Bethany Cosentino has become an important and outspoken artist voice. As well as writing some of the best indie anthems of the last decade, she has also lent her voice, speaking out against sexism and sexual assault, sharing her journey to sobriety and struggle with insomnia.
Vivien Goldman has had an incredible journey through the music industry, working as a journalist in the UK on publications such as NME, Sounds and Melody Maker, hosting on pirate radio, working in labels as Bob Marley’s first publicist, becoming an artist herself as part of 80s new-wave duo Chantage and finally becoming an acclaimed author, with her latest book Revenge of the She-Punks chronicling female voices across the punk movement.
Sahara Herald has been a staple of the live music industry for decades, with eighteen years as National Event Co-ordinator of the Big Day Out before moving to Mushroom Group’s Frontier Touring where she was appointed Tour Director in 2018, being integral in the success of record breaking tours such as Troye Sivan, Lorde, The Killers, Paul Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Midnight Oil and Sam Smith.
Mojo Juju is one of Australia’s most important artist voices who takes us on her journey of self-discovery and storytelling through music and breaking through in 2018 with her triple-ARIA nominated album Native Tongue.
QMusic, Queensland's music industry development organisation, goes into overdrive this week with QMUSIC CONNECT: The Masterclass Series offering free live masterclasses featuring industry leaders and professionals from this Thursday 30 April at 5.30pm (AEST).
QMusic caught up with Luke Byatt who launched independent publication Futuremag Music in 2016 and who has grounded his roots in Australia’s media landscape as a niche tastemaker.
QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association and producer of BIGSOUND and the Queensland Music Awards, has launched a series of free online workshops and masterclasses called QMUSIC CONNECT.
QMusic, a not-for-profit organisation, can complement the fiscal packages offered by state and federal governments by offering our services, programs and initiatives online. We are here to listen, advocate and be your support.
Australia’s live performance industry needs an assurance from the Federal Government it will be included in the next economic stimulus package. This is urgently required to prevent a complete and permanent industry shutdown, costing thousands of jobs and forcing the closure of performing arts and commercial companies and venues for good.