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.
APRA AMCOS have announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards, a career boosting initiative which has helped further the musical success stories of Gotye, Fanny Lumsden, screen composer Caitlin Yeo, Morgan Evans, Ainslie Wills, Nick Drabble, Ngaiire, Briggs and many more.
Held every two years, the APRA Professional Development Awards aim to create serious opportunities for emerging songwriters and composers. In 2019, the awards prize pool continues to grow, offering nine individual winners $15,000 each to propel their career, plus Audio-Technica M50x Studio Headphones Limited Edition Red and an ‘Aon Wallet’ insurance package including Public Liability, Equipment and Personal Accident cover valued at $3,000 over 3 years.
Applications are now open to emerging songwriters and composers across the following categories:
- Popular Contemporary (three awards are given in this category which covers pop, rock, blues, folk, hip hop and R&B)
- Art Music
- Film and Television
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
APRA AMCOS have also announced that the
The APRA Professional Development Awards judging panel for 2019 includes Katie Wighton & Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live in Texas), Jenny Morris, Lior, Brooke McClymont, Dom Alessio (Sounds Australia), Jeremy Rose, Iain Grandage, Cat Hope, Caitlin Yeo, Jay Stewart, Leah Flanagan, Coco Eke (Bad Apples), Dan Zilber (Future Classic), and many more.
Applications for the Professional Development Awards close on Thursday 27 June, 2019.
Applications for the Smugglers of Light Foundation Music and Media Award close Friday 21 June, 2019
For more information and to apply, 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.