NEWS 1 SEPTEMBER 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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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OPPORTUNITIES

2017 Grant McLennan Fellowship - nominations closing soon!

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.

With the cut-off date fast approaching there's no time to waste! Nominations close September 18.

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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!

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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!

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Music: Count Us In

Australia’s biggest school initiative Music: Count Us In will hold its national Celebration Day on Thursday 2 November, with students all around the country singing this year’s song ‘Shine Together’. Registrations are now open for music teachers, schools and their students to be a part of the 2017 celebrations!

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NETWORKING

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.

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WORKSHOPS

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!

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GIVEAWAYS

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!

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