Internationalising and entrepreneurialising the contemporary music curriculum for Higher Education

This Australia-India Council Funded project builds on the success of a QUT-funded project held in Chennai and Brisbane during 2015. It centres on an Indian version of Indie 100, an intensive music recording program that produces 100 new songs in 100 hours; focuses local, national, and international attention on the music of emerging artists; generates data about emerging online music markets; and feeds into entrepreneurial pedagogies. This application aims to establish ongoing links between KM Music Conservatory (Chennai) and QUT Music to embed the project in the curricula of both institutions and facilitate ongoing exchanges through the New Colombo Plan. Students have the opportunity to work in event management, marketing and promotion, administration, recording, performance, and production. Like the 2015 collaboration, this project also partners with Earthsync Xchange (Chennai)  and BIGSOUND (Brisbane). It enables QUT staff and students to travel to Chennai and participate in XChange and for KM staff and students and Earthsync representatives to participate in BIGSOUND.