎć

ūüĆŹ Pay To Stream Music Online
ūüĆć Buy A Band […]

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR MUSICIANS DURING COVID-19

For many, the biggest impact of COVID-19 will be financial. But there will also be a mental toll: fear, boredom, stress, anxiety, depression and an aching sense of alienation.

If anyone is looking for mental health resources, see here:

ūüĎČ Lifeline
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour […]

By |March 19th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR MUSICIANS DURING COVID-19

SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IS LIVE!

What a way to welcome in 2020, with Music SA announcing four stunning news items that confirm Adelaide’s strength is its live music sector.

Live Music Census shows sustained growth
 Umbrella Festival set to spread regionally
Music SA releases new Live Music Toolkit for councils
Superloop Adelaide 500 local music program expands

For the 5th year […]

By |February 12th, 2020|Music SA News, Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities, SA Industry, Umbrella|Comments Off on SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IS LIVE!

More Than 40 Local Bands To Play at Superloop Adelaide 500 Weekend!

Delia Obst at Superloop 2019.¬†ūüď∑ Luke Byrne

Music SA is proud to announce the successful applications for the annual Bands on Track program opening for the Superloop Adelaide 500 concert series headliners.

And in more good news, around 40 more local artists will also perform across four stages entertaining eager racegoers over the weekend.

The six Bands on […]

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Nexus Arts Launches Interplay Development Program

Following on from their¬†Next Up (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists) and Creative Cohesion (for culturally diverse artists) development programs, Interplay is open to artists from both CALD and ATSI backgrounds. The program aims to provide dedicated space for artists to develop, share and connect, bringing contemporary musicians of these backgrounds together in the […]

By |January 16th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Nexus Arts Launches Interplay Development Program

Summer Fest Is Back For 2020! ūüćČ‚ú®

Presented by City of West Torrens, Summer Festival is series of fun outdoor events spanned from Jan until early Feb.

The weather is getting warmer and we‚Äôre thinking about picnics and sunsets shared with family and friends. Join us for great free entertainment and movies under starry skies, fun at the beach, or maybe you‚Äôd prefer to […]

By |January 8th, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Summer Fest Is Back For 2020! ūüćČ‚ú®

Expressions of Interest Now Open for Scouted 2020!

Music SA is excited to announce that Scouted will take place on August 7th 2020, as part of Umbrella Festival!

The below form is for South Australian musicians/bands who wish to submit an expression of interest in showcasing at the event. All artists need to be experienced musicians with a strong track record and a repertoire […]

By |January 2nd, 2020|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Expressions of Interest Now Open for Scouted 2020!

Submissions Now Open To Support Headliners at 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500!

Music SA is proud to announce Bands on Track submissions are now open, giving local artists a chance to perform at the Superloop Adelaide 500 after-race concert series next February.

Now in its ninth year, Bands on Track will once again provide six South Australian contemporary music outfits with an opportunity to share the stage with […]

By |December 20th, 2019|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Submissions Now Open To Support Headliners at 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500!

New Opportunities Open For Contemporary Music Touring Across Australia

ūüď∑¬†D.D Dumbo during his Field Recording in Austin, Texas.

Increased investment in contemporary music will enable more opportunities for Australian musicians to tour to more audiences in more destinations across Australia.

As part of the Australian Music Industry Package announced earlier this year, the Federal government committed an additional $2 million over four years to the Contemporary […]

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STAY TUNED! BANDS ON TRACK SUBMISSIONS OPENING SOON

Music SA is proud to announce Bands on Track submissions will open shortly, giving local musicians a chance to perform at the Superloop Adelaide 500 after-race concert series next February, while also revealing a new initiative, Music on Track, that will see many more SA acts perform during race days.

The result of an ongoing collaboration between Music SA and the Superloop […]

By |December 11th, 2019|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on STAY TUNED! BANDS ON TRACK SUBMISSIONS OPENING SOON

SAM’s Red Carpet & Winners Wall Gallery

2019 South Australian Music Awards
Red Carpet & Winners Wall
Bonython Hall, The University of Adelaide
Photography by Nick Astanei

By |November 26th, 2019|Music SA News, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on SAM’s Red Carpet & Winners Wall Gallery

2019 South Australian Music Awards Gallery

2019 South Australian Music Awards
Bonython Hall, Adelaide University
Photography by Dave Court

 

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS

Indie rock trio Horror My Friend achieved three nods for their successes at the South Australian Music (SAM) Awards tonight, with Adrian Eagle and Electric Fields both coming away with two awards each, and Jess Day winning Best New Artist.

In a gala ceremony hosted by triple j Home and Hosed‚Äôs¬†Declan Byrne¬†after a stirring Welcome to Country by Jack […]

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Rundle Mall Plaza Drops New Local Music Series

Rundle Mall Plaza presents its inaugural Terrace Sessions, a new free pop-up music series featuring some of South Australia’s most talented singer-songwriters, launching on Friday, November 22.

Held over four Friday nights across November and December, The Terrace Sessions will showcase talent from the likes of Mason Lloyde, rising star Ollie English, Tara Carragher and Kelly […]

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SAM’s is going 100% Plant Based!

This year’s South Australian Music Awards is going au naturel with a plant-based menu of food and beverage from some of our state’s most exciting local suppliers.

Music SA¬†has created a beautiful grazing menu for the annual gala event coming up on November 22 at Bonython Hall to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the South Australian music […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Music SA Presents, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on SAM’s is going 100% Plant Based!

Umbrella Festival Marketing Manager Job Opportunity

Are you a talented marketing professional looking for a part-time chance to work on the fastest growing live music festival in SA? 
 
Music SA is looking for our next Umbrella Festival Marketing Manager (while our current Marketing Manager Skye goes on maternity leave). 
 
It‚Äôs an 8-month contract from December 2019 to the end of July 2020 and […]

By |October 31st, 2019|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Umbrella Festival Marketing Manager Job Opportunity

Finalists Announced for the 2019 South Australian Music Awards!

Music SA is proud to reveal the 2019 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards finalists, with the winners to be announced during a red carpet ceremony on Friday 22 November at Adelaide University’s beautiful Bonython Hall.

Categories for the awards include both People’s Choice Awards, determined by online voting, and SAM Awards as judged by a panel of industry peers.

Music SA […]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Music SA News, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Finalists Announced for the 2019 South Australian Music Awards!

Spring Jams 2019

Spring Jams 2019
St Peters Youth Centre
Photos by Nick Astanei
Music SA, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and headspace Adelaide held Spring Jams from 1st October- 3rd October 2019. The Free 3 day songwriting and performance workshop for 13 Р17 year olds is held during the Winter School Holidays, at St Peters Youth Centre.

Members of […]

By |October 15th, 2019|Music SA News, News, Opportunities|Comments Off on Spring Jams 2019

AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY NETWORK LAUNCHES NATIONAL SURVEY ON LIVE MUSIC PAY

The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) has partnered with Australia’s major contemporary music bodies to launch an in-depth survey on live music remuneration.

The Live Remuneration Survey will be distributed to over 100,000 live music performers through APRA AMCOS, MEAA, Music Australia, Sounds Australia, Association of Artist Managers, Association of Australian Independent Record Labels, AMRAP, Live […]

By |September 20th, 2019|News, Opportunities|Comments Off on AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY NETWORK LAUNCHES NATIONAL SURVEY ON LIVE MUSIC PAY