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GCMA Announce  2019 Finalists

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GCMA Announce 2019 Finalists

​The Gold Coast Music Awards has unveiled 31 finalists across eight categories for its 2019 edition, a list that includes Amy Shark, San Mei, Casey Barnes, Ian Peres and Mass Sky Raid. The awards will be celebrated with an illustrious beachfront event in the iconic Surfers Paradise, 2 May.

MEET: Paris Irwin

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MEET: Paris Irwin

Brisbane indie-pop up and comer, and winner of a mentoring session with Gold Coast Producer Paces, Paris Irwin is getting noticed for her dreamy ethereal vocals and composition on triple j Unearthed track 'Mute Me'.

Activate Music Grant 2019

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Activate Music Grant 2019

Applications open 3 May for the RADF Activate Music Grant, which supports the development of the Gold Coast’s contemporary music artists and industry. Music practitioners and industry professionals from all genres and career stages with a significant connection to the Gold Coast can apply, grant closes 31 May.

AIR Awards Unveil 2019 Nominees

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AIR Awards Unveil 2019 Nominees

​The 2019 AIR Awards nominees have been unveiled, with some of the Queensland's finest emerging and established acts making the cut. Celebrated singer songwriter Emily Wurramara and dance floor fillers Confidence Man lead a massive local contingent with two nominations each.

BIGSOUND @ SXSW

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BIGSOUND @ SXSW

BIGSOUND teamed up with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA to bring the second BIGSOUND Brunch to SXSW, serving up a killer combo of bloody marys, bacon and egg burgers and amazing Aussie bands!

APRA Awards Nods for QLD Pop Royalty

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APRA Awards Nods for QLD Pop Royalty

Local pop juggernauts Amy Shark and Sheppard are among the nominees for the 2019 APRA Music Awards, the annual event that celebrates excellence in contemporary music and honours songwriters and music publishers that have achieved outstanding success in their fields.

Turn Up! Returns

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Turn Up! Returns

​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!

QMA 2019 Winners Announced

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QMA 2019 Winners Announced

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!

Tune Up: Industry Connect

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Tune Up: Industry Connect

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.

BIG SKY GIRLS Album

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BIG SKY GIRLS Album

The young voices of regional Queensland are about to be unleashed with the release of the very first BIG SKY GIRLS album.