1904, 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 […]

2203, 2018

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, […]

1503, 2018

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 […]

603, 2018

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 […]

603, 2018

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, […]

1902, 2018

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 […]

2501, 2018

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 […]

112, 2017

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 […]

1711, 2017

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 […]

1011, 2017


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 […]

111, 2017

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 […]

2010, 2017

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 […]

910, 2017

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 […]

410, 2017

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) […]

310, 2017

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 […]

1309, 2017

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 […]

2108, 2017

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 […]

308, 2017

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 […]

208, 2017

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 […]

1907, 2017

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 […]

2706, 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 […]

506, 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, […]

3105, 2017

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 […]

2505, 2017

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. […]

805, 2017

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 […]

505, 2017

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 […]

1304, 2017

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+ […]

604, 2017

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 […]

3003, 2017

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 […]

2802, 2017

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 […]

1802, 2017

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 […]

1602, 2017

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 […]

702, 2017

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 […]

2401, 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 […]

112, 2016

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 […]

1511, 2016

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, […]

1511, 2016

SA Music Awards Photo Gallery

Photography by Joshua Geelan


411, 2016

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 […]

411, 2016

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 […]

1910, 2016

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 […]

1210, 2016

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 […]

2309, 2016

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 […]

2009, 2016

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…
Like any business arrangement, it’s important to establish some basic guidelines that need to be discussed with a […]

3008, 2016

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 […]

2408, 2016

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 […]

2308, 2016

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 […]

1508, 2016

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 […]

2607, 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 […]

1307, 2016

SXSW Opens Artist Submissions for Showcases

Australian musicians are encouraged to apply early for showcasing in March at the 31st SXSW Music Festival as early bird submissions are being accepted online only as of June 28 (US time).  SXSW takes place […]

507, 2016

Triple j Unearthed High launches with new Indigenous initiative

The search is on! Triple j is looking high and low for Australia’s best high school music act.

Over the past decade, Triple j Unearthed has been discovering, sharing and providing opportunities to young Australian artists. As part of […]

1706, 2016

Payday for South Australian Songwriters

Songwriters who play live are encouraged to submit their APRA AMCOS Performance Reports by 31 July to get paid for their work.

Last year, more than $4.5 million in royalties was distributed among the thousands of APRA […]

1706, 2016

Music SA & Umbrella: Winter City Sounds presents Winter Jams 2016!

Music SA and Adelaide City Council have brought back Winter Jams for 2016!

Spend three days learning about the different styles of contemporary music and their relevance, explore structured methods, explore creativity and set up and […]

806, 2016

Music SA and the Hottest 100 Wines

Music SA will bring an added dimension to the 100 Hot Wines competition this year!

There is the obvious matching of delicious food, and the important auditory sensation of music that reinforces your experience of […]

206, 2016

Northern Adelaide Record Fair

The inaugural ‘Northern Adelaide Record Fair’ hosted by the ‘Northern Sound System’ (NSS) in Elizabeth, South Australia is on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of August 2016.

The organisers aim to attract local sellers […]

106, 2016

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds Program Hits The Streets!

Thirty thousand copies of the Umbrella Winter City Sounds Program hit the streets today, along with the online guide.

There will be music on trams, karaoke with a live band, a small hip-hop festival and a […]

1105, 2016

Sounds Australia Cut from Catalyst Funding Program

Music SA and many others in the Australian music industry today, were extremely disappointed to hear that there was no funding allocated to SOUNDS AUSTRALIA in the Catalyst funding program just recently announced.


2804, 2016

Fresh 92.7 Announced in the Top 25 for the Fast Mover 2016 Program

Fresh 92.7 received some exiting news last week, being announced as one of the top 25 in the Fast Mover Program of 2016!

Fast Movers SA recognises South Australia’s most innovative, smart and fastest growing small […]

2704, 2016

New Carclew Career Development Fellowship Program

For many years Carclew has offered a handful of art-form specific scholarships annually. Whilst prestigious, the limited number available meant that some people were missing out.

The new annual Carclew career development Fellowship Program will allow an […]

2104, 2016

Reclink Community Cup Goes National

The Reclink Community Cup, a much-adored charity football series that pits musicians against media, rolls out its national tour dates for 2016 with matches in its city of origin Melbourne; plus Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart […]

1804, 2016

Top 10 Finalists Announced for I LOVE LIVE Music Film Competition

A huge congratulations to the top ten finalists of the I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition!

