Industry Members Score Government Grants

29 March 2012 | 2:15 pm | Staff Writer

The 15 recipients of grants through the Generate program for music industry entrepreneurs were announced in Sydney today.

Federal Minister for the arts Simon Crean announced the names and the Sydney offices of APRA|AMCOS.

The program offers grants of up to $30,000 for business models involving Australian music, as well as mentoring and business development knowledge. The Australian Government is providing the funding and partnering with APRA|AMCOS and the Australian Music Industry Network for the program.

The exact financial contributions for each recipient will be announced May.

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The 15 successful applicants are:

Stephen GreenSGC Media
Fred (Feleti) Leone – Impossible Odds Records
Rosco Stewart – Synch My Track
Julia Wilson – Rice is Nice
Tim ByrneKISS FM
Ajax McKerral – Nuttify
Jen Cloher – I Manage My Music
Nick Wallberg – Tram Sessions Inc
Tom Armstrong – Infusion
Claire Collins – Bossy Music
Craig May – Create Control
Glenn Dickie – Stage Mothers
Jai Al-AttasZAPPP
Larry Heath – AU Review
Marshall Cullen – Soundslikecafe

In the announcement today Crean described the program as “a new model of cultural support based on building the capability of the next generation of songwriters, composers, bands, music managers and publishers.”