Billy Thorpe Scholarship & Queensland Music Awards
The 2020 Billy Thorpe Scholarship, funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and presented by QMusic opens for entries today. The Award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.
The winner of the Billy Thorpe Scholarship will be announced at the 2020 QMAs ceremony. Presented by QMusic, the 2020 QMAs will be held on Tuesday 3 March at its recently revealed new home, The Fortitude Music Hall.
"The Billy Thorpe Scholarship is celebrating its 12th year at next year’s QMAs, and we thank the Queensland Government for their continued support of this initiative which has supported emerging musicians including Jaimee Fryer, Sam Hales (The Jungle Giants) and Jeremy Neale."Angela Samut
CEO QMusic | Executive Producer QMAs
Emerging musicians and duos can check eligibility guidelines and apply for the 2020 Billy Thorpe Scholarship via the QMusic website. Applications close midnight Thursday 24 October.
Entries are also currently open for the eighth annual Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) to emerging and established Queensland artists.
Celebrating an incredible year for Queensland’s thriving music industry, songwriters have until midnight Thursday 24 October to enter their songs in a wide range of self-nominating categories.
“The QMAs celebrate the diverse talent in popular music in Queensland and are a platform for emerging artists to gain recognition and more established musicians to take their career to the next level,” said Ms Samut.
“Queensland boasts some of the most exiting artists on today’s Australian music scene and we look forward to opening the nomination doors to see who we can discover and showcase in 2020.”
Earlier this year, Clea, Tia Gostelow, Amy Shark, The Jungle Giants, Emily Warramara
Songwriters across Queensland are encouraged to enter their songs by midnight Thursday 24 October via the QMAs website. For more details, entry information and a list of previous winners, visit www.queenslandmusicawards.com.au
The publicly voted Live Music Festival of the Year and Live Music Venue of the Year (Metro and Regional) will return in February 2020, continuing the Awards’ aim to recognise a diverse group of contributors to Queensland music ecosystem.
Tickets for the QMAs will be available to purchase in early 2020.
Highlights from the 2019 QMAs can be watched here.
Schools (grades 6 - 12)
Songwriter / Folk
Blues / Roots
Hip-Hop / Rap
Electronic / Dance
Jazz / Intercultural
Video (for filmmakers only)
Song of The Year
Album of The Year
Billy Thorpe Scholarship
Export Achievement Award
Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award
People’s Choice Awards
Metro Venue of The Year
Regional Venue of The Year
Festival of The Year
Highest Selling Single
Highest Selling Album
Australia’s live performance industry needs an assurance from the Federal Government it will be included in the next economic stimulus package. This is urgently required to prevent a complete and permanent industry shutdown, costing thousands of jobs and forcing the closure of performing arts and commercial companies and venues for good.
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) took place last night at The Fortitude Music Hall celebrating the artistic and commercial success of Queensland music over the last 12 months, featuring performances from some of the best the state has to offer including Jaguar Jonze, Cub Sport, Nat Dunn, Busby Marou and Order Sixty6.
Members of Powderfinger, Violent Soho, Regurgitator, Jeremy Neale, The Grates’ Patience Hodgson, Sahara Herald and Mel Buttle (plus one or two names that we’re not allowed to say…)
The Queensland Music Award’s (QMAs) Song Of The Year has made it into the hands of Queensland icons such as Amy Shark, Violent Soho, Cub Sport, Ball Park Music, and Clea.
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards is set to be the biggest event in the Queensland music calendar with performances from Cub Sport, Miiesha, Busby Marou, Jaguar Jonze and Order Sixty6. The 2020 QMAs will be held at The Fortitude Music Hall on Tuesday 3 March. Red carpet from 6:00pm.