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Robb Potts International Exchange Program

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Robb Potts International Exchange Program

The Nashville-based Country Music Association has announced a new international exchange program in honour of late great Australian country music promoter Robb Potts. Applications are open now for the four-week, industry-focused program and will close 30 June.

Reclink Community Cup 2019

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Reclink Community Cup 2019

Dust off your team colours for the Brisbane Reclink Community Cup launch on Saturday June 8 at Netherworld! The much-adored charity football match series returns for its fourth year, raising money to support disadvantaged Australians.

Artists shed light on their biggest learnings

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Artists shed light on their biggest learnings

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 wins Carol Lloyd Award

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Sahara Beck wins Carol Lloyd Award

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​.

QMF Unveils Huge 20th Anniversary Program

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QMF Unveils Huge 20th Anniversary Program

​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!

Chill with Paces: In The Studio with Paris Irwin

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Chill with Paces: In The Studio with Paris Irwin

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.

AMPLIFY Songwriting Retreat 2019

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AMPLIFY Songwriting Retreat 2019

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 Professional Development Awards

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APRA Professional Development Awards

​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.

Get Licensed, Published, Exposed and Paid!

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Get Licensed, Published, Exposed and Paid!

Unsigned Only 2019 has reopened entries for a special promotion! GRAND SLAM runs from 8 May – 6 June, with each week offering a different promotion and bringing unique opportunities and benefits to entrants.

Country music stars to shine in Ekka Showdown

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Country music stars to shine in Ekka Showdown

The competition that has helped launch the careers of Queensland’s up and coming country artists is back, bigger than ever, with a total prize pool of more than $20,000 on offer in the Royal Queensland Show’s (Ekka) 2019 Country Music Showdown presented by Ringers Western. Entries close 30 June.

QLD Composer Clinches Art Music Fund

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QLD Composer Clinches Art Music Fund

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'.