Amongst these winners was emerging Adelaide filmmakers Jasmin Watkins and Stavroula Tsapaliaris who have involved themselves in various […]

1404, 2016

Umbrella-Winter City Sounds: Registration Date Extended!

Umbrella – Winter City Sounds is a NEW live music festival in the Adelaide CBD running from 
We are currently taking registrations for events in the festival, and encourage your band, […]

1104, 2016

FRESH 92.7 & NSS Present ‘Fresh Air Open House’

Fresh 92.7 and Northern Sound System (NSS) are taking a special edition Fresh Air Open House up north with one of the BIGGEST […]

604, 2016

SA Artists: Sia, Cold Chisel & Hilltop Hoods win big at 2016 APRA Awards

SA artists make their mark once again at the 2016 APRA Music Awards ceremony held in Sydney last night. The Hilltop Hoods, Sia and Cold Chisel were among the artists to be acknowledged for their […]

3103, 2016

Introducing the Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music

South Australia’s music industry received some very exciting news yesterday with the announcement of a new contemporary music institute in the Elder Conservatorium at The University of Adelaide.

The Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and […]

2303, 2016

music sa farewells elizabeth reid

After eleven years service, Music SA is sad to announce Digital Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Reid is moving on to take up the dual role of Community Liaison for St Paul’s Creative Centre and Program Officer […]

2203, 2016

new chair of sa music industry council

The Music Industry Council (MIC) for South Australia has a new Chair in 2016, with the appointment of APRA AMCOS’ Matt Swayne (pictured).

Swayne is the South Australia Writer Services Representative and State Office Manager for […]

1503, 2016

musitec sign major international agreement

Huge news for Musitec as they sign an agreement with Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) to develop a program that will allow South Australian students to explore, develop and commercialise their ideas through international […]

703, 2016

latest frusic features

Keeping up with all the Fringe Music?? So much to see and do. Check out some of our best loved live music venues & acts in the latest FRUSIC features.

303, 2016

amc induct folk legend

No foolin’ – the 1st official Live Sessions from Adelaide Music Collective is April 1st at Goodwood Institute, and its season is starting in style.

Of course, the AMC has been busy this year already with […]

1902, 2016

fresh approach to radio adelaide status

Just announced – Radio Adelaide will have a future independent of the University of Adelaide for the first time since its founding in 1972, thanks to an inspiring new deal with fellow community station Fresh […]

1102, 2016

premier supports cutting red tape for venues

Hosting live music is set to be easier for venues in South Australia following an industry-led red tape reduction review announced Wednesday by the State Government.

Premier Jay Weatherill said that as a UNESCO recognised City […]

1102, 2016

best practice guidelines

On the back of recent good news regarding the regulation of the live music industry in South Australia, the not-for-profit company Music SA is proud to launch the most comprehensive and useful resource for music […]

2801, 2016

yesterday’s heroes series launch

The Adelaide Music Collective’s returns to the Mortlock Library again this February for another special live event.

Monday 1st of February sees the official launch of  ‘Yesterday’s Heroes’, an unique project that saw the pairing of […]

2101, 2016

bands on track artists announced

Six of South Australia’s best live music acts will join an incredible line-up of international artists and Australian music legends to perform at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide as Music SA’s Bands on Track Support Acts.

Music […]

1301, 2016

frusic feature: get intimate with juno

Once again The Bluebee Room plays host to an all ages show – something truly welcome in any music town! Known for giving many a band their start, having a supporting atmosphere and attentive audience, […]

1512, 2015

news presenter special guest in music sa courses 2016

Interest is soaring in Music SA’s series of accredited Music Business Courses for 2016, with enrolments for some Certificates looking set to double in numbers!

It’s no surprise really, if you consider some of the amazing […]

1412, 2015

summer fest west of city

Summer Festival is back in 2016, for its eighth year of annual free community events presented by The City of West Torrens. Formerly ‘Music in the Park’, the rebranded event boasts a packed program of […]

1312, 2015

unesco formally dubs adelaide “city of music”

In breaking news from this weekend, Adelaide has been formally recognised as an UNESCO City of Music, with its successful bid being announced by Arts Minister Jack Snelling on Saturday 12 December.

