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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPEN FOR 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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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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