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Entries are now open for the 2018 Children's Music Awards

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New closing date of 15 February announced for Vanda & Young Song Competition

Songwriters, you have a bit more time up your sleeve!

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Entries Open

Entries are now open for the 2018 APRA Best Jazz Composition Award.

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Buster Stiggs Passes Away

We're very sad to hear that iconic Kiwi musician Buster Stiggs, of Suburban Reptiles and The Swingers fame, has passed away.

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New Year Honour for Petrina Togi-Sa'ena

Congratulations to Petrina Togi-Sa-ena who has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to Pacific music.

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Volume South Exhibition

The new exhibition celebrating South Auckland music will open at MIT in February.

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2018 Production Music Rate Card out now

APRA AMCOS has released the Production Music Rate Card for 2018. Rates will be effective from 1 January 2018.

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No dramas with new definition of Dramatic Context

APRA Board gives green light to new definition of Dramatic Context.

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Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 4pm 21 December, re-opening 3 January.

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Clarity and conversations: Art Music Fund tips from 2017 recipient Lisa Cheney

Composers, you've got this.

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No place for sexual harassment and assault in our music industry

APRA AMCOS commends the #meNOmore Open Letter to the Australian Music Industry. This is an important and necessary conversation.

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10 things you need to know about the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

Your questions answered, in list form.

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The Kiwi (and Aussie) songwriters behind 26 Grammy nominations

APRA AMCOS members have contributed to a total of 26 nominations.

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2018 VPMA's

Pacific Music Awards - Entries now open

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APRA and AMCOS Board Election Results

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Event Calendar

Jan

22

Entries Open for 2018 NZ Children's Music Awards
Entries for the 2018 NZ Children's Music Awards will open on Monday 22 January.

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Jan

26

Auckland Folk Festival
You will find a wide range of folk music, from contemporary through bluegrass, Irish and traditional. Guest artists are invited from all over the world, with both local and international musicians offering workshops and participating in all night jam sessions.

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Feb

07

Entries Open for 2018 NZ Country Music Awards
Entries for the 2018 NZ Country Music Awards will open on Wednesday 7 February.

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Feb

08

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet
APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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Feb

17

Pao Pao Pao 2018
The musical showcase, now in its 17th year, will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 at Pipitea Marae in Wellington and is designed to celebrate the diversity of Māori music forms. The line-up includes Rob Ruha, Mihirangi, Grove Roots, and more.

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Mar

22

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet
APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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May

15

Auckland Writers Festival
over 140 public events, gathering together 160 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 24,000 festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.

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May

24

2018 VPMA
Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

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May

24

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet
APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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Jun

06

Wellington Jazz Festival
heating up the cool capital from 6-10 June 2018. From a sold-out crowd to a cosy booth for two, the cool capital comes out to play at this mid-winter musical feast.

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New closing date of 15 February announced for Vanda & Young Song Competition

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Production Music Rate Card
out now

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No dramas with new definition of Dramatic Context
APRA Board gives green light to new definition of Dramatic Context.

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Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 4pm 21 December, re-opening 2 January.

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Clarity and conversations: Art Music Fund tips from 2017 recipient Lisa Cheney

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No place for sexual harassment and assault in our music industry

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10 things you need to know about the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

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The Kiwi (and Aussie) songwriters behind 26 Grammy nominations

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APRA and AMCOS Board Election Results

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2018 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition opens

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Tips of the Trade: Want to be a screen composer? Bryony Marks gives guidance.

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Art Music Fund announces third year of funding for composers

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Eight Mile Style v New Zealand National Party judgement

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Tips of the Trade: Tom Larkin on creative process and career pressures

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APRA AMCOS announces new Chief Executive Officer

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