Gold Coast music industry scores free career development

Gold Coast musicians hoping to launch a sustainable career have scored big time with the announcement that QMusic will extend its Industry Connect workshops in 2018.

Running April through July, Industry Connect is a six-part workshop series which takes participants through the process of setting up a music industry business and releasing a song into market with the content targeted at both aspiring and practising artists and industry workers.

QMusic is Queensland’s music industry development association – a not for profit that relies on and supports its members. As well as providing advocacy and capacity building for Queensland’s music sector, the peak body also runs BIGSOUND.

Those who participate in all six workshops have the chance of scoring one of six BIGSOUND bursaries across the state for the 4 – 7 September event with delegate passes, travel and accommodation covered. Score! So as well as picking up a bunch of insider knowledge about the music industry in the training sessions, you may also have the chance to network and learn from the best minds in music across the globe.

Since launching Industry Connect just last year, the program has helped 556 artists and music industry practitioners navigate the contemporary music industry landscape.

2018 program facilitators include BIGSOUND’s Maggie Collins, Pixie Weyand (The Zoo), Kylie Cobb (Kitty Kitty Bang Bang), Jeremy Neale, Andrew Tuttle (APRA AMCOS) and tonnes more.

The program kicks off with an industry networking session which take place this Friday 23 March from 6.00pm at NightQuarter.

Register for Industry Connect at


Gold Coast Industry Connect
Presented by QMusic & HOTA

at HOTA, Home Of The Arts, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Thursday 19 April: Starting At Zero
Thursday 17 May: Get Good
Thursday 31 May: It’s a Business
Thursday 21 June: Getting It Out There
Thursday 12 July: Click Here
Thursday 19 July: The Release Cycle


Brisbane Industry Connect
Presented by QMusic & The Edge

at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank.

Saturday 28 April: Starting At Zero
Saturday 19 May: Get Good
Saturday 2 June: It’s a Business
Saturday 16 June: Getting It Out there
Saturday 21 July: Click Here
Saturday 28 July: The Release Cycle



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