NEWS 12 OCTOBER 2017

Valley Fiesta Returns for 2017!

Brisbane’s biggest free music festival Valley Fiesta is back for its 21st year, bringing two huge days of awesome live music to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, including a showcase of some of the state’s best emerging artists presented by QMusic.

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Congratulations to QLD's ARIA nominees!

The nominees for the 2017 ARIA Awards have been announced, with the Gold Coast's Amy Shark receiving a massive 6 nods including Best Pop Release, Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Fellow sunshine-staters Dune Rats, Violent SohoThe Kite String Tangle and Busby Marou are also in the running, picking up nominations for Best Rock Album, Best Australian Live Act, Best Dance Release and Best Blues and Roots Album respectively.

Winners of the Artisan and Fine Arts categories were also announced, with Queensland's Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp taking the prize for Best World Music Album for Songs of the Latin Skies.

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NLMAs Finalists Announced

The second annual National Live Music Awards have revealed their huge list of finalists for 2017, with Queensland artists Amy Shark and Confidence Man up for multiple national awards and our very own BIGSOUND nominated for Best Live Music Event in Australia.

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One Week Until Turn Up!

Turn Up, the Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference, hits Nambour next Thursday, October 19.

Now in its 4th year, the conference program includes keynote presentations from music biz heavyweights including Glenn Wheatley (John Farnham, Delta Goodram, Little River Band, Masters Apprentices), conversational discussion panels with leading music industry achievers and showcase performances from local Sunshine Coast artists Nicole McKinney, Mason Hope and Doolie.

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Voting Open for The Triffid’s QLD Album of the Year

Voting is now open for the Triffid’s 2017 Queensland Album of the Year. You can have your say in deciding which act is added to the Newstead venue’s wall of fame, which already boasts a host of local favourites, from The Go-Betweens and The Saints to Ball Park Music and Violent Soho.

This year Busby Marou (Postcards From The Shell House), Bernard Fanning (Brutal Dawn), Holy Holy (Paint), The Jungle Giants (Quiet Ferocity) and Sabrina Lawrie (Hush The Mountain) are all in the running to take their place on the wall of state legends.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Apply to Showcase at EMCPlay

Want a chance to play at Sydney’s annual Electronic Music Conference? Apply now to showcase at EMCPlay!

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Forbes Street Studio Grant 2017

Musicians: how would you like to record your next single in a state of the art Sydney studio, have it beamed to the masses via one of Spotify’s most popular local playlists and receive expert A&R, legal and accounting advice from music industry pros?

Applications are now open for the newly launched Forbes Street Studio Grant, a major leg-up for Australian artists worth $10,000.

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Music Industry Jobs

Do you have connections within the local music scene? Want to book live music and entertainment for one of Brisbane's most popular hot spots? Eat Street Northshore are looking for a Music & Entertainment Coordinator.

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SXSW Applications Closing Soon!

Every year in March tens of thousands from the world over flock to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Festival, one of the largest, most influential global music events in the world. Queensland artists looking to make the journey to SXSW in 2018 must act fast; applications are scheduled to close Friday October 20.

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MEMBER BENEFITS

Your Discount For EMC 2017

QMusic members have an exclusive 10% discount on two-day EMC PRO conference passes to the 2017 Electronic Music Conference, happening in Sydney Nov 29 - 30. They've just dropped their first speaker announce, featuring Andrew Weatherall, Miss Blanks, Touch Sensitive, Tigerlily, Alexander Nut, Brooke Powers, Johann Ponniah, Thelma Plum, Si Jay Gould, Katie Pearson and Beatrice.

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