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.
The winners of the US-based Unsigned Only Music Competition were recently announced, honouring international artists who are not signed to a major record label.
Australians won big, with Queensland artists San Mei (Gold Coast) and Du0 (Brisbane) placing first in the Adult Album Alternative and EDM categories respectively. Meanwhile 2019 Carol Lloyd Award and Queensland Music Award winner Sahara Beck (Brisbane) took out the Win Some Love prize for her EP "Queen Of Hearts" as well as second place in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category. Abi Muir (Redlynch) also scored the Homemade Video prize for her video "Creep".
The Honorable Mentions list is also filled with Queenslanders including Shane Murray (Hendra), High Tropics (Sunshine Coast), Izellah Connelly (Southport), with Sahara Beck and Abi Muir reappearing to round out the list.
Winners were selected by a judging panel comprised of high-profile industry experts and renowned recording artists, including Charli XCX, Aimee Mann, Robert Smith (The Cure), NLE Choppa, Rhett Walker and many more. Selected from more than 7,000 entries from 109 countries, the winners share in over $160,000 in cash and prizes split among the winners.
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.