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Nightlife Music named in AFR Top 50 Most Innovative Companies

QMusic congratulates Queensland business, Nightlife Music, named as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in Australia & New Zealand by The Australian Financial Reviewthe only music company to receive this honour in the awards’ history. The AFR gong comes only weeks after the organisation announced their plan for global expansion, in part as a result of their recent partnership with electronics giant AOPEN.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 20 Sep 2017


 

BIGSOUND 2017 Wrap Up

BIGSOUND has wrapped up its biggest year ever and we'd like to take a moment to say a huge thank you to all who attended and the wonderful volunteers who make BIGSOUND possible. 

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 14 Sep 2017


The Saints Mural & Music Project Announced

Legendary Queensland punk rock band The Saints will be immortalised through a large-scale inner-city Brisbane mural, celebrating their lasting contribution to the local and international music scene 40 years after the release of their ground-breaking first album. 

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 14 Sep 2017


 

BIGSOUND Buzz Top QLD Acts

BIGSOUND Buzz returned for it's second year at BIGSOUND 2017, helping delegates, bands and punters alike keep track of which acts were making waves at the festival this year. Read on to find out which Queensland artists topped the list!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 14 Sep 2017


2017 Grant McLennan Fellowship - Apps Extended!

Jointly funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS, the prestigious $25,000 fellowship offers the recipient an opportunity to travel to New York, London or Berlin for up to six months and use the experience of being immersed in a foreign and vibrant musical culture to further develop their own artistic skills.

Applications have been extended until midnight September 25!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 14 Sep 2017


 

Closing Soon - Australia Council Grants

Arts funding is currently available through Australia Council for the Arts. Grants exist for regional touringdeveloping new worksartists projects and leadership development; with some grants open to individuals and organisations. Find out if you, your band, your project or organisation are eligible for the current round of funding.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 14 Sep 2017


HOME: New Music From First Nations Australians

QMusic and Virgin Australia present HOME: A collection of new music from First Nations Australians, curated by ABC Radio’s Rhianna Patrick.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 09 Sep 2017


 

Nightlife Music Announce International Partnership

Queensland based company Nightlife Music have joined forces with global electronics giant AOPEN, in what they call “a strategic play designed to take the company’s services to a global audience.”

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 07 Sep 2017


BIGSOUND 2017 Has Landed!

BIGSOUND 2017 has kicked off and we're excited to share some of the news and content coming through!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 06 Sep 2017


 

Women In Music

Hosted by Leanne de Souza, Jo Pratt and Deb Suckling in partnership with QMusic, the Women In Music Welcome to BIGSOUND 2017 Event is a chance for women in the music industry to connect, network and most importantly have fun! Open to the public and free to attend.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 01 Sep 2017


BIGSOUND 2017 - Limited Tickets Remain!

If being part of new Australian music’s biggest party is on your agenda for 2017, you’d better be quick, with just TEN purple passes (full party, conference and festival access) remaining and a limited number of rainbow passes available at just $85 (+booking fee), giving punters access to 152 of Australia’s hottest emerging live bands over four big nights.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 01 Sep 2017


 

Canon Collective BIGSOUND Workshops

Canon are hosting a series of exciting live music photography workshops during BIGSOUND. And the best news? It's open to the public, so even if you've missed out on a BIGSOUND pass you can still get involved!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 01 Sep 2017


QMusic Announces Industry Connect Bursary Winners

With the BIGSOUND activities for 2017 about to commence – once more filling Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley entertainment precinct with top-notch live music from hundreds of rising artists, the cream of the Australian music industry, as well as hordes of delegates and speakers from all over the globe – QMusic would like to announce the winners of the Industry Connect bursaries to attend BIGSOUND Festival.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 01 Sep 2017


 

QUBE Effect Free Showcase

Five winning acts from Brisbane City Council's live music initiative The QUBE Effect will strut their stuff next week as part of BIGSOUND 2017. No BIGSOUND pass? No worries! The show is free, all ages and open to the public!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 31 Aug 2017


What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

A new production from the Melbourne Theatre Company featuring the music of Tim Rogers (and featuring the man himself) is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse, and we have tickets to give away!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 31 Aug 2017


 

The UNIFIED Grant returns with $25,000 for creatives

Now in its second year, The UNIFIED Grant awards five creatives with $5,000 each for their efforts and innovations within their respective fields. Applications open September 4!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 31 Aug 2017


QLD’s BIGSOUND Buzz Acts!

BIGSOUND 2017 kicks off next week! This year’s lineup is bursting with exciting acts from all over Australia and the world, including an incredible contingent of Queensland artists. QMusic would like to wish all 32 QLD acts the best of luck for a brilliant BIGSOUND experience! Find out how to keep track of which local acts are kicking goals using BIGSOUND Buzz!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 30 Aug 2017


 

Music Industry Jobs

Are you a driven Event Coordinator with exceptional attention to detail and communication skills? Australia’s largest independent ticketing company Oztix may have your dream job waiting for you! Want to help build sustainable long-term careers for international artists in the Australian and New Zealand territory? PS Music Group are searching for an International Touring Coordinator to do just that!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 30 Aug 2017


MORE Q MUSIC NEWS

01 Sep 2017 BIGSOUND 2017 - Limited Tickets Remain!
01 Sep 2017 Canon Collective BIGSOUND Workshops
01 Sep 2017 QMusic Announces Industry Connect Bursary Winners
31 Aug 2017 QUBE Effect Free Showcase
31 Aug 2017 What Rhymes with Cars and Girls
31 Aug 2017 The UNIFIED Grant returns with $25,000 for creatives
30 Aug 2017 QLD’s BIGSOUND Buzz Acts!
30 Aug 2017 Music Industry Jobs
29 Aug 2017 Music: Count Us In
17 Aug 2017 Volunteer at BIGSOUND - Applications Extended!
16 Aug 2017 FUTURE30 Invites Artists To Look Into The Future.
15 Aug 2017 Intern Position - Music Industry Inside Out

Q Music gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support received from
Arts Queensland, The Australia Council for the Arts and APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association).