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.
Are you at the head of the class? triple j Unearthed are once again searching for the best High School act in the country.
Unearthed High will scour through the nation's classrooms in order to find the best high school music act. With alumni including Gretta Ray, Stonefield, Japanese Wallpaper and last year's reigning champ Arno Faraji, it's a pretty prestigious list to join!
“Unearthed High was a huge moment for me! A lot has happened, so fast, and it's boosted my music's reach so far. Only last year I was a senior in high school looking for a way to do what I get to do now: playing 'thicc' festivals, touring and making music with some of my favourite artists. I'm still geeking out over a lot of the things that are coming my way.”Arno Faraji
2017 Unearthed High Winner
The best entries will get national radio airplay and the winner will get flown to triple j to record, remix or master a track. They'll also be set up with a mentorship with an industry professional and triple j might even crash your school!
The best Unearthed High entry from an Indigenous artist, as well as being eligible for the major prize, will win ongoing mentorship from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) and a songwriting workshop at their school by the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.
Class is in session now! To enter add an original track to triplejunearthed.com before midnight Monday 30 July, select your school year and let them know what school you're repping. Eligible acts must have at least 50% of band members currently in high school. If you've got an Unearthed artist page already, great! Just make sure you've checked 'Unearthed High' on your artist profile and enter your school details to be in the running!
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.