January 9 – 18
A music mini-fest where kids create, get loud and make their mark during the summer school holidays!
Over January HOTA will host a range of awesome activities for aspiring little rock stars – create a party playlist at DJ Skool, bust a move at the Break Dance & Hip-Hop Workshop, get your shred on at the Air Guitar Workshop and go nuts at a very special gig with the one and only Regurgitator!
Summer Holiday Music Workshops
About to finish school for the year and want something fun to do over the summer break? There are a bunch of great youth workshops, events and opportunities happening all around Queensland. From songwriting camps to awesome gigs to learning how to work in radio, scroll down and check out all the exciting things happening over the holidays!
January 8 + 15
Dive head first in 2019 and become one of the legendary Zed Announcers! Learn everything you need to know about how to be a fully qualified announcer with Queensland's oldest (and coolest) community radio station.
This special training round is open to people aged between 13 and 17 years of age and successful graduates will be offered a place with the team producing & presenting the 'Zed Youth' show airing on Zed Digital.
January 7 – 11
Empowering girls, trans and gender non-conforming youth aged 10-17 through a week-long mentorship program, Girls Rock! Brisbane encourages creativity, self-expression and teamwork through music.
Under the guidance of some of Australia’s finest female musicians, you’ll form a band, learn an instrument and perform at rock show! No experience necessary, instruments provided. Grown ups can get involved too, GR!BNE are on the lookout for volunteers and mentors!
December – February
Are you a 10-17 year-old songwriter? I Heart Songwriting Club are offering a fully online 10-week program over the school holidays.
Get mentorship, feedback and participate in weekly songwriting challenges. And the best part? You can take part from anywhere in the world, even take your songwriting on holidays with you!
December – January
BEMAC are offering an amazing opportunity for artists to use the Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium as a space to rehearse and develop creative projects.
Suitable for bands, theatre groups, choirs, dance groups and ensembles of all kinds, it's a chance to get loud! PA system and mics supplied free.
QMusic's FREE workshop program Industry Connect will begin in March 2019 right across Queensland.
Take your songwriting to the next level, learn how to successfully promote yourself on digital music platforms, run a successful tour, build a team around you or manage your own career.
Suitable for budding artists and industry workers 16+. Click through to find out more and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know about 2019 registrations.
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'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!