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 practising 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:


John Mullen from Dew Process


Maggie Collins from BIGSOUND



Joe Alexander from Bedroom Suck Records



Van Picken from Comes With Fries



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 Chris Chow 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 House Publicity, 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


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To kick off the 2018 program, QMusic welcomes anyone in the music sector to attend an all-of-industry networking night.

QMusic’s popular Hookup series is a chance for local artists and industry to interact and network with fellow artists, managers, publicists, producers, booking agents in their area and ask questions about Industry Connect.

SUNSHINE COAST: Thursday 22 March, 6-8pm
Solbar, 10/12-20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore

GOLD COAST: Friday 23 March, 6-8pm
The Depot Deck, NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale

BRISBANE: Tuesday 27 March, 6-8pm
Bloodhound Bar, 454 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

TOOWOOMBA: Saturday 7 April, 3-5pm
Muller Bros Rooftop Bar, 25 Bell Street, Toowoomba City

Places are limited; register your interest to attend the upcoming Industry Connect workshops and Hookups in your area and via


RSVP Essential



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

Presented by QMusic & HOTA 
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

Presented by QMusic, Sunshine Coast Council & Noosa Council 
Black Box Theatre: The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour
Solbar, 10/12-20 Ocean St., Maroochydore
The J, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Saturday 21 April: Starting At Zero (The Old Ambulance Station) Nambour
Saturday 12 May: Get Good (Solbar) Maroochydore
Thursday 24 May: It’s a Business (The J) Noosa
Saturday 16 June: Getting It Out There (Solbar) Maroochydore
Thursday 28 June: Click Here (The J) Noosa
Saturday 14 July: The Release Cycle (The Old Ambulance Station) Nambour

Presented by QMusic & Close Contact 
Tanks Arts Centre, 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
Friday 25 May Starting at Zero & Get Good Masterclass
Saturday 23 June: It’s a Business Getting It Out There Masterclass
Friday 27 July: Click Here & The Release Cycle Masterclass

Presented by QMusic & Ipswich City Council 
Studio 188, 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich
Wednesday 18 April: Starting At Zero
Wednesday 2 May: Get Good
Wednesday 23 May: It’s a Business
Wednesday 13 June: Getting It Out There
Wednesday 4 July: Click Here
Wednesday 25 July: The Release Cycle


– Presented by QMusic & Toowoomba Regional Council – Youth Connect 
Toowoomba Flexi School, 1 Chalk Drive, Toowoomba City
Saturday 7 April: Starting At Zero
Saturday 19 May: Get Good & It’s a Business Masterclass
Saturday 23 June: Getting It Out There
Saturday 14 July: Click Here & The Release Cycle Masterclass


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Want to build a sustainable career in the music industry? @QMusicNetwork’s Industry Connect program is designed to help musicians and music industry workers get the knowledge, relationships and opportunities they need to succeed! And it’s free! Sign up for workshops in Brisbane, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba & Ipswich


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