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.
Congratulations to all of the Queensland winners in the US-based Unsigned Only Music Competition, honoring international artists who are not signed to a major record label. Judged by a panel of high-profile artists, winners take home a share in over $160,000 cash.
BIGSOUND is pleased to announce that it will proceed in 2020 with a revised program of conference, live music and parties, ensuring that its long-standing role of providing forward thinking, listening, learning, discovering and most importantly industry connection for the music community, is not lost due to COVID-19.
QMusic will deliver $3,000 grants, on behalf of the Queensland Government and Arts Queensland to musicians and music industry workers as part of the stART Grant Program.