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

25

Find out who the recipients of our 2017 Professional Development Awards will be.

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Jul

25

A chance to hear from VPMA artists Siavani and Mal Lakatani about all things songwriting.

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Jul

26

The NZ Music Managers Forum and Creative Waikato have joined forces for an essential seminar for Hamilton and Waikato based musicians, managers, self managed artists and anyone interested in the NZ Music Industry.

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Jul

27

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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Sep

21

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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