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Umbrella Opening Night Party

Umbrella Opening Night Party

Let's party on Bank Street!! Music SA and Adelaide Fringe present ~ UMBRELLA OPENING STREET PARTY ~ a celebration of SA live music, DJs, local street vendors, food, beer, wine, art and good times to kick off Umbrella Winter City Sounds festival happening throughout...

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Scouted 2018 Line-up Announced

Scouted 2018 Line-up Announced

SCOUTING FOR LOCAL TALENT IN ADELAIDE’S WEST END In its second iteration, Scouted  returns for 2018 to once again showcase Adelaide’s unsigned and emerging musical talent to significant industry representatives and enthusiastic local crowds. In conjunction with...

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Umbrella: Winter City Sounds Program is OUT!

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds Program is OUT!

Today we announce a fresh, new program of over 300 live music events set to sizzle across more than 100 different venues and locations for this year’s festival of live music, Umbrella: Winter City Sounds. Part curated, part open access, Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is...

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Gig Picks: 14 May 2018

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Gig Picks: 7 May 2018

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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including musicians, filmmakers,  playwrights, sculptors, dancers and arts champions.   Now in its fifth year, this unique AMP Foundation grants program is open...

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Autumn Jams Gallery 2018

Music SA, 5082, City of Prospect and headspace Adelaide were very excited to host Autumn Jams, a three-day songwriting and performance workshop for 13 - 17 year olds during National Youth Week and the April school holidays, at Club 5082 in Prospect Town Hall....

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Gig Picks: 30 April 2018

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Girls to the Front Masterclass – Gallery

Brought to you by Music SA and proudly funded by the Burnside Village Foundation, we were absolutely delighted to present Girls To The Front, a two day music workshop for South Australian girls aged 14-18, interested in a career in music performance and music...

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Gig Picks: 23 April 2018

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Support local Record Stores this Saturday

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 discover new and old music, along with countless...

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Gig Picks: 16 April 2018

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Gig Picks: April 9 2018

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Rock The Square – ‘Country to City’

Music SA and The City of Adelaide have been teaming up for Rock the Square, a degustation of musical genres to be enjoyed with a pairing of Adelaide’s most delicious food trucks in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga for lunch and knock offs. Recently, Rock on The...

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Gig Picks: 26 March 2018

This week: March 28: Salibu Macey, Backyard Haircuts and Vanity Muscle at the Crown & Anchor Hotel March 29: Somniumn, Road Wing Manics and AP D'Antonio at The Ed Castle March 30: TOUCH BASS 2018 at The Adelaide Entertainment Centre April 1: Pemberton, Mercs,...

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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, Neon Tetra, Hanna & Jessie Lee, Young Offenders and Ollie...

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Scouted returns for 2018

Scouted returns for 2018

Music SA is excited to announce that Scouted will return in 2018 as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds Scouted is a music showcase event featuring South Australia's best unsigned talent. As the official closing event for the Australian Independent Record Labels...

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Blenheim Festival 2018

Blenheim Music and Camping Festival is back this Easter long weekend, held on the traditional Ngadjuri land in the lush Clare Valley for 2 epic nights. The festival is a celebration of live music and culture under the sun and the stars, with all proceeds going to New...

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Autumn Jams – School Holiday Music Workshop

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 Club 5082 in Prospect Town Hall. Qualified...

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Girls To The Front Masterclass

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, interested in a career in music performance and music business....

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Introducing the first Sanctuary Festival of 2018 as a part of The Adelaide Fringe Festival! Held at the National Wine Centre on February 25th, they bring you... FOLK MUSIC ~ YIN/YANG YOGA ~ ROLL & RELEASE YIN YOGA~ SOUND BATH & MEDITATION ~ DRUMMING CIRCLES ~...

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Hot Tips for the Music Business – Lisa Bishop

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 from Music SA's very own Lisa Bishop to help you forge a successful...

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Tiersman EP Launch

February 17th of 2018 local hardcore outfit, TIERSMAN are putting on this show to release their first EP. Not only celebrating the release but also one year almost to the day of playing shows at their spiritual home, The Metro. Helping out is pals BOOBY TRAP and...

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Goonbomb & Mercs

  Goonbomb & Mercs forming buddyship at the Cranker. Goonbomb had an angry whopper of a 2017 playing alongside great bands like Hideous Sun Demon, Horror my Friend, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and more. They also released their first single, called...

