Sounds Australia secures Federal Government funding
After previously being slated to have its funding axed by the year's end, Sounds Australia has today announced that it has received a four-year funding plan from the Federal Government.
In what is already being declared as a win for Australia's music community, the funding will allow the live music export body to implement its globally-recognised programs and events while continuing to grow and strengthen its services.
"Today’s news that the Department of Communications and the Arts is supporting Sounds Australia for the next four years is exactly the result we've been hoping for," said Sounds Australia Executive Producer Millie Millgate.
"It’s testament to the value of the national export platform and subsequent success Australian artists are enjoying around the world."
Dean Ormston, Head of Member Services for APRA AMCOS echoed the sentiment, thanking the music community for its "overwhelming" support in the wake of funding cuts.
"The Federal Government's commitment to funding Sounds Australia for the next four years is fantastic news, and will be welcomed by thousands of current and future exporting artists and music businesses."
Since its inception in 2009, Sounds Australia has proved an integral platform for championing local music to the world, having participated in 50 different international events in 53 cities across 20 countries.