Registrations are now open for QMusic’s free professional development series INDUSTRY CONNECT, set to begin in April, in partnership with venues and councils in Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Cairns.
Every year in March tens of thousands from the world over flock to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Festival, one of the largest, most influential global music events in the world. Queensland artists looking to make the journey to SXSW in 2019 can apply now!
Across a massive range of venues scattered through downtown Austin, showcasing acts play to an audience of industry reps, media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from every corner of the globe. There are also additional showcase opportunities through Sounds Australia’s long-running Aussie BBQ shows, which draw a huge crowd every year. You can apply for funding to help you get there through Australia Council and Arts Queensland.
This year saw a strong QLD contingent touch down in Austin, with Hatchie (pictured), Amy Shark, Daggy Man and Mallrat all showcasing at SXSW. 2018 also saw the inaugural BIGSOUND Brunch, an official party at the new Australia House featuring BIGSOUND alumni acts such as Stella Donnelly, Didirri, Slum Sociable, Gordi and more.
SXSW 2019 Early Deadline: Friday, 13 September, 2018 at 11:59PM PT ($35 fee)
SXSW 2019 Final Deadline: Friday, 25 October, 2018 at 11:59PM PT ($55 fee)
For more information and to apply to showcase click below.
Hookups are an opportunity to interact and network with fellow artists and industry from across your city, mingle with your peers and enjoy some food on us! PLUS we're giving you the chance to win a mentoring session with Gold Coast producer Paces. All you need to do is RSVP and attend Industry Connect Hookups at the Gold Coast, Sunny Coast, Ipswich or Brisbane.
Apply now for up to $5K funding support to host an event that creates an educational and/or collaborative community experience as part of Queensland Small Business Week. Applications close 3 March.
Looking to hone your studio skills? EQUALIZE is designed for female and non-binary APRA AMCOS members who are keen to further build their technical skills and industry knowledge to become a producer for screen, electronic/pop or recording full bands. Apply before 26 Feb!
Calling ALL songwriters! Songwriters worldwide are invited to enter the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition to go into the running for a career-changing A$50,000 first place cash prize, courtesy of APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG.