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.
August 30, 2018
Beloved Brisbane songwriter Jeremy Neale has been honoured with a plaque on the Valley Walk of Fame as part of the opening night of the newly re-vamped Valley Fiesta.
The local power-pop favourite received the plaque in recognition of his song Dancin' & Romancin', which took out Song of the Year at this year's Queensland Music Awards. The coveted spot on the Walk of Fame is the latest in a year full of milestones for the songwriter, who just returned from a 3 month stint in New York after being awarded the Grant McLennan Fellowship at the end of 2017.
The Valley Walk of Fame is a monument to some of Queensland’s best-loved musical talent; the state’s homegrown music deities enshrined in a series of bronze plaques in the Brunswick Street Mall. It's a mixed bag of megastars and indie legends, from The Bee Gees and Savage Garden to The Saints, The Go-Betweens, Regurgitator and Powderfinger.
Since 2006 a host of breakthrough Queensland acts have earned their place among these icons. Amy Shark, Violent Soho, Ball Park Music, Cub Sport and Emma Louise have all been honoured through the #ValleyWalkofFame initiative after winning the QMA Song of the Year. Read about the history of the Valley Walk of Fame below!
Entries for the 2019 Queensland Music Awards will open in October 2018.
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.