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.
The annual Electronic Music Conference (EMC) was held in Sydney earlier this month, hosting guests and speakers from around the world. 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.
Combining dream-pop and soaring lush vocals with hints of electronica, MARLOE. was excited to harness the opportunity to spend time in the studio with other talented producers as well as gain insight into how publishing can turn a profit for emerging artists.
"Just being around all these talented and knowledgeable people and getting to pick their brains about their day to day taught me a lot about the many avenues you can explore as a writer within the industry."MARLOE.
Spending two days at Forbes Studio, MARLOE. worked with both Akacia and Alius on various tracks for both herself and other producers, where she “learnt so much from her when it comes to songwriting”.
The one-on-one with 120 Publishing “opened my eyes to the world of publishing and how it can differ from boutique agencies to the bigger companies” MARLOE. says.
Venturing down to Sydney and spending time with industry professionals, MARLOE. was astounded by the passion and support that others in the industry shared with her and her work.
“You don’t have to be a big well-known artist for others within the industry to be excited by your project and want to help it grow. I definitely didn’t know this and was amazed by how many people genuinely wanted to help in whatever way they could to see me succeed, and help me forge those connections to make that happen.”MARLOE.
With an opportunity like this, MARLOE. feels that she has forged connections that she believes will assist her long into the future. To stay in the loop with more opportunities like this, be sure to join our Industry Connect mailing list below.
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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.
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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.
Congratulations to MARLOE who will be heading down to Electronic Music Conference (EMC) next week to attend the conference, co-write one-on-one with Akacia and sit down with 120 Publishing to learn about how an emerging artists publishing can be built into an incredibly valuable revenue stream.