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2022 SCOUTED LINEUP ANNOUNCED: TICKETS ON SALE

2022 SCOUTED LINEUP ANNOUNCED: TICKETS ON SALE

Alexander Black, Broken Waves, Busseys, Coldwave, Divebar Youth, KEYAN, Lilac Cove, Mums Favourite, Natasha Bianca, Rob Edwards, Sacredd, Sons of Zöku, Sunnyside Drive & Twine Music SA's Scouted is back and bigger than ever in 2022! Featuring 14 artists in four...

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Christine Schloithe Joins Music SA as New CEO

Christine Schloithe Joins Music SA as New CEO

The Music SA team is incredibly excited to announce that well-respected cultural and creative leader, Christine Schloithe, will be joining our not-for-profit as our new Chief Executive Officer.  We are very thrilled to welcome the new addition to our passionate...

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SA GRANTS AND OPPORTUNITIES: MAY ROUND UP

SA GRANTS AND OPPORTUNITIES: MAY ROUND UP

Each month Music SA collates a round-up of the opportunities and grants available for local artists. From scholarships to business grants and tour funding, have a browse below and find the right opportunity for you! FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE The City of Adelaide will be...

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SA GRANTS AND OPPORTUNITIES: APRIL ROUND UP

SA GRANTS AND OPPORTUNITIES: APRIL ROUND UP

Each month Music SA collates a round-up of the opportunities and grants available for local artists. From scholarships to business grants and tour funding, have a browse below and find the right opportunity for you! FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE The City of Adelaide will be...

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2022 Scouted Expression Of Interests Now Open

2022 Scouted Expression Of Interests Now Open

Scouted will be returning in 2022 as part of Music SA's Umbrella Festival this August in Adelaide's East End. Expressions of interest are now open for local unsigned bands and artists! Scouted has become a fantastic initiative for local emerging bands to be showcased...

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Umbrella Festival 2022 Info Sessions

Umbrella Festival 2022 Info Sessions

Umbrella Festival is back on for 2022, and we would love to tell you all about it at our info sessions!We'll be running info sessions throughout March in the CBD and metro areas to walk you through it all. Whether you are a musician, venue owner/staff, event promoter,...

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Umbrella Festival 2022 Registrations Now Open!

Umbrella Festival 2022 Registrations Now Open!

Umbrella Festival is back for 2022 – and it’s already time to kick off, with all registrations now open! This year there are a few changes, with Umbrella running for the whole month of July state-wide, and Moshtix joining us as our official ticketing partner. Our aim...

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Leadership Opportunity at Music SA

Leadership Opportunity at Music SA

Music SA is looking for a new CEO! Following a period impacted by COVID-19, the Board of Music SA are looking for a passionate and professional leader to join our team. Music SA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing...

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Music SA Announcement: Changes in 2022

Music SA Announcement: Changes in 2022

Image: Anne Wiberg (left) and Kim Roberts (right) taken by Samuel Graves Photography As you may have already heard, Music SA has some big changes afoot. We have two massive goodbyes to say to two incredible members of the Music SA team! Our brilliant General Manager,...

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World Festive GIVEWAY

World Festive GIVEWAY

The festive season is well and truly underway, and to kick off the many party invitations you’ll no doubt be receiving, Music SA is inviting everyone to join us in celebration at World Festive Street Party!  World Festive is a family-friendly, free Christmas street...

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International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability

Today we recognise International Day of People with Disability, which is a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and celebration of people with disability. Here at Music SA we would like to acknowledge this day by celebrating...

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SCOUTED 2021 PHOTO GALLERY

SCOUTED 2021 PHOTO GALLERY

Photos by Sam Graves SCOUTED 2021 was such an amazing experience! Held at Lion Arts Factory on October 8, six South Aussie unsigned up-and-coming bands played in front of not only a crowd of locals, but also a series of national music industry professionals invited by...

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INTERFACE – 8/9/21 Sparkke at the Whitmore

INTERFACE – 8/9/21 Sparkke at the Whitmore

Photos by Laura Franklin INTERFACE was designed for Trans, Female, and Gender Non-Conforming people within the SA music scene to come together and share ideas, projects, and community. The event was presented by Music SA and Girls Rock! and featured speakers from...

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Umbrella Festival Program Hits the Streets!

Umbrella Festival Program Hits the Streets!

Music SA’s popular open-access music festival boasts 290+ live music performances across more than 80 South Australian venues this winter! Music SA is proud to announce that after a hiatus in 2020, Umbrella Festival is back in 2021 for its fifth instalment, delivering...

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NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK 2021

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK 2021

27 MAY TO 3 JUNE MORE THAN A WORD. RECONCILIATION TAKES ACTION Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. Reconciliation is a journey for all...

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EQ Official Music Video Out Now!

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PARTICIPANTS OF GLOBAL GENDER-EQUALITY MUSIC PROJECT ‘EQ’ RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO & DOCUMENTARY Music SA has today unveiled an official music video produced by the South Australian participants and mentors of the global UNESCO Creative Cities...

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPEN FOR 2021

Calling all local bands, if you’ve never performed for Scouted before, make sure get your expression of interest in soon! Scouted will take place on August 6th 2021, as part of Umbrella Festival! Scouted is a showcasing festival, celebrating local music in conjunction...

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MDO ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC INDUSTRY

The Music Development Office (MDO) have announced that $320,000 in South Australian Government grants is now available to support the ongoing recovery of the local music industry which continues to be impacted by COVID-19. Applications for the next round of the MDO...

