Ben Salter and Courtney Barnett are two of five artists named to receive recording grants from PPCA and the Australia Council.
Barnett will record her debut album with the funds featuring her live band Dave Mudie and Andrew ‘Bones’ Sloane and co-producers Dan Luscombe and Burke Reid.
Ben Salter will record his second solo album at Applewood Lane Studios with the money.
Other acts named to receive funding include The Grigoryan Brothers, Lance Ferguson and Ainslie Wills.
The Grigoriyan Brothers new album will feature their own compositions and Australian composers Nigel Westlake, Shaun Rigney and Stuart Greenbaum.
Lance Ferguson (from The Bamboos) will record a new Lanu album featuring collaborators Megan Washington, steel guitarist Bill Savesi, the Melbourne Samoan Choir and more.
Ainslie Wills will record her second album “Oh the Gold’
Dan Rosen of PPCA said, “We were extremely pleased by the range and number of applicants under the program and on behalf of PPCA I would like to congratulate all of the artists who were successful in securing grant funding. We look forward to hearing the recordings that emerge as a result of this funding and wish all of the recipients the very best over the course of their recording careers. I would like to thank the Australia Council for their ongoing assistance and look forward to our continuing partnership.”
The PPCA grant is done in association with the Australia Council. “The Australia Council is pleased to be working with a key industry partner like the PPCA and this initiative captures our shared ambition to support outstanding artists realise their creative work” said Mr Tony Grybowski, Australia Council Chief Executive Officer.
“The response to the initiative was incredibly strong and a great indication of the quality and ambition of our recording artists.”
PPCA represents thousands of Australian recording artists. In 2013 the company distributed over $33 million to registered Australia artists and record labels.
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