ACT - Music resources directly related to the
Australian Capital Territory
Local Gig Guides / Magazines
Constantly updated well-respected gig guide for ACT.
News, Reviews, Photos, Forums and more.
The Canberra Live Guide
Find live events, tours, concert, band, dance club or festival nightlife in Canberra.
ACT music blog, podcast
and gig guide (formerly Loadedog.com)
Canberra Musicians Club
Supporting Canberra Musicians by hosting several local gig nights, supplying insurance and other useful services/tools/guidances
Fly - Canberra Times
Every Thursday in the Canberra Times, Fly provides a weekly fix of your entertainment news and needs.
Mail: PO Box 7155, Canberra BC, ACT, 2610
Phone: (02) 6280 2266
In The Mix
Dance music news, reviews, interviews, club photos, streaming audio and video, podcasts, music downloads & a what’s on guide.
Local music newsletter – local music news, plus band profiles and local gigs.
Canberra Blues Society
The Canberra Blues Society suports ameteur and professional blues musicians and holds monthly blues jams at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin. Check out their website for more details, including a comprehensive Canberra blues music gig guide.
Articles / Podcasts and more
Open journalism project focussed primarily on the Australian Capital Territory and it’s inhabitants.
Celebrate Canberra is primarily an umbrella event that packages together a ten day program of events that are promoted under the banner of 'Celebrate Canberra'.
The Canberra Review is the new look arts and culture pages of CityNews covering all aspects of Canberra’s exciting and vibrant arts scene.
Canberra Connect is your gateway to services provided by the ACT Government - what they are, how much they cost, where to pay for them and who to contact.
Online classifieds directory for ACT.
A vehicle for small business, hobbies, community groups, special interests and bands to get a basic web presence or publicity campaign started on the web without the huge costs of getting set up on their own server.
Caught in the Act
Annual compilation CD for Canberra's music scene schowcasing local musicians.
As the ACT Government’s arts agency, artsACT implements Government policies and priorities, and facilitates development and community participation in the arts.
The Music Network
A subscription based music business trade magazine published weekly.
ACT WorkCover's core business is to administer, implement and enforce legislation covering occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, dangerous substances and labour regulation.
FM 104.7 Home Grown
Join Coombsie every Monday from 10pm after the Hot30 for Home Grown. 2 hours of the best music ever from the land of Oz & our New Zealand friends. Find out what's coming up in the local music scene & hear some awesome local tunes.
2XX 98.3 FM
Community Radio 2XXfm is one of Australia's longest running community broadcasters and has been servicing the Canberra community and surrounding region since 1976.
INTERNATIONAL – Music Resources from around the globe
Dedicated to educating and empowering artists, with an emphasis on artist advocacy and artist development. Also committed to supporting the arts by rewarding and highlighting the most hard-working and deserving artists.
How To Promote Your Band
Music,Video and Film Production Contract Samples for Film/Video Producers and Musicians.
Music Biz Advice
Contains music business advice and lifestyle tips for working musicians, songwriters, indie artists, and behind-the-scenes music industry professionals from the local to international level.
Berklee Careers In Music
Listing of possible careers within the Music Industry with thorough descriptions for each.
BBC ONE - UK - Industry Jobs
Interviews with music industry professionals in video and audio formats.
US Based - National Association for Music Education
The mission of MENC: The National Association for Music Education is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
The jobsite custom made for the music industry. Employers can post jobs/internships or search through the database of local applicants. If it's related to music, it's here!
Open Source Music Software
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files.
Free modular software based synthesizer and tracker.
NATIONAL - Music Resources throughout Australia
Music Managers Forum Australia
The MMF's main objective is the defence of, and promotion of, the interests of music managers and artists throughout Australian and the world.
MCA - Music Council of Australia
The Music Council of Australia website has a wealth of information to help advance music in Australia, including; regular music news, an employment bulletin, research papers and links to many other useful resources.
Links for Education & Training, Industry Awards & Charts, Festivals & Industry Events, Music Media, Music Industry news, Online Music Retailers, Online Magazines, Australian Music Online, Online Music Downloads & Streaming, Australian Music Online.
VROOM is a subsection of the MusicNSW web page that enables you to search for venues via genre, capacity, venue type, and region. It helps artists book tours, assist booking agents looking for new venues, and allows venues to promote themselves to the music industry worldwide. There are also some valuable resources in their resources section.
APRA is a not-for-profit organisation that collects royalties on behalf of its 44,000+ members, and by agreement, for all the copyright owners around the world.
Australian Copyright Council
Online Information, advice and training about copyright in Australia. Iincluding many information sheets, practical guides and discussion papers.
Government link site for information on Arts in Australia.
AIR's primary purpose is to foster an increasing marketplace for Australian independent music and assist in the long-term development, growth and success of Australia 's independent recording industry.
Australian Songwriters Association
The ASA mission is to encourage, recognise, educate, support and promote developing Australian songwriters.
Australian Music Industry Links
Publishes the AustralAsian Music Industry Directory and sells a wide range of Music Business Books & Overseas Directories.
Daily News Feed of music industry topics, a weekly music business news magazine, mini-directory of the music industry, links to overseas music media sites and a how-to section with a wealth of information on doing business in the music industry.
Australian Music Centre
A national organisation which works with, and on behalf of, Australian composers and creative musicians to advance the dissemination of their work. It makes available information, music resources and publications.
The fine art of meeting people in the music industry and utilising contact is through this website and your local music store.
Australian Music Directory
Link Directory for Australian Music.
Newcastle Music Directory
This site aims to showcase the music of the Hunter Region and provide a comprehensive index of thousands of websites that highlight musical diversity of the region.
This site is aimed at promoting anything indie in Australia, no matter what the style of music so sign up and get promoting or if you're a fan sign up and read on! Forum and gig listing calendar.
Promoting Australian Music
Triple J's Ozmusic Show
Oz Music Project
Dedicated to promoting Australian Music.
Triple J Unearthed
Triple J Unearthed is all about fresh Australian music. You can now listen to ALL the music right here on the website, and also contribute your own stuff anytime.
ChartSong is an independent A&R company for unsigned bands and singers looking for success in the music industry. Chartsong is now a well respected source of new talent within the Australian music business.
Australian Music Online
Australian Music Online is a web-based initiative that aimed to advance the marketing and promotion of new Australian contemporary music, across a diverse range of genres, both nationally and internationally.
Internationally Recognised Major Labels
SONY BMG Australia site, featuring the latest music, downloads, new releases, artists news and tour info, plus competitions and heaps of links to artists.
Official Warner Music website with artists deatils, tour news, releases and more .
The online hub for Universal Music in Australia.
Featuring both Australian and international artists signed to EMI or Virgin.
Independent Australian Labels
The Home of Mushroom Records
Liberation is a totally independent Australasian record label that aims to create, promote and market exciting new music in all formats.
Modular Records online resource.
Inertia Formed in early 2000 and one of Australia's leading independent record companies. Bridging the gap between the ever expanding volumes of music being produced locally and internationally.
Whether it's Jazz or Funk or Glitsch or Electro or Hip Hop or Chillout or Lounge, Music is the Soundtrack to Life.....and that's how life is at Creative Vibes.
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General Open Source Software
A free alternative to Office programs including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation and database tools.
GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
An extremley powerful image editing tool - free alternative to programs like Photoshop.
Portable Apps provides portable solutions for many applications. Basically they've adapted some Open Source software like the above two and made them so they can work on a USB thumb drive or from an iPod and that kind of thing. Again, free - check out the website for more info.