fbpx
x

The latest industry news to your inbox.

    

I'd like to hear about marketing opportunities

    

I accept IQ Magazine's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

news

Shannon Noll appointed ambassador for live music

The Australia Idol contestant will front a new $150,000 fund for regional NSW micro-festivals

By IQ on 21 Dec 2016

image © Warner Music Australia

Shannon Noll


image © image © Warner Music Australia

Australian singer-songwriter Shannon ‘Nollsie’ Noll has been announced as an ambassador for live music in New South Wales.

The appointment comes at the same time as a new fund by the state government to provide $150,000 in funding for micro-festivals in smaller towns.

Noll, who found fame on Australian Idol in 2003, has released five top ten albums, including two number-one multi-platinum sellers. He is the only Australian male the chart history of the country to have ten consecutive top ten singles.

“This is a great initiative and another platform to showcase regional talent.”

“I was lucky enough to get a leg up through a TV show, but for the average country muso there aren’t a lot of opportunities,” he said. “This is a great initiative and another platform to showcase regional talent.”

NSW Arts Minister Troy Grant, added: “Shannon knows how tough it can be to get a start in the music industry, especially if you’re from a small country town. We’re delighted to have him involved in this initiative.”

 


Get more stories like this in your inbox by signing up for IQ Index, IQ’s free email digest of essential live music industry news.