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.
Celebrating their 15th Anniversary this year, The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) have unveiled their 2018 frontrunners, with two Queensland acts recognised among the list of finalists.
Rising star Emily Wurramara has scored a nomination for Album of the Year for her stunning LP Milyakburra in addition to being a finalist in the Best New Talent category. Earlier this year Wurramara claimed her second consecutive Queensland Music Awards win, taking home the Indigenous Award again after her first ever win in 2017.
Meanwhile, local folk favourites Busby Marou are in the running for Song of the Year for their track Days of Gold. The band will also take to the stage at the iconic Darwin Amphitheatre to perform at the NIMA ceremony, to be held Saturday, 11 August.
A highlight on the Australian music industry calendar since its inception in 2004 (as the NT Indigenous Music Awards), the NIMAs celebrate the massive achievements of Indigenous musicians, which this year included multiple #1 albums, nation tours, TV and Eurovision appearances, spots on the Hottest 100 and countless festival appearances around the country.
“The growth in the National Indigenous Music Awards has mirrored the growth of Indigenous music more generally over the last fifteen years,” said NIMA reference group chair Warren H. Williams.
“As our musicians have continued their journey of taking their rightful place at the forefront of Australian music, the awards have been there not just to celebrate their successes, but to be a launching pad for new talent and discovery vehicle for musicians, whether they are from Darwin, Devonport, Derby, Dubbo or the Daintree.”
Click below to see the full list of finalists and lineup of performers.
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.