Australian Music Correspondents are being recruited for a new
initiative launched last week by the community broadcasting sector’s
Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP).
The initiative will provide “a unique opportunity for selected community
broadcasters” who will be paid to produce short radio packages that profile
Australian artists and uncover interesting stories about the local music
The AMRAP Music Correspondents scheme is modelled on last year’s highly
successful AMRAP / noise partnership which funded 12 young radio makers to
produce radio packages about local music.
The packages produced through that
partnership were used extensively throughout the community sector, and can
still be heard online at the AMRAP website (click below).
Amrap Manager, Paul Mason told radioinfo: “There are so many knowledgeable and talented broadcasters in the community
sector, who are in touch with what’s happening in all sorts of local music
scenes… This initiative is a great way to
provide extra resources for some of those broadcasters to apply their skills
and produce work that can be used on-air and online, while also helping to
build the profiles of a fresh batch of musicians.”
Information about the scheme has been distributed to community radio
stations around the country and is also available at www.amrap.org.
Aspiring Music Correspondents have until Monday 16 February to submit their
For further information, guidelines and application forms contact :
Jane Costessi [email protected] or 02-9318-9616