Some of the artist managers and industry professionals involved in our free professional development workshop series Industry Connect have divulged their industry insider tips and lessons learnt.
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's Annual General Meeting took place on April 16 at X CARGO in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. The committee presented the results for 2018 with QMusic President Michael Crutcher noting that "QMusic will look back on its 24th year as another success, building on the excellent work that has been done across the last decade". Read the full report.
Riverstage has presented countless diverse and memorable shows over the years and this September will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, they want to hear about your experiences and memories from 30 years of celebrating music and culture at this iconic venue. Take the survey or upload your digital artifacts to go into the draw to win a double pass to any gig at the Riverstage in 2019!
Australian and international artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND. Taking place on the nights of Tuesday 3 – Friday 6 September in Brisbane, BIGSOUND Festival is the showcase opportunity that puts artists in front of the local, national and international music industry delegates. Applications close 2 May.