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.
QMusic is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Samut as CEO following a national search.
Ms Samut will start with QMusic on April 30, replacing Joel Edmondson who has joined the Queensland Music Festival as Executive Director.
Ms Samut brings a strong background to her new role. Since 2014, she has been the Communications and Marketing Manager for Screen Queensland during a period of strong growth for the organisation.
Ms Samut’s previous roles have included Publicity and Promotions Manager with Paramount Pictures, Publicist with Network 10 and National Publicist for Festival Mushroom Records from 2002-2004.
“We’re delighted that Angela will join QMusic. The final field for the position was very strong and the interview process showcased several strong contenders from several states,” QMusic President Michael Crutcher said.
“Angela will bring to QMusic an exciting background from her work within the music industry to her most recent appointment as a highly-regarded Communications and Marketing Manager at Screen Queensland.
“Angela has an excellent understanding of Queensland’s creative industries and she is clearly passionate about the music industry.
“She will join QMusic in our 25th year at a time when we’re continuing on an unprecedented period of growth. BIGSOUND, the Queensland Music Awards and our Industry Connect program have all grown in recent years.
“I thank the QMusic team which has performed superbly while we’ve been seeking our new CEO. They put together the best Queensland Music Awards we have seen two weeks ago.”
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!