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

Jul

26

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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Aug

07

The first seminar in our SongHubs Sphere series will see award-winning New York songwriter, producer, and audio engineer Ebonie Smith in conversation with local artists Coco Solid and Ria Hall, on Tues 7 August, 6.30pm at Bank Space in Grey Lynn

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Aug

08

The second seminar in our SongHubs Sphere series will concentrate on the art of collaboration, with visiting international SongHubs guests Laura Bettinson and Wendy Wang chatting with LA based Kiwi artist Chelsea Jade. The seminar will be held on Weds 8 August, 6.30pm at Bank Space in Grey Lynn.

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Aug

09

The third seminar in our SogHubs Sphere Series will be an in-depth discussion with iconic engineer and producer Susan Rogers. The seminar will be held on Thurs 9 August, 6.30pm at Bank Space in Grey Lynn.

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Aug

12

An opportunity to explore the voice with 3 specialised coaches. Using multiple disciplines to access and release physical blockages in the body, allowing a more connected breath and ultimately an open and more resonant sound.

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