The Federal Government has announced that music publishers are now able to apply for Government assistance under the Enterprise Connect scheme. The scheme has been expanded to encompass the information, communications and technology sector and music publishers have been explicitly mentioned as eligible businesses.
The Enterprise Connect service begins with a business review delivered at no charge. The business review is intended to provide a snapshot of the current business strategy, and provides recommendations on areas to improve and new ways to transform.
Grant assistance, training, research and technical assistance are also available to meet individual business requirements.
To be eligible, a music publisher applying for a business review must be solvent, have revenue or expenditure of between $1.5 million and $100 million in the current financial year or one of the two preceding financial years, possess an Australian Company Number and have a trading history of at least three years.
More information can be found here: http://www.enterpriseconnect.gov.au/industrysupport/Pages/ICT.aspx