As reported to I Lost My Gig, Australian and New Zealand musicians, entertainment professionals and gig workers have lost over $340 million in income since Friday 13 March from cancellations and postponements of events due to COVID-19 - and the number keeps growing.
Online QMusic Business Program
Introducing QMusic’s free series of online workshops called QMUSIC CONNECT supporting and upskilling Queensland's music industry.
Featuring industry leaders and professionals in online panel discussions and masterclasses.
The first six sessions will be immediate response discussions with the COVID-19 CRISIS TALKS followed by targeted regional community discussions and QMUSIC CONNECT: The Masterclass Series.
Request local songs on radio to increase royalties to artists. We've developed a list of contacts for radio stations across Queensland and encourage you to call up, text in or email imploring them to PLAY MORE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC!
Stream local music and tell your family and friends too. There are countless playlists you'll want to play on repeat, as well as plenty of musician-led live streams you can tune into.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BIGSOUND
Australasia’s largest annual music prize, the Levi’s® Music Prize, is changing to support more Australian and New Zealand artists through the COVID-19 crisis.
The redesigned Levi’s® Music Relief Fund is assisting 10 artists, distributing between them $45,000 in cash, plus mental health and digital upskilling courses.
Final round applications to the Fund close at 11:59pm (AEST), 5 July 2020.
QMusic, Queensland's music industry development organisation, goes into overdrive this week with QMUSIC CONNECT: The Masterclass Series offering free live masterclasses featuring industry leaders and professionals from this Thursday 30 April at 5.30pm (AEST).
QMusic talks to Futuremag Music founder and editor Luke Byatt on starting a music publication built on Queensland’s writing and photography talent.
QMusic caught up with Luke Byatt who launched independent publication Futuremag Music in 2016 and who has grounded his roots in Australia’s media landscape as a niche tastemaker.
QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association and producer of BIGSOUND and the Queensland Music Awards, has launched a series of free online workshops and masterclasses called QMUSIC CONNECT.
QMusic, a not-for-profit organisation, can complement the fiscal packages offered by state and federal governments by offering our services, programs and initiatives online. We are here to listen, advocate and be your support.
Australia’s live performance industry needs an assurance from the Federal Government it will be included in the next economic stimulus package. This is urgently required to prevent a complete and permanent industry shutdown, costing thousands of jobs and forcing the closure of performing arts and commercial companies and venues for good.
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) took place last night at The Fortitude Music Hall celebrating the artistic and commercial success of Queensland music over the last 12 months, featuring performances from some of the best the state has to offer including Jaguar Jonze, Cub Sport, Nat Dunn, Busby Marou and Order Sixty6.
Members of Powderfinger, Violent Soho, Regurgitator, Jeremy Neale, The Grates’ Patience Hodgson, Sahara Herald and Mel Buttle (plus one or two names that we’re not allowed to say…)