QMAs Judges Announced & Entries Close Soon

The 2012 Queensland Music Awards will once again uncover exciting new artists as well as give recognition to those more established. Judging will be undertaken by a panel of nationally respected industry representatives who'll have the unenviable task of selecting this years’ finalists and winners across all categories. Remember to get your entries in by Monday 30 April Extended until 13 May!

This year’s judging panel includes:

Bill Cullen – Manager, One Louder Entertainment (Sarah Blasko, Paul Kelly, Kate Miller-Heidke, End of Fashion)
Simon Moor – Managing Director, Kobalt Music Publishing (Gotye, Bluejuice, Art Vs. Science)
Bernadette Ryan – Artist Manager (Architecture in Helsinki, The Avalanches)
Matt Tanner – Creative Manager/A&R, Native Tongue Publishing
Catherine Haridy – Artist Manager (Eskimo Joe, Adalita, Bob Evans, Jebediah)
Jodie Regan - Artist Manager, Spinning Top Music (Tame Impala, Pond)
John Mullen – A&R Manager, Dew-Process
Noel Mengel – Chief Music Writer, The Courier-Mail
Lars Brandle – Journalist, Billboard Magazine
Darryl Bailey – Director, Promotions & Publicity, EMI Music
Rick Chazan – Artist Manager, Ground Control Music
Iain Shedden – Chief Music Writer, The Australian
Rhoda Roberts – Head of Indigenous Programming, Sydney Opera House
Sarah Howells - Presenter, triple j
Chris Harms – Editor, Rave Magazine
Gareth Bryant – Editor, Scene Magazine
Steve Bell – Editor, Time Off Magazine
Sean Sennett – Editor, Time Off Media
+ many more.

View the full list on the Judging page of the site.

What's more, the QMusic staff members are very excited about the fantastic entries coming in for this years Queensland Music Awards and have decided to share some of them with you! Each day a new entry will be picked for you to listen on our Featured Entries page. Hopefully these songs will inspire you to enter your own music for the QMA's!

Entries are now open to Queensland based songwriters and can be submitted online at www.queenslandmusicawards.com.au by April 30.

The winners will, once again, be announced at the Queensland Music Awards ceremony at The Old Museum on August 14.

Published: 17 Apr 2012 by QMusic Newsdesk