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 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

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