News 14 September 2020

American Express' Music Backers

American Express' Music Backers is granting 50 musicians access to top-class recording studios in Australia. Read here to know how to apply for the grant.

American Express' Music Backers

American Express have been lebding a helping hand to the music industry for years with their Music Backers program. This year, the program will include 50 grants for studio recording time in a new inititaive called Music Backers Studio Week. The initiative just announced that they've extended the application deadline to 9 November 2020.

Music Backers Studio Week is part of the $1 Million American Express Music Backers Fund.

Succesful applicants will recieve:

  • Studio access: Each artist, band or group will have a full day at one of 10 recording studios during week commencing 9 December, across the country to enable them to produce their latest demos with some of the nation's most renowned producers such as Simon Cohen, Rohan Sforcina and Anna Laverty.
  • Virtual mentoring workshop: Ahead of Music Backers Studio Week, industry leaders in artist management, producing and music media will host a mentoring workshop.

Some of the best recording studios from each state are involved, to make sure musicians all over Australia has the opportiunity to apply, in compliance to any health restrictions.


  • Studios 301
  • Forbes Street Studios
  • Tommirock


  • Head Gap Recording Studios
  • Sing Sing Recording Studios
  • The Mill


  • Airlock Studio
  • Studio Circuit


  • Mixmasters Studio


  • Fremantle Recording Studios

Find out more about how to apply for the grant at American Express' Music Backers website.