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.
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.
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.