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.
QLD alt-rockers Venice on Fire are going from strength to strength, picking up airplay for their latest single My Friend Mal and embarking on their biggest tour yet.
Premiering over at Music Is My Muse, the single has been rocketing up the triple j Unearthed charts, with Home & Hosed host Declan Byrne praising its 'jean tearing chorus'. It's already enjoyed some spins on 4ZZZ, and is sure to prick more ears in the near future.
The Toowoomba three-piece will hit the road in support of the single release, stopping in Toowoomba, Ipswich, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Geelong.
Tom said he highly recommends the program for artists looking to drive their careers to the next level.
"We learnt how to plan our release, contact agents, develop strong goals and find out what our band is really about. If you want to actually put the tips into practice, it is an incredible tool that puts you in the driver's seat. We've never felt more in control of our band."Venice on Fire
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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!