Employment opportunity at Music Tasmania – Program Coordinator

Music Tasmania is seeking a responsible individual with good communication skills and a passion for music to join our organisation in the role of Program Coordinator.

The position of Program Coordinator will include the management and monitoring of Music Tasmania’s rehearsal facility, the Bunker Music Studio located in Hobart, and marketing communication tasks.

Download the complete Position Description

Please address the Selection Criteria and along with your CV, submit to manager@musictasmania.org.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 8 August 2014.

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Employment opportunity: Venue Manager, The Odeon Theatre

MONA is seeking an experienced and professional Venue Manager to join their team in Hobart on a part time contract basis for up to 12 months.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of the Odeon Theatre as a commercial live performance and events venue.

For further details on the position, visit MONA’s employment page.

Applications close Monday 18 August 2014.

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Arts Tasmania | Individual Artists Grant

Planning a tour, recording project or release for 2015?
Got an opportunity to conduct professional development training or mentorship interstate or internationally?

The Individual Artists program invests in emerging and professional artists by assisting them to undertake projects that will enable them to further their careers and enrich their artistic practice. This funding program is for supporting projects that will occur in 2015.

For further details on how to apply, visit Arts Tasmania or contact Ashlee Irwin, Program Officer. ashlee.Irwin@arts.tas.gov.au | (03) 6165 6658

Applications close 1 August 2014.

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Edge Radio and FBi Radio Open Night | Monday 21 July

Edge Radio 99.3FM and FBi Radio (Sydney) are teaming up for a Music Open Night at The Arts Factory, Monday 21 July.

If music is your thing, come along and get valuable radio and music industry advice from:

Stephen Goodhew (Music Director, FBi Radio)
Alastair Ling (Program Director, Edge Radio)
Dario Phillips (Program Manager, Music Tasmania)
+ other music industry reps

A longstanding monthly event held by FBi at their studio, this is the first time that that Music Open Day has left Sydney – coinciding with the first time the station’s NORTHERN LIGHTS competition has been open to anyone in Australia!

Facebook event – share with your band mates and other musicians.

Northern Lights competition

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Carlton Dry Global Music Grant 2014

The Australian Independent Records Association (AIR) and Carlton Dry invite Australian artists to apply for the $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant.

The Carlton Dry Global Music Grant has been created to give an artist access to funds required to take their music to audiences around the world.

The prize money must be used exclusively to help tour, showcase, record or relocate overseas to further your career.

To be eligible for the Carlton Dry Global Music Grant you must:

1. Be an Australian artist with ambitions to reach markets outside of Australia. Preference will be given to artists that are not yet sustainably established overseas but have strong fan engagement and demonstrated success in Australia.

2. Show how the $50,000 will be spent on overseas travel to further your career. You will need to provide details of your plans to travel overseas between October 2014 – June 2015.

3. Agree to the grant requirements if you are shortlisted and/or win.

4. The Artist must be released by an Independent Label or self released.

For further details and to apply, click here.

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Telstra Road To Discovery | Entries Now Open

Telstra Road to Discovery 2014 officially launched on Tuesday 8 July in Sydney with performances from Andy Bull, MC/Artist Ella Hooper and 2013 winners Helen Shanahan (WA) and Tasmania’s own Christopher Coleman.

This year the program shifts to 100% original music and genre agnostic, as well as continuing to provide mentorship, song writing and music education opportunities for independent and unsigned Australian songwriters. The program connects emerging artists with leading industry figures and provides a platform for their music to be heard by a wider audience.

8 showcase heats will be staged across the country, in which 6 local (pre-screened) applicants are selected to perform. A heat in Hobart will be held on Thursday 25 September at Republic Bar.

The heat performers will also have the opportunity to participate in a Mini Music Industry Q&A session with Head Judge Bill Page and MC/Artist Ella Hooper.

In addition to heat winners, 8 online applicants will be selected to progress through to the intensive 3-day Boot Camp and the Semi-Final.

Ten emerging songwriters perform at the Grand Final which produces 2 ultimate equal winners who each receive a tailored 12-month development package that includes a return trip to Nashville, USA.

Entries are now open, click here for details.

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Festival of Voices – Unplugged

Music Tasmania is proud to support a new initiative for the Festival of Voices in 2015.

Unplugged takes the Festival of Voices to the East Coast of Tasmania, turning our State into a Singing Island. Including Devil’s Corner, White Sands Estate, Freycinet Lodge, Piermont Retreat and other locations, Unplugged is a weekend of singing trail inviting you to see and experience the best the east coast has to offer.

The Unplugged series will feature Tasmanian solo artists and visit Buckland, OrfordSwansea, St Marys, Ironhouse Point, Apslawn and Freycinet and discover the surrounding areas.

Visit Singing Island for the full program.

Friday 18 July, 2014


Tasmanian Bushland Gardens, Buckland

5.00pm to 7.00pm

>> more details


Saturday 19 July, 2014


Piermont Retreat, Swansea

From 12 noon

>> more details



White Sands Estate

Iron House Point

4.00pm to 9.30pm

>>more details


SUNDAY 20 JULY, 2014


Devil’s Corner Cellar Door


12pm to 2pm

>>more details

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​FBi Radio’s Northern Lights Competition

Tasmanian artists can apply!

Are you a producer, solo artist or in a band? Want to feature on the lineup of Iceland’s prestigious Airwaves Festival? Well dig out your mittens and get ready to pack your bags because FBi Radio wants to take you on a trip!

Northern Lights is back for 2014 and this time ​they’re opening it up to entries from all over Australia. So whether you’re a solo artist from Hobart, an electronic producer from Perth or a band from Sydney, ​FBi Radio​ wan​​ts to show you off to the rest of the world in Iceland this November. FBi Radio is giving you the chance to travel to Iceland, collaborate with local Icelandic musicians, create valuable industry connections, be inspired by the culture and perform to an international audience in Reykjavik.

Entry is simple – fill out the online form (entries open 26 June) and be sure to include links to two of your tracks.


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2nd Chance Song

Do you like creating your own interpretations and versions of other artists’ songs?

Here is an opportunity to record your own version of ‘Don’t You Think It’s Time’ by Bob Evans and go in the running for a cash prize and mentoring support to assist you with the release of your own music.

For entry details visit here.

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Grant Workshops – July

Music Tasmania will be holding two grant workshops in July to assist with Arts Tasmania’s Individual Artists grant applications.

When: Tuesday, July 8 from 6.00 – 7.30pm
Where: Upstairs, Republic Bar and Cafe, 299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

When: Wednesday, July 9 from 6.00 – 7.30pm
Where: Fresh on Charles, 178 Charles Street, Launceston

For more information, or to RSVP, please email  info@musictasmania.org


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