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Hottest 100 Winners!

triple j's Hottest 100 has once again come and gone, and once again there was a very strong showing from QLD acts, including a massive 4 entries for local favourites The Jungle Giants.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 08 Feb 2018


 

Put Us First Fest

Start Queensland Women's Week with Put Us First Fest, an all ages day of workshops for women and non-binary folks who want to pursue music, whether it’s their hobby, passion project or career.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 08 Feb 2018


US Chart Success for QLD Songwriter

23-year-old Queenslander Azure (real name Ash Waterman) has been storming the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, with debut single Too Late climbing to #22 this week.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 08 Feb 2018


 

Brad Butcher Wins Golden Guitar

Queensland country singer Brad Butcher has taken home his first Golden Guitar, winning the Qantaslink Best New Talent award at the Tamworth Country Music Awards.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 08 Feb 2018


QMAs Entries Close for Another Year

QMusic would like to extend a huge thanks and congratulations to all of the amazing Queensland talent who entered the 2018 Queensland Music Awards. Our judges now begin the mammoth task of selecting this year's finalists, to be announced in April.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 08 Feb 2018


 

Support Act Partner With Levi's

Denim brand Levi’s have thrown their support behind renowned music industry charity Support Act with a new partnership announced this week.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 08 Feb 2018


Music Cities Convention Comes To Aus

Music Cities Convention is heading to Melbourne for its first ever Australasian edition! Tickets are on sale now for the two 2 day event, taking place in April and featuring some of the best music industry minds from all over the world.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 08 Feb 2018


 

First Nations Producer - BIGSOUND

QMusic seeks a suitably experienced and qualified First Nations Producer to assist with the delivery and development of BIGSOUND. This exciting new role his has been created for a person of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. We encourage individuals from the Turrbal and Jagera peoples to apply. Applications close Feb 16.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 29 Jan 2018


2018 JP Partnership

For the fifth year running APRA AMCOS have teamed up with beloved Aussie singer-songwriter Josh Pyke to deliver the 2018 JP Partnership, awarding one lucky musician invaluable mentorship plus a $7500 grant to help develop their career.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 28 Jan 2018


 

Indie Week 2018 Expressions of Interest

AIR, Sounds Australia and PPCA are now seeking expressions of interest from Australian independent labels to take part in an Australian delegation to attend Indie Week 2018, an independent label focused conference hosted by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) from June 18-21 at The Clemente in New York City.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 28 Jan 2018


Music Tech: Collider Accelerator

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s (CEA) Collider Accelerator is back for 2018, with creative tech startups invited to apply for the opportunity to receive an investment of $30,000! If you have a brillliant music tech idea this is your chance to make it real!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 28 Jan 2018


 

LAST CHANCE Vanda & Young Comp

QLD songwriters entering the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition need to act fast, with entries closing next week on Thursday Feb 15. Submit your songs now for a shot at the $50,000 grand prize!  

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 28 Jan 2018


LAST CHANCE Art Music Fund

In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund. A total pool of A$100,000 per annum is on offer to provide funding for composers to create commissioned work that is complemented by an exploitation program. Want to apply? You'd better hurry, applications close Feb 20!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 27 Jan 2018


 

New Year, New Website!

As a musician, one of your most valuable assets is your website. Having the skills and knowledge to develop this asset means you can take control of your online presence. meeum co-founder (and former Brisbane music scene stalwart), Sam Hemphill, is pleased to offer a 20% discount to QMusic readers for the next Brisbane coding workshop on February 3!

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 25 Jan 2018


Levi's Music Prize - Apply Now

Melbourne singer/songwriter Alex Lahey has been awarded the second round of the $25,000 Levi’s® Music Prize by a panel of international judges this week. Attn QLD ACTS! Applications are now open for round three and close March 10, 2018. Artists who have performed on the official BIGSOUND line up between 2013 – 2017 are invited to apply via the BIGSOUND website

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 25 Jan 2018


 

Afro Frequency Tour

Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC) is proud to present the Afro Frequency Tour, and QMusic have a double pass giveaway for a lucky Broadcast subscriber. 

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 25 Jan 2018


Josh Rennie-Hynes Wins 15K Residency

Huge congrats to Josh Rennie-Hynes who has won the $15,000 Nashville Songwriters Residency awarded by Australia Council for the Arts. The Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter will now have the opportunity to spend 3 months in Nashville writing and recording his third full-length album whilst working closely with APRA's Nashville representative Mark Moffat.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 25 Jan 2018


 

CIRCULATE with Music Managers

FEB 6: Music Industry Inside Out is delighted to announce the relaunch of monthly industry networking events for 2018, with a new event title and a new venue (upstairs at the Bloodhound Bar)! CIRCULATE replaces the old ‘Hook Up’ events but still provides the same excellent community building opportunity to make a bunch of new friends and contacts across the industry.

AUTHOR: QMusic Newsdesk.
PUBLISHED: 23 Jan 2018


MORE Q MUSIC NEWS

28 Jan 2018 Music Tech: Collider Accelerator
28 Jan 2018 LAST CHANCE Vanda & Young Comp
27 Jan 2018 LAST CHANCE Art Music Fund
25 Jan 2018 New Year, New Website!
25 Jan 2018 Levi's Music Prize - Apply Now
25 Jan 2018 Afro Frequency Tour
25 Jan 2018 Josh Rennie-Hynes Wins 15K Residency
23 Jan 2018 CIRCULATE with Music Managers
23 Jan 2018 Entries Extended! QMAs & Billy Thorpe Scholarship
15 Jan 2018 Americana Music Prize of Australia
15 Jan 2018 Welcome QMusic's New GM!
14 Jan 2018 4ZZZ Building Blitz At 94% of Target

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