AMRAP secures extended funding

Amrap

On 21 December 2012 The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced that the government will provide an additional $250,000 to ensure the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP) continues for a further six months.

 "The additional funding will ensure that Australian musicians and community broadcasters can continue to access AMRAP's services, pending consideration of the project's long term funding in the 2013-14 Budget," Senator Conroy said.

"Amrap has successfully increased the amount of Australian music receiving airplay by working closely with Australian musicians and community broadcasters," said Senator Conroy.

Amrap Manager, Chris Johnson has heralded the government’s renewed funding as a victory for thousands of Australian musicians and community broadcasters.

"We’re delighted the government has provided six months of funding and we look forward to a long-term government commitment in the 2013-14 Federal Budget to ensure Amrap can continue critical services for Australian musicians and community broadcasters”, Johnson said.

 More information on funding matters can be found here.

Colin McAlpine