The APRA Professional Development Awards (PDAs) are presented biennially by APRA to the ‘shining lights’ within our songwriting industry.

The APRA Professional Development Awards (PDAs) were first awarded in Australia in 2001 to mark APRA's 75th Anniversary. New Zealand presented its first PDA in 2005. APRA now offers twelve PDAs across Australasia to promising emerging music writers in the early stages of their careers.

The PDAs are for New Zealand songwriters who can demonstrate that they possess outstanding potential in their field.

There are three PDAs awarded each round, each receiving $10,000 cash towards development activities such as: overseas travel to enable recipients to attend music education classes; participating in co-writing activities; song writing workshops, composer seminars and/ or other relevant opportunities.

This year's recipients will be announced on Tuesday July 25.


Event Calendar

Jan

22

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

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Jan

26

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

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Feb

08

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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Feb

17

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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