QMusic is proud of our local music industry who are putting on benefit gigs raising money for the bushfire communities.
Our hearts go out to all those that have suffered.
Here's a roundup of some of the best benefit concerts fundraising money to assist with the continued fight and recovery of Australia's fire-affected areas. Take the opportunity to enjoy some great live music and assist those who need our help!
If there's one we've missed, let us know at email@example.com and we'll help spread the word!
From fundraiser organiser Neil Morris;
"As Fires have struck the East Coast of this sacred land recently it has lead to significant destruction and loss of masses of flora and fauna and sadly the lives of peoples. Very sadly, many First Nations people's have been affected by these tragic circumstances with losses of homes/ severe damage to property and important parts of the landscape.
This fundraiser was initiated and maintained by Neil Morris, a Yorta Yorta, First Nations man. He is a community rights and empowerment advocate for my fellow First Nations peoples. In his work in this capacity, he has developed this Fundraiser with direct consultation with and upon the request of Fire affected First Nations Communities across Eastern parts of so called Australia such as Gippsland and the South Coast of NSW."
THE TIVOLI - JAN 25
The Kite String Tangle
Rohin Jones (The Middle East)
DJ Black Amex
+ many more...
Chardens Corner Hotel - FEB 1
Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus)
Darren Middleton (Powderfinger)
Baltimore Gun Club
Salt & Steel
Dead Hand Blues
Black Creek Band
3 Little Pigs
...More to come
Tomcat - FEB 8
Claiming it Anyway BAND
The Letter Elle
Jack Shannon Music
Hit 'n' Mizz
CUPO - JAN 17
Thicc Shake Crew
+ more to be announced
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards is set to be the biggest event in the Queensland music calendar with performances from Cub Sport, Miiesha, Busby Marou, Jaguar Jonze and Order Sixty6. The 2020 QMAs will be held at The Fortitude Music Hall on Tuesday 3 March. Red carpet from 6:00pm.
At last years QMusic Songwriting Retreat (formerly known as Amplify) Brisbane electronic pop/soul artist Cloe Terare was paired with songwriting mentor and electronic r’n’b artist DVNA to co-write a new song.
The end result ‘Easy’ explores the progression of feelings in a relationship and resulted in Cloe being awarded the GYROstream PR Package at a Listening Party on the final day of the Songwriting Retreat. James Russel from Heliport Studios added in an extra surprise offering to record and mix the single.
Brisbane guitarist, songwriter and producer Jack Bratt has been awarded the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship for 2019 at a ceremony held in Brisbane tonight.
QMusic was able to provide independent Brisbane artist, MARLOE., with the opportunity to attend the conference as well as arranging a one-on-one with 120 Publishing and a co-writing session with Akacia.
Australasian music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS held two annual general meetings in Sydney yesterday. Re-elected to the APRA Board were Writer Jenny Morris and Publisher Damian Trotter (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia). Writers Bic Runga and Jonathan Zwartz and Publisher Andrew Jenkins (Universal Music Publishing) were newly elected to the Board.
First Sounds is a special collaborative undertaking broadening the reach of Indigenous heritage, history and culture and supporting the burgeoning First Nations music industry.