QMusic 2016 Annual Report

QMusic's 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place last week at Brunswick And Ann in Fortitude Valley.

The committee presented the results for 2016 with President Michael Crutcher, noting that the year will go down among "the most cherished years for QMusic". However, 2016 had its challenges. It began with the defunding of QMusic’s program delivery – the core reason for the organisation’s existence for many years. And it was done within the backdrop of the looming lockout laws that would test the viability of live music venues across Queensland.

Crutcher stated that 2016 marked "a decade of hard work" resulting in "ongoing funding commitments that have entrenched QMusic’s short-term future." 

A few highlights of 2016 included:

  • Confirmation of four-year funding from the State and Federal Governments for 2017-2020
  • The largest surplus in QMusic’s history
  • The most profitable BIGSOUND in the event’s history

QMusic Treasurer, Ben Hancock delivered the financial report, stating that "it was yet another record breaking year for QMusic in 2016", reporting that "against the headwinds of reduced grant income (QMusic) emerged with the highest level of turnover and surplus income yet recorded". Outlining a number of record-breaking achievements which have manifest in an unprecedented surplus for 2016 of $158,363.  

Hancock outlined that the surplus now affords QMusic to "make investment into its services and infrastructure to benefit all members through a much-needed re-engineering of the QMusic website and toward the reestablishment of programs to service our highly valued regional centres".

QMusic President, Michael Crutcher commended the QMusic team and the work of Joel Edmondson in his second year as Executive Officer, "Joel has positioned QMusic for its most exciting period of growth".

Read the full 2016 Annual Report 

View the 2017 Management Committee

Published: 27 Apr 2017 by QMusic Newsdesk