Sounds Australia – Taking Australian music to the world stage
Sounds Australia is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry in accessing domestic and international business opportunities. The fundamental purpose of Sounds Australia is to provide a centralised, whole-of-industry service to activate the world’s best networking, performance and business-matching opportunities for export-ready Australian artists and music businesses at international showcase events.
Sounds Australia is a joint partnership between the Australia Council for the Arts, APRA AMCOS, the Australian Government, ARIA, the PPCA and state government agencies.
On 18 June 2022, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Sounds Australia relaunched the Aussie BBQ, a showcase and networking event for Australian artists and industry in New York City at the Summer Stage in Central Park.
Photo gallery: Aussie BBQ - Summer Stage 2022 Central Park New York City
Project start-end dates: June 2022 – June 2024
Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grant: $120,000 (multi-year)