Dig into six musicians #1 piece of advice and the big lessons music has taught them. From playing friendly with people and experimenting with your style, through to having music by your side as a mental health coping mechanism.
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.
Queensland composer, electric guitarist and improviser Liam Flenady is among seven recipients from across Australia and New Zealand of the 2019 Art Music Fund. The funding will support the composition of his new 30-minute, continuous multi-movement work 'The Five Seasons'.
He took out the Triple J Unearthed DMA'S remix competition last year, cameos as a lawyer during the day, has signed his debut release to Kim Moyes’ (The Presets) label Here to Hell, and is a current participant in the Industry Connect program. He goes by Borderland State and is worth keeping your ears open for.
Some of the artist managers and industry professionals involved in our free professional development workshop series Industry Connect have divulged their industry insider tips and lessons learnt.
Publicists, digital marketers, radio pluggers and branding experts are all roles in the team that help take your freshly released music from the studio and over to the media. Their focus is on building your brand as a musician and getting your music heard across radio, online, print, TV and streaming service playlists.
QMusic's Annual General Meeting took place on April 16 at X CARGO in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. The committee presented the results for 2018 with QMusic President Michael Crutcher noting that "QMusic will look back on its 24th year as another success, building on the excellent work that has been done across the last decade". Read the full report.