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Online music resource for community radio

Community radio stations now have access to online playlists as part of an initiative to support Australian music airplay.

"This new service is an important resource for Australia's community radio sector and for local artists seeking airplay," said the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy.

The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP) today launched AirIT, an online service providing access for community radio stations to fully customised music play lists. Music is delivered to stations either as digital file downloads or in CD format.

AMRAP is a Government-funded project that helps promote contemporary Australian music on community radio. The Rudd Government committed to $2.4 million to AMRAP over four years in the 2008-09 Budget.

"AirIT is a great use of digital technology and the internet to enhance the ability of community broadcasters to access and air Australian music."

"There are more than 350 community radio stations across Australia playing an important role supporting the needs of their local communities."

AMRAP funding is one element of the Government's broader support for community broadcasting, with the sector receiving $16.3 million this financial year.

Date: 10 September 2009 Contact: Tim Marshall 0408 258 457

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Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy MINISTER FOR BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY DEPUTY LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE

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