Applications are open for the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan fellowship, an incredible opportunity for QLD songwriters to travel to New York, London or Berlin for up to six months and use the experience of being immersed in a foreign and vibrant musical culture to further develop their own artistic skills. Applications close 23 September, 2019.
Two local pop juggernauts are among the nominees for the 2019 APRA Music Awards, the annual event that celebrates excellence in contemporary music and honours songwriters and music publishers that have achieved outstanding success in their fields.
Super star Gold Coast export Amy Shark is up again for Song of the Year for I Said Hi, which recently nabbed her the Singer Songwriter Award at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards.
The announcement marks Amy Shark's third consecutive nomination for the prestigious, 100% peer-voted award. The punchy, melodic lead track from her debut chart-topping album Love Monster is also up for Pop Work of the Year and Most Played Australian Work.
Shark is joined in the latter two categories by Brisbane six-piece Sheppard, nominated for their gold-selling single Coming Home.
The two Queensland acts are among fine company on the finalists list, alongside Aussie songwriting legend Paul Kelly, chart-toppers Sia and Sarah Aarons and rising stars including Ocean Alley and Baker Boy.
Click to check out the full list of nominees and watch the video below!
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald and acclaimed artist Mojo Juju join the stellar 2019 speaker lineup. With the new keynote announcement comes the unveiling of the BIGSOUND 2019 Official Party program, with Purple Pass holders in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events.
This year's legendary BIGSOUND party schedule has landed, with a heap of returning favourites and exciting new offerings! Purple Pass holders are in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events, check out the full list!
QMusic have partnered with Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and The Events Centre to present POINT, an immersive event featuring multi-art projections, installations and some of the country’s most exciting emerging and established music acts taking place Friday 30 Aug. Check out the lineup!
Raising funds for your project or organisation? Applications for matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia and the Australian Cultural Fund are open from now until Wed 14 August.
Over the past three years BIG SKY GIRLS has become a crucial annual event supporting and mentoring young regional women in music across Queensland. Applications for 2019 are open now, closing 10 August.