Adelaide brings the total […]

1012, 2015

clipsal 500 line up for friday concert

A host of Australian music talent will join the already impressive concert line up on stage at next year’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide, with race organisers announcing exciting additions to the entertainment program for the 2016 […]

912, 2015

apra amcos emily burrows award announced

The SA branch of APRA AMCOS is known for hosting an excellent, down to earth Xmas / end of year celebration.

A highlight is always the announcement of the Emily Burrows Award winner, and the 2015 […]

212, 2015

hall of fame moves to st pauls

The Adelaide Music Collective has been thoughtfully caretaking the SA Music Hall of Fame collection for awhile now, and it has been gracing the walls (or should that be halls?) of the Goodwood Institute.

Now it’s […]

212, 2015

new initiatives from live music plan

Three new initiatives from the Adelaide City Council’s Live Music Action Plan 2014-16 were launched this week at a Town Hall ceremony.

Enacted last year, the Plan now brings to light a new gig app, rehearsal […]

212, 2015

petition to save radio adelaide

Troubling news for the local airwaves, as the future of Radio Adelaide faces uncertainty.

After 43 years on the scene, the first educational community radio station in Australia may have to shut up shop, as the […]

212, 2015

frusic begins as fringe program launches!

The Adelaide Fringe has opened tickets sales and you can view its entire 2018 program online now.

This season we’re shining the spotlight on the Fringe Music Program – it’s packed with diverse, creative and downright wacky […]

2611, 2015

connected music city challenge winners

SA is full of innovation, as the “Connected Music City Challenge” project has confirmed.

Over several ‘TechJam’ dates presented by Musitec, local entrepreneurs have developed and pitched concepts that connect music with technology.

We are excited to […]

1911, 2015

clipsal 500 concert program 1st release

Grammy Award winning artist Rob Thomas is set to headline an exciting new entertainment program at next year’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide, running 3-6 March 2016.

Sharing the stage with Rob at the Sunday concert is Australian […]

1811, 2015

unley hosts outdoor cinema & live music

It’s a perfect combination, really: watching some flicks under the stars, and soaking in some live music in the summer eve.

The City of Unley has you covered – it’s series of just that combo returns, […]

1811, 2015

legislation win for live music

This. Is. Good. News.

Last night (17 Nov 2015) the Liquor Licensing (Entertainment on Licensed Premises) Amendment Bill 2015 passed through Parliament (unopposed) for the removal of entertainment conditions on liquor licenses.

What does it mean? In […]

1711, 2015

sa roots album finalists announced

Adelaide Roots & Blues Association’s (ARBA) Roots Album Award has been hotly contested, with the strong field being whittled down to 3 finalists.

In the running for the grand prize are ‘Fall And Fly’ (Craig Atkins), […]

1111, 2015

sam awards 2015 winners announced

Tkay Maidza and Timberwolf have walked away as the big winners at last night’s South Australian Music (SAM) Awards.

Eclectic brat rapper, Tkay Maidza, was crowned Best Female and her Switch Tape EP was awarded Best […]

511, 2015

adelaide guitar festival 1st announcements

With the release of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2016 Season comes the announcement of several Adelaide Guitar Festival shows that take the event into new territory.

From a gala event with the ASO to an inaugural […]

411, 2015

live music at picnic in the square

Picnic in the Square is back!  After a fabulous run in 2014, this popular series in the heart of the CBD returns with more scrumptious food and some of Adelaide’s hottest acts.

Every Thursday and Friday […]

211, 2015

amc induct bill chambers to hall of fame

The Adelaide Music Collective has had a huge year, from the special concert and exhibition at the Mortlock Library, an amazing new series of live recordings with “Yesterday’s Heroes”, and of course their Live Sessions […]

111, 2015

frusic guide to fringe live music

Reminder: 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival program launches 2 December! Watch for more news on how to promote your MUSIC show through the FRUSIC (Fringe Music) Campaign.



Are you a Registered Fringe Venue that’s hosting Live Music […]

2210, 2015

jive opens record bar

Iconic Adelaide music venue Jive has some big news – it is about to add a record store to its mezzanine level during the day!

