EXPLODE 2006 and the Sunshine Coast Music Industry Awards

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  • Location: artSynC, Nambour, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland
'EXPLODE 06 delivers music industry information and honours our best musicians at The Sunshine Coast Music Industry Awards'
EXPLODE 2006 is the Sunshine Coasts third music industry information day to be held Saturday 26th of August from 11.30am until 11pm at artSynC, Nambour.
EXPLODE is a music industry information and careers day that has been established as an annual event on the Sunshine Coast with two successful events held in 2003 and 2004. This year EXPLODE will also include The Sunshine Coast Music Industry Awards.
EXPLODE and the Sunshine Coast Music Industry Awards has been coordinated by C.A.R.M.A and music industry business, Tsunami Magazine, elevenpm recording studios, Earthbase Productions, Shake it Up Music, Lifeline, Excitare Films and Active Sound.
During EXPLODE musicians and industry workers will be able to access high-level industry professionals and organizations such as AIR (Association of Independent Records) and APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association). As well as find out about music courses from TAFE, SAE and Quantum and talk to recording studios, record labels, venue operators, online distributors and more…..
EXPLODE will also host a two forums.
Between 1pm - 2pm lawyer Bruce Johnson will discuss The Music Essentials from a Law Perspective covering those legal issues affecting self managed singer-songwriters, intellectual property/copyright in self produced music, name image and associated art work - licensing songs for promotions & compilations while selling your own CDs - live performance contracts.
From 2pm until 4pm the second forum, Loud and Local 'making waves from your own space' will bring together a panel of national music industry professionals to discuss how do you get from the garage to the stage - and then from the first gig to your first CD release?
The forum panel includes national industry workers such as publicist Evan Alexander and Geoff Corbett from The Tremors and representatives from (AIR) Independent Record Labels
Association of Australia, APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and Terry Church Creative Director of online distribution company Public Revolution.
During the day, EXPLODE will also showcase emerging performers, music art and regional music video clips.
Showcase performers include, Nick Kirkpatrick, Wynta Green, Anthony Syms and The William Moon Book Society. 
The Evening program will start at 6pm with the Sunshine Coast Music Industry Awards.
The Sunshine Coast is filled with exceptional musicians from all walks of life and all genres.  As well as a plethora of talented musicians, the Sunshine Coast also comprises of hard working music industry representatives.  The Sunshine Coast Music Industry Awards aims to recognise the efforts of these musicians and industry representatives though a presentation of fun and fanfare.  
Some of the categories are, best group, solo/duo, new act (formed and gigged in 2005), song, album 2005, cover art and musician male and female and best acts in the following ctegories. Punk, blues and roots, metal, rock, acoustic, pop, hip hop/Rn'B and cover. Vote and check out all the categories a Tsunami www.tsunamimag.com
Evening showcases will continue with Cloud Vegas and Lee Mellors in the elevenpm bar
Also at 8pm two regional bands will be celebrating the release of their EP's at EXPLODE LossofAutonomy will release 'When Seasons Never Change' and at 9.30pm INSTINCT will release 'Freedom and the Family'.
EXPLODE will also see the close of a two-year music program A-Venue which has been funded by Arts Queensland and coordinated by C.A.R.M.A (Cultural and Regional Musicians Association).
C.A.R.M.A is a not-for-profit music association supporting the career development of young musicians and music industry workers on the Sunshine Coast. C.A.R.M.A operates from artSynC, the Sunshine Coasts arts incubator in Nambour.

Lee Mellors
William Moon

For Further Information Contact
Kim Cross
C.A.R.M.A (Cultural and Regional Music Association)
Crn Howard and William St
Nambour, QLD, 4560
Ph (07) 5476 0983
Email info@carmacrew.com


DAY PROGRAM - 12noon to 6pm


All Day             Music Industry Career Information sponsored by C.A.R.M.A

Information booths from sectors of the music industry will provide information regarding career pathways, opportunities and services. This includes:


  • C.A.R.M.A (Cultural and Regional Musicians Association)
  • AIR (Association of Independent Records),
  • APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association)
  • CSIT (Cooloola Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE)
  • Tsunami Music Magazine
  • SAE Technology College Australia
  • Quantum College
  • Sound Hive
  • elevenpm Recording Studios
  • Active Sound
  • Australian Music Biz
  • Griffith University Conservatorium
  • Music Managers Forum Australia
  • Independent Musos Network Inc
  • Department of State Development


All Day             Showcases sponsored by Shake it Up Music

A showcase of young regional musicians will feature throughout the day, as follows:


12pm - Matt Bell and Bill Lyons

1pm - Nick Kirkpatrick             

2pm - Wynta Green

3pm - Anthony Symns

4pm - Shake it up students

5pm - William Moon Book Society


All Day             Music Art Exhibition

A showcase of music art will include examples of CD artwork, posters, t-shirts and music industry marketing campaigns.


