Sound NSW

Sound NSW is a dedicated office within the NSW Government committed to the growth, development and promotion of contemporary music in NSW.

Rapper Mike Champion and the Cool performing at the 4E Hip Hop Festival in Sydney. Photo taken by Renae Saxby

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Annie Hamilton Touring photo by Ruby Boland

Touring and Travel Fund

Quick response grants

  • up to $2,500 per person for domestic activity 

  • up to $7,500 per person for international activity. 

Due to high demand, Sound NSW’s $2m Touring and Travel Fund will now close applications at 5pm on Wednesday 17 April

The program will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis until the closing date, and it is likely that some applications received before the cut off will not receive funding.  


Zeadala ft. Sarah Connor and Lushess performing live at the annual 4Elements HipHop  Festival (4ESydney) in Bankstown

Recording and Promotion Grants

  • up to $25,000 for short-form releases, such as a single or EP 
  • up to $50,000 for long-form releases, such as an album 
  • up to $25,000 matched funding for artists signed to a major label

Applications close 17 April 2024

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