A collaboration between Jive’s owner Tam, and friends Phil & Robert, […]

1910, 2015

sa finalist in telstra road to discovery

South Australia continues to be a strong force in the Telstra Road to Discovery competition.

Glenelg-based Ciaram Granger, 28, will be one of just six finalists performing at the 2015 Telstra Road to Discovery grand final, […]

1710, 2015

yesterday’s heroes series

One more weekend to go in the Adelaide Music Collective’s latest series, ‘Yesterday’s Heroes’, pairing up and coming songwriters with some of SA’s greats from over the years for a live recording at Mixmasters Studio.

Still […]

1410, 2015

proof of life festival

In less than a month, Adelaide will be brimming with innovative opportunities to celebrate live music.

Introducing “Proof of Life” Festival, 6-14 November, which is offering YOU a chance to get out amongst it and see […]

1210, 2015

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 […]

110, 2015

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 […]

3009, 2015

sa ‘musical explosion’

Every Generation Festival starts tomorrow (1 Oct), and punters have the chance to see some legendary performers take the stage, celebrate some amazing times in South Australian music, and raise funds for charity all at […]

2309, 2015

amc’s latest series

The Adelaide Music Collective is always bringing the goods. Next up for their Live Sessions series on 2 October at Goodwood Institute, they host a special launch of a peace song featuring London Bombing survivor […]

2309, 2015

porch sessions season 3

Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? The next run of Porch Sessions is upon us, and the first show of Season Three has been announced, including an exciting new “porchling season […]

2209, 2015

frusic info session


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 […]

1709, 2015

music sa announces new team members

(pictured clockwise from top left: Amy Cook, Joel Byrne, Adam Vanderwerf, Peter Hanlon)


Music SA is pleased to announce that as a result of our recent internship recruitment, we have appointed Adam Vanderwerf and Joel Byrne […]

1409, 2015

sa music awards after party line-up


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 […]

909, 2015

sa semi-finalists in road to discovery

Today Telstra Road to Discovery announced the shortlist of 11 aspiring songwriters and performers who are now one step closer to launching their music careers. The Semi-Finalists of this prominent grassroots music development program include […]

2708, 2015

adelaide showcase at bigsound

Full schedules for Bigsound’s Conference and Live Bands have been released, and it’s always a dilemma to choose between competing sessions and showcases!

The entire Music SA team will be in attendance in Queensland during the […]

2508, 2015

adelaide’s live music census findings revealed

25 August 2015 – UPDATE

The Music Development Office has created a Google Map, illustrating the Adelaide Live Music Census as it covers the CBD & near surrounds – a fascinating visual depiction of our local […]

2408, 2015

radiothon runs 21-30 aug

There’s no denying that Three D Radio is a huge supporter of South Australian music, and now it’s time for you to put your hand in your pocket and return the favour.

The volunteer-run station is […]

1808, 2015

stigwood fellowship recipients 2015

Six local music acts and three industry entrepreneurs are the latest recipients of the Stigwood Fellowships from the State Government, through Arts SA and the Music Development Office.

These acts and industry identities have enjoyed some […]

1208, 2015

live music dollars boost oz economy 3 times over

National research conducted by the University of Tasmania and released today by the Live Music Office shows the live music sector contributed $15.7 billion of value to the Australian community in 2014, providing vital commercial, […]

1108, 2015

amc sa music hall of fame inducts bands

The Adelaide Music Collective has had a banner year, not only continuing their popular series of original live music and inductions to the AMC SA Music Hall of Fame, but they also hosted a special […]

1108, 2015

new resources from music matters

The Music Matters collective is not only a clever bunch, but generous as well.

They’ve created a series of animations to try to demonstrate to creatives that copyright law provides an incentive for them do keep […]

1008, 2015

national plan for contemporary music

News from the National Contemporary Music Roundtable held in Sydney last week: The panel unanimously affirmed a commitment to implement a series of measures to drive business growth and success for the industry.

All of Australia’s […]

508, 2015

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 […]

408, 2015

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 […]

3007, 2015

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 […]

1207, 2015

adelaide bids for unesco title

Sydney is a “City of Film”, Melbourne is a “City of Literature”… now Adelaide has put in a bid to become a UNESCO “City of Music”.

