Calling all Country and Country-Crossover songwriters! ASA Director, Alan Gilmour, is currently working on a pilot for The Australian Country Songwriters Show, to be broadcast weekly on radio station todayscountry94one, on the NSW Central Coast and Hunter Valley regions. The station was recently awarded the 2014 Australian Country Music Peoples’ Choice Award for the most
Community Radio 101.5fm Moreton Bay Qld have given the go ahead to support Australian Songwriter’s and Independent Labels regularly on a much greater scale. The first program on 101.5fm to feature the new format will be “Ozrock”, which airs once a month on Saturdays, 12noon to 3pm compered by Aaron Earner. Johnny Dee, our ASA
The National Songwriting Awards 2014 featured Kate Ceberano, who performed live as the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame recipient, and the inimitable Ross Ryan (I Am Pegasus) who was Special Guest Arist! In addition, all the Top 10 songwriters from the 2014 Contest were honoured on stage, and all the winners performed. It was an amazing night of original
With the Top 10 of the 2014 Australian Songwriting Contest now listed under the Contests tab, there is 'movement at the station' to confirm exciting prizes for the 2015 competition! This will be launched in late March, so keep an eye out for updates which will be posted here.
The Australian Songwriting Contest is highly respected and extremely prestigious, offering more than $30,000 in prizes. It has been run annually for over 35 years, a claim that can be made by no other competition in Australia. Success in this contest assists songwriters along the difficult pathway to acquiring industry aclaim and public recognition.
The Australian Songwriters Association has a lot to offer people who create original music in Australia, from the grass roots amateur to experienced and published songwriters. Our services extend from personal assistance,to professional feedback on new material, and live performance opportunities for all original performers across Australia, via our network of Wax Lyrical events. The
A valued sponsor of the ASA’s Songwriter of the Year Award in the Australian Songwriting Contest is APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association). This organisation provides composers and publishers with the invalable service of collecting their copyright fees and ensuring the money gets passed on to them. This is why APRA membership is essential for all
The ASA’s National Awards Night which honours the Australian Songwriting Contest’s successful songwriters, is held in Sydney each year. This gala industry event not only unveils the ASA Songwriter of the Year, but also features the induction of the country’s finest songwriters into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame! Limited seating is available for this
The ASA in recent years went through a very exciting transformation, from a committee setup to a more professional structure of a Board and a formal executive. We still operate as a non-profit organisation, but now have part-time office staff to help raise the level of service available to all members. The Board, consisting of