Planning on heading to Bigsound this year? Need some $$$ to cover your flights and accommodation? We hear you, and we’re here to help! 

MusicNSW is pleased to announce the dates for the 2015 Quick Response Grant Program. This program is aimed at supporting musicians and artist managers in developing export opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2015, such as Bigsound, Face The Music, Electronic Music Conference and AWME.

Artists and artist managers are invited to apply for one off funding of up to $850 per member of the touring party, with a total limit of $5500.

Applications for Round 1 are now open! 


Round 1: June 23 2015 – July 27 2015  (Big Sound / AWME)

Round 2: August 25 2015 – September 27 2015 (Face The Music / EMC)

Before applying, you must read through the 2015 Quick Response Guidelines below to ensure you are eligible. 


For further information contact GRANTS@MUSICNSW.COM or give us a call on (02) 9953 5279.

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A how-to for young producers, performers & DJs starting their live performance careers. 

MusicNSW is pleased to announce the next instalment in their free workshop series Start The Dance, held in collaboration with the fine folk at the Australian Institute of Music and Sydney TAFE Music. It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock & roll, but the path to becoming a dance superstar may be within reach. At this free MusicNSW seminar Sydney’s most influential dance and electronic promoters, bookers, managers & artists will discuss cracking the competitive world of electronic music, and share their tips on how you can make your live electronic music career pop in 2015.

Industry speakers include:

Alastair Green (MAKER Agency – Tame Impala, Nina Las Vegas)
Martin Novosel (Purple Sneakers, Nicole Millar)
Guven Yilmaz (Konkrete Agency – Peking Duk)
Frank Tapia (Chinese Laundry/Slip Inn)
Vic Edirisingh (Astral People)
Aniela Swiatek (October Records, Amateur Dance, BUOY, Ribongia)

WHAT: MusicNSW, AIM & Sydney TAFE Music Present: Start The Dance
WHEN: 3pm – 5pm July 9, 2015
WHERE:  AIM Sydney, Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers st, Surry Hills
TICKETS: Free, but RSVP via Eventbrite is essential.

For more information contact:

MusicNSW Education Officer Jacob Stone
(02) 9953 5279