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Are you a musician, venue owner or gig promoter based in Bateman’s Bay? Then keep 4th August free, because we need you!

Bateman’s Bay has been selected to host the 2015 Indent Tour this October and while we’re in town we want to hear from YOU about the state of the all ages live music scene in the Bay.

We have handpicked a panel of live music & culture experts, council representatives and local talent who will discuss what type of opportunities, issues and concerns surround youth culture and access to all ages live music in the Bateman’s Bay region. Come along to say g’day and have your say!

‘LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAY’ SPEAKERS INCLUDE: 

Dr Mike Kelly (Ex-Federal Labor Member for Eurobodalla Region)

Skylar Kyu (Captains @ Mariners, Run & Rejoice)

Josh Waterson (Eurobodalla Council)

Leland Foster (Latham’s Grip, Captains @ Mariners)

Danny Freeman (Musician, St Peters, Nelli Jam/Black Sheep Festival)

WHAT: Live Music In The Bay – A Community Conversation Addressing All Ages Entertainment in the Eurobodalla Region
WHEN: 6.30 – 8.00pm, 4th August, 2015
WHERE: Captains @ Mariners, 31 Orient St, Bateman’s Bay
PRICE: 
Free!

For further information contact info@musicnsw.com or give us a call on (02) 9953 5279.

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APRA AMCOS is bringing back its career boosting initiative, the Professional Development Awards! In the past, the awards have helped further the music careers of Gotye, Abbe May, and lots more.

The APRA Professional Development Awards aim to create serious opportunities for emerging songwriters and composers.  In 2015 APRA AMCOS are offering eight individual winners more than $15,000 worth of career support. Applications for the 2015 APRA Professional Development Awards are now open to songwriters and composers who would like to enter in the following categories:

•Popular Contemporary (three awards are given in this category including Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Hip Hop, Dance and R&B)

•Country

•Jazz

•Classical

•Film and Television

•Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI)

There will also be a cash boost of $120,000 that will be shared by eight winners along with a microphone and headphone package courtesy of PDA sponsor Audio Technica.

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