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Music : Industry Websites

This guide lists useful resources for students across all music courses.

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ArtsHub logo ArtsHub is Australia's leading independent online resource dedicated to the world of the arts with information on news, jobs, grants and events. Full access to ArtsHub is available on campus. To obtain full access remotely, Melbourne Polytechnic students and staff will need to register. For more details see the ArtsHub guide.

Key Organisations


  • APRA-AMCOS stands for the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). These copyright collectives work together to create licences for the public performance, communication or reproduction of a creative work. These licences ensure that composers, songwriters and publishers are rewarded via royalties. 
  • Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-for-profit organisation that advocates and promotes the value of copyright. Check out their info sheets and Music Resources
  • Music Rights Australia is an organisation that "protects the creative interests of artists within the Australian music community through educational initiatives, government lobbying and the protection of artists’ copyrights." Check out their Copyright FAQs page.
  • PPCA a non-profit organisation that provides licences to Australian businesses to play recorded music in public.

Where to find grants

Check out the below funding opportunities to get ideas. This is by no means a complete list of available opportunities
TIP: subscribe to funding bodies for updates on funding rounds & important dates



Regional Arts Victoria logo


PPCA logo


Levi's Music Project

*Don't forget your local council will usually have arts grants as well. ArtsHub & Music Victoria also provides lists of available funding opportunities.



Look up available artist residencies in over 70 countries.

Fundraising opportunities 


Australian Cultural Fund

Sound Production Glossaries

Audio Engineering Society's Pro Audio Reference
"The Pro Audio Reference attempts to explain all the various terms commonly used by engineers in the pro audio field."

Los Senderos Studio's Recording Studio Glossary
A clear and comprehensive glossary, with illustrations and interlinks. It's also worth checking the Charts, Graphs & Tables and Calculators section of this website.

Sound on Sound Glossary
"Sound On Sound's indispensible, regularly updated, explanations of technical terms from the fields of Recording, Audio Production, Music Technology, MIDI, Music Software, Audio Plug-ins, Mac and PC Computing, Live Sound, Acoustics, Electronics and more..."