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

Sep

28

For the first time, the APRA Silver Scroll Awards will be held in Dunedin this year.

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Oct

10

Come along to hear tips and secrets on software, systems, composing / recording processes and general tech questions, with Kings, Claire Cowan, and Mike Bloemendal.

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Oct

28

A one-day event filled with workshops, presentations, and seminars designed to celebrate and educate women working with music technology. Everyone welcome!

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Nov

22

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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