QMusic Broadcast http://www.qmusic.com.au/ News about the Queensland Music Industry #dateformat("#getarticles.publication_date#","ddd, dd mmm yyyy")# #timeformat("#getarticles.publication_date#","HH:mm:ss")# en-us Local Songwriters Impress International Judges http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11070 <p><strong>Queensland Music Awards 2017</strong> finalist <strong>Josh Rennie-Hynes</strong> has been awarded third place in the Americana category in the<strong> International Songwriting Competition</strong> for his song &#39;I&#39;ll Go Home&rsquo;. His placement puts him in the top 1% out of 16,000 entries, which is needless to say a pretty massive and exciting achievement!</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:12:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11070 Local Signings & Global Deals http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11069 <p>Congratulations to Brisbane singer/songwriter <strong>Hatchie </strong>(pictured),<strong> </strong>who&nbsp;is off to a flying start, securing both management and booking deals just a week after debuting her very first song. <strong>Zefereli</strong>&nbsp;has also been kicking goals. Last week he signed a global deal with Sydney-based Perfect Pitch Publishing.</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 17:06:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11069 QMusic Winter Warmer http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11068 <p><span style="color:#696969"><strong>July 13: </strong></span>It&rsquo;s happening again! Winter Warmer aka (<strong>QMusic Industry Drinks!</strong>). We welcome&nbsp;anyone in the music sector to attend an all-of-industry networking night at Black Bear Lodge on July 13. Have a drink on us and mingle with artists, managers, publicists, producers, booking agents and more! RSVP essential.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 16:50:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11068 Little BIGSOUND Returns! http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11061 <p>Presented by <strong>QMusic</strong> and <strong>Brisbane City Council</strong>, Little BIGSOUND returns in 2017 with a totally revamped program and showcase event on <strong>Saturday 29 July, </strong>offering a hands-on, one-day experience for 15 &ndash; 25 year olds looking to gain real life skills, meet industry experts and discover their local music scene.</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11061 Play At Little BIGSOUND http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11062 <p>As the sun goes down, Little BIGSOUND 2017 will culminate with a free all ages gig and we&#39;re&nbsp;reserving a few slots for emerging artists to showcase in front of industry in attendance. Applications are now open and artists under 25 are encouraged to apply!</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 14:31:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11062 Spotlight: Ipswich Music Scene http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11064 <p>QMusic&#39;s regional spotlight series hits Ipswich this month and local writer Brittney K gives us the lowdown! &quot;When you tell people that you&rsquo;re from Ipswich, you&rsquo;re met with a grimace and a look of disbelief, like it&rsquo;s something to be ashamed of. But, let me shine some light &ndash; pun intended &ndash; on some of the amazing things that Ipswich has to offer that you may not know about.&quot;</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 11:36:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11064 QLD Artists Among Aust Council Grant Recipients http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11073 <p dir="ltr">Three Queensland artists are among more than 60 recipients to score a funding boost from the <strong>Australia Council</strong>, as part of <strong>$7.2 million</strong> worth of grants for 270 arts projects. <strong>Queensland Music Awards 2017</strong> winner <strong>Tia Gostelow</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>george</strong> frontwoman <strong>Katie Noonan</strong> and violinist, DJ and event curator/producer <strong>Kieran Welch</strong> will all receive grants to assist in furthering their projects and growing their careers in music.</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 17:33:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11073 GiG VR & The Zoo Partner Up! http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11072 <p>Brisbane start-up, GiG VR&nbsp;have partnered with iconic Brisbane live music venue, The Zoo, to promote local Brisbane music through filming their most special gigs in 360VR!</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 17:27:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11072 Bands, Budgets and Balancing the Books http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11066 <p><span style="color:#696969"><strong>June 6: </strong></span>With tax time fast approaching, it&rsquo;s time to get your books in order!&nbsp; Luckily, APRA AMCOS and QMusic are on hand with a timely and practical session aimed at helping musicians, managers and music small business owners keep track of their cash, create a tour budget and prepare a tax return.</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 16:27:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11066 Update: Big Sky Girls http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11065 <p>We&#39;re stoked to get an update from the Big Sky Girls mentoring project, featuring ten young Queensland women aged between 15 and 18. Check it out!</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 16:01:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11065 Work at PS Music Group http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11063 <p><strong>Could you be the new Tour Coordinator at PS Music Group?