Nominations are now open for the 2022 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs), the ultimate celebration of the state’s best emerging and established artists.
Judged by more than 100 leading national industry figures, last year’s Song of the Year and Pop Award winner Sycco said, “Winning a QMA was a huge milestone for me, I did not expect to actually win at all, so there was a huge shock factor! To have that sort of support and recognition really means a lot.”
Since 2006, the QMAs has spotlighted and unearthed a pantheon of Queensland music greats, including Kate Miller-Heidke, Bernard Fanning, The Grates, Hungry Kids of Hungary and Emma Louise and recognised the chart-topping success of artists like Keith Urban and The Veronicas, and the lifelong contributions of The Bee Gees, Carol Lloyd, Ed Kuepper and Grant McLennan.
From household names Keith Urban, Amy Shark and Sheppard, to emerging artists like Jaguar Jonze, Jesswar and Hope D, it’s clear that the talent coming out of Queensland has never been stronger, and with 15 self-nominated genre-based categories to nominate in, 2022 is set to be one of the most exciting Queensland Award seasons yet.
The 2022 ceremony will return to the decadent chandeliers of The Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley with live performances from the state’s most sought-after acts on Tuesday 29 March 2022.
Artists and filmmakers who have released songs and music videos between 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2021 are eligible to nominate.
Nominations close 11.59 pm (AEST) on Thursday 21 October 2021.
“From household names Keith Urban, Amy Shark, and Sheppard, to emerging artists like Jesswar and Hope D, it’s clear that the talent coming out of Queensland has never been stronger."Kris Stewart
Indigenous | Blues / Roots | Children's Music | Contemporary Classical | Country | Electronic | Folk | Heavy | Hip Hop | Jazz | Pop | Rock | Youth (Ages 10-17) | Soul / Funk / R’n’B | World | Video (for filmmakers only)