QLD - Funding Your Music

Date 22 February, 2012
Start 6:00 pm
End 8:00 pm

The Grid: Hybrid Arts Collective

488 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350

Duration 2hrs
Cost Free

Q Music is pleased to announce a free workshop in partnership with APRA and TheGRID: hybrid arts collective, discussing current funding options for bands and artists specifically in a regional context.

This session focuses on how artists and songwriters can potentially create income from their work in publishing, how to fund projects, information on grants and how to approach it from a regional context.

What: "Funding Your Music"

When: Wednesday Feb 22nd, 6–8pm

Where: The Grid: Hybrid Arts Collective, 488 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350

Cost: Free


  • Chanel Lucas (Grant Writer, Artist/Manager)
  • Tyler McLaughlan (Synch Agent, Director of The Sound Pound)
  • Chris O’Neill (APRA Writers Services Rep, Musician)

Bookings essential, please register HERE.

About the speakers:

Chanel Lucas is a writer and musician.   She works as a freelance grant writer for arts organisations, businesses and individuals. She also does freelance copywriting and editing for marketing and website design companies. She has a Bachelor of Arts with an English Literature major and has completed the Graduate Diploma in Writing Editing and Publishing at the University of Queensland.  At the beginning of 2010, she worked in the Public Programs Officer role at the Museum of Brisbane.  She developed a program of events to go alongside the groundbreaking exhibition ‘Prejudice and Pride.’  Chanel also plays in contemporary Australian folk band women in docs, and has toured Australia, the USA, China and Germany with this act. She is currently writing songs for a new album.

Tyler McLoughlan  After completing a music business degree in 2000, Tyler sampled a variety of music industry roles until realising, believe it or not, that what she loved most was dealing with and understanding the intricacies of copyright. After working as a Music Licence Broker with Ricall in London, Tyler returned to Brisbane as a publicist with local management/publicity powerhouse Mucho-Bravado, which prompted the start of a new venture, the Sound Pound,  pitching independent artists for synchronisation opportunities, whilst also providing music clearance services. Tyler lectures in music business at JMC Academy, specialising in Copyright, writes for Time Off and manages local garage trio Buick Six.

Chris O'Neill is a drummer and music industry worker who takes the stereotype of the dumb tub-thumper and hits it for six. Over the past decade, Chris has played festivals such as Big Day Out, Woodford Folk Festival and Splendour In The Grass with many artists of differing genres. He has years of studio and live experience under his belt, as well as a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland University of Technology, and shares this knowledge with his drum students at The Drum Dojo (part of The Drum Cartel). Chris is also the Queensland Writer Services Representative for APRA|AMCOS, assisting songwriters with Broadcast, Mechanical and Performance Royalties.

For more information, click here.