Do you have a classical music event to promote? Consider listing it in the 4MBS Music Diary! 

The Music Diary is a list of classical music concerts read daily on-air on 4MBS Classic FM, backed up by our website listings. It’s become a popular way for music lovers to discover what’s happening in and around Brisbane. This makes it a valuable tool to promote your event, reaching the people you need to make it a success – people who regularly attend classical music events. 

As a community radio station, 4MBS is dedicated to supporting local musicians, promoters and their events – therefore, we subsidise the Music Diary! This makes it an effective form of publicity at a significantly smaller fraction of normal publicity costs. See below for the different levels of registration available! 

On-Air Reading Times

Hear readings of the 4MBS Music Diary 19 times a week at the following times:

Weekdays (incl Public Holidays)
7.30 am
1.00 pm
5.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays
7.30 am
1.00 pm

Registration Levels

Two levels of registration are available for the promotion of an event. The higher level gives your event more time on the 4MBS website – a place many people are looking these days to find events of interest. The longer your event is on our website, the better chance there is for music lovers to find it and make plans to attend!

Please note that for registration purposes, a single event is an event which involves just one performance or more than one performance occurring on the same day at the same venue.

Standard Registrations

Cost
$25
​$20
Live On-Air Publicity
Up to one week prior to event
​Up to one week prior to event
4MBS Website Publicity
Up to four weeks prior to event
​​Up to one week prior to event

​Free Registrations

We offer free Music Diary listings for some events – ideal for smaller organisations! Some conditions apply though, so please see below.

Cost
Nil
Live On-Air Publicity
Up to one day prior to event
4MBS Website Publicity
Up to one day prior to event

Special Registrations for 4MBS Ticketing Clients

Cost
Nil
Live On-Air Publicity
Up to one week prior to event
4MBS Website Publicity
Up to four weeks prior to event

Music Diary Submission Form

Please fill out the form below to submit an event/performance.

Please do not submit brochures, press releases or other general publicity material as time is not always available for wading through these items to find the relevant details. Please read notices currently listed in the Music Diary and submit material in that format.
It should be noted that items in the Music Diary are notices only and not advertisements. There are no deadlines for the submission of information which is processed virtually as soon as it is received. It is left to the person submitting the information to ensure it reaches us in time.

Submissions to the 4MBS Music Diary must contain a telephone contact number for enquiries/bookings.

  • Include any important information (e.g. start/end time, performers, ticket prices, etc.).
  • Enter the street address where people can find your event.
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  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.

It should be noted that items in the Music Diary are notices only and not advertisements. (This means we list the event in its essential form without fancy language). Submissions should include composers, full names of the works to be performed, performers (and what they do, eg, soprano, tenor, piano, harp, trumpet, etc), full address of the venue, ticket prices and a telephone number for bookings/enquiries. Telephone numbers are essential for Music Diary listings. Please do not submit brochures, flyers, press releases, etc, as time is not always available to extract the required information from them. Remember, the clearer the information provided the better the event will look.

There are no deadlines for the submission of information, which is processed virtually as soon as it is received. It is left to the person submitting the information to ensure it reaches us in time.

Amending Music Diary details
Amendments or corrections should be sent to musicdiary@4mbs.com.au

General Conditions

Free Registrations
The free Music Diary Registration is subject to availability of on-air time and is not available for events for which the highest single admission price exceeds $24.

Single Events
A single event is an event which occurs once only. The same type of event which is repeated on one or more following days is not a single event. Hence, a chamber music concert which is presented on (say) a Saturday evening with no additional performances is a single event. Should the same concert be repeated the following night, it becomes a separate event for Music Diary purposes and a fee whould be required for the listing of each event individually. The same concert repeated over a number of days is a number of single events. An exception applies if the same concert is performed at the same venue a number of times on the one day. Thus, a concert which is presented in the afternoon and, again, the same evening in the same venue can be regarded as a single event for Music Diary purposes.

Nature of Events
Events promoted through the 4MBS Music Diary must relate primarily to classical music, ie, events in which the majority of the music being performed is classed as classical music. Events which mainly contain works from popular musicals (eg, Rodgers & Hammerstein), folk music, jazz, world music, new-age music, Celtic music, rock music, etc, cannot be included in the Music Diary. Events which are primarily ceremonial in nature and not intended solely for entertainment should not be submitted for inclusion in the Music Diary. Special Christmas events do not qualify for inclusion in the Music Diary unless the majority of the works to be performed are by recognized classical music composers.

Images and Links to Other Sites
These are not part of the normal Music Diary service. Images are sometimes added to listings as a free bonus. They may depict performers or venues only with no text or any other illustration appearing in the image. 4MBS reserves the right to determine the suitability or otherwise of images submitted. Links to other sites are not included in Music Diary notices which are intended as stand-alone notices and not as gateways to publicity or bookings through other websites.

Other Conditions
Persons submitting information for inclusion in the Music Diary acknowledge that 4MBS reserves the right to edit, amend or reject any such material.

While every effort will be made to publicise events submitted within the usual Music Diary guidelines, no absolute guarantee of inclusion can be given and no monetary compensation can be offered for the non inclusion of an event. No liability shall vest with 4MBS for any loss or damages incurred by any person arising from information publicised through the Music Diary.

Further Information

If you’d like further information about the 4MBS Music Diary or would like to know more about how the 4MBS Ticketing Service can handle bookings for your next event, please call 4MBS during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, on (07) 3847 1717.

Alternatively, send an email to musicdiary@4mbs.com.au