NEWS 3 AUGUST 2017

Nominations Open for 2017 Grant McLennan Fellowship

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. 

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triple j Unearthed BIGSOUND Winners!

Three emerging Queensland artists have won their chance to showcase as part of the massive BIGSOUND 2017 lineup, with triple j Unearthed announcing their BIGSOUND Competition winners - Nice Biscuit, Holiday Party and Camouflage Rose!

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APRA AMCOS Lead The Way On Gender Parity

APRA AMCOS have taken strong steps towards addressing the lack of gender parity within the music industry, announcing a commitment to double its amount of new female members over three years.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Gold Coast Masterclass Series With Lawrence English

Bleach* Festival have announced an exciting series of Masterclasses on the Gold Coast with celebrated composer, media artist and curator Lawrence English taking place from October 2017 through til April 2018.

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CQUniversity Busk at Dusk World Record Attempt

CQUniversity are putting the call out to all musicians, actors, circus artists, dancers and street artists to showcase their skills in a world record attempt for the world’s largest busk!

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QLD ACHIEVING ARTISTS

QLD Artists Make NIMA Finalists List

Two brilliant Queensland talents have been announced as finalists in this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA). Tia Gostelow and Emily Wurramara are both up for the prestigious New Talent of the Year Award, with Wurramara also a contender for Song of the Year at the 2017 event, which will take place at the Darwin Amphitheatre on August 12.

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Paces Signs Huge US Label Deal

Gold Coast producer Paces will join Republic Records; the US record label home to huge names including Drake, Lorde and The Weeknd, his Aussie representatives etcetc have announced.

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Turn Up Reveals Live Music Lineup

Turn Up, the Sunshine Coast’s Music Industry Conference, has unveiled a list of live music acts who’ll be playing the 2017 event. In addition to its impressive lineup of speakers, ticket holders will be treated to performances by rising stars Nicole McKinney, Mason Hope and Doolie.

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NETWORKING

Little BIGSOUND 2017 Wrap Up

Little BIGSOUND returned bigger and better than ever, with the 2017 event taking over The Edge, SLQ last Saturday, July 29. With a huge lineup of speakers including Brisbane indie-pop darling Airling and electronic maestro The Kite String Tangle and a free all ages gig headlined by Sunshine Coast songstress Ayla, it was a massive day of learning, networking and fun.

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WORKSHOPS

BEMAC presents Get Prep’d: Get Training

AUG 9: the latest in BEMAC’s series of free workshops, Get Prep’d: Get Training, will be held at the Queensland Multicultural Centre. The series is designed to assist arts business and provide them with the necessary tools and techniques to be efficient, up-to-date and relieve the stress of this sometimes daunting part of the industry.

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