Funding boost for Sounds Australia
Government has announced $1.16m funding for Sounds Australia to further develop
Australia's national and international contemporary music industry.
This funding of
$290,000 per year over four years will complement a $1.2 million investment by
the Australia Council.
I am delighted
to continue to support the good work of Sounds Australia in building new
audiences for great Aussie talent in international markets.
Australia has supported the careers of 620 Australian artists through its work
at 50 different international events in 53 cities across 20 countries.
fast-tracked the global success of artists such Courtney Barnett, Flume, Chet
Faker and Vance Joy, all of whom benefited from support from Sounds Australia.
Australia is an initiative between the Australian Government (via the Australia
Council and the Department of Communications and the Arts) and industry body
APRA AMCOS (the Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian
Mechanical Copyright Owners Society).
information about Sounds Australia visit: http://www.soundsaustralia.com.au/