The 2020 Queensland Music Awards is set to be the biggest event in the Queensland music calendar with performances from Cub Sport, Miiesha, Busby Marou, Jaguar Jonze and Order Sixty6. The 2020 QMAs will be held at The Fortitude Music Hall on Tuesday 3 March. Red carpet from 6:00pm.
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.
MARLOE is a young independent artist who combines splashes of electronica with lush, soaring vocals and beat-driven melodies. Her shimmering indie-pop tracks are the perfect combo of punchy and playful, and take you on an intimate journey of self experience, and ultimate girl-power-moments.
I’m so thankful and excited to be chosen for this opportunity. Super keen to head down to Sydney to learn from and work with so many amazing industry professionals.MARLOE
Queensland artists Moon Saloon, May Lyn, LUUNG, DENNIS and MiCCY were shortlisted for the opportunity and will have their music played during the EMC panel “Ready For A Topline? Effective Remote Collaboration With Vocalists” which QMusic Program Manager Gav Parry will be speaking on. Get your tickets here.
This is a chance for the shortlisted applicants to get their music heard by artists and industry professionals, with an opportunity to build new connections and collaborate online.
Also making their way down to EMC are Industry Connect and Amplify participants Daste who will be performing for EMC Live next Wednesday 13 November at The Lansdowne.
Get your tickets to see Daste here.
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.