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Program Resources: QMUSIC CONNECT

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Content Warning: QMusic Connect workshops contain mentions of mental health issues, drugs and alcohol. There may be explicit language used in music examples played throughout the program. 

Masterclass 5: Building Your Social Community QMUSIC CONNECT: THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

This workshop will help you better understand how you can use social media to grow and engage your fanbase. With help from digital marketers and social media experts, participants will learn how social advertising works and how you can go about marketing your releases directly to your fanbase.

Takeaways. Participants will:
・Social media 101’s
・How to make the most out of your social spend
・How to set up an advertising audience

Facilitators:
・Alethea Beetson, QMusic First Nations Programmer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Mike Keyte from GYROstream
・Cara Anderson from For The Record
・Aden Brim from Zennith
・Guest artist host: Hallie Tait (Hallie)

Masterclass 4: Getting Your Music Out There QMUSIC CONNECT: THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

What does publicity look like in 2020? When should you invest in it? What can you be doing as an independent artist to grow your fanbase? And how can you get a step closer to your project goals with every song release? Hear from a successful industry publicist working with both local and international artists and learn what it takes to truly break an artist.

Takeaways. Participants will:
・Get to take home a single, EP and album publicity campaign 'example schedule' to put into real-world use.
・Learn what makes a good press photo and a list of Queensland-based photographers and videographers.
・Learn when to invest in PR and what an independent artist can do without having to put their hand in their pocket first.

Facilitators:
・Alethea Beetson, QMusic First Nations Programmer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Ella Petite from hum hum
・Stacey Piggott from Daydream Nation
・Louvel Yapali from GYROstream
・Guest artist host: Fred Leone, Impossible Odds

Masterclass 3: Streaming QMUSIC CONNECT: THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

Streaming is a relatively new part of the music industry that has completely revolutionised the way the world consumes music. This masterclass will show you how to engage with the different streaming platforms and make the most of the new opportunities that they provide. It will cover how to access your artist profile, how to pitch your music and share some tips around growing your streaming audience.

Takeaways. Participants will:
・Understand what information they should include on each of their streaming platforms.
・Hear the best ways you can be engaging with the platform to turn it into a more reliable revenue stream.
・Learn how the different platforms work and how you can use the tools available to your advantage.

Facilitators:
・Alethea Beetson, QMusic First Nations Programmer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Andy Irvine, Gyrostream
・Mick Tarbuk, Believe Digital
・Guest artist host: Dana Lowrey (DVNA)

Masterclass 2: It's A Business QMUSIC CONNECT: THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

Hear from successful managers who have been able to build sustainable careers for their artists and have learnt how to navigate ever-changing revenue streams. Gain a greater insight into when should you tour, how regularly you should be releasing music and what you should be investing for your project.

Takeaways. Participants will:
・Gain an insight into revenue streams and how they can access them.
・Hear from experienced managers on when is the best time to tour plus tricks and tips around saving money on tours.
・Learn when and what to spend money on when starting a new project.
・Receive an excel tour budget template which will save big money and time.

Facilitators:
・Alethea Beetson, QMusic First Nations Programmer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Stu McCullough, Amplifire
・Nick Lynagh, Habit Music Company
・Kristy Gostelow, Kadence Group
・Artist host: Mel Tickle, Holiday Party | PYNES

Masterclass Pop Up: Grants and Funding QMUSIC CONNECT: THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

With the impending deadlines on key grant applications including Australia Council’s Resilience Grant next Thursday 28 May, QMusic has lined-up grant writing expert Deb Suckling for a QMUSIC CONNECT: Pop Up session on grants and funding.

Facilitators:
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Deb Suckling, SUGARRUSH MUSIC

Masterclass 1: It's All About The Music QMUSIC CONNECT: THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

Play your music to Australian songwriters, Artists and Repertoire professionals (A&R - the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters and publishers who are working with local and international talent. This masterclass will give participants an insight into creating the most important part of any music project... the music.

Takeaways. Participants will:
・Have their music listened to by: published songwriters and A&Rs from publishers and record labels. This is a real-world opportunity to launch a career without the years of trying to get someone in the business to listen to your songs!
・Gain an insight into: the songwriting process and hear from songwriters who see a large part of their income from songwriting.

Facilitators:
・Alethea Beetson, QMusic First Nations Programmer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・John Mullen, Dew Process
・Tyler McLoughlan, The Sound Pound
・Rhianna Patrick, broadcaster, facilitator and QMusic committee member
・Guest artist host: Monica Sottile, Sweater Curse

Masterclass: Starting At Zero With APRA AMCOS QMUSIC CONNECT: THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

Starting from Zero is an introduction to the functions of APRA AMCOS. The workshop covers everything from registering your song to understanding the basics of copyright. This workshop is a vital piece of knowledge for aspiring artists and industry professionals.

Takeaways. Participants will:
・Learn how to upload their songs to APRA AMCOS, log setlists and understand the payment process.
・Gain a greater understanding of copyright and where the revenue comes from that APRA AMCOS then pay forward to artists.

Facilitators:
・Alethea Beetson, QMusic First Nations Programmer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Kellie Lloyd, APRA AMCOS
・Donna Woods, APRA AMCOS

GOLD COAST DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: REGIONAL SUPPORT

A Gold Coast targeted regional discussion with local industry and council professionals regarding local grants, initiatives, counselling services, work/gig opportunities, community support and more.

