August 15, 2013

The Coopers AMP returns with ‘The 9th Coopers AMP’

First Group of Longlist Artists Announced

For nine years now The Coopers AMP has been listening to, discovering, rewarding and promoting Australian music of excellence, and in 2013 we’re doing it again!

Any Australian artist who has already produced and commercially released an album of music in 2013 - or will be doing so - should send one listening copy on CD to us at: 
The 9th Coopers AMP, D-Star Digital, Level 2, 233-235 Bulwara Road, Ultimo, NSW, 2007

We will digitally ingest all albums received into the DMDS system, operated by our sponsors D-Star Digital, and from there have our judges LISTEN. The winner of The 9th Coopers AMP will be announced in March 2014.

Hermitude were announced in March this year as the winner of The 8th Coopers AMP. In addition to collecting $30,000 in prize money, Hermitude join the prestigious list of previous AMP winners The Jezabels (2011), Cloud Control (2010), Lisa Mitchell (2009), Eddie Current Suppression Ring (2008), The Mess Hall (2007), Augie March (2006) and inaugural winners The Drones (2005).

During The 8th Coopers AMP our judges listened to 322 albums - of which 71 were Longlisted. We expect similar numbers this year. Please see below for definitions which provide guidelines on what will be accepted.


The 9th Coopers AMP is pleased to announce that the following albums have already been Longlisted by the judges:

I See Seaweed by The Drones

Familiar Stranger by Bob Evans

Kiss My Apocalypse by Abbe May

Not Art by Big Scary

The Cold Light Of Day by Dialectrix

Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Bob Evans said upon hearing the news: “What a lovely surprise it is to be longlisted for The Coopers AMP! Being recognised by your peers for your contribution to the common good is always nice and this is certainly no exception as I am very familiar with what the Coopers AMP stands for. Cheers!”

Please check out the above six albums if you love Australian music. More Longlisted albums will be announced soon.


Music - any musical style or genre is accepted and judged.

Australian - a minimum of 50% of the artists producing the album of music must be Australian passport holders or have lived in Australia since 01.01.11.

Commercially - the album has or will be made available for sale to the Australian public for a minimum of 20 consecutive days during 2013 (proof may be required especially for digital only releases). Your album does NOT have to have been commercially successful.

Album - defined as having 9 or more separate tracks OR any number of tracks but with a minimum of 33.3333 minutes of music.
Listening Copy - we must receive all albums on CD. If your album is a digital only release please send us a CD-R in correct track order with a track listing. CDs should be sent to: The 9th Coopers AMP, D-Star Digital, Level 2, 233-235 Bulwara Road, Ultimo, NSW, 2007.


Once you have sent us your album please email to advise the artist name, album title and contact details. If your album is a digital only release please also email us the track listing.

2013 - The 9th Coopers AMP is for albums released for the first time (no re-releases, re-packages, best ofs, compilations etc.) on or after January 1st 2013. We will accept albums up until 5pm on November 1st - any albums scheduled for release in November or December 2013 are still eligible but advance copies on CD must be sent by the cut-off date/time.


The Coopers AMP promotes a healthy Australian music industry. If your business stands to benefit from a healthy local industry, then please join us by supporting The 9th Coopers AMP. Each year we recruit around 20 business partners to work with to produce a Longlist, a Shortlist, a Winner and two unique events. For more information, email So far these businesses are signed up as Industry Sponsors of The 9th Coopers AMP:

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