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Song Cycles

May 01, 2010


Song Cycles, a joint research project by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), showed that attitudes, physical distance, training and education were among the significant barriers preventing Indigenous musicians from reaching wider audiences.

As the first research project of its kind, Song Cycles suggested ways to combat the challenges of training, playing live, recording, airplay, distribution and touring faced by Indigenous musicians.

The research suggested this could be done by creating an environment that fosters artistic development, ensures fair compensation to composers, song writers and music artists, improves access to the mainstream market and develops a touring festival network.