Based on our “strong credentials across many facets of music”, […]

1107, 2015

n1 records reveals 2015 acts

We can see big things in the works for N1 Records in 2015, with the announcement of the latest artists for the South Australian label.

Joining the N1 family are (from L to R) Brad Male, […]

1007, 2015

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 […]

807, 2015

music industry appeals for cross-portfolio funding

“Live music sells more tickets than all the sporting events combined.” There’s a statement that should get some attention!

Some of the biggest organisations in the Australian music business – AMIN, APRA AMCOS, Music Australia, AIR […]

207, 2015

amc live session folk & blues

The 9th AMC session takes the stage at Goodwood Institute on Friday 10 July, and hosts the great Eric Bogle, Cold Chisel’s Dave Blight with Mick Kidd and the amazing country/bluegrass legend Trev Warner.

The latest […]

107, 2015

“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 […]

107, 2015

meet music sa’s new team members

You may have noticed a few new faces at Music SA of late… We’ve had some excellent team members join our ranks for a range of new activities in the past month.

We’ve been loving the […]

1606, 2015

porch sessions hit the road

The Porch Sessions have been a fabulous success. From humble beginnings of an intimate live show on a local porch, today the sessions enjoy a rep for selling out as soon as the next date […]

406, 2015

community cup comes to adelaide

Finally! SA will get it’s own chance to stage the Reclink Community Cup! This much-adored charity football match series has a 21 year history in its hometown of Melbourne (and runs in Sydney too), annually […]

306, 2015

arba memphis blues heats 1+2

We’d mentioned the opportunity to get in on the ARBA Memphis Blues Challenge awhile back, and now the lineup for the 2 SA heats is finalised and raring to go in June!

The ARBA Memphis Blues […]

306, 2015

musician amongst emirates winners

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Emirates Artist Development Opportunity, Edwina Cooper and Kenan Henderson. Both will fly to Europe with Emirates for professional development experiences, and on their return, they will be guests […]

106, 2015

cabaret fringe programme

Congrats to the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival 2015, which officially launched its 2015 season on 1 May at La Boheme.

Founded by brothers Paul & Adam Boylon and Jay Robinson in 2008, the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe […]

1705, 2015

adelaide music collective honours jazz

Adelaide Music Collective is trying something new with its popular – and often sold out – Live Music Sessions at Goodwood Institute. After a stellar start to the year with headliners such as Archie Roach […]

1705, 2015

1st release for fat trax records

Congrats to Jess Nicks and Fat Trax – she’s has the honour of having the first CD launched on the studio’s new label, “Fat Trax Records.” Her new release “It’s Your Time” was launched to […]

1505, 2015

sa video local award win

The biggest night in SA film industry was held on 15 May with the annual SASAs (SA Screen Awards)! Congrats to all the winners, and extra thumbs up to Winner of Best Music Video (presented […]

1305, 2015

will liquour act changes affect venues

Our General Manager Lisa Bishop has featured prominently in local news lately, with features in The Advertiser’s Business Journal (pictured) and The City. She’s spreading the word about the potential effect legislative changes will have […]

705, 2015

music sa farewells gordon andersen

It is with a heavy heart that the team at Music SA announce that our Industry Development Manager of eight years, Gordon Andersen, is moving on to take up the role of Events and Promotions […]

605, 2015

vale radio legend david day

UPDATE (6 May): An incredible outpouring of love yesterday at the celebration of the life of David ‘Daisy’ Day. Hundreds filled the Arkaba top room, with moving tributes, live music, famous faces and friends from […]

605, 2015

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 […]

605, 2015

stigwood hall of fame induction

Just as the 2015 Robert Stigwood Fellowship opens for applications (see Opportunities), the man himself is set to be inducted into the SA Music Hall of Fame. The Adelaide Music Collective’s founder, Enrico Morena, will […]

405, 2015

adelaide songs concert at ayers house

The songs, the stories, the places, the people… the Adelaide Songs Concert explores them all!

This new event celebrates our city’s history and identity with a concert / cabaret featuring 20 brand new songs inspired by […]

405, 2015

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 […]

105, 2015

maps film school launch 5 sa video clips


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 […]

2204, 2015

musos make noise to end violence against women

“I am making noise to end violence against women.” That’s the message of the #NotOn campaign, and we’re pleased to see it spreading through the support of many an Aussie band!

