The Award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.
Hailing from Brisbane, neo soul 4-piece Pink Matter have released their debut track Quicksand, thanks to the help of Industry Connect workshops!
Their single premiered on music website Purple Sneakers, who described it as “reminiscent of your fave dimly lit bar with flickering candles and well-earned glass of red, ‘Quicksand’ begins to take over your body”.
Through the program the band met and worked with QMusic Program Manager Trina Massey to develop a strategic music release timeline.
“Fusing jazz, soul and beats, Pink Matter are an incredibly driven and exciting young act, showcasing the talent and diversity within the Brisbane music community,” Massey said.
Last year Raywood was awarded the BIGSOUND Bursary for the Brisbane region. For attending 80% or more sessions within the program, four Industry Connect participants receive the full BIGSOUND experience, including a delegate pass, flights and accommodation.
“It’s a great to get solid information from people are who full time industry experts and for meeting other people that attend the workshops.”Pink Matter
We are sure to be hearing more from Pink Matter in 2018, with the band planning the release of their debut EP. Keep up to date with them here
Registrations were completely booked for Brisbane's final Industry Connect Masterclass in 2017.
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You can also stay up to date with a whole lot of amazing music coming out of QLD by following the QMusic: Industry Connect Spotify Playlist and many more on the QMusic account.
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