The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shed­den

There has been much de­bate, pretty much since God was a boy or girl, about the rep­re­sen­ta­tion, or lack, of women in the lo­cal mu­sic in­dus­try, so it was pleas­ing to see in this week’s APRA AMCOS an­nounce­ment of their pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment awards that 60 per cent of the fi­nal­ists are women. The PDAs, handed out ev­ery two years, of­fer a leg up to lo­cal song­writ­ers and com­posers, in the form of $135,000 spread be­tween the best en­tries in sev­eral cat­e­gories, such as clas­si­cal, jazz, pop­u­lar con­tem­po­rary and dance/elec­tronic. This year the Aus­tralasian Per­form­ing Right As­so­ci­a­tion and Aus­tralasian Me­chan­i­cal Copy­right Own­ers So­ci­ety Lim­ited will award $15,000 to the win­ner of each cat­e­gory, with three win­ners get­ting the nod in the pop­u­lar

Mon­taigne at the Groovin the Moo fes­ti­val

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