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2017 Wrap Up From QMusic CEO

Merry Christmas from the QMusic team! QMusic CEO Joel Edmondson looks back at a huge 2017 and announces some exciting new developments for 2018. 


Grant McLennan Fellowship Recipient 2017

Brisbane singer-songwriter Jeremy Neale is the winner of the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship for 2017! The announcement was made at a ceremony held at The Triffid in Brisbane Friday Dec 1, in front of special guests and music-lovers, as well as artists, musicians, producers, partners and key music industry personnel. Check out photos we've just received of Hannah Macklin's legacy item! 


BIGSOUND Wins Best Live Music Event at NLMAs

BIGSOUND was named Best Live Event in Australia and Best Live Event in QLD at the National Live Music Awards last week. Following on from her wins at the ARIAs, Amy Shark won Best New Act also for the National categories making the sunshine state proud! Congrats to Violent Soho and The Triffid for their wins in the state-based categories. QMusic would like to thank the venues, volunteers, and partners that make BIGSOUND Festival possible. 


New Song Of The Year Prize

In a coup for songwriters, the 2018 Queensland Music Awards Song Of the Year winner will receive a promotional prize pack worth $20,000 courtesy of The Music & NOVA 106.9 to assist with momentum. Entries for the 2018 Queensland Music Awards close January 21. 


Current State of the Australian Music Scene

Whilst at BIGSOUND, Levi's® took the opportunity to speak to countless artists from around the country to get their point of view on the current state of the Australian music scene, covering such topics as diversity, progression, equality and community.  



New Women's Governance Scholarships

The Institute of Community Directors has partnered with the Women's Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA) and offering $1000 scholarships for women towards Diploma of Business (Governance) enrolments. Applications close Dec 20.  This is an exciting scholarship opportunity designed to increase women's participation on community boards, right around Australia.


2018 Billy Thorpe Scholarship

Applications are now open for Arts Queensland's annual $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship. Queensland musicians have the opportunity to record with an established producer and to meet with and receive advice around career planning from a representative from Chugg Entertainment. Applications close Jan 21. 


2018 Queensland Music Awards

The Queensland music community is now invited to enter their songs in the 2018 Queensland Music Awards! Artists can enter their songs in a wide range of categories from pop and rock, to blues / roots, electronic / dance and soul / funk / R’n’B with the full list of categories and awards available on the brand new QMAs website


Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

Entries for the 2018 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition are now open! Submit your songs for a shot at the $50,000 grand prize! Entries close 17 January 2018. 


Brisbane City Council Creative Grants

Brisbane City Council’s Creative Grants are now open for applications! A series of information sessions are scheduled throughout November to help you find out which funding opportunities are right for you and offer invaluable assistance in preparing your grant application.


Carol Lloyd Award

Entries for the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award are now open! A $15,000 fellowship awarded to an emerging Queensland female singer-songwriter and named in honour of the legendary Railroad Gin frontwoman. Record your own full-length album or record and tour your own EP!



Industry Connect 2018

Since launching last March 2017, QMusic’s newly implemented music program Industry Connect has brought dozens of music industry professionals from around Australia to regional Queensland to share their knowledge and experience. 2018 will see Industry Connect delivered across an even greater number of regions. Sessions booked out quickly in 2017 so get in early and sign up for FREE Industry Connect workshops in 2018!


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