A big thank you to everyone involved in the QUT and MistOpps Pty Ltd free public master class series Nice Work If You Can Get It. Guest speakers were (in order of master class) Michael Smellie, Toby Creswell, Peter Colby, Kate Miller-Heidke & Keir Nutall, Michael Taylor, Harley Medcalk, Shane Simpson, Stuart Rubin, John Watson and Shaun James. The master classes covered topics such as copyright, distribution trends, publishing, promotion, marketing, and independent business perspectives on the music industry.
We are currently collating and making sense of all of the wonderful industry insights so keep an eye out as we'll have announcements about what is happening with all of this information in the near future.
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The Independent Music Project (IMP) brings together industry professionals and emerging talent with researchers from Music, Creative Industries, Business, Law, Information Technology, and Education to understand and respond to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing the music industry. The project is centred around the development and creation of new music, and includes research into copyright, business models of the future, new technologies, and new audiences.
Hosted by QUT's Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, the IMP is located in one of Queensland's finest recording facilities, the QUT Gasworks studio. IMP is partnering with Brisbane's most successful independent labels to create a living history of Brisbane's amazing independent music scene. If you've played a part in Brisbane's music history, we'd like to hear your story.
To launch the IMP in 2008, students, staff, and industry partners got together to put on The Big Jam to set a world record for continuous performance and recording. The official record attempt was for the longest continual recording of multiple acts.
The 100 Songs Project was held over 6 days in May 2011. 72 acts recorded over 100 songs in 100 hours at IMP's Gasworks Studios. The project was so successful, it is being held again in May 2012.
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