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Travel

Virgin Australia

Special offer for APRA AMCOS members and festival promoter clients, as well as musicians who are members of other Australian music bodies: Virgin Australia is now offering the music industry a baggage allowance of 3 x 23kg pieces of checked luggage for individual artists travelling domestically within Australia.

This baggage allowance is available on Virgin Australia-owned and operated domestic services only and must be booked or pre-purchased at least 48 hours prior to departure. This offer applies to all new bookings and cannot be provided in retrospect, Virgin Australia will not refund normal baggage charges already paid.

Once you have booked a domestic flight with Virgin Australia, email [email protected] two days prior to your flight with your booking reference and your APRA AMCOS Membership number.
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QANTAS

Offer for APRA AMCOS members and members of other eligible musical associations: Qantas allows additional baggage allowance for domestic travel within Australia. See all the details and how to book on the QANTAS website.

NOTE: You may be asked by Qantas to provide a membership card to prove your eligibility. Your digital membership card is available in the APRA AMCOS for Music Creators App - available to download for free on the Apple App Store or the GooglePlay store, or get in touch with our member services team 48 hours before you travel and they will help you out.
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QT Hotels (Sydney)

Stay in style at QT Sydney.

Sydney's hottest design hotel, QT Sydney, is located in the heart of the city and more than just a place to lay your head, QT Sydney is a creative space to dine, drink and live.

APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: a special discount on accommodation. To access your special rates, visit www.qtsydney.com.au, click on “Book Now” and use your corporate code APRA13 - along with your unique 6 digit APRA AMCOS member or client number.

For more information, call +61 2 8262 0000 or email QT
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Show Group

Show Group is a recognised leader within our niche market and has been operating since 1984. Because they understand that the entertainment industry doesn’t operate during standard business hours, Show Group provides a 24-hour emergency support number for after-hours attention.

Show Group is a market leader and offers the following services:

  • Domestic & International Air Travel
  • Short term and long term accommodation
  • Self-drive or chauffeur driven vehicle hire
  • Group Co-ordination including special fares for both air and land components
  • Air and Coach Charters
  • Freight movements
  • Travel Insurance and Visa Applications

APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: access to specially negotiated hotel rates and AVIS rental cars rates and reduced transaction fees. Contact Show Group on 02 9352 9999 or send APRA AMCOS' dedicated travel consultant Marijke an email if you would like a quote.
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The Standard Hotels (worldwide)

APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: get a 25% discount* at any of The Standard Hotels and Bunkhouse Hotels around the world. Locations include London, New York, LA, Miami, Austin, Maldives, Thailand and much more.

To view a complete list of hotels and take advantage of this discount, head to The Standard website, click on the ‘Book Now’ button and plug in the code APRA in the ‘Promo Code’ field under the 'Special Codes' section of the booking engine.

Book a room or find out more on The Standard website or Instagram @thestandard.

*This offer may not be available during peak times
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DHM Rooms (Nashville)

Looking for short-stay accommodation in Nashville?

APRA AMCOS member offer: Dan Hodges Music (DHM) is pleased to offer APRA AMCOS members the opportunity to stay in historic Music Row.

The space: Each room at DHM headquarters features comfortable furniture and a warm, welcoming vibe.

Rooms are equipped with Murphy Bed (full size) that pulls out of the cabinet on the wall, couch, and small table

US$100 per night, per room

Cable/TV, free internet

Free parking behind the building

One block from good restaurants (Taco Mamacita, Edgehill Cafe, Barcelona, Bella Napoli)
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Business services, subscriptions and publications

Jaxsta Pro

Jaxsta is the world's largest public-facing, dedicated database of official music credits.

At a time when experiencing music digitally is more central than ever to its enjoyment and consumption, proper and accurate attribution of credits is essential.

Jaxsta has been working for several years with all sectors of the music industry to build a comprehensive, reliable database of music credits, invaluable to everyone in the business - songwriters, composers, artists, managers, producers, publishers, labels, session musicians, engineers and allied industry services.

APRA AMCOS member offer: Jaxsta Pro continues to be free for our members in 2021.

By signing up to Jaxsta Pro, you'll be able to claim your Jaxsta profile, which features all of your credits, chart and certification data. You can then customise it with your bio, social links, contact details and a feature catalogue of your best work, giving people a single view of what you've done and who you've worked with.

For context of what your claimed Jaxsta profile could look like, check out the profile page of APRA AMCOS Ambassadors, The McClymonts.
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Sorrento Strategic Solutions

Sorrento Strategic Solutions Pty Ltd provides accredited Self-Managed Super Fund advice and bespoke Financial Planning Services across various growth profiles depending upon your circumstances and financial goals. As an Authorised Representative of Akambo Pty Ltd trading as Accountants Private Advice (APA - AFSL 322056), Kylie Thompson is now one of a minority of Australian accountants legally licensed to offer Accredited Financial Planning Services.

Sorrento Strategic Solutions is proud of its partnership with APA – a leading self-licensed private wealth firm. As recent winners of the IFA Award for their investment expertise, APA currently manages funds in excess of $500m across a base of 750+ clients Australia-wide.

APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: $500.00 discount off the preparation of a Financial Plan Statement of Advice or Self-Managed Super Fund Advice.

