Unearthing indie talent one hour at a time.

 
In two short years QUT's landmark independent music project has helped showcase the music of local musicians on the national
and international stage.

Indie 100, formerly the 100 Songs Project, has thrown open the doors to QUT's iconic Gasworks Studio for the annual marathon
recording session, which sees bands and producers lay down 100 original tracks in 100 hours.

Head of Music Phil Graham said the project was this year excited to showcase a fresh crop of indie musicians.

"We still have a strong focus on the development of the local Brisbane music scene, but this year we are hoping to broaden our
base to include independent musicians from further afield," he said.

"We've already seen some amazing results from the artists we've worked with in the past two years."

Past artists, who include O' Little Sister, Art of Sleeping, Bandito Folk, Stormchasers, and The Jakarta Criers, have become indie
darlings, skyrocketing up Triple J's Unearthed charts and Professor Graham said there were also talks of international publishing
deals afoot for some of last year's artists.

"Things are changing so quickly in the Music industry at the moment," he said.

"Last year we had almost 2 million views on social media and tens of thousands of streams for the tracks we produced. It's a way
of being able to get the music of virtually unknown artists to a big audience straight away.

"At one point in history the question asked was 'why wouldn't you want to sign a major record deal?'. Now it's been flipped and acts
are starting to think of totally independent careers because now it is possible to achieve great results largely on your own terms."

Applications for this year's Indie 100 close on April 28 with the event taking place at Gasworks Studio in Brisbane between May 20
and 25.

Click here to register.