BIGSOUND has been named Queensland Live Event of the Year for the third year running at the 2018 National Live Music Awards! A huge thanks to all the venues, volunteers, artists and partners that make BIGSOUND Festival possible.
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.
Make sure to get in early for the 2018 workshops by signing up below!
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.
About to finish school for the year and want something fun to do over the summer break? There are a bunch of great youth workshops, events and opportunities happening all around Queensland. From songwriting camps to awesome gigs to learning how to work in radio, check out all the exciting things happening over the holidays!
Gold Coast's HOTA (Home of the Arts) have launched their new Creative Development Program, offering cash support for both individual artists and arts companies for the development of new projects and opening up their spaces to be used in creating and performing new work. Apply before 25 January!
QMusic is proud to announce the Women in Music Mentoring program. Apply now for one of eight mentorships and learn in a one-on-one environment from female leaders in the Queensland business community.