Free education has the power to change the world, and QMusic’s Industry Connect program is doing just that, giving Queensland creatives the keys (for FREE) to build a sustainable career in the music industry.

Returning for it’s third year, Industry Connect will deliver workshops in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns throughout April-July covering everything industry practitioners need to know about creating, managing, marketing and releasing music. 

With some of the best minds in the biz facilitating the workshops, including personnel from APRA AMCOS, Sony Music Australia and Universal Music Australia as well as Queensland acts like The Kite String Tangle and Jaguar Jones sharing their tips, Industry Connect is a living, breathing, encyclopedia of first-hand knowledge from which artists of any skill level can gain invaluable insight.

“These workshops made me more confident in many aspects of my career within the music industry,” said Townsville artist Greta Stanleyan Industry Connect 2018 participant. “The workshops and panelists were really helpful and I highly recommend them to aspiring artists.”

“The feedback, the connection, the feeling of being part of the music community and the culture allowed me to gain confidence in my music and focus on my release,” said fellow 2018 participant, DVNAwhose debut single Girl On The Move has received more than 500K streams and features on numerous Spotify playlists.

If a free education from some of the industry’s best practitioners isn’t already a sweet deal, QMusic are adding icing to the cake, offering funding for five participants to attend BIGSOUND Festival from 3-6 September. The bursary includes delegate passes, flights to Brisbane and accommodation. Participants will also go in the running to win a personalised PR package from local distribution gurus GYROstream and the opportunity to attend a three-day songwriting retreat at Heliport Studios on the Sunshine Coast.

Since launching in 2017, Industry Connect has helped 1,190 artists and music industry practitioners navigate the contemporary music industry landscape, and in 2019 it’s time to sign up and make sure you’re one of them!

Places at the Industry Connect free workshops are limited, so BOOK NOW to ensure you get the chance to learn from the ultimate music industry #dreamteam.

Industry Connect workshops are happening throughout Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns from April – July 2019. See below for workshop details, and visit the QMusic website for a full list of facilitators.


QMusic and APRA talk about the current music market and how you can take the first steps towards building a sustainable career in the music industry.

Play your music to Australian songwriters who are writing for local and international artists as well as publishers and labels who have signed some of the most promising talent throughout Australia. This workshop will give you an insight into the creative process and help you better understand the career paths for songwriters.

Hear from managers who have been able to build sustainable careers for their artists and have learnt how to navigate ever changing revenue streams. This workshop will help you gain a greater understanding of what it takes to be a successful artist in 2019.

Chat with the national PR + Media Manager of Universal Music and Sony Music’s Promotion & Artists Relations Representative who work on and manager PR campaigns for some of Australia’s most exciting talent.

This workshop will better help you understand how you can use social media to grow and engage with your fan base with help from digital marketers and social media experts.

Hear from music distributors and managers on how a release comes together, from strategy to release timelines. This workshop will show you how a successful release plans looks and when things might not be working how to make adjustments.


Presented by QMusic & The Edge 
The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Bank
4 April | Starting At Zero 
18 April | Get Good 
9 May | It’s a Business 
23 May | Getting It Out there 
6 June | Click Here 
20 June | The Release Cycle

Presented by QMusic, City of Gold Coast, HOTA, Home of the Arts, & Mo’s Desert Clubhouse 
13 April | Masterclass 1 | Miami Hotel, Miami 
11 May | Masterclass 2 | Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads 
8 June | Masterclass 3 | HOTA, Home Of The Arts, Gold Coast

Presented by QMusic, Sunshine Coast Council & Noosa Council
6 April | Masterclass 1 | Imperial Hotel, Eumundi
4 May | Masterclass 2 | The J, Noosa Heads
1 June | Masterclass 3 | Solbar, Maroochydore

Presented by QMusic & Cairns Regional Council
Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Edge Hill
11 May | Masterclass 1 
8 June | Masterclass 2 
6 July | Masterclass 3

Presented by QMusic & Ipswich City Council
Studio 188, Ipswich
13 April | Masterclass 1 
18 May | Masterclass 2 
15 June | Masterclass 3

*Masterclass 1 = Starting At Zero + Get Good
*Masterclass 2 = It’s A Business + Getting It Out There
*Masterclass 3 = Click Here + The Release Cycle