Applications are open for the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan fellowship, an incredible opportunity for QLD songwriters to travel to New York, London or Berlin for up to six months and use the experience of being immersed in a foreign and vibrant musical culture to further develop their own artistic skills. Applications close 23 September, 2019.
The NLMA are gearing up for a huge night at the Brisbane Gala with inaugural Live Legend inductees Magic Dirt, announced to be closing the Brisbane Gala of the NLMAs on 6th December 2018.
Accompanying the band with live performances at the Brisbane gala will be rising stars themselves (and one of the most talked about acts at BIGSOUND) Pink Matter, alongside 2018 nominees BUGS, Timothy James Bowen and Alice Ivy. Just announced are Gold Coast based nominees Electrik Lemonade, while Jeremy Neale, Katie Noonan, Jaguar Jonze and more will be amongst the award presenters on the night.
Nominees for the third annual National Live Music Awards (NLMAS) have been unveiled, with WAAX and Amy Shark leading the QLD contingent.
This year's industry gala night will be held for the first time in Queensland at The Triffid, Brisbane on 6 December, with
Tickets for the 2018 NLMAs are available now, with $5 from every ticket going to Support Act.
“We’re honoured to be able to pay tribute to Magic Dirt at the NLMAs. A band who so many rising stars look up to, and a group who remain as important and influential now as they were at the peak of their career.”Larry Heath
Among the national category nominees are some exceptional local acts, with Brisbane rockers WAAX nominated for Live Act of the Year as well as Best New Act of the Year. Gold Coast superstar Amy Shark is also up for two national awards, nominated for Live Pop Artist of the Year and International Live Achievement: Solo Artist in recognition of her massive overseas success.
Other Queenslanders among the national nominees include Confidence Man (Live Pop Artist of the Year) and QMA 2018 winners The Kite String Tangle (Live DJ/Electronic Artist of the Year) and Brad Butcher (Live Country Artist of the Year). In addition to the slew of local artists up for nation-wide awards, our very own BIGSOUND has been nominated for Festival of the Year for the second year running.
STATE AND TERRITORY AWARDS - QLD
In the state categories, WAAX and Amy Shark are also nominated for Live Act of the Year alongside Confidence Man, BUGS and Hollow Coves. Live Voice of the Year nominations have gone to Shark, Bernard Fanning, Connor Brooker (BUGS), Kate Miller-Heidke and Monica Sottile (Sweater Curse).
Venues Black Bear Lodge,
The Junk Bar,
The Triffid and The Zoo have made the shortlist for Live Venue of the Year, along with BIGSOUND, Big Pineapple Festival, Maroochy Music and Vis Arts Festival, Women in Voice and Woodford Folk Festival vying for Live Event of the Year.
QLD Awards – Presented by 4ZZZ
Live Act of the Year
Live Voice of the Year – Presented by Queensland Music Festival
Connor Brooker (BUGS)
Monica Sottile (Sweater Curse)
Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Black Bear Lodge
The Junk Bar
Live Event of the Year
Big Pineapple Festival
Maroochy Music and Vis Arts Festival
Women in Voice
Woodford Folk Festival
AAA – All Ages Achievement
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald and acclaimed artist Mojo Juju join the stellar 2019 speaker lineup. With the new keynote announcement comes the unveiling of the BIGSOUND 2019 Official Party program, with Purple Pass holders in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events.
This year's legendary BIGSOUND party schedule has landed, with a heap of returning favourites and exciting new offerings! Purple Pass holders are in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events, check out the full list!
QMusic have partnered with Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and The Events Centre to present POINT, an immersive event featuring multi-art projections, installations and some of the country’s most exciting emerging and established music acts taking place Friday 30 Aug. Check out the lineup!
Raising funds for your project or organisation? Applications for matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia and the Australian Cultural Fund are open from now until Wed 14 August.
Over the past three years BIG SKY GIRLS has become a crucial annual event supporting and mentoring young regional women in music across Queensland. Applications for 2019 are open now, closing 10 August.