NEWS 9 NOVEMBER 2017

2017 Grant McLennan Fellowship Finalists

QMusic is pleased to announce the top four finalists of the 2017 Grant McLennan Fellowship: Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie), Jeremy Neale, Sabrina Lawrie and Tom Cooney. Congratulations to the Queensland-based songwriters who are now one step closer to receiving a $25,000 fellowship to travel to New York, London or Berlin. The 2017 winner will be announced at a ceremony to be held at The Triffid in Brisbane on December 1. The event is open to the public and will feature special performances from the four finalists.

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4ZZZ Building Blitz

Brisbane’s community radio station 4ZZZ have launched the Building Blitz fundraiser to raise $15,000 for maintenance and repairs to their station HQ on Barry Parade in Fortitude Valley.

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Voting Open - APRA Song of the Year

What song in 2017 stopped you in your tracks? What lyrics did you listen to and wished that you'd written? Voting is now open for the APRA Song of the Year and just by voting you could win $5K worth of awesome prizes!

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Valley Fiesta QMA Showcase Photo Gallery

Brisbane turned on an absolute stunner for Valley Fiesta on the weekend, and our lineup of artists for the Queensland Music Awards Showcase turned out some amazing performances! Morning Harvey, Zapéd, Moreton and Sarah Frank brought the vibes to the Brunswick Mall Main Stage, while 2017 Song of the Year winner Amy Shark was honored with a plaque on the #ValleyWalkofFame.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Work at QMusic!

Queensland's music industry development association seeks a General Manager to take our operations to the next level! Manage the operations of a rapidly growing music industry business and be part of a positive, hard-working and inclusive team culture. Perfect for a music events management and marketing generalist who loves data!

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Levi’s® Music Prize - Apply Now!

The Levi’s® Music Prize is an exciting new initiative that will enable Australian bands and artists to maximise that next opportunity to get them to the next stage of their careers. Round 2 is now open and will close December 9.

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Brisbane City Council Creative Grants

Brisbane City Council’s Creative Grants are now open for applications! A series of information sessions are scheduled throughout November to help you find out which funding opportunities are right for you and offer invaluable assistance in preparing your grant application.

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Carol Lloyd Award – Entries Opening Soon

Entries for the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award, a $15,000 fellowship awarded to an emerging Queensland female singer-songwriter and named in honour of the legendary Railroad Gin frontwoman, will open on the 10 November 2017.

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QLD ACHIEVING ARTISTS

Global Deals & New Single for Tia Gostelow

Local favourite Tia Gostelow has capped off an incredible 12 months, signing with US label AntiFragile Music and securing a global publishing deal with Native Tongue.

The signings are the cherry on top of an incredible year for the 18-year-old Cairns songstress, which began with two wins at the 2017 Queensland Music Awards.

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New Music: Bayview Terrace

Brisbane dance pop duo Bayview Terrace have released their first single My House, aided by a release strategy developed with the help of QMusic Program Manager Trina Massey through the Industry Connect music industry workshop program.

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NETWORKING

QMusic Xmas Drinks!

You're invited to join QMusic staff, board and members for end of year drinks in Brisbane this December to celebrate what's been a massive year!

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Music Industry Hookup - Ipswich

QMusic and Ipswich City Council welcome anyone in the music sector to attend an all-of-industry networking night at Studio 188, Ipswich on Wednesday 29 November.

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WORKSHOPS

APRA AMCOS - Managing a Creative Calling

APRA AMCOS and QMusic are extending their popular mental health workshop to far North Queensland, bringing the free event to Townsville and Cairns in November.

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MEMBER BENEFITS

Your Discount For EMC 2017

QMusic members have an exclusive 20% 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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