The Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL) in partnership with Sounds Australia presents the Music Australia International Conference Contribution – Music Publishers program.

Designed to ease the financial burden for selected Music Publishers who are attending major international music conferences in 2024, ICC funding will financially support selected AMPAL Members wanting to undertake professional development by attending an international trade conference and undertake an invaluable reconnaissance trip.

Applications for events occurring throughout 2024 will be divided into 2 rounds of opening and closing dates:

ROUND 1: Applications open for conferences taking place between May 1, 2024 and July 31, 2024

ROUND 2: Applications open for conferences taking place between August 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024


Contributions of up to $5,000 AUD will be awarded to selected Australian-operated music publishers who have been established for a minimum of two years. Funding will help cover essential costs associated with their attendance and international activity at their chosen event, such as travel expenses, accommodation, and event registration costs.

Whilst we realise the majority of music publisher representatives attending these events will be flying in and out of Australia, we understand some may be flying into events from different locations around the world – or already be based near the event location – and therefore they may not require the maximum $5,000 AUD of funding to attend the event. We therefore ask applicants to specify the funding amount they require to attend the event, and only ask for funds required.

Applications for Round 1 close Thursday March 28. For more information, and to apply, head to