The 2020 Queensland Music Awards is set to be the biggest event in the Queensland music calendar with performances from Cub Sport, Miiesha, Busby Marou, Jaguar Jonze and Order Sixty6. The 2020 QMAs will be held at The Fortitude Music Hall on Tuesday 3 March. Red carpet from 6:00pm.
WAAX, Hatchie and Bree Tranter dominate the stacked list of Queenslanders nominated for the 2019 National Live Music Awards (NLMAs)! Topping the overall list of nominees for the 54 awards are Stella Donnelly and Electric Fields who hold six and five nominations, respectively.
The NLMAs has today revealed the nominees for its 4th annual event, as well as the venues set to host the NLMAs around the country on Wednesday 4 December 2019, including The Triffid in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
BIGSOUND, produced by QMusic, has been nominated for its fourth consecutive ‘Live Event of the Year’ Award in Queensland and is also up for the National ‘Best Live Music Festival or Event’, which QMusic previously took home in 2017.
Three of Brisbane’s finest Industry champions have been nominated for ‘The NLMA - Industry Achievement’ Award. Leanne De Souza in recognition of her work while at the helm of the Association of Artist Managers, Joel Edmondson for his invaluable work as prior-CEO of QMusic, and QMusic Patron Scott Hutchinson who through his work with Hutchinson Building, has continually celebrated the Brisbane live music scene and helped make it what it is.
*Stella Donnelly, BIGSOUND 2017. Photography by Jamilio Estevez.
We have such a strong collection of talent here – some first time nominees, others returning favourites. With us bringing the public on board to vote for 32 of these awards, it really is anyone’s game. We can’t wait to see who wins, and wish the best of luck to all the nominees. As always, we can’t encourage the public enough to get out there and see all these amazing acts – and all the incredible live music that this country offers – in person. It’s what it’s all about!Larry Heath
Director, National Live Music Awards
For the first time ever, all State and Territory categories (except the “All Ages Achievement” award) are public voted, with voting starting today, and running for three weeks until and including November 12th.
First release tickets to the Brisbane gala are $39+bf. Strictly limited tickets are available to all events.
Tickets and further details are available now at nlmas.oztix.com.au.
Full details on lineups will be revealed on November 7th.
QLD Awards – Public voting open at nlmas.com.au.
LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR – Presented by Brisbane City Council
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR
Monica Sottile (Sweater Curse)
LIVE VENUE OF THE YEAR – Presented by Oztix
LIVE EVENT OF THE YEAR
Caloundra Music Festival
CMC Rocks Queensland
Jungle Love Festival
ALL AGES ACHIEVEMENT
To be announced at The Triffid on December 4th.
LIVE R&B OR SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR
LIVE BLUES & ROOTS ACT OF THE YEAR
The Cat Empire
The Teskey Brothers
LIVE POP ACT OF THE YEAR
LIVE COUNTRY ACT OF THE YEAR
The Weeping Willows
The Wolfe Brothers
LIVE HARD ROCK ACT OF THE YEAR
Hands Like Houses
The Beautiful Monument
LIVE DJ OR ELECTRONIC ACT OF THE YEAR
Rufus Du Sol
LIVE HIP HOP ACT OF THE YEAR
Sampa The Great
LIVE CLASSICAL ACT OF THE YEAR
LIVE JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR
LIVE INDIE / ROCK ACT OF THE YEAR
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
East Brunswick All Girls Choir
INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACHIEVEMENT (GROUP)
Angus & Julia Stone
Gang of Youths
Rufus du Sol
The Teskey Brothers
INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACHIEVEMENT (SOLO)
LIVE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Get to know some of their photographs HERE.
Michelle Grace Hunder
BEST LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL OR EVENT
Groovin’ The Moo
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Woodford Folk Festival
THE NLMA – INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT
Leanne de Souza – Recognising her work for three years as head of the Association of Artist Managers, and 25+ years as an artist manager – one of the true champions of artists and managers in this country.
Joel Edmondson – Recognising his invaluable work for 4 years as head of QMusic.
Scott Hutchinson – Celebrating a genuine patron of live music, who through his work with Hutchinson Building, has made the Brisbane live music scene what it is.
Susan Heymann – The irreplaceable Managing Director of Chugg Entertainment, responsible for some of the biggest tours in Australia (to say the least).
Women of Music Production (WOMPP) – Recognising this Perth based organisation, who are fostering a true spirit of supportive collaboration for female, transgender and non-binary music makers to share, discuss and showcase music production.
LIVE INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Bree Tranter (Solo, The Middle East, Timberwolf, Matt Corby and more)
Jay Watson (Tame Impala)
Jen McCullogh (I Know Leopard)
Kat Mear (Cash Savage)
THE SHEDDY – LIVE DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Dan Williams (Art vs Science, Philly Jays, Thelma Plum, Maddy Jane and more)
Jonathan Boulet (Party Dozen)
Lauren Hammel (High Tension, Tropical F*ck Storm)
Talya Valenti (Bolt Gun, Stella Donnelly)
LIVE GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
Axel Carrington (New Talk, Peppermint Showers)
Erica Dunn (Tropical F*ck Storm)
LIVE BASSIST OF THE YEAR
Hayley Manwaring (Moaning Lisa)
Jennifer Aslett (San Cisco, Stella Donnelly)
Rosie Fitzgerald (I Know Leopard, Maddy Jane, Clea, Not a Boys Name)
Sara McPherson (New Talk, Trolley Boy, Ursula, Tanaya Harper)
BEST NEW ACT – PRESENTED BY JAMESON
Tones and I
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR – PRESENTED BY PANHEAD CUSTOM ALES.
Zaachariaha Fielding (Electric Fields)
LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR – PRESENTED BY APRA AMCOS
Amyl and the Sniffers
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
At last years QMusic Songwriting Retreat (formerly known as Amplify) Brisbane electronic pop/soul artist Cloe Terare was paired with songwriting mentor and electronic r’n’b artist DVNA to co-write a new song.
The end result ‘Easy’ explores the progression of feelings in a relationship and resulted in Cloe being awarded the GYROstream PR Package at a Listening Party on the final day of the Songwriting Retreat. James Russel from Heliport Studios added in an extra surprise offering to record and mix the single.
Brisbane guitarist, songwriter and producer Jack Bratt has been awarded the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship for 2019 at a ceremony held in Brisbane tonight.
QMusic was able to provide independent Brisbane artist, MARLOE., with the opportunity to attend the conference as well as arranging a one-on-one with 120 Publishing and a co-writing session with Akacia.
Australasian music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS held two annual general meetings in Sydney yesterday. Re-elected to the APRA Board were Writer Jenny Morris and Publisher Damian Trotter (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia). Writers Bic Runga and Jonathan Zwartz and Publisher Andrew Jenkins (Universal Music Publishing) were newly elected to the Board.
First Sounds is a special collaborative undertaking broadening the reach of Indigenous heritage, history and culture and supporting the burgeoning First Nations music industry.