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News February 16, 2023

New Round of Recording Grants from PPCA and Australia Council

Senior Journalist, B2B
New Round of Recording Grants from PPCA and Australia Council

Five recording grants of $15,000 are now available via the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts.

The five recipients will be able to use the money to create new sound recordings.

Applications are open now and close in April.

Annabelle Herd, PPCA CEO, said: “PPCA’s partnership with the Australia Council has helped so many Australian artists develop their careers and release a variety of amazing albums that have made a huge impact on the industry and the Australian songbook.

“As we focus on increasing the prominence and discoverability of Australian music, we are very proud to support this wonderful partnership and celebrate their continued dedication to fostering our nation’s creative and diverse musical talent.”

Kirsty Rivers, Australia Council’s head of music, added: “The Australia Council is delighted to be partnering with PPCA to present a 10th round of recording grants, supporting Australian artists at critical moments in their careers. Recoding and documenting Australian music is central to how we as a nation tell our stories to the world.

“As we establish Music Australia and support the music industry to grow we can be proud that, through this partnership, we have a rich history of helping so many artists create new sound recordings.”

Previous recording grants recipients include last year’s winners Ryan Hutchenson for his collaboration with critically acclaimed Barkindji song woman Nancy Bates, Melbourne-based future soul artist Tiana Naug, pop singer Angie Hart, electronic DJ and producer Nina Wilson, manager Christopher Moses on behalf of punk band Frenzal Rhomb, Australian-Japanese artist Taka Perry, saxophonist and composer Matthew Keegan for band The Three Seas, pianist and composer Natalie Bartsch, textural glass noise performer Lucas Abela, and musician Tania Frazer for her work with Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) didgeridoo soloist in residence Wakka Wakka man Chris Williams.

More information on how to apply for the recording grants is available here.


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