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 $25,000 Levi’s® Music Prize winner was announced today, as Emerson Snowe blew the panel of international selectors away with a blistering Tuesday BIGSOUND showcase at Woolly Mammoth.
This year the Levi’s® Music Prize winner also receives $5000 in travel from Stage and Screen, with three winners to be announced each quarter leading into BIGSOUND 2019, providing ongoing career support for BIGSOUND alumni into the future.
The stage moniker of Brisbane songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jarrod Mahon, Emerson Snowe has had an incredible 2018 playing debut shows in London whilst dropping tracks 'Could You Love Me' and 'Sunlight' off his forthcoming EP.
His charming yet unconventional approach to music has already attracted the attention of many of his idols, being tapped for support slots by acts like Ariel Pink and King Krule.
"I want to say a huge thank-you to everyone involved. This money and opportunity will go a long way and will honestly change my life. Thank you so much to Levi's® for giving me this chance."Jarrod Mahon
"We’re stoked that Emerson Snowe was this year’s recipient of the Levi’s Music Prize. We look forward to seeing his career go from strength to strength over the next 12 months” said Nicky Rowsell, Levi’s® Marketing Manager Australia & New Zealand.
The Levi’s® Music Prize offers a total annual prize pool of $100K over an initial three-year commitment. So far, Stella Donnelly, Alex Lahey, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hatchie and now Emerson Snowe have been awarded $25,000 each, to help them achieve their export goals. Acts who have performed at BIGSOUND within the last five years (2014-2018) are eligible for the next three rounds.
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.