12noon - 2pm Music Film Clips sponsored by Earth Base Productions

A Showcase loop of regional music videos in the Black Box


1pm - 2pm       The Music Essentials from a Law Perspective with Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson will discuss those legal issues affecting self managed singer-songwriters, intellectual property/copyright in self produced music, name image and associated art work - licensing songs for promotions & compilations while selling your own CDs - live performance contracts.





2 pm - 4pm      Forum - Loud and Local, 'making waves from your own space'

How do you get from the garage to the stage - and then from the first gig to your first CD release? Then where do you go from there?


Learn from the following panel of high-level music industry professionals:


  • Evan Alexander - Publicist for Heapsaflash Music Media Management


  • Dan Baker - Charts and Operations Manager from AIR (Association of Independent Records) www.air.org.au
  • Caroline McKnight from APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association)



  • John Mullen from Record Company Dew Process www.dew-process.com


  • Geoff Corbett from bands Tremors and Sixft Hick


  • Terry Church the Creative Director online distribution company Public Revolution



  • Clair Polanski from Tsunami Magazine www.tsunamimag.com


  • David Dean from Hostile Entertainment, music management, promotion and booking agency www.hostileentertainment.com


2pm - 5pm       Music Video Workshop sponsored by earth base productions  

Watch a film crew make a video clip in a "live environment" involving a multi camera shoot with video switcher recorded straight to DVD. The workshop will discuss concept and approach; setup the stage, lighting, camera and vision switcher.  The workshop is designed so that you can watch and ask questions.





6pm - 8pm       Sunshine Coast Music Industry Awards

Vote online at www.tsunamimag.com


Hot.91 personally and special guests will present the following awards:


1.         Best  group

2.         Best solo/ duo

3.         Best new act

4.         Best song 2005

5.         Best album 2005

6.         Best Cover art

7.         Best Musician Male

8.         Best Musician Female

9.         Best Punk Act

10.        Best Blues and Roots Act

11.        Best Metal Act

12.        Best Rock (includes Hardcore) Act

13.        Best Acoustic Act

14.        Best Pop Act

15.        Best Hip hop / R n' B Act

16.        Best covers Act

17.        Best self marketed

18.        Most likely to succeed

19.        Best Film Clip

20.        Encouragement Award









8pm - 11pm     The elevenpm Bar sponsored by elevenpm Recording Studios


8pm Cloud Vegas
Cloud Vegus takes you into a world of the surreal and melancholy, each song drifting through the senses as an auditory ghost with its own unique story to tell. With influences ranging from Radiohead and Portishead to the Velvet Underground it combines haunting breathy vocals and melodic guitars achieving a distinctive hypnotic beauty

9.30pm Lee Mellors

Lee has been writing music and playing guitar for 7 years and has

studied jazz at the Queensland conservatorium. Lee's influences range

from The Dave Mathews Band, Tool, Pearl Jam, Jeff Buckley, Jazz,

Blues and Soul. Lee has just produced his first ep "Fools Parade"


The Black Box EP Launches sponsored by Active Sound


8pm      EP Launch - LossofAutonomy 'When Seasons Never Change'

LossofAutonomy (LoA) are a post-hardcore/alternative rock band who are proving to be one of the Sunshine Coasts strongest emerging young bands.

People seeking more information should look check out http://www.myspace.com/lossofautonomy complete with song demos and gig guide.


9.30pm EP Launch - INSTINCT 'Freedom and the Family'

INSTINCT creates a style of music based on grunge driven rock ballads. With its stylish originality and unique character, Instinct creates diverse sounds from broad influences. From the energetic and hard-hitting rock to emotionally driven ballads. 


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