Queensland songwriters have a one-week extension to enter their songs & videos in the 2019 QMAs. The new deadline is midnight Monday November 19, 2018, providing a grace period for those racing to the finish line on new work.
The $25,000 Levi’s® Music Prize winner was announced today, as Emerson Snowe blew the panel of international selectors away with a blistering Tuesday BIGSOUND showcase at Woolly Mammoth.
This year the Levi’s® Music Prize winner also receives $5000 in travel from Stage and Screen, with three winners to be announced each quarter leading into BIGSOUND 2019, providing ongoing career support for BIGSOUND alumni into the future.
The stage moniker of Brisbane songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jarrod Mahon, Emerson Snowe has had an incredible 2018 playing debut shows in London whilst dropping tracks 'Could You Love Me' and 'Sunlight' off his forthcoming EP.
His charming yet unconventional approach to music has already attracted the attention of many of his idols, being tapped for support slots by acts like Ariel Pink and King Krule.
"I want to say a huge thank-you to everyone involved. This money and opportunity will go a long way and will honestly change my life. Thank you so much to Levi's® for giving me this chance."Jarrod Mahon
"We’re stoked that Emerson Snowe was this year’s recipient of the Levi’s Music Prize. We look forward to seeing his career go from strength to strength over the next 12 months” said Nicky Rowsell, Levi’s® Marketing Manager Australia & New Zealand.
The Levi’s® Music Prize offers a total annual prize pool of $100K over an initial three-year commitment. So far, Stella Donnelly, Alex Lahey, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hatchie and now Emerson Snowe have been awarded $25,000 each, to help them achieve their export goals. Acts who have performed at BIGSOUND within the last five years (2014-2018) are eligible for the next three rounds.
QMusic is pleased to announce the top four finalists in the running for the $25K 2018 Grant McLennan Fellowship: Spencer White (Morning Harvey), Gabriella Cohen, Danny Harley (The Kite String Tangle) and The Ironing Maidens (Melanie Stevens & Patricia Preece). Read on to learn more about our finalists!
Nominations for 2018 Aria Emerging Artist Scholarship are now open to any Australian artist (represented by a current ARIA member) that hasn’t been previously nominated for any ARIA Awards category with an Album or Single before the 2018 Awards.
Queensland musicians will have their music heard by prominent music industry executives, festival programmers, booking agents, A&R, radio personalities and tastemakers representing an outstanding breadth and depth of experience. Enter your song into the 2019 Qld Music Awards by Nov 12.
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. Enter your songs into the 2019 Qld Music Awards by Nov 12 to be in the running.