Sahara Beck has been named as the recipient of the $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award for 2019, the announcement taking place at the launch of this year's Queensland Music Festival.
QMusic would like to extend a huge thanks and congratulations to all of the amazing Queensland artists who entered the 2019 Queensland Music Awards.
Our judges now begin the mammoth task of selecting this year's finalists, to be announced in early February.
The quality of entries has blown us away, showcasing the outstanding and diverse array of talent from across the state.
We look forward to hearing the results of the final judging process. Once again, you'll be able to cast your vote for your favourite Queensland music festival and live music venue in the People's Choice Award categories, so stay tuned!
Winners will be unveiled at the 7th annual Queensland Music Awards Ceremony, returning to the Royal International Convention Centre at Brisbane Showgrounds on Tuesday 19 March, 2019.
Queensland Music Festival has launched its massive 2019 program. The state-wide program for the festival's 20th anniversary will run 5 July through to 28 July and bring "the gift of music to all corners of the state". Find out what's on and how you can get involved!
Last fortnight Paris Irwin, winner of the Industry Connect ‘Chill with Paces’ mentoring session spent an afternoon at Alchemix Recording Studios with Paces to gain some priceless industry insight, feedback on her songs and whip up a groovy new tune with the Gold Coast based producer.
Tucked away in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast is the picturesque Heliport Studios where for the second year, eight Industry Connect participants will spend four days co-writing and collaborating on new music with the guidance of industry experts.
APRA AMCOS have announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards offering nine individual winners $15,000 each. The Smugglers of Light initiative will also return in 2019, providing a promising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music or media practitioner with a grant of $12,000.