Needle in the Hay is an annual competition and event run by Happy Mag which champions and empowers emerging Australian bands and musicians at a time they need it most in their careers. Enter by 26 July.
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.
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.
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.
APRA AMCOS have announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards offering nine individual winners $15,000 each. Applications are open now and close on Thursday 27 June.
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.
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.
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'.