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.
Get your applications in now for the first round of this year's Contemporary Music Touring Program to access up to $15K through Australia Council for the Arts for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas. Applications close Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.
Voting is now open for Australian music's biggest peer-voted award, the APRA Song of the Year. If you're an APRA member it's time to cast your vote! Polls close 12pm AEDT Wednesday 23 January.
BIGSOUND has been named Queensland Live Event of the Year for the third year running at the 2018 National Live Music Awards! A huge thanks to all the venues, volunteers, artists and partners that make BIGSOUND Festival possible.