Four new music industry networking sessions announced

One of the projects supported by City of Gold Coast’s Music Action Plan is bringing together Gold Coast musicians to strengthen networks and boost opportunities for collaboration.

Council has supported the team behind the Gold Coast Music Awards to coordinate four networking events between now and the end of the year. The events are also supported by a group of industry partners who are hosting the functions.

The events will feature expert speakers on a range of topics, with the first taking place on Tuesday 25 June at Fenech Guitars in June. That event will feature representatives from Council’s arts and culture unit as well as APRA AMCOS and QMusic speaking about their roles and opportunities for local musicians and music businesses.

The ‘World of Mouth’ session on Monday 12 August will be hosted by Gold Coast Music in Southport and focus on to tour internationally as an independent musician. We’ll be getting down and dirty with those who’ve been there and not returned broke(n).

Southern Cross University hosts ‘Making Cents of it All’ where we explore how to make a full-time career out of music by hearing from those who actually do it. That event is on Tuesday 1 October.

And then the series wraps up in December at HOTA with ‘Apply Liberally’, a session focussed on the assets that every musician needs whether they’re applying to play a festival, for media coverage, for a showcase event or even for a grant. The panel will include those who book festivals and showcase events as well as reps from funding bodies and music companies about what their expectations are of emerging musicians.

Attendance at the events are free but RSVP is essential. For more information visit bit.ly/GCMAevents.

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Four networking events take place between now and December. Tuesday 25 June at Fenech Guitars: when the zoo comes to you. Monday 12 August at Gold Coast Music: world of mouth. Tuesday 1 October at Southern Cross University: making cents of it all and December at HOTA: apply liberally. RSVP to simone@blankgc.com.au.

IMAGE (c) NJA Photography

 

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