QMusic has announced eight women selected as participants in a program designed to foster equality in the Queensland music industry.
Gold Coast singer-songwriter Ella Fence is one of those women chosen to participate. Our favourite power-femme electro pop artist had a massive 2018, performing at Festival 2018 supporting Kate Miller-Heike and Regurgitator. She also did support slots for Jack River, Montaigne, Stonefield, Boo Seeka, Phil Jamieson, The Peep Tempel and Ken Stringfellow, as a well as string of her own live shows.
And as if that’s not enough, she’s working on her debut full length album set for release some time this year, something we’re pretty darn excited about.
“My plan for the album is to explore a lot of different musical styles and work with a range of people on the songwriting, production and studio performances,” says Ella.
“[I’m] using it as an opportunity to professionally develop my craft.”
The QMusic program has a $16,000 pool for professional development as well as a mentoring program which sees participants mentored by established women in music businesses. More at qmusic.com.au/women-in-music.
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