Sahara Beck has been named as the recipient of the $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award for 2019, the announcement taking place at the launch of this year's Queensland Music Festival.
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.
Queensland Music Festival has launched its massive 2019 program. The state-wide program for the festival's 20th anniversary will run 5 July through to 28 July and bring "the gift of music to all corners of the state". Find out what's on and how you can get involved!
Last fortnight Paris Irwin, winner of the Industry Connect ‘Chill with Paces’ mentoring session spent an afternoon at Alchemix Recording Studios with Paces to gain some priceless industry insight, feedback on her songs and whip up a groovy new tune with the Gold Coast based producer.
Tucked away in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast is the picturesque Heliport Studios where for the second year, eight Industry Connect participants will spend four days co-writing and collaborating on new music with the guidance of industry experts.
APRA AMCOS have announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards offering nine individual winners $15,000 each. The Smugglers of Light initiative will also return in 2019, providing a promising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music or media practitioner with a grant of $12,000.