Sounds Australia awards nearly $370,000 for boosting exports
Sounds Australia has awarded nearly $370,000 to 29 successful applicants in the third and final round of its export stimulation program (SAES).
Recipients include artists, producers, songwriters, composers, managers, publishers and crews.
Sounds Australia reports that $1,213,609.32 was awarded in three rounds to 92 applicants, made up of 328 people.
The targeted funding was intended to address increased costs associated with exporting during COVID-19, including insurance premiums, compliance consumables and expedited visas.
For Millie Millgate, executive producer at Sounds Australia, it’s time to take the next step.
“What is now clear, however, is that the international appetite for Australian acts is huge and growing,” Millgate said.
“Now is the time to establish a dedicated and permanent Commonwealth Music Export Development Fund which supports artists and music professionals at all stages of their export careers.”
In the last round:
DJ, singer-songwriter and producer Anna Lunoe gets his O1 visa funded to travel to the US to perform behind new EP “Saturday Love”.
Byron Bay psychedelic rainbow baby return to the United States in October for a tour that includes shows in Mexico and begins with Tame Impala and King Gizzard at the Desert Daze festival in California.
After a successful Australian tour, boy and bear back to UK/Europe after three years, to headline, do media and plan their fourth album.
Co-founder of the management company Lemon Tree Music David Morgan can join Tones And I’s North American tour, kicking off with a guest appearance by ‘Jimmy Kimmel’.
After his almost sold-out Europe/UK tour in May, donny benet used the funds to play 13 European summer festivals.
Eishan seta world/jazz band formed by Persian-Australian tar player Hamed Sadeghi, could play in Europe in September and Sadeghi’s solo activities in Europe and the Middle East.
Youth gang back to North America for shows and festivals in support of their #1 ARIA album ‘realtime angel’.
Golden features aka Sydney’s in-demand electronic producer Tom Stell could open for ODESZA two shows in Los Angeles stadiums at The Forum.
Naarm/Melbourne Artist Management and Record Label Good manners and artists will travel to the United States to write sessions, hold industry meetings, and research new technologies like Web 3.0.
Brisbane indie folk outfit hollow creeks could play festivals in Belgium and Switzerland, then their current 14 shows in North America with a capacity of 500 to 1000 venues.
Jaguar Jonze will spend time in Los Angeles, presenting, promoting his debut album “Bunny Mode”, writing and recording, organizing a tour in 2023 and following up sessions with We Found New Music, Jam in the Van and Live Nation’s Ones to Watch.
Born in India jitwam will be a tour and promotional activity in the United States and the United Kingdom
Of them Calm acts, Flight Facilities and RÜFÜS DU SOL re-enter the EU and the UK after three years.
NSW Central Coast Folk Siblings Llittle quirks return to the UK in October after their debut in May, to perform at festivals, clubs and radio shows, write in London with the help of publishers Concord and get in touch with booking agent ATC Live and the Glassnote Records label.
crazy entertainment travels to Mexico with The Lazy Eyes for the Hipnosis Festival and seeks footholds in the Latin market for its roster.
Record producer, songwriter and DJ Maaike Kito Lebbing (aka Kito) will use the funds for her US O1 visa renewal so she can host her Kito and Friends parties with female and non-binary guests, record and collaborate with Banks, Emeline, Pussy Riot and Rei Ami.
Mallrat could play Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK, and promote in the UK and US behind his album “Butterfly Blue”.
Photographer Michelle Grace Hunder will spend a month touring Australian and American artists.
MY DISCO are the EU and UK headliners behind the world debut of ‘Alter Schwede’.
Dozen partybased saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet, are in the UK, France and the Netherlands for festival and club dates behind the album “The Real Work”.
Pond embark on a North American tour in November and December to promote their critically acclaimed ninth album ‘9’.
Psychedelic porn crumpets could head to the UK and Europe in the summer of 2022.
Death metal band from Hobart Psychooptic re-enters the North American market, to promote “Divine Counsel” which was released worldwide in August and to fund further tours in 2023 in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.
Coastal fever completes a North American tour, playing key markets in the United States and Canada for the first time since 2019.
The black pains played 15 shows at clubs and festivals in Italy, Switzerland and Germany last month behind “Saint Georges Road”.
Brisbane Independent Group thigh master tour across the United States in March and April 2023 when their third album is released.
Newcastle rock band Vacations return to the United States for their first festival play at Austin City Limits, debut in Mexico and then theaters in America.