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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'.

Gold Coast Music Awards Winners

Gold Coast Music Awards Winners

Music’s golden girl, Amy Shark will become the inaugural Hall Of Fame inductee after taking out the prestigious Artist Of The Year award while breakout artist San Mei won Song of the Year at last night's Gold Coast Music Awards.

Show Me the Money: National Arts Funding Workshop

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Show Me the Money: National Arts Funding Workshop

With multiple funding rounds and opportunities closing in May and June, City of Gold Coast have organised representatives from all of the major arts funding and fundraising bodies to spend a day with Gold Coast artists and creatives. Free workshop takes place at HOTA on 11 May, register now!

Gold Coast Music Managers Round Table

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Gold Coast Music Managers Round Table

The Association of Artist Managers Australia (AAM) in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast Music Action Plan 2021 (MAP 2021) is excited to deliver a music managers round table, focused on developing emerging Gold Coast music managers. Apply by midnight 12 May.

NIMAs Nominations Open

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NIMAs Nominations Open

The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) will return later this year, with organisers today opening nominations for the 2019 event, which will take place at Darwin's iconic Amphitheatre on August 10.

MEET: Borderland State

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MEET: Borderland State

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.

Lessons Learnt from Artist Managers & Teams

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Lessons Learnt from Artist Managers & Teams

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 and Marketers weigh in on getting heard

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Publicists and Marketers weigh in on getting heard

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 2018 Annual Report

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QMusic 2018 Annual Report

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.