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 your local Hookups networking event at the Gold Coast, Sunny Coast, Ipswich or Brisbane.
CHILL WITH PACES
Paces has gone from strength to strength since producing Tkay Maidza's track Switch Lanes, which landed in the 2014 triple j's hottest 100. Hailing from the Gold Coast, this dad and dog lover cloaks everything he does in happiness and explosive colour. Blurring the line between club and pop music, Paces reflects his lifestyle - colourful and fun.
'I’m really psyched to be involved. It’s so important to share knowledge with each other, that’s how I started out! Hopefully I have some useful tips that will give someone a nudge early in their career. I find it super inspiring to work with different people so I know I’ll be walking away from this feeling motivated too''Paces
Now in its third year, Industry Connect continues to support new and emerging artists and give them the opportunity to hear from and talk to industry professionals. The program is aimed at helping new and emerging artists better navigate the industry with insight from people who are living and breathing music everyday.
Workshop registrations open soon, you can RSVP below to attend your local Hookup networking event now!
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.
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.