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Music Australia launches new export fund to amplify global success

Creative Australia 2 mins read

Creative Australia’s new dedicated music body, Music Australia, has announced the launch of the new Export Development Fund, which aims to fast track the success of Australian musicians, artists, composers, songwriters, and producers internationally.

This program has been designed to support emerging, breakthrough and established acts and is made available to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are current practicing music professionals, including solo artists, instrumentalists, bands, ensembles, DJ/producers and electronic artists, producers, songwriters and composers.

Among its ambitious aims and expected outcomes, the fund has been designed to increase the presence of Australian acts at international festivals, elevate the number of headline tours and strengthen collaborations with international artists. Additionally, it aims to boost global recognition of Australian music through awards nominations, radio airplay, and appearances on streaming and television platforms.

Director of Music Australia Millie Millgate said:

“Australian artists and music businesses can rarely be sustained by a domestic market alone. Committing funds for export will crucially assist with long term career sustainability and enable music businesses access to varied additional revenue streams across multiple territories, bolstering the overall economic performance of the sector.

By delivering a dedicated funding scheme for Australian music export, Music Australia will play an important role in expediting the profile and success stories of Australia’s future A-list artists and musicians, Grammy winners, festival headliners and celebrated music professionals.”

The Music Australia Export Development Fund offers targeted support for Australian artists at critical moments in their careers by providing a bespoke grant program that targets three specific areas of export activity including; International Performance and Touring, International Professional and Artistic Development, and International Audience and Market Development

Creative Australia will be holding an information and question and answer session at 12:30pm AEDT, Tuesday 12 March 2024, hosted by Music Australia Director Millie Millgate.

Find more information or register for the information session on our website.

Contact details:

Brianna Roberts, Media Manager, Creative Australia

Phone: (02) 9215 9030 / 0498 123 541




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