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This funding program supports the recording and promotion of new and original contemporary music by NSW artists. 

Funding can support recording and promotion activities for: 

  • short-form releases (e.g. a single or EP) up to $25,000   
  • long-form releases (e.g. an album) up to $50,000   
  • releases by artists signed to a major label, with matched funding up to $25,000. 

 The project must:   

  • record and promote new and original music by NSW-based artists   
  • allocate at least 20% of the funding request towards promotion costs   
  • ensure at least 60% of the budget is spent in NSW to benefit local music businesses and industry professionals
  • be undertaken between 1 June 2024 and 30 June 2025.

Project funding objectives: 

  • increase the creation and recording of new and original music by NSW artists  
  • increase professional capability in the promotion and marketing of new and original recordings by NSW artists 
  • support the promotion of contemporary music by NSW artists 
  • provide professional development opportunities for NSW artists 
  • generate additional business opportunities within the NSW music industry  
  • enable employment opportunities within the music industry workforce   
  • ensure a diverse contemporary music sector in NSW. 

Join an online information session on 28 March or 4 April to learn more about the program.

Applications close 17 April, 2024.

 This grant is funded and administered by Sound NSW.

Image Credit: Snappatronik, 2017 Mirrah and L-FRESH The LION performing live at the annual 4Elements HipHop Festival (4ESydney) in Bankstown

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