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2021 Jazz Awards Winners Announced

This evening we celebrate the winners of the APRA Best Jazz Composition and the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist announced at the opening powhiri of the 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival. 

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Richard Nunns has passed away

Today we pay our deepest respects to taonga pūoro champion Richard Nunns, and our greatest sympathy to his family and extended musical whanau.

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Queen's Birthday Honours

It's a banner year for songwriters being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

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Tami Neilson wins DOUBLE at the 2021 Country Music Awards

Tami Neilson was presented with both the APRA Best Country Song and Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tūī | Best Country Music Artist at the 2021 Country Music Awards in Gore on Thursday evening.

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Maramataka / Calendar

As part of our work to support the emergence of a bi-lingual music industry, this year we are creating a maramataka \ calendar to highlight releases, events, performances, and work which highlights waiata reo Māori or waiata reorua.

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APRA AMCOS Statement

APRA AMCOS NZ statement regarding Thomas Oliver

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Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2021 APRA Best Jazz Composition Award are...

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Performance Reports Update

Submit as you go via the portal or the app, and get paid quarterly.

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Winners announced for the Children's Music Awards 2021!

The winners of the 2021 NZ Children’s Music Awards – celebrating those writing and recording for our youngest generation of Kiwi tamaraki, have been announced.

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Jawsh 685, BENEE, Josh Fountain and Joel Little receive a 2021 BMI Pop Award

Aotearoa has made its mark on the BMI Awards this year with four of our top songwriters receiving a 2021 BMI Pop Award.

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Finalists announced for the 2021 Country Music Awards

Today, APRA AMCOS NZ and Recorded Music New Zealand are proud to recognise the outstanding contributions to the Aotearoa country music scene from the past year.

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2021 Baysting Prize for Children's Champion goes to What Now!

The Baysting Prize is presented to an individual, group, or organisation each year who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the development and wellbeing of New Zealand children, through the creation of or support for music, TV programmes, films, live shows, books, education, or advocacy.

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Announcing Aotearoa's Sync-Posium

Aotearoa’s first annual music for screens ‘SYNC-POSIUM’ bringing together international music supervisors in film, gaming, TV and advertising together with musicians, songwriters and composers at Auckland’s Roundhead Studios on June 15th-18th 2021.

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Remembering APRA Board Member Malcolm Black

Exactly two years on from the passing of music industry luminary Malcolm Black, his family today releases his posthumous album Songs For The Family, recorded a mere two months before his untimely death at age 58 from cancer.

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Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Joel Little, Leroy Clampitt, and James Wong Billions Awards

Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Joel Little, Leroy Clampitt and James Wong receive The 1,000,000,000 List Awards.

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2021 Art Music Fund recipients announced

Celeste Oram (NZ) is one of ten recipients of the APRA AMCOS and Australian Music Centre's Art Music Fund.

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He waiata reo rua

APRA AMCOS NZ, Creative New Zealand and the Māori Language Commission - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori have combined to support the development of a bilingual music industry.

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Waiata / Anthems

Notable Pictures, in association with TVNZ, Raukatauri Productions and Te Māngai Pāho are proud to present the 7-part series, ‘Waiata / Anthems’.

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Finalists Announced

Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2021 NZ Children's Music Awards

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2021 Taite Music Awards

Congratulations to Reb Fountain, Na Noise, Patea Maori Club, and the founders of Rockquest

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Young Gig Makers Grant

Auckland UNESCO City of Music, in collaboration with Auckland Live are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Young Gig Makers Grant | He Taiohi Kaiwhakarite Kaupapa

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JINGLE UPLOADS

Register and upload your jingles in the new writer portal

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Introducing the new app: APRA AMCOS for Music Creators

Download the app now. Get your admin done on the go.

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SoundCheck Aotearoa Update

An update on upcoming workshops, FAQs, and available resources.

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Financial Support

Here are links to the various financial support options available from the government

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Participants announced

We're delighted to announce the songwriters who will be taking part in SongHubs Ōtautahi | Christchurch

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ORO

Growing a bilingual music industry

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Vale Michael Gudinski

It is with great sadness that APRA AMCOS pays tribute to Mushroom Group Chairman Michael Gudinski AM, a towering legend of the Australian music industry, who passed away at age 68.

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COVID-19 impact on February APRA royalty payment

The effects of COVID-19 continue to impact our revenue, most specifically affecting the February APRA royalty payment.

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SoundCheck Aotearoa Update

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Te Whiti Warbrick receives Billions Award

The Manawatu songwriter and producer has been recognised for his work on Rihanna's 'Needed Me'

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New Writer Portal

We've got a new writer portal. Check it out!  

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Live streaming licences

Licensing advice for APRA AMCPS customers wishing to live stream a concert

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Our statement

Everyone is entitled to a safe workplace where they are respected and free from harassment, sexual harm, and discrimination

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Congratulations

Our warmest congratulations to Dave Dobbyn who has been knighted for his services to music.

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Applications Open

Applications are now open for SongHubs Ōtautahi / Christchurch, which will be held in March 2021

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Important changes to uploading and registering jingles

Got jingles that need to be registered? Please register and upload to OPUS by 1 Feb ahead of our Writer Portal getting an upgrade.

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The MLC and changes to US digital mechanicals from 1 January 2021

Important update if you are earning from the US.

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Covid-19 Fee Relief for Events Industry

APRA has extended Event Promoters a 10% discount on their music licence fees over summer 2020-21.

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Amplify Aotearoa

Report findings announced

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Event Calendar

Jun

19

9.30am - 4.00pm SOUNZ Hui Wāhine Wānanga Composers Workshop

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Jun

22


NZ On Air New Tracks Deadline

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Jun

24


4pm - NZ On Air New Music Single Funding Deadline

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Jul

08


4pm - NZ On Air New Music Pasifika Funding Deadline

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Jul

23


NZ On Air New Tracks Deadline

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Aug

05


NZ On Air New Music Development Funding Deadline

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Aug

05


4pm - NZ On Air New Music Project Funding Deadline

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Aug

05


NZ On Air New Music Kids Funding Deadline

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Aug

23


NZ On Air New Tracks Deadline

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