SA’s own Bad//Dreems and The […]

2204, 2015

jl music publishing announce closure

The SA music industry loses a supportive local business as JL Music Publishing announce they will cease trading from the 30th of April as a part of voluntary windup of the JL Music Group by […]

1504, 2015

celebrate record store day in adelaide

Musicians of Australia – let us all celebrate Record Store Day this Saturday 18th April by supporting our beloved local retail record shops!

Hopefully your own stuff is in stock too, so show them some love.

In […]

1504, 2015

music sa and the riverbank precinct present sunday vibes

Music SA has teamed up with the Riverbank Precinct to produce a series of live music events called Sunday Vibes.

The family-friendly (and free!) affair continues this Sunday, April 12, with performances from The Timbers, Banjo […]

1504, 2015

twilight music in victoria square

Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga was recently redeveloped and is now host to a diverse range of events and activities in the heart of the City.

Traversed by the tram, it’s easy to access and with cafes and the […]

1504, 2015

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 […]

1703, 2015

amin survey results – costs to musicians

Results are in! AMIN (The Australian Music Industry Network) recently surveyed its members on the financial costs of working as a professional musician, particularly those relevant to travel, insurance and accounting.

According to the findings, trying […]

1703, 2015

archie roach at amc live

Tickets are selling fast -as always- for the Adelaide Music Collective’s next Live Sessions at Goodwood Institute.

The first official lineup of the series for 2015 includes none other than songwriting legend Archie Roach, with Mark […]

1103, 2015

new app shows nearby gigs

A new APP that will help the music industry is heading our way – with its origins from right here in Adelaide!

NXTGIG says it’s the “first ever platform built specifically for the entertainment industry to […]

903, 2015

promsong’s 1st 2015 session

The first PromSong for 2015 is on Wednesday 25th March at The Promethean!

This session’s lineup includes: Tom Farnan, Mat Drogemuller, David Bowering (The Cities Alight), Twig and Danny Boy Drummond, and Alan O’Toole.

Each will be […]

203, 2015

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 […]

2502, 2015

live local music at street party

Waymouth St comes alive with music, food and more on 6th March, as one of Adelaide’s great city streets transforms into a hip and sophisticated venue!

Best of all, it’s FREE, and features acts from the […]

2502, 2015

cold chisel inductees to sa music hall of fame

In 2014 the Adelaide Music Collective had a busy year, with a series of Live Sessions at Goodwood Institute, and the accompanying inductions to the SA Music Hall of Fame, as spearheaded by Enrico Morena […]

2002, 2015

garden sessions – free in bandstand

Everyone loves The Garden of Unearthly Delights, yes?

Here’s another reason why: The Garden Sessions return every Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm at the Bandstand, with FREE live music by homegrown talent.

Brought to you by APRA AMCOS, […]

1902, 2015

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 […]

2501, 2015

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, […]

401, 2015

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 […]

2711, 2014

music sa appoints new general manager

The MUSIC SA Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Bishop to the role of General Manager.

A highly qualified executive with extensive experience in the private, public & not-for-profit sectors, Lisa brings a […]

2711, 2014

local act wins opening spot for orianthi

Photo by Robert M. Knight

Music SA is pleased to announce that Orianthi has chosen the Stefan Hauk Band from 115 artists that applied for the opportunity to open Orianthi’s only Australian headline show, to be […]

1911, 2014

new creative hub opens in pt adelaide

The Adelaide music scene welcomes the opening of “The Backyard”, a new venue in Port Adelaide that will ‘play host to a community of creative entrepreneurs and a live gig series’ this summer.

Supported by Renew […]

1911, 2014

promsong songwriter night + comp

The next in the successful PromSong series will be on Wednesday 26th November at 7pm at The Promethean. Local songwriters Elizabeth Ruyi, Tom Redwood, Elsa Grace, Trent Worley and Ricky Hooper will showcase their tunes […]

1911, 2014

2 exhibitions celebrate musicians + photography

Two new exhibitions of music photography are opening soon in Adelaide. Firstly, on Thursday 27 of November, award-winning live music venue The Gov hosts “Captured Sound” featuring the work of 9 photogs: Alex Kwong, Melissa […]

1311, 2014

winners 2014 fowler’s live music awards

Photo: Bad//Dreems, by Peter Tea


Congratulations to all the winners at the 2014 Fowler’s Live Music Awards, held at Fowler’s Live on Thursday 13th November.

