6 months ago

Calling all QLD based artists! It’s not too late to RSVP to the QMusic Connect “It’s A Business/ The Release Cycle” session, taking place tonight at O’Skulligans, Fortitude Valley. Led by a panel of successful managers, accountants, and lawyers – including our very own Marcus Walkom – it’s sure to be a valuable session for anyone who wants to learn more about navigating the music business.

To sign up and find more information, click here https://www.qmusic.com.au/events/qmusic-connect-its-a-busines

The 2022 ARIA Music Awards is almost here! Nominees for this year’s awards have been announced and the range of talent is astounding.

We are so proud to represent some of Australia’s finest artists and would like to give a massive congratulations to our clients – Amyl and The Sniffers, Brett Aplin, Budjerah, Confidence Man, courtney barnett, Daniel Johns, DUNE RATS, Flume, Gang of Youths, Julia Jacklin, King Stingray, LUUDE, Northlane, MAY-A music, Pip Norman, Ruel, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Teeny Tiny Stevies, The Beanies, The Chats, The Teskey Brothers, Thelma Plum, Thornhill, Tones And I, Vance Joy on their achievement!

“What works for us is being immersed in our clients’ area as well as in the law. We’re music industry native. We’re interested in being across new talent and what’s going on.”

Media Arts Lawyers’ founding partner, David Vodicka, recently spoke to the Law Society Journal and shared his insights on what it takes to succeed as a music lawyer. Read the article here.

📣PPCA Registrations due August 31st📣

If you are an Australian citizen or resident, who is a featured performer on a released Master recording, you may be entitled to register for public performance income from PPCA.

Artists must register by August 31st to participate in this year’s round of direct artist payments. For more information, visit this link: https://www.ppca.com.au/artist-registration-information

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to PPCA directly or contact one of our lawyers on law@mediaartslawyers.com

ARIA Album Charts

10 months ago

Huge congratulations to Spacey Jane for their brilliant work on their album, ‘Here Comes Everybody’, which debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart!

You can read more about it here


Applications for AIR’s Women In Music Mentor Program are now open to women, women-identifying and non-binary individuals.

The Women in Music Mentor program is a nation-wide mentoring and training program aimed at empowering women in the Australian music industry.

Since its inception in 2020, the program has helped connect and guide women, women-identifying and non-binary participants working in or aspiring to work in creative (solo artists, band members, songwriters), technical (engineers, producers, etc.) and/or business roles (managers, promoters, record labels, etc.) within the Australian music industry.

Apply now here

Att. Designers and Creatives: Be sure to introduce yourself / say hi to Partner and creative industries maven, Yasmin Naghavi, at this year’s The Design Conference. She’ll be co-hosting the stage this Friday with Josephmark’s big thinker and all-round legend, Ben Johnston, and will otherwise be hanging around to enjoy the excellent speaker lineup (and slightly better than Melbourne weather). Check out The Design Conference Facebook Page here.

Mabo Day

11 months ago

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the day the High Court of Australia handed down its landmark decision of overturning “terra nullius” and recognising native title in the Mabo case. Now, the 3rd of June is also known as Mabo Day and is the final day of Reconciliation Week. Mabo Day commemorates this historic moment in Australian and First Nation’s history and recognises the achievements of Eddie Koiki Mabo, a First Nations land rights activist and Torres Strait Island man. You can read more about it here.


1 year ago

A defamation lawyers insight: Amanda Mason of Media Arts Lawyers weighs in on the ongoing defamation trial centred on Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and how it could change the way defamation claims involving US defendants are viewed in Australia. For more information, visit here.

APRA Awards 2022

1 year ago

On Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the APRA Music Awards was celebrated in Melbourne, a prestigious event that recognises the achievements of Australian singers and songwriters.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners for this year.