The first round of Sounds Australia’s Export Stimulus (SAES) package has been awarded to a diverse cross section of local music industry made up of artists, producers, songwriters, composers, managers and crew. The funds will support a broad range of international activity encompassing touring, song writing, producing, sound design and tour/technical support.

Judged by an external panel of highly experienced assessors – Cameron Adams, Leanne de Souza, Paul Mason, Sam Cook and Sosefina Fuamoli – priority was always to be given for activity undertaken by established talent re-entering the international music market.

31 applicants were collectively awarded AUD$413,190.72.

Alessandro Nicoli

Alice Ivy

Brian Ritchie


Cosmo’s Midnight

Courtney Barnett


Flight Facilities

G Flip

Good Morning

Genesis Owusu

Harvey Sutherland


India Hooi

Jared Daly

Julia Jacklin

Kitty Xiao

Look Out Kid

Luke Moller


Mark Benedicto

Masked Wolf

Meg Mac

Middle Kids

Rachael Dease

Rai Thistlethwayte


Stand Atlantic

Tame Impala

The Avalanches

The Goon Sax

Tommy Trash