To navigate the world of advice and investing, call 08 9246 7504 or email Sorrento Strategic Solutions
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Sorrento Strategic Music

With more than 25 years’ experience specialising in the specific needs of musicians and those associated with the arts and entertainment industries, Sorrento Strategic Music understands musicians and provides specialist financial advice and taxation services tailored to the industry.

Sorrento Strategic Music can help you turn your music endeavours into a viable business. Services available -

  • Effectively forecast and manage your cash flow and tax affairs
  • Budget for touring and recording
  • Prepare simple and accurate income and expenses records

APRA AMCOS members and music licence customer offer: an exclusive discounted accountancy package, including -

  • Complimentary ½ hour initial consultation
  • 20% discount off fees for the first year’s taxation work

Call 08 9246 7504 or email Sorrento Strategic Music to take up the offer.
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Rolling Stone Australia

Rolling Stone Australia, published by The Brag Media, is bigger and better than ever! Divert your eyes from the screen, put down your phone and lock into the joy of long-form journalism with more music, more politics and more culture.

APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: simply use the discount code APRA20 when locking in your annual subscription to Rolling Stone Australia magazine to receive 20% off. $5 of your purchase price will go towards ensuring Support Act can continue its important work for musicians and industry professionals in need.
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Living With A Creative Mind

Living With A Creative Mind is not just another book about how to be more creative, it is a book about how to survive the experience: it as an operating guide to being creative, and living and working with creative people.

Drawn from the latest research, and the thoughts of successful songwriters and artists from around the world on how they live with their gift - combined with personal experience, including a 16-year tenure as a music educator: Living With A Creative Mind is a bold new way of understanding songwriters, and creative people of all disciplines - and what it is they are trying to do all their lives.

About the authors:

Jeff Crabtree is a songwriter/performer with APRA. His current project is the composition and production of the score for an LA-based feature film.

Julie Crabtree is a psychologist in private practice in Sydney. Julie’s current project is a PhD in creativity and mental health.

APRA AMCOS member offer: receive a 20% discount off the physical or e-publication book. Quote the code 20APRA20 when purchasing the book via their e-shop.
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Rhythms magazine

Rhythms Magazine has established a reputation as the bible of roots music in Australia. A refuge for anything blues, folk, Americana, soul, country, jazz and world music, Rhythms is totally unique, and cherished by its readers for its authority, credibility and diversity.

Now owned by your fellow APRA AMCOS member, singer/songwriter Catherine Britt, this bi-monthly magazine is available in a digital version for all platforms.

APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: Prigital (print and digital) subscriptions for the price of print alone - $65. Subscribe online or email the Rhythms team your details and they'll contact you.
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Alphabet A-Z Rock'n'roll Photography by Tony Mott

450 pages of over 1,000 bands and artists shot over 30 years .

APRA AMCOS member and music licence customer offer: $100 including postage for a mammoth limited edition hand signed and numbered book.

Contact Tony to place your order.
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The Songwriting Labyrinth

"I’ve been a songwriter, session musician and composer for over 40 years - tasting my first songwriting chart success at age 19 - and I’ve been writing rock, funk, jazz, swing, and soul songs ever since. An APRA member since 1976, with over 300 registered works, I’ve written and produced music for 15 albums, 9 feature films, and 13 television series; had my music broadcast in over 80 countries worldwide, and for a time, was one of Australia’s highest royalty-earning composers. A member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers since 1988, I also spent 8 years on the AGSC executive and 5 Years as President. For the past 6 years I’ve been ‘passing it forward’; lecturing BMus students in songwriting and performance - currently at Macquarie University." - Author Clive Harrison

This book is not a quest for a magic formula for writing a hit song, for that would be nonsensical – it’s the result of PhD research into Songwriting Creativity conducted through the University of Newcastle, filtered through knowledge built up over a long and successful career, and written in the hope that songwriting students and educators can apply it to their song development.

APRA AMCOS member offer: $39.95 (that's 20% discount off the full price of $49.95)
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The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar

First published in 1994 and now in it’s third edition The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar by Brendan Gallagher gives guitarists working in standard tuning a basic introduction into open tune playing. Though commonly used for slide playing open tunings have become increasingly popular for their unusual and rich voicings. The book contains chord shapes for over 300 chords in the two most popular tunings – Vastopol (or Open D) and Spanish (or Open G) – with a page per key. For example, turn to page 17 and there are twelve chords in Open D tuning in the key of G – major, minor, 6th, dom 7th, diminished, augmented, minor 6th, major 7th, minor 7th, 7th sus 4, 7th flat 9 and 11th.

The book includes a short history of the origin of open tuning, tips on tuning and string set up, a glossary of favourite chords and recommended listening plus music scores for four popular songs using open tuning chord shapes. It’s 30 cm x 10cm (12 inches x 4 inches) size makes it a snug fit in the neck of a standard guitar case.

Over the years The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar has found it's way into the guitar cases of musicians like David Bowie, Peter Buck (REM), Lee Ritenour, Arlo Guthrie, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Paul Kelly, Paul Weller, PJ Harvey, Chris Cheney (Living End), Murray ‘Red Wiggle’ Cook, Lloyd Cole, Tim Rogers… and everyday guitarists from Ireland to Lithuania.

APRA AMCOS member offer: purchase a copy for $15.99 and get free shipping anywhere in Australia & New Zealand.
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