Queensland music history was made under the decadent chandeliers of the Fortitude Music Hall as some 700 musicians, industry and local music lovers gathered at the sold-out Queensland Music Awards for a well-deserved celebration of the state’s best new music over the last 12 months.
The annual Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) today announces the 2021 finalists, and the nominees for the publicly voted People’s Choice Awards with winners to be presented under the decadent chandeliers of the Fortitude Music Hall on Wednesday 5 May in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
QMusic has announced 17 outstanding QMentorship recipients, including the nine emerging music industry professionals who will be mentored by eight industry experts to produce a regional tour in Far North Queensland.
Produced by QMusic, the Queensland Music Awards is proud to open the inaugural Innovation Award to acknowledge and celebrate those who found a way to not just survive in music, but create new and innovative ways to thrive in 2020 and beyond.
QMusic today announced the return of the Billy Thorpe Scholarship, funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, with applications open until 11:59pm (AEST), Thursday 14 January 2021 for all Queensland early-career artists to apply.
Entries are now open for emerging and established artists to submit an application across 16 categories in the 2021 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs).
The QMusic Management Committee is pleased to announce Natalie Strijland as the new President, taking the reins from Michael Crutcher, and D-J Wendt as Vice President, taking over from Stephen Green, and welcomes new member, John "JC" Collins.
Brisbane local, HOPE D has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Carol Lloyd Award, presented by QMusic and proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.
QMusic today announced Clea, Dana Gehrman, Felivand (AKA Felicity Vanderveen), Hope D and MiCCY as the five finalists of the Carol Lloyd Award, a $15,000 grant to support emerging femxle-identifying or non-binary singer-songwriter musicians in Queensland. 2020 is the first year that the Carol Lloyd Award calls QMusic home and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.
It’s music to our ears, Valley Fiesta is back baby - thanks to the Brisbane City Council and QMusic - with a four-day line-up of live gigs across 14 venues from Thursday 19 November to Sunday 22 November 2020.