Online QMusic Business Program
HAPPENING NOW: April - July
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 program is delivered in three stages over six months.
The first six sessions are immediate response discussions with the COVID-19 CRISIS TALKS followed by targeted regional community discussions and QMUSIC CONNECT: The Masterclass Series.
The QMUSIC CONNECT program is FREE and accessible via the QMusic Facebook Page. The program will be conducted via live streams (live videos) from this page, so Like QMusic Network and register your attendance to receive notifications.
QMusic has also teamed up with GYROstream and Yamaha Music to deliver two personalised distribution and PR packages and three Steinberg UR22mkII recording packs! Brisbane studio Hunting Ground Studios will be giving one musician the opportunity to have a live performance recorded, mixed, mastered and marketed, and entertainment PR and communications company hum hum are offering a one-on-one session with Founding Director Ella Petite. All registered workshop attendees will be in the running to win the packages.
If you have issues accessing the internet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (07) 3257 0013 for assistance with accessing the program.
Content warning: QMusic Connect workshops contain mentions of mental health issues, drugs and alcohol. There may be explicit language used in music examples played throughout the program.
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.
Six QMUSIC CONNECT attendees will receive opportunities from Hunting Ground Studios, GYROstream, hum hum and Yamaha Music.
All registered attendees will be eligible to win. Further details regarding how the prizes will be drawn will be announced in coming weeks.
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
Congratulations to all of the Queensland winners in the US-based Unsigned Only Music Competition, honoring international artists who are not signed to a major record label. Judged by a panel of high-profile artists, winners take home a share in over $160,000 cash.
BIGSOUND is pleased to announce that it will proceed in 2020 with a revised program of conference, live music and parties, ensuring that its long-standing role of providing forward thinking, listening, learning, discovering and most importantly industry connection for the music community, is not lost due to COVID-19.
QMusic will deliver $3,000 grants, on behalf of the Queensland Government and Arts Queensland to musicians and music industry workers as part of the stART Grant Program.