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.
Small businesses, individuals and organisations are encouraged to apply for an inaugural Small Business Week Grant to host events during QSBW 2019.
Grants of up to $5000 are available to help deliver innovative events and activities that provide small businesses with the tools they need to thrive. Event hosts can increase their profile, enhance their own business and network with other small businesses in their region.
Don’t miss this opportunity! Online applications are now open and close on Sunday, 3 March 2019.
The objectives of the Small Business Week Grants Program are to:
- provide a platform for collective investigation of local small business community concerns and solutions specific to an area or locality
- empower local small business communities to come together to learn from experts and specialists in areas relevant to their sector or region
- enable local leadership in small business communities.
The fund will enable the individual or organisation to offset the costs incurred by delivering events and activities that provide transformative impacts for small businesses.
Funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) is available as a reimbursement for eligible individuals or organisations to host an event that creates an educational and/or collaborative community experience as part of QSBW 2019.
To be eligible the individual or organisation must:
- hold an event or activity during QSBW 2019, Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019
- have Queensland headquarters/residency
- not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.
Where necessary you must hold public liability insurance of up to $10 million.
You must also be in a financial position to pay up-front for the approved product(s) and or service(s) in full. If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase.
The participant must also complete an evaluation detailing the success of the event, attendee statistics and feedback.
Apply for the Grant
To apply, complete the following steps:
QMusic is proud to announce the top four finalists of the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship: Jack Bratt, Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie), Georgia Potter (Moreton) and Leanne Tennant. The winner of the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 11 December 2019.
Congratulations to MARLOE who will be heading down to Electronic Music Conference (EMC) next week to attend the conference, co-write one-on-one with Akacia and sit down with 120 Publishing to learn about how an emerging artists publishing can be built into an incredibly valuable revenue stream.
GYROstream are bringing their huge artist discovery and development competition 'Big Boost' back for 2019. Big Boost aims to give artists the leg up they need to take their music global and they've put together a whopping $10,000 prize pack for the lucky winner.
WAAX, Hatchie and Bree Tranter dominate the stacked list of Queenslanders nominated for the 2019 National Live Music Awards (NLMAs)! Topping the overall list of nominees for the 54 awards are Stella Donnelly and Electric Fields who hold six and five nominations, respectively.
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs), produced by QMusic and taking place on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at The Fortitude Music Hall, has unveiled an exciting new Major Award category with the Emerging Artist Of The Year Award.
Open to all early-career Queensland musicians, entries are open now and close midnight, Thursday 24 October 2019.