GYROstream are bringing their huge artist discovery and development competition 'Big Boost' back for 2019. Big Boost aims to give artists the leg up they need to take their music global and they've put together a whopping $10,000 prize pack for the lucky winner.
The winning artist receives:
- Flights to Brisbane from any capital city in Australia or Auckland (NZ) (including accommodation)
- Two day recording session at Airlock Studios (owned by Ian Haug of Powderfinger/The Church)
- Professional mastering of the single through Tempus Mastering
- Global distribution of single through GYROstream
- GYROpr LITE campaign for single launch
- Delegate pass to an Australian or New Zealand music industry conference of your choice in 2020
- Mentoring session with leading booking agent and artist manager Dom Miller of New World Artists/ Bluebeard Music
- Professional photography shoot to the value of $400
- Riffs & Licks Music - Music store voucher for $500 of new gear
- I Heart Songwriting Club 2 x 10 week terms and Creative Freedom Mentoring session with Founder Francesca de Valence (Valued at $397)
Are you an independent artist who has what it takes?
Sign up free to GYROstream and enter your song before midnight Tuesday 31 December 2019.
Winner to be announced in late January 2020.
Recording sessions will take place in the first quarter of 2020.
At last years QMusic Songwriting Retreat (formerly known as Amplify) Brisbane electronic pop/soul artist Cloe Terare was paired with songwriting mentor and electronic r’n’b artist DVNA to co-write a new song.
The end result ‘Easy’ explores the progression of feelings in a relationship and resulted in Cloe being awarded the GYROstream PR Package at a Listening Party on the final day of the Songwriting Retreat. James Russel from Heliport Studios added in an extra surprise offering to record and mix the single.
Brisbane guitarist, songwriter and producer Jack Bratt has been awarded the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship for 2019 at a ceremony held in Brisbane tonight.
QMusic was able to provide independent Brisbane artist, MARLOE., with the opportunity to attend the conference as well as arranging a one-on-one with 120 Publishing and a co-writing session with Akacia.
Australasian music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS held two annual general meetings in Sydney yesterday. Re-elected to the APRA Board were Writer Jenny Morris and Publisher Damian Trotter (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia). Writers Bic Runga and Jonathan Zwartz and Publisher Andrew Jenkins (Universal Music Publishing) were newly elected to the Board.
First Sounds is a special collaborative undertaking broadening the reach of Indigenous heritage, history and culture and supporting the burgeoning First Nations music industry.
QMusic is proud to announce the top four finalists of the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship: Jack Bratt, Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie), Georgia Potter (Moreton) and Leanne Tennant. The winner of the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 11 December 2019.