Presented by QMusic & The Edge
The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Bank
Thursday April 4: Starting At Zero
Thursday April 18: Get Good
Thursday May 9 : It's a Business
Thursday May 23: Getting It Out there
Thursday June 6: Click Here
Thursday June 20: The Release Cycle
Registrations are now open for QMusic’s free professional development series INDUSTRY CONNECT, set to begin in April, in partnership with venues and councils in Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Cairns.
INDUSTRY CONNECT provides new and emerging artists access to industry workers and resources through facilitated workshops from April - July annually. The program aims to give each participant a greater understanding of the music industry, from song writing to release and everything in between.
Facilitators joining the program this year are currently working with Flight Facilities, LDRU, Thundamentals, Styalz Fuego (Peking Duk, Daniel Johns, EXO), Baker Boy, Mallrat, Tired Lion, Tkay Maidza, Kwame, Bobby Alu and Luude.
Participants will get the chance to meet and learn from a diverse selection of music industry professionals including, Independent, major labels and directly from Queensland artists, The Kite String Tangle, Jaguar Jones and more - full list below.
Once on board, 2019 INDUSTRY CONNECT participants will be in the running to receive a personalised PR and digital distribution package from GYROstream and the opportunity to attend a three-day songwriting retreat at Heliport Studios on the Sunshine Coast.
To sweeten the deal, QMusic’s donors community will fund five INDUSTRY CONNECT participants to attend BIGSOUND Festival 3-6 September, to further their networks and learn from some of the best minds around the globe. The bursary includes delegate passes, flights to Brisbane and accommodation.
“The feedback, the connection, the feeling of being part of the music community and the culture allowed me to gain confidence in my music and narrow focus on my release”DVNA,
“..these workshops have made me more confident in many aspects of my career within the music industry. The workshops and panelists have been really helpful and I would highly recommend them to aspiring artists"Greta Stanley,
Presented by QMusic & The Edge
Presented by QMusic, City of Gold Coast, HOTA, Home of the Arts, & Mo’s Desert Clubhouse
Saturday April 13: Miami Hotel, Miami
Saturday May 11: Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads
Saturday June 8: HOTA, Home Of The Arts, Gold Coast
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.
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.