I’m always adding to these, so feel free to message me if you find something worth including! (A lot of fun acronyms below…)
LINKS TO ME
LINKS TO MY BAND (AKA. SHAMELESS SELF PROMO)
The Halls on Twitter
Make it in Music Many, many helpful articles on self/band promo and using the internet as a musician. Blog written by an ex-A&R guy for a major label.
OFFICIAL MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS
MusicNSW New South Wales’ Music Industry Association.
musicNT The Northern Territory’s Music Industry Association.
Music Victoria Victoria’s Music Industry Association.
Contemporary Music Services Tasmania Tasmania’s Music Industry Association.
West Australian Music Industry Assoc. Western Australia’s Music Industry Association.
Music SA South Australia’s Music Industry Association.
Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) Provides lots of helpful links, as well as workshops, seminars, music industry news, information and opportunities.
Australian Performing Right Association (APRA) If you are an Australian musician, you should be a member of this. It will help you collect royalties from playing live, and being played on radio and the internet, etc. Plus they offer music competitions, grants and awards.
Phonographic Performance Co of Australia (PPCA) If you are an Australian musician, you should be a member of this. It will help you collect royalties from your music being played in businesses and public places.
Sounds Australia Australia’s national export initiative. Check it out for export opportunity news, including details of international showcase festivals.
Music Council of Australia (MCA) Lots of links to Australian music events & news.
The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP) A community radio initiative that works with musicians and community broadcasters to get Australian music national airplay.
Music Managers Forum (MMF) A community for music managers, but with lots of great links & articles for musicians. Especially self-managed musicians.
Australian Music Office Funding opportunities & info for pursuing export opportunities.
SITES YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO FOR YOUR BAND
Twitter Everyone loves a tweet, yo! A great way to provide short updates, pics & links on what’s going on with your band, and things you want to draw attention to.
Myspace You should barely bother anymore; but make a simple Myspace anyway, and just plaster it with links to your other sites.
Facebook Cos, like, everyone and their mum is on Facebook.
Bandcamp An amazing toolkit for indie musicians. You can sell your music & merch direct to your fans at the price you nominate. Amanda Palmer is a Bandcamp lover.
Youtube 80% of searches on YouTube are for music. People are more likely these days to check out YouTube to hear a song than buy it online. Get onto it!
MUSIC AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
OTHER HANDY RESOURCES
Music Business (Free chapters of this bestselling book)