QMusic, Queensland's music industry development organisation, goes into overdrive this week with QMUSIC CONNECT: The Masterclass Series offering free live masterclasses featuring industry leaders and professionals from this Thursday 30 April at 5.30pm (AEST).
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second place $10,000 thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association), $5,000 third place and the $5,000 ‘unpublished’ prize.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!
QMusic talks to Futuremag Music founder and editor Luke Byatt on starting a music publication built on Queensland’s writing and photography talent.
QMusic caught up with Luke Byatt who launched independent publication Futuremag Music in 2016 and who has grounded his roots in Australia’s media landscape as a niche tastemaker.
QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association and producer of BIGSOUND and the Queensland Music Awards, has launched a series of free online workshops and masterclasses called QMUSIC CONNECT.
QMusic, a not-for-profit organisation, can complement the fiscal packages offered by state and federal governments by offering our services, programs and initiatives online. We are here to listen, advocate and be your support.
Australia’s live performance industry needs an assurance from the Federal Government it will be included in the next economic stimulus package. This is urgently required to prevent a complete and permanent industry shutdown, costing thousands of jobs and forcing the closure of performing arts and commercial companies and venues for good.