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Haystacks Calhoon EP Launch

WORLD'S STRONGEST BAND TO RELEASE WORLD'S STRONGEST EP! Check out the EP here: haystackscalhoon.bandcamp.com Notorious perfectionists Haystacks Calhoon have spend years agonizing in their studio hidden away in a cave in the Altai Mountains, trying to find a way to...

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Entertainment Insurance from Aon

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 the Entertainment industry, and what better time to plan...

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St Morris Sinners Single Launch

St. Morris Sinners kick off the year with their new single '80 Hours A Week' recorded at Wizard Tone Studios! They will be playing the The Edinburgh Castle Hotel on Thursday, Jan 25th! Supporting The Sinners will be The High Beamers - Maybe Dave will bring his Bass...

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Join the Music SA Team in 2018!

Join the Music SA Team in 2018!

Music SA is beyond thrilled to be offering three incredible music industry employment opportunities. If you feel passionately about the importance of people experiencing the work of talented SA musicians then please read on… Thanks to philanthropist Peter Hanlon (his...

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Blenheimfest 2018 Lineup Announced!

Blenheimfest 2018 Lineup Announced!

Blenheim Music and Camping Festival is back for 2018 boasting its biggest line up yet! This rustic, working farm will be opening up its paddock gates over the Easter long weekend for 2 days of music, dancing, camping and all round good vibes. The Festival will kick...

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Neon Tetra ‘Run From The Ruins’ Tour

Neon Tetra have had a busy 2017 already releasing singles 'Telescopes' and 'Reflections' plus a swag of major supports for The Belligerents, Ecca Vandal and Miami Horror. ‘Run From The Ruins’ is full of earthy psychedelic textures crossed with 70s rock tones and a...

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Adelaide 500 Support Acts Announced

Adelaide 500 Support Acts Announced

Six South Australian emerging live music acts have been given the opportunity of a lifetime as they prepare to join Robbie Williams, Cold Chisel, and +LIVE+ onstage at the 2018 Adelaide 500. Delivered through Music SA and Adelaide 500’s Bands On Track partnership...

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Swirl Fest 2018

Swirl Records present the second edition of their homegrown festival ‘SWIRL FEST’. The Adelaide independent record label have moved to the West End of Adelaide to play host to the best in local and interstate psychedelia and rock. Swirl Fest 2018 will be held at the...

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Swirl Fest Round TWO!

Swirl Fest Round TWO!

Swirl Records present the second edition of their homegrown festival 'SWIRL FEST’. The Adelaide independent record label have moved to the West End of Adelaide to play host to the best in local and interstate psychedelia and rock. Swirl Fest 2018 will be held at the...

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Donnarumma – Grace Emily Residency

  2018 will be a hell of the year and Donnarumma is starting it off by playing 4 free shows at their favourite pub, the Grace Emily Hotel. They've got their amazing friendos playing with us each week. It's gonna be rad. 5th - St. Morris Sinners 12th - Dead Roo...

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Summer Festival Returns for 2018!

Summer Festival Returns for 2018!

The rush of the Christmas and New Year period can be exhausting, so why not relax, unwind and have some fun at the West Torrens' Summer Festival? In 2018 the Festival will celebrate 10 years and the line-up is a real crowd pleaser with 25 live music acts playing...

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2017 Adelaide Live Music Census

2017 Adelaide Live Music Census

Music SA and the Live Music Office release the findings of the 2017 Adelaide Live Music Census, which offers a snapshot of live music activity in South Australia. SA's music scene contributed $375 million to the economy in 2015/16, with the industry thriving under the...

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Adelaide 500 ‘Bands On Track’ Applications Open!

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 the chance to support some of the world's best bands on the...

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Katie Pomery EP Launch

  Katie Pomery and her band have been busy working on a 6 track EP !  it's called Freed and it's a collection of songs Katie has written about her life. The event kicks off at 9pm, entry is free, and hard copies of the CD will be available at the show. They will...

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The Sanctuary Festival

Welcome to the third and final Sanctuary Festival for 2017! This day is going to be absolutely INCREDIBLE!... Be inspired by the theme of ether and air elements, let your body move to electronic beats, aerial yoga & acrobatic performance. This is an event not to...

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2018 Clip It! Recipients Announced

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...

