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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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MUSIC SA ANNOUNCEMENT ?

MUSIC SA ANNOUNCEMENT ?

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. “Lisa has been an outstanding leader and, over the past five years, has...

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HOW TO SUPPORT LOCAL MUSICIANS DURING COVID-19

HOW TO SUPPORT LOCAL MUSICIANS DURING COVID-19

?: Isolaid Music Festival Whenever Australia faces a crisis, musicians have got our back – 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...

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Friday 6th – Monday 9th – WOMADelaide Friday 6th – Ego-ish (Pinkish Blu & Egoism) Tour – Jive Friday 6th – EP LAUNCH | ALBANY AVENUE Saturday 7th - Family Day Fundraiser Saturday 7th – Beanie / Anarchy Rose / Abolished / H BLOCK / David Christie Sunday 8th – Sturt...

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Friday 5th – Monday 8th – WOMADelaide Friday 5th - Ego-ish (Pinkish Blu & Egoism) Tour - Jive Friday 5th - EP LAUNCH | ALBANY AVENUE Saturday 6th - Beanie / Anarchy Rose / Abolished / H BLOCK / David Christie Sunday 7th - Sturt Avenue / OHKO / Eli & the Truth...

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Friday 28th - BLOW Saturday 29th - Heinous Crimes Album Launch Saturday 29th - Bushfire Relief Fundraiser at The Metro Saturday 29th - The Cut Snakes at the Exeter Hotel, Adelaide Saturday 29th - Utopia | Motez & Friends Saturday 29th - Mad Max meets The Shaolin...

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Friday 14th - Glasseye Parlour - All About Attention Single Launch Friday 14th - Cats Feb 14th: Oscar The Wild + Abraska & Bermuda Bay Friday 14th - Valentine’s Day bush fire benefit show! Saturday 15th - Venice Queens | Adelaide *ALL AGES* Saturday 15th - The...

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IS LIVE!

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...

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Friday 7th Laneway Festival 2020 - Adelaide (sold out) Friday 7th Week Wind Down ft. Ellie May Friday 7th Laneway Festival Afterparty - Adelaide (18+) Friday 7th McLaren Vale Night Market feat Taiaha Sat 8th Gin n Jazz at Plant 4 Sunday 9th Hip-Hop with Heart -...

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Friday 31st - GIRL Album Launch / Bushfire Fundraiser Friday 31st - Music in the Library 2020 Friday 31st - Wanderers Hometown Album Fundraiser Saturday 1st - Thebartonia! Saturday 1st - FIRE AID - A bushfire fundraiser Saturday 1st - Adrian Eagle - MAMA EP Tour -...

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Thursday 23rd - Banned: Teenage Joans, Mum Friends, Kyle Charles Hall Friday 24th - JESS DAY | Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide Friday 24th - Dr Martens Rundle Mall music event Saturday 25th - BIG TOWN ep release show w/ placement + dan heath Saturday 25th - Wren...

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Nexus Arts Launches Interplay Development Program

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...

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Friday 17 - Ext Fam Presents: Girls Rock! Adelaide Summer Fundraiser Friday 17 - Cats Jan 17th: Busseys + Soda & Teenage Joans Friday 17 - On The Run Single Launch Saturday 18 - Shahrae (Single Launch) w/ Jethro + Skyla Saturday 18 - TOUGH BOYS - "Action...

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Summer Fest Is Back For 2020! ?✨

Summer Fest Is Back For 2020! ?✨

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’re thinking about picnics and sunsets shared with family and friends. Join us for great free entertainment and...

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Friday 10th - Bushfire Relief Fundraiser “digging in and helping friends” Friday 10th - The Angels with Boom Crash Opera Saturday 11th - TIERSMAN (EP Launch) w/ David Blumberg & TMB and The PBCBs Saturday 11th - Zac Eichner with Kyle Charles Hall & Diamond...

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Friday 3rd - CFS Benefit Show w/Larsen, The Max Headroom & Retriever Saturday 4th - Cold Chisel - Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, SA Saturday 4th - Lobethal Bierhaus Community Garden Bushfire Fundraiser Saturday 4th - The DEE MAJOR MYSTERY BAND and FRIENDS Saturday 4th -...

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Thursday 26th - Boxing Day at The Cranker Friday 27th - TGCIO (Thank God Xmas Is Over) show Friday 27th - Diamond Skies and Isaac Thomas & His Best Friends at The Wheaty Friday 27th - SONS OF ZÖKU - ‘Dead Poets’ Single Launch Saturday 28th - Alexander Black, Ella...

