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.
Brewer Victoria Bitter is bringing back VB HARD YARDS, putting three bands (one each from QLD, NSW/ACT and VIC) on the road in October.
Last year three upcoming Aussie acts got to share the stage with punk rock legends Cosmic Psychos, and this year organisers have promised some huge headliners will be joining the winners on tour.
The lineup will be announced in August, with winners getting to play shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney (with flights and accomodation included) plus $5000 cash, a pre-paid rehearsal room, professional press shots and exposure via Hard Yards media.
“It’s hard work for touring bands. Booking supports, venues, lighting, logistics, luggage, and even just establishing an audience for your band in different cities, is no easy feat. But VB are going to give three young bands the chance to get a bit of help with load in … so to speak.”Ross Knight
Wed 3 October Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Thurs 4 October The Foundry, Brisbane
Fri 5 October The Cambridge, Newcastle
Sat 6 October The Lansdowne, Sydney
Entries close 15 July, click below!
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.
Apply now for up to $5K funding support to host an event that creates an educational and/or collaborative community experience as part of Queensland Small Business Week. Applications close 3 March.
Looking to hone your studio skills? EQUALIZE is designed for female and non-binary APRA AMCOS members who are keen to further build their technical skills and industry knowledge to become a producer for screen, electronic/pop or recording full bands. Apply before 26 Feb!
Calling ALL songwriters! Songwriters worldwide are invited to enter the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition to go into the running for a career-changing A$50,000 first place cash prize, courtesy of APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG.