The Australian Government supports Australia's contemporary music industry.

Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place, Australia’s cultural policy, recognises the importance of contemporary music and is increasing the support for the music industry. 

The Live Music Australia program provides grant funding of $20 million from 2020–21 to 2023-24, to enable Australian live music venues, festivals and organisations  host more Australian live music events featuring home grown artists.

The Indigenous Contemporary Music program closed in 2023. It supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands by providing opportunities and skills to develop ongoing income and employment pathways in the music industry.

The Contemporary Music team provides advice to the Government on contemporary music policy issues and delivers programs to support the music industry.

To get in contact with the Contemporary Music team, please email

Current music industry support and funding opportunities

Creative Australia administers a number of grant programs which support contemporary music projects, artists and organisations, including the Contemporary Music Touring Program which funds Australian musicians to perform their own work on tour in Australia, with a priority on regional and remote locations.

Music Australia has been established within Creative Australia to support and promote the Australian contemporary music industry to increase discoverability and develop markets and audiences. It will invest to stimulate a vibrant and sustainable music industry ecosystem in which artists can thrive.

The Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS) offers a range of initiatives that support the Australian music industry.