Some of the artist managers and industry professionals involved in our free professional development workshop series Industry Connect have divulged their industry insider tips and lessons learnt.
The 2019 AIR Awards nominees have been announced, with some of the Queensland's finest emerging and established acts making the cut.
Having just walked away with two trophies from five nominations at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards, celebrated singer songwriter Emily Wurramara is a contender for Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year and Best Independent Blues and Roots Album. QMA Export Achievement Award winners and homegrown dance floor fillers Confidence Man join her in the Breakthrough Artist category and have also picked up a nomination for Best Independent Dance / Electronica Album or EP for their debut longplayer Confident Music for Confident People.
Joining them on the nominees list are fellow sunshine state acts Emma Louise (Best Independent Album or EP), Hatchie (Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year), Halfway (Best Independent Country Album), Gabriella Cohen (Best Independent Blues and Roots Album), DZ Deathrays (Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album) and Paces (Best Independent Dance / Electronica Album or EP).
Since their inception in 2006 the AIR Awards have acknowledged the outstanding and inspiring talent of the likes of Paul Kelly, John Butler, Hilltop Hoods, Vance Joy, Gotye, Sheppard, Gurrumul and Flume just to name a few.
This year's awards ceremony will take place at Adelaide’s Freemasons Hall on July 25 during the Indie-Con Australia conference.
Click below for the full list of nominees!
QMusic's Annual General Meeting took place on April 16 at X CARGO in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. The committee presented the results for 2018 with QMusic President Michael Crutcher noting that "QMusic will look back on its 24th year as another success, building on the excellent work that has been done across the last decade". Read the full report.
Riverstage has presented countless diverse and memorable shows over the years and this September will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, they want to hear about your experiences and memories from 30 years of celebrating music and culture at this iconic venue. Take the survey or upload your digital artifacts to go into the draw to win a double pass to any gig at the Riverstage in 2019!
Australian and international artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND. Taking place on the nights of Tuesday 3 – Friday 6 September in Brisbane, BIGSOUND Festival is the showcase opportunity that puts artists in front of the local, national and international music industry delegates. Applications close 2 May.
BIGSOUND is back from September 3-6 in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct, with this year’s theme revealed as ‘The Artist As CEO’. For the first time in the event’s history, BIGSOUND will also be waving goodbye to its traditional conference home at the Judith Wright Centre and saying hello to Cloudland, providing expanded conference and meeting facilities right in the heart of the BIGSOUND Festival precinct.
Now in its 3rd year, BIGSOUND Tech will significantly expand opportunities and skill development for new creative tech developers. Apply by June 16 to be eligible for this exciting opportunity!