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Industry Connect Music Program Returns For 2018

Queenslanders interested in building a sustainable career in the music industry are now invited to register for QMusic’s Industry Connect workshops held from April – July 2018.

Industry Connect is a statewide professional development program for both aspiring and practicing Queensland artists and industry workers. The 6-part workshop program will take participants through the process of setting up a music industry business and releasing a song into market.

It’s free to attend the workshops but spaces are limited and participants are encouraged to sign up at www.qmusic.com.au throughout March to secure their spot.

Developed by Queensland’s music industry development association QMusic,Industry Connect is designed by experienced music industry professionals to help anyone, 15 years and over, build the knowledge and relationships they need to succeed. The program is complemented with exclusive travel grants and festival performance opportunities for musicians throughout the year.

BIGSOUND bursaries will return in 2018, covering delegate passes, flights, and accommodation for six Industry Connect participants to attend BIGSOUND Festival 4-7 September, to further their networks and learn from some of the best minds around the globe.

Since launching in 2017, the program has helped 556 artists and music industry practitioners navigate the contemporary music industry landscape.

2018 will see Industry Connect delivered across an even greater number of regions, expanding to Toowoomba, Ipswich, Maroochydore and Noosa for the first time and returning to Cairns, Brisbane, Nambour and the Gold Coast.

Participants will get the chance to meet and learn from a diverse selection of music industry professionals including:


Maggie Collins BIGSOUND, Executive Programmer
Andrew Tuttle APRA AMCOS, National Team Leader – Writer Services
John Mullen Dew Process, Head of A&R and Executive Producer
Cecil Coleman Native Tongue, A&R Manager
Matt McCormick McCormicks Law, Director
Pixie Weyand The Zoo, Owner and Manager
Sarah Chipman Title Track, Managing Director
Zac Abroms Vice Royalty, Director
Angela Kohler Primal PR / SONY
Van Picken Comes With Fries, Director
Sarah Hamilton Ditto Music, Client Manager for Australia
Deena Lynch Amplifire Music, Artist Manager Coordinator / Independent Artist
Jackson Walkden-Brown ChrisChow Creative Lawyers, Lawyer
Sam Morris Blank GC and Gold Coast Music Awards, CEO
Kylie Cobb Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Owner and Head Publicist
Erol Yurdagul Mushroom Music, A&R Manager
Alex Henrickson Independent Producer / Songwriter
Tyler McLoughlan The Sound Pound, Director
George Hatzigeorgiou Riot House Publicity, Freelance Publicist
Mark Myers Big Sister Studio, Producer
Heidi Braithwaite Riot HousePublicity, Director
Ash Kissane Mucho Bravado, Publicist
Liz Ansley Mellum PR, Publicist
Jeremy Neale Artist/Songwriter
Zac Fahey Footstomp Music, Project Manager
Joe Alexander Bedroom Suck Records, Director
Siobhan Kranz Mushroom Promotions, Digital Communications Manager
Tim Hall Bones Accounting, Principal
Janine Morcos Dallas Does PR, Head of Publicity
Paige X. Cho Bolster., Senior Music Strategist
Niriko McClure Wonder Music Co, General Manager

View 2018 Program



Presented by QMusic & The Edge 
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

Here’s your ticket to Little BIGSOUND

Would you like to be in the running for a complimentary ticket to QMusic’s Little BIGSOUND event?


Nominate yourself! Thanks to our partner QMUSIC, State Library have 7 complimentary tickets to offer to our community for the upcoming Little BIGSOUND event on Saturday 29 July 2017.

If you’d like to be in the running for a complimentary ticket, tell us in 25 words or less, what part of the program you’re most excited to participate in, and how attending will impact your music career.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Expressions of interest open Tuesday 18 July, and close midnight Sunday 23 July 2017.
  • To be eligible, the applicant must be available to attend the event on Saturday 29 July, and expressions of interest must be under 25 words and submitted by the due date.
  • The successful applicants will be notified by email on Monday 24 July.
  • Suitable for young adults aged 15+.

QMusic’s Industry Connect – A free program for emerging musicians

Industry Connect is a new music program bringing music industry professionals from around Australia to regional Queensland (and The Edge!) to help anyone interested in building a sustainable career in the music industry. 

QMusic’s Industry Connect program is designed to help early/intermediate career musicians and workers get the knowledge, relationships and opportunities they need to succeed!

Industry Connect provides showcase opportunities throughout the year, for musicians within the program. While travel grants can help to bring you to BIGSOUND in September 2017.

Did we mention it’s FREE?

Over 13 sessions you’ll learn how to:

  • Take your song-writing to the next level
  • Successfully promote your music on digital music platforms like Spotify and Pandora
  • Run a successful tour
  • Build a team around you or manage your own career
  • And much, much more…..

It’s also a great chance to meet other people in your local area that can help you get ahead.


Some of the music industry professionals confirmed for the program include:


Huw Nolan – Director of Artist Management and Record label, Good Manners Music (VIC)
clients include Banofee, Kilo, Lucianclomkamp, Planette

Jackson Walkden – Brown – Music lawyer, Chris Chow Creative Lawyers (NSW)
clients include Eskimo Joe, Wolfmother, MGM, Ministry Of Sound 

John Mullen – Head of A&R at Dew Process (QLD)
working with Bernard Fanning, Circa Waves, Last Dinosaurs, Mumford & Sons, Kingswood

Joe Alexander – Director / A&R, Bedroom Suck Records (VIC) 
working with Totally Mild, Blank Realm, Terrible Truths

Ali Tomoana – Director & Artist Manager, Soul Has No Tempo (QLD)
clients include Sampology, Jordan Rakei, Tiana Khasi

Sarah Chipman – Publicist, Title Track (QLD) 
clients include Sticky Fingers, Cub Sport, Tired Lion, West Thebarton Brothel Party

Tim Price – Publicist/Director, Price War/ Collison Course (QLD)
clients include Sydonia, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dead Letter Circus

Tyler McLoughlan – Music license broker, The Sound Pound (QLD) 
Plus many more to be announced.


Whether you want to be touring musician, artist manager or understand how to book a venue, be a music publicist or start your own record label, Industry Connect is all about arming you with the knowledge and resources to make the right decisions and connect you to the right people.


Upcoming Workshops


QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Get Good

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Home Town Heroes

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Is This Even Possible?

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // It’s a Business

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Know Your Product

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // I Get Around

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Click Here

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Getting It Out There

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Meet Your Maker

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // I Heard It On The Television

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Building a Team vs. DIY

QMusic Industry Connect Workshop // Why Should I Give You Money?


Upcoming Masterclasses


The Masterclass series is a condensed format of the full Industry Connect program with four intensive sessions throughout the year.

QMusic Industry Connect Masterclass 1 // The Basics

QMusic Industry Connect Masterclass 2 // Skill Up

QMusic Industry Connect Masterclass 3 // Plug In

QMusic Industry Connect Masterclass 4 // Amplify



Industry Connect Brisbane is delivered at The Edge, by QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association. QMusic creates pathways to music industry success.

Plug in. Skill Up. Amplify. 

QMusic is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and State Library of Queensland.