Celebrating our brightest emerging artists and established legends, the QMAs are a state-wide search for Queensland’s best music. Spanning 13 self-nominating categories including Pop, Rock, Blues / Roots, Country, Hip-Hop / Rap, Electronic / Dance, Heavy, Video and Schools.
Queensland songwriters can enter their songs in a wide range of self-nominating categories of the 2019 Queensland Music Awards to be eligible for the $20,000 Song of The Year promotional prize courtesy of The Music & NOVA 106.9.
Now in its second year, the prize was won in 2018 by Jeremy Neale, who was recently honoured with a plaque on Fortitude Valley’s Walk of Fame to commemorate the achievement.
The prize features promotional support to the value of $20,000 to assist with momentum and is awarded annually to the Song of The Year recipient.
Promotional package includes
- Metro radio spots courtesy of NOVA 106.9
- National digital & print campaign courtesy of Street Press Australia
Perfect to promote a national tour or upcoming release!
To be eligible, enter your song in one of the following self-nominating categories:
- Electronic / Dance
- Blues / Roots
- Hip - Hop / Rap
- World / Folk
- Soul / Funk / R’n’B
- Singer Songwriter
A recording grant for early career artists, the scholarship, named in honour of the late Billy Thorpe was designed to help develop the future of rock and roll. The Scholarship is for an emerging musician or band over 18. You must be a Qld resident and in the early stages of developing your career.
The 2019 Turn Up! Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference is turning 6 and has a two day celebration planned at The Playhouse at Solbar, Maroochydore on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October. Early bird tickets are now on sale and artist showcase applications are open!
The sold-out event was an incredible showcase of the contribution that music makes to Queensland’s cultural life, and the exceptional caliber of musicianship that the state has to offer to a worldwide audience. Check out the winners!
Registrations are now open for QMusic’s free professional development series INDUSTRY CONNECT, set to begin in April, in partnership with venues and councils in Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Cairns.
Hookups are an opportunity to interact and network with fellow artists and industry from across your city, mingle with your peers and enjoy some food on us! PLUS we're giving you the chance to win a mentoring session with Gold Coast producer Paces. All you need to do is RSVP and attend Industry Connect Hookups at the Gold Coast, Sunny Coast, Ipswich or Brisbane.