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Smugglers of Light Music & Media Award

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Smugglers of Light Music & Media Award

Apply now for the Smugglers of Light Music & Media Award! The $12,000 grant supports the professional development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and/or media practitioner. Submissions close 12 July, 5PM AEST.

QMusic Winter Warmer

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QMusic Winter Warmer

Join us for our FREE annual all-of-industry networking night, Wednesday 24 July at Honkytonk Bar in Brisbane. RSVP by 5pm Tuesday July 23 for a chance to win 1 x BIGSOUND 2019 Purple Pass.

Gold Coast: Music Industry Mingle

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Gold Coast: Music Industry Mingle

Find out how to tour internationally as an independent musician: getting down and dirty with those who’ve been there and not returned broke(n). Gold Coast musicians and music businesses are invited to meet, mingle and learn at Gold Coast Music in Southport on Monday, 12 August.

Arts Queensland Individuals Fund

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Arts Queensland Individuals Fund

Applications for Round Two of the Arts Queensland Individuals Fund, offering up to $10K, close 16 August. Find out how singer songwriter Tia Gostelow received support through Arts Queensland which helped her write, record and tour her QMA Album of the Year winning record Thick Skin.

Vanda & Young Shortlist Revealed

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Vanda & Young Shortlist Revealed

A slew of Queensland artists have made the shortlist for the prestigious 2019 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition, going into the running for the $50K Grand Prize.

BIGSOUND's First 76 Acts Unveiled

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BIGSOUND's First 76 Acts Unveiled

Tones And I, Milan Ring, Tasman Keith, Bad//Dreems, yergurl, EGOISM, and Electric Fields lead a list of 76 artists out of what will become a total of 150 acts heading to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley this September 3-6.

​EMC Connect Returns

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​EMC Connect Returns

The Electronic Music Conference (EMC) returns in 2019, kicking off with EMC Connect, a series of free events that will hit Brisbane on Thursday 4 July.

MEET: Du0

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MEET: Du0

Time to meet Du0 - a soloist collaborator leveraging his relationships to push his musical boundaries and build a strong brand. He’s just released his sophomore single It’s OK to applause by triple j’s Dave Ruby Howe and Declan Bryne and is working on bringing this energy into a killer live show later this year.

Unearthed High: Class of 2019

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Unearthed High: Class of 2019

Entries for Unearthed High 2019 are now open, so if you're in high school and you’re a band, solo artist, producer or rapper, upload your tracks before midnight Monday 29 July.

Flying Arts: Where To Next...?

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Flying Arts: Where To Next...?

Do you want to take your practice to the next level? Flying Arts is inviting mid-career artists to take part in a weekend intensive, July 20 - 21, to refresh and grow their arts businesses. Registrations close 28 June.

National Live Music Awards 2019

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National Live Music Awards 2019

The National Live Music Awards return in December for the fourth consecutive year. You can nominate your favourite Australian live acts now!

National Folk Festival: Apply to Play

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National Folk Festival: Apply to Play

Performer applications for the 2020 National Folk Festival are open now! Queensland is a featured state, so programmers will be looking for something special from the Sunshine State! Apply before 12 July.