2018 Judges

23 November

QMusic has revealed its biggest and most diverse judging pool ever for the 2018 Queensland Music Awards. By entering the QMAs, Queensland musicians will have their music heard by prominent media, labels, A&R, managers, booking agents, publishers & sync agents, representing an outstanding breadth and depth of experience.

Among the judges on board for 2018 are; Marc Sousley (Sydney City Limits), Petrina Convey (Sony Music Australia), Amy Jarman (BMG Music Australia), Ben Godding (Kobalt Music) Jane Slingo (EMC) Jack Bridges (Beatport) full list below. QMusic Program Manager and QMA Producer, Trina Massey is excited about the caliber of judges and possibilities for Queensland songwriters;

"Just entering your song, you get to put your music in front of some of the most respected industry movers and shakers from Australia and across the world. That's what so special about the QMAs, the opportunity one gets."

2018 QMA Judges

Amy Jarman – A&R Manager, BMG (AUS)
Andrew Stone – Chugg Music (AUS)
Andrew Tuttle – Qld Writer Services, APRA AMCOS (AUS)
Ben Godding – Marketing Director, Kobalt Music/AWAL (AUS)
Ben Preece – Director, Mucho Bravado (AUS)
Brett Volker – Director, Listen (USA)
Chris Reid – Artist, Irrunytju (AUS)
Clare Armstrong – Journalist, The Courier-Mail (AUS)
Craig May - Marketing Director - UK & Europe, Red Bull Records (UK)
Dameila Thompson – Radio Host/DJ, 4ZZZ (AUS)
Dan Biddle – Artist Manager, The McClymonts (AUS)
Dan Condon – Music Editor, Double J (AUS)
Deb Suckling – Director, Sugarrush Music (AUS)
Dominic Miller – Manager/Agent, Bluebeard Music/New World Artists (AUS)
Emma Jones – Managing Editor, Purple Sneakers (AUS)
Gabby Colombi – Director, Global PR Pool (AUS)
Gareth Bryant - National Music Editor, scenestr - Eyeball Media (AUS)
Georgina Ingham-Myers – Program Manager, Nova 106.9 (AUS)
Graham Ashton – Director, Footstomp Music (AUS)
Grant Wallis – Events Operations Manager, Brisbane Marketing (AUS)
Harry Young – A&R Manager, Dew Process (AUS)
Jack Bridges - Director, Label & Artist Relations, Beatport (GER)
James Dein – CEO, Sound Australia (AUS)
James Stevens – Founder & CEO, Doo-Bop Productions (AUS)
Jane Slingo – Executive Producer, Electronic Music Conference (AUS)
Jesse Kuch - Owner, Open Records (AUS)
Joe Alexander – Director, Bedroom Sucks Records (AUS)
Joe Nemer – Tour Coordinator / Tour Manager, Illusive Presents (AUS)
Joey McGahey – Owner/Head of Radio/Editor In Chief, Hysteria Media (AUS)
Johann Ponniah – Founder/Director, I OH YOU (AUS)
Josh Taylor – Managing Director, Cassette Group (AUS)
Julia Bridger – Producer, Bleach Festival (AUS)
Julia Davis – CEO, New World Artists (AUS)
Kate Mills – Licencing Manager, Native Tongue (AUS)
Kathryn Holloway – General Manager, Cattleyard Promotions (AUS)
Katrine Sviland – Music Critic, Aftenposten (NOR)
Knox Lovell – 4ZZZ Radio, 102.1fm (AUS)
Lars Brandle - Australia Correspondent, Billboard (AUS)
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