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager


Panelists:
・Sam Creyton, City of Gold Coast
・Jo-Anne Dreissens, City of Gold Coast
・Brad Hinds, Oztix and Gold Coast Music Advisory Group Member
・Chloe Popa, Blank GC
・Christian Tryhorn, Beats Cartel
・Eliza Klatt, Eliza & The Delusionals

CAIRNS DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: REGIONAL SUPPORT

A Cairns targeted regional discussion with local industry and council professionals regarding local grants, initiatives, counselling services, work/gig opportunities, community support and more.

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager


Panelists:
・Bre Capell, Cairns Regional Council
・Fleur McMenamin, Cairns Regional Council, Artist Manager
・Roz Pappalardo, Cairns Regional Council, Tanks Arts Centre
・Mark Myers, Big Sister Studio, The Middle East
・Artist host: Leanne Tennant

SUNSHINE COAST DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: REGIONAL SUPPORT

A Sunshine Coast targeted regional discussion with local industry and council professionals regarding local grants, initiatives, counselling services, work/gig opportunities, community support and more.

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager


Panelists:
・Katie Edminston, Creative Arts Alliance
・Luke Harriman, Gympie Council
・Alice Jones, Imperial Hotel
・Deline Briscoe, artist
・Artist host: Luke Middleton, Borderland State

TOWNSVILLE DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: REGIONAL SUPPORT

A Townsville targeted regional discussion with local industry and council professionals regarding local grants, initiatives, counselling services, work/gig opportunities, community support and more.

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager


Panelists:
・Lachlan Welsh (Townsville Council)
・Nicole Cross (Neighbourhood Sessions | Neck of the Woods Festival)
・Madonna Davies (RASN)
・Artist host: Dan Baker

APRA AMCOS + PPCA DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: COVID-19 CRISIS TALKS

Music royalties are more important than ever during this period of lockdown and event cancellations. Join experts from APRA AMCOS to discuss how musicians can expand income streams through royalties and the best ways to leverage these opportunities.

Facilitator:

・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Andrew Tuttle, APRA AMCOS
・Amy Donald, APRA AMCOS
・Lynne Small, PPCA
・Sue Ray, artist
・Artist host: Nat Dunn

SELF PROMOTION + PR DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: COVID-19 CRISIS TALKS

People are hungry for information while stuck at home and it is a time for artists to work on their self promotion and publicity. But with so much “noise” online, how do you stand out? The industry professionals part of the fifth workshop in the QMUSIC CONNECT series will offer tips on how to best break through and get exposure in the media.

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Viv Mellish, GYROstream
・Caitlin Crawley, Habit Music Company
・Stephen Green, SGC Group
・Kylie Cobb, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang
・ELEEA, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang
・Artist host: Connor Brooker, Bugs

DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDERS + YOUTUBE DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: COVID-19 CRISIS TALKS

“Digital” and “streaming” are the buzzwords of the COVID-19 lockdown and in this workshop we investigate how musicians can expand their income potential through the various streaming and social channels. The speakers will also discuss how to present the most effective videos to share with your community and how to extend your audience potential.

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Andy Irvine, GYROstream
・Rochelle Flack, DITTO Music
・Cat Rewha, Bolster.
・Artist host: Clea Pratt, Clea

AUSTRALIAN TAX OFFICE (ATO) + ACCOUNTANT DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: COVID-19 CRISIS TALKS

For many people within the music industry, there is little or no income streams right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. QMUSIC CONNECT’s third workshop will provide insights into how to best manage your finances and plan for the upcoming tax season. Further to this, the discussion will include how finance has a direct link to mental health and offer resources to support artists during this difficult time.

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Scott Maughan, Linecheck Accounting
・Jacinta O’Connell, Calculated Matters
・Ian McIntosh, Creative Crunchers
・Artist host: Jeremy Neale

GRANTS AND FUNDING DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: COVID-19 CRISIS TALKS

Grant and funding applications can be like navigating a minefield. The second workshop in QMUSIC CONNECT breaks down the building blocks of grant writing and offers tips on how you can stand out among the applications. Featuring speakers from some of Australia’s leading funding bodies, find out about the current grants available right now and how to best apply for them.

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Brea Stanbridge, Arts Queensland
・Andy Rantzen and Dane Hunnerup, Australia Council for the Arts
・Deb Suckling, Sugarrush Music
・Artist host: Luke Peacock

MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSION QMUSIC CONNECT: COVID-19 CRISIS TALKS

Watch this COVID-19 CRISIS TALK on mental health and wellbeing designed to assist artists and arts workers process the impacts of what is happening during the COVID-19 lockdowns and suggest ways to reduce the impact and long term effects on mental health. 

Facilitators:

・Alethea Beetson, QMusic Engagement Advisor and BIGSOUND First Nations Producer
・Dom Miller, QMusic Development and Program Manager

Panelists:
・Clive Miller, Support Act
・Viv Fantin, Next Act Coaching
・Warren Werksman, AccessEAP
・Malinda Flynn, Gallang Place
・Artist host: Maz Devita, WAAX

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