Turn Up is a a series of music industry learning and networking events.

Turn Up provides opportunities for musicians and music industry workers to:

  • Come together face-to-face, network, and share practice within the local community
  • Participate in professional development run by music people for music people, including panels on relevant industry topics, breakout workshops, networking sessions and keynote speeches.
  • Showcase performance and songwriting skills to music industry representatives.

Previous Turn Up Events:

Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference 2014

In September 2014, a group of local music industry representatives came together to bring a free mini music industry conference to the Sunshine Coast.

Held on 23/10/14, 115 people attended the 2014 Turn Up! Music Conference.

Feedback received on the day and later through a survey was overwhelmingly positive.

Turn Up! 2014 was attended by professional musicians, sound engineers, publicists, promoters, music media, booking agents, creative entrepreneurs, teachers and students. Three separate topics were covered by panels of industry experts: Songwriting, Product to Market and Music Business Matters.

Delegates enjoyed showcase performances from four different acts from the region.

Presented by Turn Up, the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, APRA, Arts Queensland & Sunshine Coast Council.

Turning Up the Volume on Playing Live: Gigs, Festivals, Touring and Media 2015

An evening networking and learning event on getting gigs with an Industry Panel featuring:
Bill Hauritz (Woodford Folk Festival)
Jeff Chandler (Gympie Music Muster)
Mark Pico (Big Pineapple Music Festival)
Kevin Borich (Artist)
Brian Goodworth (The Solbar)
Anthony Lustri (Alt Journal)
Ant McKenna (Sunshine Coast Council, Panel Chair)

Showcase performances from local acts
Karen Law Duo and Dear Willow

Presented by Turn Up, the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, Arts Queensland & Sunshine Coast Council.


2015 Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference

Musicians and music industry personnel from the Sunshine Coast region and Greater South East Queensland will come together this month at 2015 Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference. Now in its second year, Turn Up is supported by Arts Queensland, (Regional Arts Development Fund), APRA AMCOS, the Sunshine Coast Council and the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance.

If you’re thinking of entering the music industry don’t miss opportunity to network and attend the panels and workshops. The Turn Up program offers insights from leading industry achievers through a keynote presentation, two music industry panels and four breakout sessions.  Check out the sessions on the poster below

When: Wednesday 14 October 2015 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
What: TURN UP!  Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference.
Where: The Nambour Civic Centre, C-Square Tower, Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie St, Nambour QLD 4560