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.
PPCA, in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts, has opened the sixth round of its highly successful program which offers five $15,000 grants to assist Australian artists create new recordings.
The partnership was first launched in October 2013 and previous recipients have included Courtney Barnett, who used the grant money to assist in the recording of her ARIA Award winning Album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, ARIA Award winners and classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, ARIA Award winners All Our Exes Live in Texas
Last year’s recipients included Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist Alexandra Lynn aka Alex the Astronaut, Melbourne-based percussionist for The Putbacks Justin Marshall, Western Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth, Zindzi Okenyo aka Sydney artist OKENYO and Australian jazz composer, saxophonist Sandy Evans.
PPCA Chief Executive Officer Dan Rosen said “On behalf of PPCA, we are delighted to continue our partnership with the Australia Council to offer these grants and contribute to the diversity of Australian music. This initiative is very close to our heart at PPCA and we look forward to helping more local artists realise their musical ambition.”
Paul Mason, Director Music at the Australia Council added “Our partnership with PPCA is an exceptional example of how a collaboration between government and industry can deliver great outcomes for artists. It’s also a fantastic demonstration of confidence from PPCA in the quality and energy of the music we’re producing in Australia.”
Applications are now open and will close on 19 March 2019.
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!