For the last time ever, QUT’s Independent Music Project has announced the successful artists that will participate in the final edition of Indie 100. The Indie 100 is a unique project that features Brisbane’s finest emerging musicians and songwriters recording 100 songs in 100 hours.
Since applications closed in April, a panel of industry judges have listened to hundreds of applications and had the difficult task of selecting only 72 artists. QUT Professor of Music Phil Graham said that the project offered artists the opportunity to gain a unique edge in a fiercely competitive industry. “This year I think we have the most exciting new crop of emerging talent in the five years since the Indie 100 first started. The entries were all of such high calibre that it was really hard to narrow it down to the successful 72 acts.”
The recording will take place at QUT’s iconic Gasworks Studio in Newstead from Sunday 24 May to Friday 29 May where musicians will have the opportunity to have their music professionally recorded, produced and mixed.
Prof Graham said there have been some added incentives for this year’s successful artists, “Artists who participate in the Indie 100 this year have the opportunity to win prizes including a ticket to BIGSOUND and 2 tickets to Little BIGSOUND courtesy of QMusic; PR consultation sessions with SGC Media, Title Track and Collision Course; and an online subscription to Music Industry Inside Out,” he said. “We are very fortunate to have such excellent local and national industry partners who are interested to give our local emerging artists the best possible start they can get”.
Previous artists who have taken part in the project and gone on to achieve national attention include Art of Sleeping, Jungle Giants, Sahara Beck, Michelle Xen and The Belligerents.
Songs from the previous years can be heard on Bandcamp (indie100.bandcamp.com/album/indie-100-2014) and the innovative project can be followed on Twitter (@indie_100), Instagram (@indie_100) and Facebook (facebook.com/IndependentMusicProject).
Without further ado, here is the list of artists in Indie 100 - The Final Edition:
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