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Alex Lahey, Josh Pyke and Ngaiire among recipients of APRA AMCOS grants

Alex Lahey, Josh Pyke and Ngaiire among recipients of APRA AMCOS grants

Alex Lahey, Josh Pyke and Ngaiire are among a quantity of grant recipients from APRA AMCOS’ Sustainability Fund initiative. APRA AMCOS revealed the primary spherical of profitable candidates right this moment (June 30), with every receiving a $2,000 grant earlier than the tip of the monetary 12 months.

The fund was first unveiled in May, and goals to “provide direct financial support to songwriter and composer members in the creation of new music” through the coronavirus pandemic.

“Songwriter and composer members from all genres and career stages shared first-hand accounts of how the crisis directly affected livelihoods and career plans,” an announcement on APRA AMCOS’ web site reads.

“The cancellation and postponement of concerts, festivals and local and international tours meant that crucial income disappeared, delaying the ability to fund creative work like recording sessions and album publicity, and in many instances put a financial strain on being able to pay for rent and groceries.”

APRA AMCOS reviewed 2,470 functions for the preliminary $300,000 funding pool. The fund might be shared between 225 profitable candidates. Other notable grant recipients embrace Briggs, Nina Las Vegas, Paul Dempsey, Dan Sultan, Sarah Blasko, Marlon Williams and Julia Jacklin. Click right here to view the complete checklist of recipients.

The preliminary funding pool was comprised of earnings repurposed from the salaries of APRA’s board of administrators. Donations from Google and APRA AMCOS’ cultural fund additionally helped contribute to the $300,000.

APRA AMCOS has additionally introduced a further $200,000 in grants right this moment (June 30). 100 of the beforehand unsuccessful candidates might be granted a share within the new sum. Second spherical recipients might be introduced in August.

“If you applied and were not successful, you will be considered and do not need to take further action,” an announcement on APRA AMCOS’ web site reads.

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