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.
Calling ALL songwriters! Songwriters worldwide are invited to enter the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition.
Entrants to go into the running for a career-changing $50,000 first place cash prize, courtesy of APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG.
The competition welcomes entries of all genres from songwriters at any stage in their career. Runners-up prizes on offer: second place $10,000 thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association), $5,000 third place and the $5,000 ‘unpublished’ prize.
Judges include acclaimed songwriter Lior, previous Vanda & Young first-place winner Isabella Manfredi of The Preatures, triple j’s Dave Ruby Howe, producer Franc Tetaz and reps from Spotify, Amazon Music, Universal Music and Sony/ATV.
Past winners and top finishers include Amy Shark, Gretta Ray, Mallrat, David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths), Kimbra, and Gotye.
All entry fees go to supporting the transformative work of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.
Entries for the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition have been extended til Thursday 2 May!
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.