What’s on


Jazz: NOW

Intimacy | Energy | Colours
July 16 – 23


Orange Winter Jazz Festival

Contemporary jazz in a regional winter wonderland


Sydney Con Jazz Festival

Take yourself on a musical adventure.


Freedman Fellowship Awards


Regional Tours

Taking jazz on the road


Hilary Geddes Quartet Tour

“A strikingly distinctive guitarist” – SMH


The catholics Tour

“still sounding like no one else” – SMH

Coming Soon


Sydney Intl Women's Jazz Festival

Turns 11 This November


Ruby's Outdoor Music Club

Hot jazz under the stars



Young Women's Jazz Workshop


Sonic Futures


Cool for School


Emerging Composers' Mentorship


Artist resources



Contact us


About SIMA


Staff + Committee


Previous productions


Covid Safe Plan

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Music Business

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An extensive list of highly valuable educational channels + content to expand your skills in the music business, skewed for jazz musicians.

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Essential Knowledge” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:900%20bold%20regular%3A900%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Register as a writer + composers with APRA/AMCOS

List your gigs on Spotify through Songkick – Read more

Receive 3 x 23kg pieces of checked luggage for free with Virgin Australia or Qantas
Email music@virginaustralia.com or qantasagencyconnectfilmmusicbag@qantas.com.au two days prior to your flight with your booking reference and your APRA AMCOS Membership number.

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Grant Writing

First Nations Grant Advice

The Self-Managed Artist

Releasing Music

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The Balance Of Art And Commerce In The Business Of Jazz Recordings

Building & Marketing Your Brand Through Social Media

Building Buzz For Gigs In The Post-Listings Era

Marketing Engaging Videos

Digital Marketing Priorities

Stage Presence: A Master Class

Building Buzz For Gigs In The Post-Listings Era

The Power Of Cross-Genre Collaboration

International Performance and Touring Opportunities

Jazz Down Under (Yes, Australia!)

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Getting Started

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A comprehensive analysis of music distributors

Squarespace vs. Bandzoogle vs. Wix vs. Weebly vs. WordPress…What’s the Best Website Builder?[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Andrew Southworth” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:900%20bold%20regular%3A900%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The best how-to youtube channel for digital advertising.

Learning about Facebook and Instagram Advertising – Andrew Southworth YouTube Channel[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Fun learning + Additional reading” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:900%20bold%20regular%3A900%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Jazz Congress 2019: Perfect Pitch: The $1,000 Album Marketing Challenge – HERE

A hardcore industry standard ‘bible’ for the Australian music business by Arts Lawyers Shane Simpson and Jules Munro[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]