Winners from the 17 Peer Voted categories represented a well regarded group […]

1311, 2014

adelaide music collective live sessions

It’s the last Live Session for 2014 for the Adelaide Music Collective, and what a great way to end a fabulous year of performances and SA Music Hall of Fame inductions.

Get along to the Goodwood […]

1311, 2014

three d radio host celebrates 29 years

A hearty congratulations to radio presenter (and MUSIC SA Review Columnist) Michael Hunter, who today is celebrating 29 years of being on the airwaves! He has hosted his show “Roots and Branches” on Three D […]

611, 2014

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 […]

611, 2014

sa produced music room tv returns

Great news for Aussie artists!

Season 2 of Music Room TV, which plays 100% Australian music, is now on Foxtel’s Aurora 183, with the next episode due to air on Friday night (November 7th) at 8:30pm […]

3010, 2014

jam room’s alice fraser scores uk role

We’re so excited to be able to share this news now!

Alice Fraser, The Jam Room producer & a MUSIC SA tutor, has been offered the first international intern position working at Communion Music in London […]

3010, 2014

sa songwriter closer to big break with telstra comp

After canvassing the country these past four months for Australia’s next generation of songwriters, 10 aspiring musicians have made it through to the Grand Final of the Telstra Road to Discovery talent development program including […]

110, 2014

music sa + bside form partnership

All hail the return of the printed street press to Adelaide!

After launching several months ago as an online portal for SA music news, B-Side Magazine will now be printed weekly, and distributed to original […]

2509, 2014

slick arnold take out botb top spot

Big ups to Adelaide 3 piece Slick Arnold, who have taken out the top spot at the South Australian round of the AACA National Campus Band Competition!

They’re now off to Sydney for the finals in […]

2309, 2014

music council of australia rebrands

As of 18 September, The Music Council of Australia has a new name: Music Australia.

Celebrating it’s 21st birthday, Music Australia has been active in providing informatio and organising research, advocacy and projects to advance music […]

1709, 2014

music sa media call at st paul’s

The Hon. Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, held a media call at St Paul’s Creative Centre this morning – home of the new music (&more) hub.

The Music SA team was there to explore the facilities, […]

1709, 2014

aam launches band manager code

Last week during Bigsound, the AAM (Association of Artist Managers) launched ‘The 11 Commandments: A Code of Conduct for Managers’.

It aims to “guide to current and future AAM members through their management career, to promote […]

309, 2014

premier weatherill launches sxsa

Premier Jay Weatherill will open Sounds x South Australia, a two-week series of industry events presented by Musitec. Musitec is South Australia’s new music industry cluster organisation, developing local and global opportunities for music, technology […]

209, 2014

adelaide acts showcase at bigsound

The South Australian Music Development Office is presenting a special showcase of Adelaide acts at Bigsound!

On Wednesday, 10 September make sure you’re at the Judith Wright Centre (conference venue) Shopfront from 12:30-2:00pm, and you’ll be […]

209, 2014

northern sound system hosts live beats

This will be AMAZING!

If you want to know how beats are made, here’s your chance to see some of Adelaide’s finest producers doing it live in NSS Studios on Thursday 18th September!

Watch Funkoars and Golden […]

2808, 2014

live music office website & research

The Live Music Office has launched their new website at livemusicoffice.com.au along with a new research initiative to better understand the social and economic contribution that live music makes to Australia. It aims to learn […]

2808, 2014

final heats for festival of live music

SCALA’s (Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association Inc) Festival of Live Music is in full swing, with its live heats running through August.

The final heat is tonight (28 August) at SCALA’s regular home of their weekly […]

2708, 2014

meeting on music course funding cuts

Concerned music students should not miss a public meeting on Sunday regarding The State Government’s funding cuts to the VET music programs currently offered at the University of Adelaide.

From 1pm – 3pm on Sunday, Tammy […]

907, 2014

new label for adelaide

The Adelaide music scene welcomes DiVision – a new label providing a platform for local bands to record and perform original music.

Launching on 1st August at The Jade, DiVision will showcase multiple record releases including […]