Applications are open for the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan fellowship, an incredible opportunity for QLD songwriters to travel to New York, London or Berlin for up to six months and use the experience of being immersed in a foreign and vibrant musical culture to further develop their own artistic skills. Applications close 23 September, 2019.
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!
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald and acclaimed artist Mojo Juju join the stellar 2019 speaker lineup. With the new keynote announcement comes the unveiling of the BIGSOUND 2019 Official Party program, with Purple Pass holders in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events.
This year's legendary BIGSOUND party schedule has landed, with a heap of returning favourites and exciting new offerings! Purple Pass holders are in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events, check out the full list!
QMusic have partnered with Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and The Events Centre to present POINT, an immersive event featuring multi-art projections, installations and some of the country’s most exciting emerging and established music acts taking place Friday 30 Aug. Check out the lineup!
Raising funds for your project or organisation? Applications for matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia and the Australian Cultural Fund are open from now until Wed 14 August.
Over the past three years BIG SKY GIRLS has become a crucial annual event supporting and mentoring young regional women in music across Queensland. Applications for 2019 are open now, closing 10 August.