Copyright / Royalties

APRA – AUSTRALASIAN PERFORMING RIGHTS ASSOCIATION LTD – APRA licenses users of copyright music for public performance, broadcast and cable transmission. Administers mechanical and synchronisation rights by arrangement with AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd). Royalties collected from these licenses are then distributed to composers and publishers.
Head Office: 16 Mountain St, ULTIMO NSW 2007
Phone: 02 9935 7900
Email: apra@apra.com.au

AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN ARTISTS NETWORK (ACAN)
Address: PO Box 650, Belmont VIC 3216
Phone: (03) 5243 0855
Fax: (03) 5241 2149

AUSTRALIAN COPYRIGHT COUNCIL – Free advice about copyright. Publications also available.
Address:245 Chalmers Street, Redfern NSW 2016
Phone: (02) 9318 1788 / Fax: (02) 9698 3536
Email: info@copyright.org.au

Education / Training

AUSMUSIC / MUSIC IT – Supports and develops education and training for the music industry in association with secondary and tertiary institutions, community and commercial providers around Australia.
Address:PO Box 307, Port Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone: (03) 9696 2422 / Fax: (03) 9696 2879
Email: info@ausmusic.org.au

Genre Associations

AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLADEERS ASSOC. INC.
Address:PO Box 7, Bundanoon NSW 2578
Phone: (02) 4883 6663

AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN ARTISTS NETWORK (ACAN) – Non-profit association to support Australian Christian recording and performance artists.
Address:PO Box 2359, Rowville VIC 3178
Phone: (03) 9795 7801 / Fax: (03) 9795 7805
Email: nationaloffice@acan.org.au

BLUES ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND INC. (BASEQ) – Supports blues and related music in southeast Queensland.
Address:PO Box 496, Ashgrove QLD 4060
Phone: (07) 3862 3141; 07 3862 4461 / Fax: (07) 3862 4480
Email: baseq@hotmail.com

COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA)
Address:21 Russell Street, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Phone: (02) 9337 5244 / Fax: (02) 9337 5272
Email: ht@netline.net.au

COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOC. OF AUSTRALIA INC.
Address:PO Box 298, Tamworth NSW 2340
Phone: (02) 6766 1577/ Fax: (02) 67667314
Email: info@cmaa.net.au

FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA (FAA) – Non-profit body representing and promoting the work of Australian folk arts performers and practitioners.
Address:PO Box 217, Heidelberg VIC 3084
Phone: (03) 9459 8128 / Fax: (03) 9455 2333
Email: dieter@mail-direct

Legal / Unions

ARTS LAW CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA – A national community legal centre which gives advice and information on contracts, copyright, insurance, defamation, business structures, employment and taxation to artists and arts organisations. Initial telephone advice is free, and many information sheets are freely available via the web. For ongoing advice and regular access to publications, a subscription is recommended.
Address:The Gunnery, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Wooloomooloo NSW 2011
Phone: (02) 9356 2566 / Fax: (02) 9358 6475
Email: artslaw@artslaw.asn.au

MUSICIANS’ UNION OF AUSTRALIA – Protects the interests of musician members through legal advice, insurance advice, draft contacts and venue vetting. Branch Offices in each State.
Federal Office: Trades Hall, 4 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9269 0975 / Fax: (02) 9269 0974

Management / Agents / Venues

AUSTRALIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (AEIA) – National membership organisation of entertainment industry employers including venue managers, festivals, promoters, entertainers, caterers, sound and lighting, events managers, exhibitors etc.
Address: 8th Floor, West Tower, 608 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: (03) 9521 1900 / Fax: (03) 9521 2285
Email: aeia@aeia.org.au

MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM (AUSTRALIA) – Australian b