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LANEWAYS NAMED AFTER ICONIC ADELAIDE MUSIC ACTS

Global megastar Sia, rock music royalty Cold Chisel and era-defining No Fixed Address have had city laneways named in their honour by the City of Adelaide. The City of Adelaide has renamed the laneways to recognise music artists’ beginnings in Adelaide and their...

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Autumn Jams 2021

Music SA, City of Prospect and headspace Adelaide are very excited to announce Autumn Jams, a 2 day songwriting and performance workshop for 12 - 17 year olds during the Autumn School Holidays, at Payinthi in Prospect. Aston Valladares from TOWNS, along with qualified...

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SUPPORT ACT FIRST NATIONS INFORMATION SESSION

Music SA is pleased to be partnering with Support Act and Balya Productions to present this information session for First Nations Musicians, Crew and Music workers. Hosted by Cerisa Grant, Support Act Community Engagement / Social Worker, the presentation will touch...

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Cultivator Music Residency Call Out

Nexus Arts announces the unique new music residency project Cultivator. A first in SA, Cultivator will provide a funded residency opportunity to a South Australian based artist or collective to produce a music-led performance work. The selected artist/s will be given...

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Best Music Video and Composition Wins for SA

It’s that time of year again as the 2020 South Australian Screen Awards have just rolled around! Run by Mercury CX, the SASAs are a celebration of South Aussie short films, documentaries, music videos and more. While COVID kept it from being a full-scale physical...

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The Journey Series at Parks & Rockreation

The JOURNEY series is the opening ceremony for each episode of Parks and Rockreation – in this 30 minute slot, we will showcase past Music SA students and the journey they’ve taken since undergoing their Certificate at Music SA. Some journeys have been bigger than...

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SAM Awards Winners 2020

SAM Awards Winners 2020

It has been an epic night of music and celebration of South Australia’s music community and industry, as the 2020 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards took place on the grounds of UniBar Adelaide’s College Green. Across 29 Industry Voted and People’s Choice Award...

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Music SA is hiring!

Music SA is hiring!

WANT A JOB YOU LOVE IN A PLACE YOU LOVE? WE’RE HIRING! Music SA is looking for 3 key people to join our passionate team: Business Manager Training Manager Peter Hanlon Internship Please see below for  all three positions descriptions and how to apply.   Business...

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Host and Performers announced for SAM’s 2020

Host and Performers announced for SAM’s 2020

With less than a month to go until the 2020 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards, we unveil the talented performers and host for this year’s event.  Held for the first time in a specially constructed outdoor format, the 2020 SAM Awards continue to be a highlight of the...

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TREATY – SA’s Newest First Nations Music Event

TREATY – SA’s Newest First Nations Music Event

ANNOUNCING SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S NEWEST FIRST NATIONS MUSIC EVENT. CELEBRATING NAIDOC WEEK 2020 WITH THE THEME ‘ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE’  TREATY, a new live music showcase of South Australia’s best emerging and established First Nations artists, will be presented as a...

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South Australian Music Awards Nominations Revealed!

South Australian Music Awards Nominations Revealed!

This November 3rd, the 2020 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards will be celebrating the achievements of musicians, producers, videographers and venues from what’s been a decidedly unpredictable 12 months. Today, the SAM Awards reveal their nominees for this year’s...

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Umbrella Festival Presents: GO LIVE

Umbrella Festival Presents: GO LIVE

Many industries have taken a hit over COVID-19 restrictions; the music industry being no exception, but Music SA is launching an initiative to get musicians to the next stage. Umbrella Festival presents: GO LIVE is a major marketing campaign encouraging audiences to...

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South Australian Music Awards Nominations Open!

South Australian Music Awards Nominations Open!

2020 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 The accomplishments and emergence of wonderful South Australian music from over the last 12 months is set to be celebrated this year, with the South Australian Music (SAM) Awards powering ahead for 2020....

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A Tribute to Two Adelaide Music Champions

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’s The Band...

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ALMBC Launches with 65,000 Live Music Jobs

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...

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Music in the Streets!

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...

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The World’s Smallest Stage

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...

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Umbrella Festival has announced the Go Live Gig guide. For all gig guide updates, please head to the Umbrella festival website HERE Do you have a gig coming up that needs promoting? Let us know by emailing your gig details to gigguide@umbrellafestival.com.au and we'll...

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Support Act launches ‘On My Mind’

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...

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Women in Music Mentor Program

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...

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Music SA Appoints New General Manager

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...

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Can COVID Stop the Music!?

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...

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? Friday 26 Leni Foyer Fridays BLOOM // Battle of the Bands Online ? Saturday 27 Space Jams - Volume 3 ? Sunday 28 Sunny Side Uploads presents: Druid Fluids Tamiym /// Album Launch Live Stream ? Friday 3rd Choosing Sides, Teenage Joans and DBS// The Show Must Go On!...

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Artist Highlight: Owen Lindsay

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...

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL OUR MUSIC MUMS!

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...

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SPOT THE SA BANDS COMPETITION!

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 ‘Where’s Wally’ of classic SA bands, spanning from 60s right up to the present day. In this one...

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SUPPORT FOR LIVE MUSIC VENUES – COVID-19

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...

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Thursday June 4 Upclose: Stellie Friday June 5 Sunny Side Uploads presents: The Empty Threats Lunchtime concert - Songs from/for an Imperfect World RCPD live stream WheatyLIVE Presents COMA Sunday June 7 Sunny Side Uploads presents: Daydream Fever Wednesday June 10...

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COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE

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...

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