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
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.