[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2018 brings the Sunshine Coast music community together again for the fifth year in a row for the Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference happening at The Playhouse at Solbar, Maroochydore on Thursday 18 October.

Turn Up event is fast becoming Australia’s favourite regional music industry gathering. The program includes in conversation panels and live Q and A with leading music industry achievers. As always Turn Up’s key focus is to provide networking opportunities, and to showcase emerging Sunshine Coast Musicians.

Program Director, Eloise Gallagher said “The 2018 Turn Up Conference is about bringing Sunshine Coast music people together for an evening of celebration and inspiration. Every music success story is the story of great teamwork. When we Turn Up: at rehearsal, at meetings, at gigs and keep turning up, we connect with the right people. We build the team to support our music. Turn up on October 18th and help make Australia’s leading industry experts part of your team”

What: 2018 Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference.

When: Thursday 18 October 2018 from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm).

Where: The Playhouse at Solbar, 10 to 20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore QLD 4558.

Tickets: $50 plus booking fee pre-sold and $60 at the door on sale now from Oztix or www.turnupevent.com sign up to the email list to stay informed.

Speakers and Presenters: Maggie Collins (Morning Belle), Tyler McLoughlan (Sound Pound), Kim Pengelly (QMusic), Matty Woo (Macro Music), Jeff Chandler (Chandler Music Works), Emily Holler (Mojo Bullet), Leanne de Souza (AAM), Stuart Coupe, Paulie B (Bobby Alu, The Beautiful Girls, George), Sahara Beck, Brett Gadenne (Dubarray, Shinobi Kin, Ordio), Brooke Schubert and Andrew Tuttle (APRA AMCOS).

Facilitators: Tyler McLoughlan, Leanne de Souza and Andrew Tuttle.

Panel topics: Management In The New Music Business and Writing A Killer Song.

Showcase performers: Hazel and Roanna Law, Dan Horne and Town.

In conversation, Stuart Coupe will share insights and his journey in the music industry over the past 40 plus years with Leanne de Souza who is the Executive Director of AAM (Association of Artist Managers and founder and director of the Rock and Roll Writers Festival.

Stuart Coupe has worked as a journalist, author, editor, manager, record label director, radio presenter, publicist and tour promoter. Career highlights include being the only Australian to interview Bob Dylan twice, working with The Clash, managing Paul Kelly and the Hoodoo Gurus and being awarded a Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement award for his contributions to crime fiction. Stuart has written, co-written or edited ten books including The New Music (with Glenn A Baker), 1980, The New Music (with Glenn A Baker) 1983, The Promoters (2003), Gudinski (2015, Tex (with Tex Perkins (2017 and his most recent – Roadies. He has already started work on a new book about Paul Kelly.

In conversation: Maggie Collins (Morning Belle) will share insights and her journey in the music industry with Tyler McLoughlan (Sound Pound) connecting independent musos with sync opportunities.

Maggie Collins is a festival programmer, artist manager and radio broadcaster. She is the owner of Morning Belle, a music services company, under which she holds the position of Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND in Brisbane, and manages multi-ARIA Award-winning party-thrash duo DZ Deathrays. With her radio hat on, she was Music Director at 4ZZZ before transitioning to triple j where she was a presenter for 6 years and is now presenting and producing for various shows across triple j Unearthed and Double J.

Supporting businesses and sponsors: Solbar, Oztix, APRA AMCOS, The Regional Arts Development Fund, Sunshine Coast Council, Arts Queensland, Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, Scenestr, Shake It Up Music, Prysim, 91.9 Sea FM, 91.1 Hot FM, 96.1 Zinc FM, Mute Music Management, Racy and Lucky, Association of Artist Managers, Q Music, Miss Music Biz, Hostile Entertainment and David Dean Events.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Government partnership to support local arts and culture[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]