The Kite String Tangle
Since it's inception in 2006, then known as 'QSong', the Queensland Music Awards has always been the best celebration of the talent that we host across the sunshine state. Over 15 years later, more than 14,000 songs have been submitted for judging, on the journey discover the household names that we know today. With an ever-evolving roster of categories, the ceremony has shone a light on Queensland artists across many different genres, videos, festivals, and venues. The success of Regional Queenslanders over the years proves that our brightest talents are spread far and wide, coming together on Queensland music's night of nights.
The QMAs have spotlighted or unearthed a pantheon of Queensland music greats, including Kate Miller-Heidke, Bernard Fanning, The Grates, Hungry Kids of Hungary and Emma Louise. They've also recognised the chart-topping success of artists like Keith Urban and the Veronicas, and the lifelong contributions of the Bee Gees, Carol Lloyd, Ed Kuepper and Grant McLennan. The QMAs stage has had many of Queensland's most prolific acts perform at the ceremony, from The Medics to Velociraptor, Thelma Plum to DZ Deathrays, Busby Marou to Emma Louise, the QMAs ceremony couldn't host a more Queensland night of music.
Each year, the QMA Song of the Year is immortalised in a plaque on Fortitude Valley's Walk of Fame in the Brunswick Street Mall. Since 2006 a host of breakthrough Queensland acts have earned their place among these icons. QMA Song of the Year winners such as Sycco, The Jungle Giants Clea, Ball Park Music, and Emma Louise sit amongst the likes of The Bee Gees, Savage Garden. Winners of the previously awarded Published Song of the Year (2006-2010) are also represented, with the Fortitude Valley hub holding as many great names as it does venues.
Queensland music history was made under the decadent chandeliers of the Fortitude Music Hall as some 700 musicians, industry and local music lovers gathered at the sold-out Queensland Music Awards for a well-deserved celebration of the state’s best new music over the last 12 months.
The annual Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) today announces Album of the Year finalists, as well as ARIA-nominated Brisbane five-piece, Ball Park Music, Sycco, Beddy Rays, No Money Enterprise and MZAZA to perform live at the SOLD OUT ceremony on 5 May.
The annual Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) today announces the 2021 finalists, and the nominees for the publicly voted People’s Choice Awards with winners to be presented under the decadent chandeliers of the Fortitude Music Hall on Wednesday 5 May in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
Produced by QMusic, the Queensland Music Awards is proud to open the inaugural Innovation Award to acknowledge and celebrate those who found a way to not just survive in music, but create new and innovative ways to thrive in 2020 and beyond.