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QMA Entries Close For Another Year

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QMA Entries Close For Another Year

​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 February.

QMA 2019 Entries Extended!

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QMA 2019 Entries Extended!

Queensland songwriters have a one-week extension to enter their songs & videos in the 2019 QMAs. The new deadline is midnight Monday November 19, 2018, providing a grace period for those racing to the finish line on new work.

Official Judges Revealed!

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Official Judges Revealed!

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. Enter your song into the 2019 Qld Music Awards by Nov 12.

20K Songwriting Prize Returns

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20K Songwriting Prize Returns

The prize features promotional support to the value of $20,000 to assist with momentum and is awarded annually to the Song of The Year recipient. Enter your songs into the 2019 Qld Music Awards by Nov 12 to be in the running.

2019 Queensland Music Awards

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2019 Queensland Music Awards

The 7th annual Queensland Music Awards will return to the Royal International Convention Centre at Brisbane Showgrounds on Tuesday 19 March, 2019, celebrating what will have been an incredible 2018 for Queensland music. Entries are now open, submit your songs before 12 November!

2019 Billy Thorpe Scholarship

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2019 Billy Thorpe Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2019 Billy Thorpe Scholarship, funded by the Queensland Government and administered by QMusic. Now in its 11th year, the award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer, and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment. Apply before 12 November.

New Music: Venice on Fire

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New Music: Venice on Fire

QLD alt-rockers Venice on Fire are going from strength to strength, picking up airplay for their latest single My Friend Mal and embarking on their biggest tour yet.

New Music: INIGO

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New Music: INIGO

Brisbane indie-pop artist INIGO has burst onto the scene with a little help from Industry Connect, unleashing her debut single 'Hurricane' and announcing her first tour.

AWMA: Her Sound, Her Story

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AWMA: Her Sound, Her Story

Alongside the Awards ​Ceremony, the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards has lined up a stellar program taking place at the Powerhouse over 9 - 10 October, including the Queensland premiere of the lauded documentary Her Sound, Her Story.

Little BIGSOUND's Back!

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Little BIGSOUND's Back!

Little BIGSOUND returns in 2018 with a jam-packed program on Saturday 10 November, providing a full day of hands-on experiences for 15 – 25 year olds looking to gain real life skills, meet industry experts, and discover their local music scene.

Getting Noisy to End Violence Against Women

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Getting Noisy to End Violence Against Women

Brisbane’s music community is raising its voice once again to speak out about violence against women, with the return of #NotOn and the announcement of an awesome gig to raise funds for the Women’s Legal Service Queensland going down at The Triffid on 18 November.

Jeremy Neale Joins Valley Walk of Fame

Jeremy Neale Joins Valley Walk of Fame

Beloved Brisbane songwriter Jeremy Neale has been honoured with a plaque on the Valley Walk of Fame as part of the opening night of the newly re-vamped Valley Fiesta.

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