The QMUSIC CONNECT program is designed to give musicians and industry professionals a greater understanding of the industry - with experts from every niche diving into the nitty gritty on topics including streaming services and track pitching, balancing tour budgets and building your own media list.
Delivered online over seven live streamed sessions; to receive the most value from the QMUSIC CONNECT music business program we recommend attending each masterclass.
These live streamed workshops are targeted regional discussions with local industry and council professionals regarding local grants, initiatives, counselling services, work/gig opportunities, community support and more.
QMusic is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
QMusic also thanks Townsville City Council and Noosa Shire Council for their support.
"More than anything the GYROstream package was a really really great experience for what a good release looks like- what's important and what needs to get done. This was definitely a great way for me to learn where to invest in the future knowing exactly what goes into it. I really had no idea at all before that. GYROstream has a bunch of very talented and dedicated people who are really there to make your release the best it can be. I have a very good idea now of how to get the most out of a release.
"Its tough times right now [MAR 2020] for sure! Upsetting that the live scene is being put on hold for a while, but since the QMusic Songwriting Retreat [in 2019] I've teamed up with Paces on a project which we are trying to do from distance. Hopefully will be releasing our first single as a duo very soon. Something I wouldn't have been able to do without the networking and demo's I made at the retreat so I'm just beyond grateful to QMusic for the whole experience and leg-up in the industry."
Cloe Terrare, 2019 QMusic Connect & Songwriting Retreat participant
"QMusic Connect has prepared me in so many ways. The first one I ever went to I learnt so much and I met so many new people that I wouldn’t have had the chance to otherwise. I was very very lucky I got my RSVP in by the skin of my teeth, I RSVP’d very late but I am so thankful I did."
DVNA, 2018 QMusic Connect participant
"A lot of the time being a musician can be incredibly isolating process where you feel like it's you against the world. These workshops prove there are people out there who want to help and be part of the journey. Plus you just flat out learn things you wouldn't learn if it weren't for these workshops. Things that are really crucial to making music more than just a hobby."
Borderland State, 2019 QMusic Connect participant
"These workshops were brilliant. The discussion was facilitated really well and I think everyone in the room got a lot out of each session. I only made it to two, but I'll be back next year to hopefully make all of them. Will be recommending this to all of my musician mates! Thanks QMusic."
2019 QMusic Connect participant
"I'm a big believer in utilising the resources available to you, so in my opinion not taking advantage of great initiatives like QMusic Connect would just be unwise."
Paris Irwin, 2019 QMusic Connect participant
"Thanks so much for this incredible resource! It's invaluable to be able to connect and receive this kind of support as an independent artist."
2019 QMusic Connect participant
The annual Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) today announces the 2021 finalists, and the nominees for the publicly voted People’s Choice Awards with winners to be presented under the decadent chandeliers of the Fortitude Music Hall on Wednesday 5 May in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
QMusic has announced 17 outstanding QMentorship recipients, including the nine emerging music industry professionals who will be mentored by eight industry experts to produce a regional tour in Far North Queensland.
Produced by QMusic, the Queensland Music Awards is proud to open the inaugural Innovation Award to acknowledge and celebrate those who found a way to not just survive in music, but create new and innovative ways to thrive in 2020 and beyond.
QMusic today announced the return of the Billy Thorpe Scholarship, funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, with applications open until 11:59pm (AEST), Thursday 14 January 2021 for all Queensland early-career artists to apply.