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Rachael Leahcar – Shadows Tour

The soulful, powerful voice that is RACHAEL LEAHCAR is hitting the road for her first national tour of Australia, having just won the People's Choice Pop Award at the 2017 SA Music Awards. Rachael Leahcar’s SHADOWS TOUR will showcase Rachael's dynamic range and...

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Rachael Leahcar – Shadows Tour

The soulful, powerful voice that is RACHAEL LEAHCAR is hitting the road for her first national tour of Australia, having just won the People's Choice Pop Award at the 2017 SA Music Awards. Rachael Leahcar’s SHADOWS TOUR will showcase Rachael's dynamic range and...

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2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Last night hip-hop duo A.B. Original won a total of six awards at the third annual South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards), while pop superstar Tkay Maidza won Best Female Artist and South Sudanese-born rapper DyspOra won Best Male Artist. A.B. Original cleaned up...

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Gaol Blues Festival 2017

After the success of the festival in 2016, Adelaide Gaol will once again be swinging to a blues beat on November 11th, 2017. With free entry to the Gaol during the event, authetic blues music, 'Southern American style' food, local craft beer, cider and wine, this will...

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New Female Music Industry Scholarship

New Female Music Industry Scholarship

Music SA in partnership with moshtix, is thrilled to announce the creation of a new scholarship to assist in developing the career of a female South Australian music industry professional and addressing the barriers for women trying to forge a career in the music...

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The Beverly Chills ‘Leave Me Hanging’ Tour

Adelaide's own Low Fi Goth Hardcore Surf Punk Duo, The Beverly Chills are on their 'Leave Me Hanging' tour and are playing a free show on Saturday November 4 at The Exeter from 7pm with supports from Poly and Intrepid. Leave Me Hanging out now on Sick City Records.

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Root Down Festival

The second annual ROOT DOWN festival hits Adelaide CBD this Saturday October 28! With a massive line-up this is more than a music festival, it's a demonstration of culture. Tickets are moving fast! Grab yours here> Presented by Melt Frank Music

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Writer Services Representative role at APRA AMCOS

Writer Services Representative role at APRA AMCOS

APRA AMCOS is searching for a Writer Services Representative to join the Writer Services department based in North Adelaide. The role is permanent Full Time commencing December 2017 and reporting to the National Manager, Writer Services. This is a busy, service based...

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Twenty Years of Music SA!

Twenty Years of Music SA!

Over the last 20 years Music SA has delivered a significant contribution to the growth, development and profile of the original contemporary music industry in South Australia. We service artists, industry practitioners and music businesses. Since its inception Music...

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SIAMESE Scatterbrain Tour

SIAMESE - Scatterbrain Single Tour boasting an all local line up! Presented by Swirl Records & Future Popes + Blush Response + Smoke Rings + TOWNS Tickets $10 (+bf) - Link: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/siamese-scatterbrain-tour-adelaide/97774 Listen to/get...

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SIAMESE – Scatterbrain Tour

SIAMESE - Scatterbrain Single Tour boasting an all local line up! Presented by Swirl Records & Future Popes + Blush Response + Smoke Rings + TOWNS Tickets $10 (+bf) - Link: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/siamese-scatterbrain-tour-adelaide/97774 Listen to/get...

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CLIP IT Initiative returns for 2017/18

CLIP IT Initiative returns for 2017/18

Clip It! aims to assist Media Resource Centre (MRC) members to develop and produce a music clip for local Music SA musicians (band or solo artist) and interpret that song in a creative and resourceful way which furthers both the musicians and the filmmakers’ careers....

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Semaphore Music Festival

Semaphore Music Festival is held on the beach – Foreshore Reserve and surrounding pubs, clubs and venues over four nights and three days from Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October. Check out full program and purchase Early Bird tickets for the Main Stage Saturday,...

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Music SA’s 20th Birthday Quiz Night

Music SA’s 20th Birthday Quiz Night

We've found the perfect excuse for the music industry, their family and friends to get together to enjoy some games, prizes, cake, art, a raffle, door prizes and of course music! Join us for a very special birthday. Yes! Music SA is turning 20 years old and we'd love...

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Semaphore Music Festival

Semaphore Music Festival is held on the beach - Foreshore Reserve and surrounding pubs, clubs and venues over four nights and three days from Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October. Check out full program and purchase Early Bird tickets for the Main Stage Saturday,...

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