Sahara Beck has been named as the recipient of the $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award for 2019, the announcement taking place at the launch of this year's Queensland Music Festival.
4ZZZ's IndigiBriz, Souljah Sistars and Music Industry Inside Out present Songbird Sistars, a song competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
4ZZZ are amplifying the musical accomplishments of Aboriginal women to celebrate the NAIDOC 2018 theme ‘Because of Her, We Can’ with a song competition open to all Murri women in Meanjin. If that’s you or someone you know, check out the entry details below and submit your track to go in the running for a bunch of awesome prizes.
To enter, send your track as an MP3 or a downloadable link along with a little bit about who you are and what your track is about to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June.
Major winner: An annual Music Industry Inside Out subscription giving you access to music industry resources, advice and networking opportunities to help build your career PLUS a Musgrave Park Family Fun Day NAIDOC performance slot
Runner up: 4ZZZ Musician Subscription which includes 2 weeks on air promotion for any upcoming gig or release PLUS a slot on 4ZZZ's live music program Right Here Right Now during NAIDOC week
All entrants: receive airplay and a shoutout on 4ZZZ as well as option for contact details to be shared among all announcers for interview opportunities
Entires Close: 30 June. Songs to be judged by a panel of 4ZZZ broadcasters and Music Coordinators
Winner Announced: Saturday 7 July on Souljah Sistars
Musgrave Park Family Fun Day: performance winner slot on Friday,13 July
Right Here Right Now: performance winner slot on Tuesday, 10 July
Queensland Music Festival has launched its massive 2019 program. The state-wide program for the festival's 20th anniversary will run 5 July through to 28 July and bring "the gift of music to all corners of the state". Find out what's on and how you can get involved!
Last fortnight Paris Irwin, winner of the Industry Connect ‘Chill with Paces’ mentoring session spent an afternoon at Alchemix Recording Studios with Paces to gain some priceless industry insight, feedback on her songs and whip up a groovy new tune with the Gold Coast based producer.
Tucked away in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast is the picturesque Heliport Studios where for the second year, eight Industry Connect participants will spend four days co-writing and collaborating on new music with the guidance of industry experts.
APRA AMCOS have announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards offering nine individual winners $15,000 each. The Smugglers of Light initiative will also return in 2019, providing a promising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music or media practitioner with a grant of $12,000.