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.
Brisbane indie-electronic outfit Strangely Enough are going from strength to strength, with a little help from Industry Connect.
Formed in 2017, Strangely Enough is fronted by Brisbane-based multi-instrumentalist and studio engineer Greg Olley.
The band have been taking huge strides of late, scoring a premiere for new single Graceville over at Scenestr followed by the track quickly picking up airplay on triple j's Home & Hosed. The band also unveiled a video for the single via Music Is My Muse, which will play on MTV this week as part of their 'Upload' playlist.
Olley has been attending QMusic's Industry Connect workshop program, and says the information and advice gleaned from its facilitators has helped greatly in moving the band forward.
"Attending these workshops allowed me to communication and coordinate much more effectively with my PR manager...The guidance from Trina and other presenters helped me to plan out how I would make the most of my release by helping me to turn my release into a campaign."Greg Olley
"I think most musicians operating at my level can get a lot out of these workshops," Olley said.
"They are targeted really well being more advanced than a basic introduction to the music industry but not aimed musicians who have already made it".
Songwriters who participated in Industry Connect in 2017 & 2018 can now apply to be part of AMPLIFY, a newly announced songwriting and development opportunity.
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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.
BIGSOUND is back from September 3-6 in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct, with this year’s theme revealed as ‘The Artist As CEO’. For the first time in the event’s history, BIGSOUND will also be waving goodbye to its traditional conference home at the Judith Wright Centre and saying hello to Cloudland, providing expanded conference and meeting facilities right in the heart of the BIGSOUND Festival precinct.
Now in its 3rd year, BIGSOUND Tech will significantly expand opportunities and skill development for new creative tech developers. Apply by June 16 to be eligible for this exciting opportunity!