Music Organisations

Australia - State Organisations

MusicACT

MusicACT provides access to all aspects of the music industry including legal advice, assistance to launch outside of the ACT or advance a music related concept, as well as political advocacy.

Music NSW

MusicNSW is a not-for-profit Industry Association set up to represent, promote and develop the contemporary music industry in New South Wales, in addition to managing a number of Music Development projects.

Music NT

MusicNT exists to support the growth and development of original contemporary music in the Northern Territory. MusicNT is the non-profit member based music organisation for the Northern Territory representing, developing and servicing the Territory’s original music industry.

Music SA

Music SA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing contemporary music in South Australia.

Music Tasmania

Music Tasmania, formerly Contemporary Music Services Tasmania (CMST), is the peak body for Tasmania’s contemporary music community. Music Tasmania exists to proactively foster a network of support for Tasmanian musicians and music workers across a broad range of genres and business practices.

AMUSE

Association of Music Educators Inc, formerly known as the Victorian Schools’ Music Association (VSMA), is open to all music educators and those interested in music education. aMuse is affiliated with the Council of Professional Teaching Associations and supported by the Victorian Department of Education. aMuse organises professional development programs for primary, secondary and instrumental music teachers, organises student performance activities including master classes and festivals, and can provide independent advice on curriculum matters

Music Victoria

An independent, not-for-profit, non-Government organisation, Music Victoria represents musicians, venues, music businesses and music lovers across the contemporary music community in Victoria.

QMusic

QMusic is Queensland’s music industry development association, and is focused on promoting the artistic value, cultural worth and commercial potential of Queensland music.

WAM (West Australia Music)

Passionately committed to championing Western Australia’s thriving music industry since 1987, WAM (West Australian Music) is the peak music body responsible for supporting, nurturing and growing all forms of contemporary music in WA.

Australia Wide Organisations

I Manage My Music

I Manage My Music is a fantastic day long workshop specifically tailored to the needs of the self-managed artist. The focus is to give participants the tools and confidence to take the next steps in their careers. Check out the website to see when and where the next session is on.

Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a national industry association proactively representing the interests of its members.

Association of Artist Managers (AAM)

AAM brings together the industry’s leading music managers providing a peak body to address the issues facing managers and their artists.

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. The Australia Council support Australia’s arts through funding, strengthening and developing the arts sector.

Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR)

AIR is a non profit, non government association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of Australia’s independent recording sector. AIR represents Australian owned record labels and independent artists based in Australia.

Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN)

AMIN exists to bring together and represent its members, the state and territory music industry associations, and by doing so create a strong network that provides a national platform for the contemporary music industry in Australia.

Australiasian Music Publishers Association (AMPAL)

AMPAL represents Australian and New Zealand music publishers and works on behalf of its members to promote a better understanding of the value of music, both culturally and economically.

Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP)

AMRAP is a community radio initiative that distributes and promotes contemporary Australian music to community radio stations nationwide.

Australiasian Performing Right Association / Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA | AMCOS)

APRA|AMCOS license organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available its members’ music, with royalties distributed to its members. APRA|AMCOS advocate on behalf of music creator’s rights and the Australasian music industry locally, nationally and internationally.

Arts Law Centre of Australia

Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.  It provides free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations.

Australian Copyright Council

The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation that represents the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies.

Australian Songwriters Association

The Australian Songwriters Association is a national, non-profit, member organisation dedicated to the support of songwriters and their art, through providing avenues for encouragement and education of developing Australian songwriters, and recognition and promotion of our accomplished members.

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)

CBAA is the national peak body for community radio stations. The CBAA provides leadership and support for our members to facilitate independent broadcasting services and to build and strengthen local communities.

Country Music Australia (CMAA)

CMAA recognises and promotes excellence in Australian Country Music and represents all aspects of the Australian country music industry.

Folk Alliance Australia

Folk Alliance Australia is the peak national body representing folk cultural activity and the folk industry of Australia. Membership-based organisation that provides information resource and networking, showcase and professional development opportunities for the Australian folk community.

Music Australia

A 50-member national umbrella body with activities spanning education, community and the professional industry. Delivering campaigns, information, resources, sector networking, community engagement, a national school music participation program, and demonstration projects. Music Australia gathers and provides information, conducts research, undertakes advocacy, ensures representation in relevant forums, and initiates and realises projects that advance musical life throughout Australia.

Music Viva Australia

Musica Viva is proud of its national presence, working on stages and in schools across the country.

Ministry for the Arts

The Ministry for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts and culture policy body that delivers programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support for cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture. The Ministry for the Arts is part of the Attorney-General’s Department.

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA)

PPCA is a national, non government, non-profit organisation that represents the interest of record companies and Australian recording artists.

Sounds Australia

Sounds Australia is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access domestic and international business opportunities. Sounds Australia is a joint initiative of the Australia Council and APRA|AMCOS, supported by the Federal Government together with state government agencies and peak industry associations.

Support Act

Support Act is a hardship fund for career musicians, and those who support them behind the scenes, who have no other means of assistance when illness or injury affects them. It is a music industry benevolent fund and aims to provide timely and effective financial help in cases of genuine hardship.

The Seed

The Seed Fund was established to raise the arts sector to a level of professionalism and sustainability equitable to other sectors. We provide professional infrastructure and support to enable artists’ careers to flourish. The Seed assists Australian artists from any background, creating art and music across any genre, to establish themselves as self-sustaining, professionals.

Other Organisations

The Push

The Push is a Victorian non-profit youth music organisation which was established in 1986. There are a lot of great events, opportunities and resources available on their website.

The Push runs a range of programs and projects such as FReeZA training, mentoring and awards programs, the annual Push Over Festival, hip hop programs such as Push It!, annual music industry conference Face The Music Conference, hip hop event Our BackyardPush Songs songwriting workshops andFReeZA Push Start state-wide band competition.

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