We’re thrilled to announce that the Federal Government has committed to funding SOUNDS AUSTRALIA for the next four years. The Department of Communications and the Arts will provide $1.16m ($290k per year) for SOUNDS AUSTRALIA to continue its vital work helping Australian artists access international markets.
The funding matches contributions from both the Australia Council for the Arts and APRA AMCOS; with further funding support from PPCA, AMPAL, Arts Queensland, Arts SA, Arts NSW and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria – a truly innovative industry and government investment in Australia’s music export future.
The funding will allow SOUNDS AUSTRALIA to implement its globally-recognised programs and events, and build on what it has already achieved.
Millie Millgate, Executive Producer, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA said: “Today’s news that the Department of Communications and the Arts is supporting SOUNDS AUSTRALIA for the next four years is exactly the result we’ve been hoping for. It’s testament to the value of the national export platform and subsequent success Australian artists are enjoying around the world.”
Since its inception in 2009, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA has participated at 50 different international events in 53 cities across 20 countries.
The initiative creates game-changing business opportunities for artists and their representatives in various territories and has played an integral role in the global success of countless Australian artists.
“We can’t thank the local and international industry enough for the support they’ve shown over the past months as we’ve worked towards a funding solution. The Australian music industry is full of talent, passion and innovation, and we’re ecstatic that we can continue sharing that with the world,” said Millie.
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