</strong> As a touring coordinator, you will work alongside the domestic agency staff in PS&rsquo; Brisbane office. &nbsp;The role encompasses marketing across multiple mediums, logistics, administrations and budget management.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 15:01:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11063 Brisbane International Jazz Festival http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11071 <p><strong>Brisbane International Jazz Festival </strong>has announced its 2017 program with Hall of Fame heavy-weights and home-grown talent promising to heat up city venues this winter. The fifth instalment of the festival from <strong>May 26 to June 4</strong> features local and international performances, collaborations, workshops and free events.</p> Tue, 23 May 2017 17:18:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11071 Music & Mental Health http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11067 <p><span style="color:#696969"><strong>June 19:&nbsp;</strong></span>APRA AMCOS and Support Act are bringing together musicians and medical professionals for a frank chat about maintaining a healthy &ndash; and creative &ndash; mind. The panel will be&nbsp;led by Sally Howland (Support Act),&nbsp;featuring&nbsp;psychologist Lisa Kunde, GP Kim Bonk and artist Jackie Marshall.</p> Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11067 QLD Artists Ayla and Pandamic Sign Label Deals http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11060 <p>Big news this week for two emerging Queensland artists, with both inking exciting music industry contracts. 2015 <strong>Billy Thorpe Scholarship</strong> recipient <strong>Ayla</strong> has aligned herself with both a record label and booking agency while Rockhampton lads <strong>Pandamic</strong> have signed a deal with Dune Rats&#39; newly minted label <strong>Ratbag Records</strong>.</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 17:20:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11060 Noosa Council hosts Free Workshop for Musicians http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11059 <p><strong><span style="color:#696969">May 20:</span></strong> In conjunction with QMusic and APRA AMCOS, Noosa Council is hosting a free workshop for musicians at the CQU campus in Noosaville. RSVP for the Grow Your Arts workshop and/or one of the One-On-One sessions with QMusic&rsquo;s Program Manager, <strong>Trina Massey</strong> (pictured) and APRA AMCOS QLD Writer Services Representative <strong>Andrew Tuttle.</strong>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 17:13:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11059 Heading to Great Escape Festival! http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11058 <p>QMusic extends huge congratulations to the <strong>Queensland artists</strong> that have been selected to showcase at The Great Escape Festival in 2017. Taking place in Brighton spread over 3 days starting on May 18, this year&rsquo;s festival will feature over 500 musicians. Three lucky QLD acts - <strong>Confidence Man</strong>, <strong>Gabriella Cohen</strong> and <strong>The Goon Sax</strong> - have been selected to feature at this year&rsquo;s event. &nbsp;All three acts will perform in one of the 30+ walkable venues across the city.</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 17:03:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11058 Leanne Tennant Selected for One Eye on the Stranger http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11057 <p>From a pool of over <strong>150 applicants</strong> from all across Australia, <strong>Queensland Music Awards 2017</strong> winner <strong>Leanne Tennant</strong> has been selected to participate in this year&rsquo;s <strong>One Eye on the Stranger (OEOTS)</strong> program with 2017 mentor, <strong>Kram</strong> (Spiderbait).</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 16:44:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11057 Jungle Love 2017 Artist Applications Open http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11055 <p>Now heading in its fourth year, <strong>Jungle Love Music and Arts Festival</strong> is taking place again this year in Imbil, QLD from <strong>November 30 to December 2</strong>. One of the region&rsquo;s most beloved boutique festivals is putting the <strong>call out for artist applications</strong> which are through the festival website, and are open until&nbsp;around June.</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 16:27:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11055 Lord Mayor's $250 - $10,000 Community Grants http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11054 <p>The <strong>Lord Mayor&rsquo;s Suburban Initiative Fund</strong> allocates <strong>$55,000</strong> to each council ward (minimum $250 to a maximum of $10k) to fund projects that create a stronger sense of community in Brisbane. Do you have a community music event that fits this bill? There may be funding available for you.</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 16:16:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11054 BIGSOUND Drops Big International Names and Aussie Legends in 1st Speaker Announce http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11053 <p>Heading the announcement are two Australian artist keynotes, Archie Roach and Tina Arena alongside some of the hottest US music tastemakers including Quentin Tarantino&rsquo;s music supervisor Mary Ramos. #BIGSOUND17 will also see the launch of a new Tech and Visual Arts Program! Early bird rate ends this Sunday May 14, tickets on sale via the BIGSOUND website.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 10:35:00 http://www.qmusic.com.au/dsp_broadcastarticle.cfm?articleID=11053