The Music Industry Training and Development Programme is a once-a-week, 10-week course offered to emerging CALD musicians/singers to learn about the fundamentals of the music industry and how to get started in a complex, highly competitive and challenging career. Participants hear from industry experts on subjects such as music in the legal context, marketing and publicity, band management and how to get gigs. Additionally, they have the opportunity to create a press kit with a professional publicist and perform live in a professional environment in front of the public, peers and industry experts for critical feedback in BEMAC’s CultivArt Concert Series.
BEMAC first conducted the music industry training course in Logan in 2011 and riding off the success of that programme, we were very excited to introduce the initiative in Brisbane from the 30th of July 2012 and completed the course on the 1st of October.
We had twenty-six very talented and enthusiastic performers ready to take on the world and we are ready to introduce them to you at the CultivArt Concert Series.
The rest of Queensland is not forgotten. BEMAC ventured to regional Queensland and started the Event Management and Music Industry Training Courses in Rockhampton in late September. This has been a terrific success with very enthusiastic participants. We will return to Rockhampton in mid-October to complete the course and look forward to maintaining our new friendships and continue to meet more community members and artists. Keep your eyes and ears open to see where we are heading next.
Brisbane Engage Music Biz Programme Acknowledgements
Funding Partner: Arts Queensland. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Cultural Partners: Aspley Camera Club, Heapsaflash Media, Q Music
Regional Engage Music Biz Programme Acknowledgements
Funding Partners: Multicultural Affairs Queensland, Queensland Government; John Villiers Trust
Cultural Partners: Access Community Services, CQ Multicultural Association, Heapsaflash Media, Rockhampton Regional Council