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Thursday 19th - MARRS Backpacker EP Launch w Katie Pomery Band & effie Thursday 19th - LIGHT TV XMAS PARTY= Friday 20th - SOLD OUT | Santa Clause is Comin' to TOWNS Friday 20th - Woman in the Stars album launch Friday 20th - Timberwolf & Friends Christmas...

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STAY TUNED! BANDS ON TRACK SUBMISSIONS OPENING SOON

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...

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Wednesday 11th - Paper Sunsets 'VOA' EP Launch w/ Stacy Says & Mersey Sports Club Thursday 12th - Stormhorse "Dark Days Are Over" Single Launch Friday 13th - Ethanol Blend 'The Blend Part 2.' Album Launch Friday 13th - Burjon 'Seasons' Single Launch Saturday 14th...

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Wednesday 4th - 2019 NLMAs: Adelaide, SA Friday 6th - BLUE LUCY (Debut Headline Show), Bermuda Bay & Annita Friday 6th - Ghost Thief / Aaron Thomas & the Human Patterns / Jason Katsaras Friday 6th - Fergus Maximus at West Thebby Social Club Saturday 7th - Made...

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Nov 28th - Runebilly Rattle *Album Launch* with guests Nov 29th – 30th Contact By Kiah Gossner Nov 29th - The Union at 'The Cranka' Nov 30th - Under The Influence Nov 30th - Hillside Fest 7.0! Nov 30th-  MIC ASSASSINS 2 Nov 30th - Our Place - The Festival '19 Nov 30th...

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Rundle Mall Plaza Drops New Local Music Series

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...

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Friday 22nd – 2019 SAM Awards + Music SA Music Awards After Party Friday 22nd - Bec Stevens end of year EMOtional Finale (ADL) Friday 22nd - A GOOD NIGHT OUT Saturday 23rd - End of Exams Party w/ Big Uncle Love Bus, Pillarbox, Big Pelican Sunday 24th - Max Savage,...

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Thursday 14th  - Katie Pomery ◦ Single Launch ◦ Grace Emily Friday 15th - Alexander Black, Rosa and The Thorns, Effie at The Golden Wattle Saturday 16th - Broken Fence Single Launch // Mum Thinks Blue Sunday 17th - Ripley Anderson Album Launch at Wheatsheaf Hotel...

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SAM’s is going 100% Plant Based!

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...

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Wednesday 6th - Teenage Joans with Stacy Says & Toob Scoots Friday 8th - Road Wings "Better Than Nothing" Single Launch Friday 8th - TORK / Larsen (Double Single Launch) w/Cosmic Fossil, The Union Saturday 9th - Handpicked Festival 2019 Saturday 9th - Tara Coates...

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Umbrella Festival Marketing Manager Job Opportunity

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...

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Friday 1st - Burjon - 'Today' Single Launch Saturday 2nd - RAT!hammock + Horror My Friend (Single Tour Adelaide) Saturday 2nd - Southpoor w/ Horse Lords Saturday 2nd - Neon Tetra ∙ 'Jealous Love' Launch ∙ Rocket Bar & Rooftop Saturday 2nd - The Loves Pop-Up gig!...

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Thurs 24th - BAD HABITS // Dress Code, Divebar Youth, Annita Thurs 24th - Bring Me Back Single Launch w/ Diamond Skies & Aries Friday 25th - Stormhorse - No Pride single launch Friday 25th - Ambleside 'Still Life' Tour - Adelaide Friday 25th – Sunday 27th...

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Wednesday 16th - Hey Harriett 'Nip Slip' EP Tour - Adelaide Friday 18th - Rat Tamango 'Jelly Tube' EP Launch Friday 18th - Sturt Ave "Falling" launch w. Naomi Keyte and effie Friday 18th - The Shaolin Afronauts | Fat Controller Saturday 19th – East End Block Party...

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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 - 17 year olds is...

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Oct 11th - Alex Taylor / Dylan Paul - WTR Album Launch at Union Hall Oct 11th - Seabass debut single launch w Katie Pomery and My Cherie Oct 11th - Josh Kroehn - Something I've Found EP Launch Oct 11th - The High Beamers w/ support by David Blumberg (solo) Oct 12th -...

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Fri 4th – Sun 6th - Half Strange Festival IV - 2019 Fri 4th – Sun 6th - Semaphore Music Festival Sat 5th - Suffer The Evenue “Persuaders” Album Launch show Sat 5th - Field Good Festival Sun 6th - The Golden Wattle's First Birthday! Sun 6th - Listen In Adelaide...

