Australasian music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS held two annual general meetings in Sydney yesterday. Re-elected to the APRA Board were Writer Jenny Morris and Publisher Damian Trotter (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia). Writers Bic Runga and Jonathan Zwartz and Publisher Andrew Jenkins (Universal Music Publishing) were newly elected to the Board.
The eighth annual Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) to be held in March 2020 will have a new home in The Fortitude Music Hall.
The announcement was made at BIGSOUND today at a special launch event celebrating Queensland Music at a showcase featuring performances from Clea, Tia Gostelow and Tokyo Twilight with industry, partners and media in attendance.
"The Queensland Music Awards celebrate and showcase the best of Queensland’s music industry and we are excited to be hosting the 2020 QMAs at the new Fortitude Music Hall, said QMusic CEO Angela Samut.
“We recently unveiled this year’s QMA Song of the Year plaque for Clea on the Valley Walk of Fame which is directly at the entrance to The Fortitude Music Hall.
“We are proud to be behind this event which is an important part of Australia’s music landscape and one which has catapulted local talent to a global audience including Amy Shark, Violent Soho, Ball Park Music and Cub Sport.
“The QMAs not only provide a platform for our local artists to be recognised nationally and abroad but also our industry leaders, festivals and live music venues too, that keep the joy of music alive in our communities.”
“We are very excited to be hosting the Queensland Music Awards at the Fortitude Music Hall next year, said The Fortitude Music Hall Venue Director, John Collins.
“QMusic have done a fantastic job with the awards, growing it each year. We feel that the QMA’s have found their natural home at the Fortitude Music Hall and together we will continue to deliver a world class event celebrating Queensland’s rich music scene, the envy of our southern counterparts.”
Songwriters have until 24 October 2019 to enter their songs in a wide range of self-nominating categories.
2020 QMA Self-Nominating Categories:
Schools (grades 6 - 12)
Singer Songwriter / Folk
Blues / Roots
Soul / Funk / R’n’B
Hip-Hop / Rap
Electronic / Dance
Jazz / Intercultural
Video (for filmmakers only)
QMusic is proud to announce the top four finalists of the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship: Jack Bratt, Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie), Georgia Potter (Moreton) and Leanne Tennant. The winner of the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 11 December 2019.
Congratulations to MARLOE who will be heading down to Electronic Music Conference (EMC) next week to attend the conference, co-write one-on-one with Akacia and sit down with 120 Publishing to learn about how an emerging artists publishing can be built into an incredibly valuable revenue stream.
GYROstream are bringing their huge artist discovery and development competition 'Big Boost' back for 2019. Big Boost aims to give artists the leg up they need to take their music global and they've put together a whopping $10,000 prize pack for the lucky winner.
WAAX, Hatchie and Bree Tranter dominate the stacked list of Queenslanders nominated for the 2019 National Live Music Awards (NLMAs)! Topping the overall list of nominees for the 54 awards are Stella Donnelly and Electric Fields who hold six and five nominations, respectively.
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs), produced by QMusic and taking place on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at The Fortitude Music Hall, has unveiled an exciting new Major Award category with the Emerging Artist Of The Year Award.
Open to all early-career Queensland musicians, entries are open now and close midnight, Thursday 24 October 2019.