Turning the spotlight on musical talent from Queensland’s regional and remote communities is the focus of a unique mentoring project being rolled out over the coming six months. After receiving applications from all over Queensland – ten young women aged between 15 and 25 have been selected to be a part of the 2018 BIG SKY GIRLS program.
An initiative of Brisbane music company SUGARRUSH Music, BIG SKY GIRLS will see the 10 young songwriters attend creative and professional development workshops in Brisbane with established artists and industry professionals including: Jackie Marshall, Kellie Lloyd, Roz Pappalardo, Sabina Lawrie, Brianna Carpenter, Paula “Jonesy “Jones, Sarah Howells, Leanne Tennant, Sian Evans, Francesca De Valence, Danny Widdicombe, Craig Hawker, Jeff Lovejoy and Craig Spann - with more to be announced.
The selected artists will also be supported through a free six-month mentorship program aimed at in building talent and establishing music careers.
Aside from workshops and weekly mentoring, the selected participants will also see one of their songs professionally recorded by Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger, Resin Dogs, Tex Perkins) and will be invited to perform at very special showcase in Brisbane this October.
Congratulations to all the selected artists!
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.
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.
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