About Music Journal

Music Journal provides information about music in Australia, the work of our musicians, the music they have recorded, and the books written about them.

It covers all music genres and activity from early childhood music education and grassroots activity, to our leading concert halls and international promotion. It explores key research, provides analysis and commentary, and celebrates achievements. It is full of information to assist music sector workers of all types – managers, artists, record companies, publishers, teachers and more – to build success. It provides a key national forum for exploring and debating trends and actions across all Australian musical life. Over time, you’ll see articles on just about any topic connected with music as well as interviews, profiles, CD and book reviews.

Overview

Music Journal is an online publication with interesting and important information about music in Australia, the work of our musicians, the music they have recorded, and the books written about them. It covers all music genres and activity from early childhood music education and grassroots activity, to contemporary industry and our leading concert halls. It explores key research, provides analysis and commentary, and celebrates achievements. It assists sector professionals and enthusiasts of all types – managers, artists, record companies, publishers, teachers and more – to build success. It provides a key national forum for exploring and debating trends and actions across all Australian musical life. It publishes articles, interviews, profiles, CD and book reviews, and has occasional and regular themes and features.

Editorial Policy

Music Australia’s Journal:

  • Provides quality content that is relevant, engaging, factually correct, balanced and well written with a lively and informative writing style suited to the medium
  • Tells the story of music’s place culturally and politically in Australia and the world; distinctively, accurately, comprehensively, and objectively
  • Facilitates debate and provides a forum for well-articulated views and varied perspectives
  • Charts successes and achievements, issues, developments and challenges, explores options and solutions, champions ideas, innovation and quality
  • Publishes writing about music reflecting Music Australia’s purpose as a passionate advocate, a comprehensive information portal, a researcher, a broker, and a provider of informed and relevant services
  • Play to Music Australia’s strengths in offer something different and working across whole sector
  • Embodies Music Australia’s values and agenda to:
    • Act as a sector advocate and representative and to both advocate and present ideas and views
    • Be collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive and professional
    • Present multiple viewpoints on important subjects, including provocations
    • Have balanced views and deliver them with integrity
    • Work across Australia to represent all musicians and music interests from smallest to largest
    • Welcome all voices and groups to the table
    • Champion traditions, innovation and diversity
    • Show national leadership and maintain a total commitment to quality

Submissions

  • We invite external contributors to write articles and reviews on a voluntary basis. These can be on any sMA News_Journal Writing & Style Guide2016ubject that meets our editorial policy. These are accepted at any time.
  • We accept unsolicited articles and proposals for articles
  • We prefer to receive short proposal for articles, submitted to The Editor for consideration Articles will generally be 1,000 to 2,000 words. Longer articles may be considered.
  • All articles must be the author’s original work
  • All articles must adhere to Music Australia’s Writing Guidelines and Style Guide.
  • All articles must include a 80 – 100 word author bio and recent headshot
  • A graphic or photo(s) is encouraged and can enhance the appeal of your article
  • Preference may be given to articles offered to the Music Journal exclusively or for an exclusive period, and are less likely to be published elsewhere

 

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