2020 FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED Feb 14th, 2020

2020 FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2020 Fast Track Fellowship program is Tom Larnach-Jones. ... Thanks to funding from the VMDO, Tom will spend two months between February 2020 and May 2020 embedded within a high-functioning global music company. The program will provide Tom with the opportunity to establish...

AIR AND PPCA PRESENT INDIE D.I.Y: INSIGHTS TO BEING INDEPENDENT Feb 11th, 2020

AIR AND PPCA PRESENT INDIE D.I.Y: INSIGHTS TO BEING INDEPENDENT

Ever wanted to release your own music or run your own label?Join Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) and PPCA in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as they present an evening of insights into being independent.On the night, we will hear updates from AIR and PPCA and in Melbourne and Sydney we will have a presentation from Australian digital marketing agency,...

INDIE WEEK 2020 - INDEPENDENT LABEL EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Feb 4th, 2020

INDIE WEEK 2020 - INDEPENDENT LABEL EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

AIR is delighted to announce that we are once again partnering with Sounds Australia, PPCA and ARIA to deliver an Australian label delegation to attend Indie Week 2020.  ... Indie Week 2020 is an independent label focused conference hosted by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) with a strong focus on the exploitation of master...

MERLIN AND TIKTOK AGREE TO A LANDMARK GLOBAL MUSIC LICENSING PARTNERSHIP Jan 24th, 2020

MERLIN AND TIKTOK AGREE TO A LANDMARK GLOBAL MUSIC LICENSING PARTNERSHIP

Merlin, the digital licensing hub for the world’s independent music sector, has entered into a multi-territory partnership with TikTok, the world's leading destination for short-form mobile video with a mission to inspire creativity and bring joy. ...   ... The deal is effective immediately and represents a significant music partnership. It means the world’s leading...

WIN ELECTS NEW BOARD Jan 22nd, 2020

WIN ELECTS NEW BOARD

Original article: http://winformusic.org/win-elects-new-board-of-directors/ ...   ... The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has announced its newly elected board of directors. Five new directors join the WIN Board: Francesca Trainini (PMI), Garry West (Compass Records), Jörg Heidemann (VUT), Lisa Levy (Robbins Entertainment),...

MERLIN ANNOUNCES NEW CEO AND BOARD CHANGE Jan 14th, 2020

MERLIN ANNOUNCES NEW CEO AND BOARD CHANGE

Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector, has today announced the appointment of Jeremy Sirota as the organisation’s new CEO. ... Sirota, a widely respected and experienced executive in music and technology, has a proven track record for negotiating complex and strategic commercial partnerships, and for driving digital innovation...

CHANGES TO AIR MEMBERSHIP Dec 17th, 2019

CHANGES TO AIR MEMBERSHIP

On Tuesday 10th December, AIR had their annual general meeting where the organisation's board voted on some exciting changes to it's membership structure.  ... The board voted on the following changes to its membership: ... The definition of an independent Australian Label, as noted in the constitution, is: An Australian independent label must have at least 50% of its ownership,...

FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP BACK IN 2020 Nov 20th, 2019

FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP BACK IN 2020

The Fast Track Fellowship program is rolling out for a third consecutive year in 2020. Open to Victorian independent record labels, the Fast Track Fellowship facilitates international professional development, relocates selected participants overseas and immerses them within music companies over a two-month period. ... The Fast Track Fellowship program includes return flights, visas...

2019 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MARKET (TIMM) - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Sep 26th, 2019

2019 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MARKET (TIMM) - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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AIR launches Australian Independent Music Market Survey Sep 4th, 2019

AIR launches Australian Independent Music Market Survey

Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has released the next iteration of the Australian independent music market survey. The survey is open from today until Tuesday, 1st October, with all independent record labels and distributors in the industry invited to take part.Deloitte Access Economics will once again take carriage of conducting the...

$30.9M COMMITTED TO MUSIC DEVELOPMENT Apr 2nd, 2019

$30.9M COMMITTED TO MUSIC DEVELOPMENT

The Morrison Government has committed $30.9 million in new funding for more live music and to create more opportunities for Australia’s artists to compete in a global industry. ... The Australian Music Industry Package will provide funding for a range of measures which include grants to assist Australian small businesses to host more live music and new mentoring programs to...