Sounds Australia + Australian Music Centre
Sounds Australia is the lead contemporary music industry initiative, created to provide a platform from which to further the profile and promotion of Australian artists and music businesses around the world, at key industry showcase events.
Sounds Australia works in partnership with the Australian Music Centre (AMC), the national service organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of art music in Australia.
At the heart of AMCs mission is a commitment to the representation, advocacy, promotion and support of Australian composers and their music. Our important work covers contemporary classical, contemporary jazz and improvised music, experimental music and sound art. We provide career support, manage professional development programs and presents annual and biennial awards.
The AMC houses and curates the most comprehensive catalogue of Australian music, a living collection of scores, recordings, research papers, teaching kits, classroom materials and aggregated media. The collection includes more than 30,000 items by approximately 850 Australian artists. The organisation made the prescient decision to digitise this asset in 2002 and, today, the major part of the AMC's vast collection has been digitised and is accessible to anyone in the world with a smart device.