The 7th annual Queensland Music Awards will return to the Royal International Convention Centre at Brisbane Showgrounds on Tuesday 19 March, 2019, celebrating what will have been an incredible 2018 for Queensland music. Entries are now open, submit your songs before 12 November!
Indie-pop artist INIGO has burst onto the scene with a little help from Industry Connect.
The project of Brisbane-based singer songwriter Erin Fitzsimon, INIGO's debut single Hurricane has been unleashed, premiering over at Pilerats. The hook-laden track is the first cut from her forthcoming debut EP and was produced by celebrated Melbourne electronic artist LANKS and Brisbane studio wiz Aidan Hogg.
To celebrate the release, INIGO has also announced her first ever tour, heading off on a run of dates throughout the sunshine state including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Maroochydore before heading South to Melbourne and Sydney.
Fitzsimon said the knowledge she gained through QMusic's workshop program Industry Connect helped set her on a path toward reaching these milestones.
"Industry Connect gives a real and detailed approach in how to release music, specific to your goals, and understanding realistic outcomes. I was able to tee up artist consultations with a panelist/mentor from the PR workshop, allowing me to dive deeper into releasing my music in the best way possible for me."Erin Fitzsimon
"INIGO is such an exciting project from Erin, a passionate multi-instrumentalist whose diverse creative palette shines through on this single," said QMusic Program Manager Trina Massey.
"Hurricane is an energetic and luscious lead single to a EP that will no doubt excite and build her artistic profile."
Take a listen to Hurricane below and scroll down and subscribe to be the first to find out about Industry Connect 2019!
Applications are now open for the 2019 Billy Thorpe Scholarship, funded by the Queensland Government and administered by QMusic. Now in its 11th year, the award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer, and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment. Apply before 12 November.
Alongside the Awards Ceremony, the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards has lined up a stellar program taking place at the Powerhouse over 9 - 10 October, including the Queensland premiere of the lauded documentary Her Sound, Her Story.
Little BIGSOUND returns in 2018 with a jam-packed program on Saturday 10 November, providing a full day of hands-on experiences for 15 – 25 year olds looking to gain real life skills, meet industry experts, and discover their local music scene.