The 2019 Queensland Music Awards, presented by Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds, Hutchinson Builders and Mountain Goat Beer is starting to take shape, with QMusic today revealing an exciting and diverse range of music and media identities enlisted to judge submissions.
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.
The announcement comes as the November 12 deadline for song and video entries fast approaches. Songwriters can enter their songs in a wide range of self-nominating categories to be eligible for the $20,000 Song of The Year promotional prize courtesy of The Music & NOVA 106.9.
Now in its second year, the prize was won in 2018 by Jeremy Neale, who was recently honoured with a plaque on Fortitude Valley’s Walk of Fame to commemorate the achievement. The 7th annual Queensland Music Awards will return to the Royal International Convention Centre at Brisbane Showgrounds on Tuesday 19 March, 2019. Tickets will be available to the general public early next year.
Songwriters across Queensland are encouraged to enter their songs by November 12.
Celebrating our brightest emerging artists and established legends, the QMAs are a state-wide search for Queensland’s best music. Spanning 13 self-nominating categories including Pop, Rock, Blues / Roots, Country, Hip-Hop / Rap, Electronic / Dance, Heavy, Video and Schools.
A recording grant for early career artists, the scholarship, named in honour of the late Billy Thorpe was designed to help develop the future of rock and roll. The Scholarship is for an emerging musician or band over 18. You must be a Qld resident and in the early stages of developing your career.
The 2019 Turn Up! Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference is turning 6 and has a two day celebration planned at The Playhouse at Solbar, Maroochydore on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October. Early bird tickets are now on sale and artist showcase applications are open!
The sold-out event was an incredible showcase of the contribution that music makes to Queensland’s cultural life, and the exceptional caliber of musicianship that the state has to offer to a worldwide audience. Check out the winners!
Registrations are now open for QMusic’s free professional development series INDUSTRY CONNECT, set to begin in April, in partnership with venues and councils in Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Cairns.
Hookups are an opportunity to interact and network with fellow artists and industry from across your city, mingle with your peers and enjoy some food on us! PLUS we're giving you the chance to win a mentoring session with Gold Coast producer Paces. All you need to do is RSVP and attend Industry Connect Hookups at the Gold Coast, Sunny Coast, Ipswich or Brisbane.