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Thursday 26th - SCALA FOOM 2019 (Grand Final) Friday 27th - Grenadiers, Rat Catcher, Shaman Eyes // Lion Arts Factory Saturday 28th - The Big Girls Fly - Your AFL alternative! Saturday 28th - Mandemaker/ Baron Von Doodie/ the J Walkers/ Stu Daniels Saturday 28th -...

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Friday 20th - OXJAM 2019 Saturday 21st - Grunge at the Exeter ft. The Loves Saturday 21st - Wanderers - Adelaide - Single launch Saturday 21st - Mercs EP + final show w/ colourblind & Dead Roo Sat 21st - Reactions 'Discomposure' Tour - Adelaide Sunday 22nd - Jared...

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Friday Sep 13th - Wolfjay Free Party with Saint Jacques and Champion The Boy Friday Sep 13th - Openfire. Reverie Album Launch Saturday Sep 14th - AOGH Last ever show! Saturday Sep 14th - Paper Sunsets - Your Eyes Launch Show Sunday Sep 15th - Alison Coppe & The...

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Voting Open for the South Australian Music Awards

Voting Open for the South Australian Music Awards

With legendary triple j Home and Hosed host Declan Byrne at the helm as MC, and voting lines now open, things are starting to hot up ahead of the 2019 SA Music (SAM) Awards. With more than a decade of broadcast experience to his name, Declan is an expert in all things...

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City of Adelaide Survey

City of Adelaide Survey

Juliette Seizure & The Tremor Dolls at Day of Clarity 2017. ? Jonathan Kovarch The City of Adelaide is investigating ways to support City and North Adelaide based venues to provide bulky music equipment/backline for live music performances. They are seeking the...

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Wednesday 28th - Cranker Wednesdays + Oscar The Wild Single Launch Thursday 29th - BAD HABITS // The Empty Threats, Glowing + Soda Friday 30th - Gin 'n' Jazz 2 Friday 30th - Allday - Starry Night Over the Phone Tour Saturday 31st - Hartway ∙ 'Better' Launch ∙ Rocket...

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Thursday Aug 22nd – Scala FOOM Heat one Friday Aug 23rd - Paradise Club w/ Jess Johns & Tapeworm Family Band Friday Aug 23rd – Dress Code ‘Youth Culture’ Single Release Saturday Aug 24th - Club Lock • The Cold Field • Ghost Thief Sunday Aug 25th - Three D...

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[fusion_text] Thurs Aug 15 - My Chérie Single Launch W/ The Monikers & Aries Fri Aug 16 - Kimonono (the reunion) Sat Aug 17 - Road Wings "Wayside EP" Launch Sat Aug 17 - Strongfest 2019 Adelaide Sat Aug 17 - Hilltop Hoods - The Great Expanse World Tour...

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Thurs Aug 8 - Los Palms Live at The Stag Public House Thurs. Aug 8 - SCALA Alexander Black EP Launch Fri Aug 9 - The Montreals | Lion Arts Factory Fri Aug 9 - Cats Aug 9th: SODA + Divebar Youth & Velvet Void Sat Aug 10 – A Day of Clarity 2019 Sun Aug 11 - Hana...

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Thurs Aug 1 - Local Nights - China Roses (Single Launch) Fri Aug 2 - Bearclaw Camp 'Hands Tied' Launch w colourblind & Reside (Melb) Sat Aug 3 - Woolly Mammoth 2019 Sat Aug 3 - Freedom of Fear | 'Nocturnal Gates' Album Launch Sun Aug 4 - Adelaide Reclink Community...

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South Australian Music Awards Entries Open!

South Australian Music Awards Entries Open!

In a new, exciting location, the South Australian Music (SAM) Awards will return this November to honour our South Australian music industry. Entries open today, with the winners to be announced later this year at the annual presentation ceremony at Bonython Hall,...

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Jul 24 – Straight Tailor Jackets EP Launch Jul 25 - Diamond Skies, W M N and Lucy Zola at the Jade July 26 – Electric Fields “2000 and Whatever” single launch Jul 26 – Scouted 2019 Jul 26 – Part Time records launch party Jul 27 – Down by the River Jul 28 – Laura Hill ...

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City of Music: A Painting Project

City of Music: A Painting Project

Adelaide became a designated UNESCO City of Music in 2015, and is the first and only Australian city with this designation. Known internationally for its thriving arts festivals, musical heritage and cultural vision. The City of Music mural and documentary is a Music...

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Clip Combat Winners Announced!

Clip Combat Winners Announced!

Young musicians and aspiring filmmakers who worked together to produce new music clips for original songs have been recognised in Music SA’s inaugural Clip Combat competition.  The Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said Clip Combat was inspired by the...

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