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.
Congratulations to this year's Billy Thorpe Scholarship finalists! Four Queensland songwriters have been selected from the incredible pool of talent that applied this year, and are now one step closer to the $10,000 prize.
In the running this year is Brisbane-based ambient-electronic producer Yoste, indie electronica songwriter Keelan Mak, acoustic pop songwriter Harry Phillips, and Far North Queensland's Greta Stanley.
The scholarship, funded by Arts Queensland and named in honour of the late Billy Thorpe, a great Australian rock musician who passed away in February 2007, was designed to help develop the future of rock and roll. Billy Thorpe spent his formative years in Brisbane and made an enormous contribution to the Australian and global music industry over five decades of performing, writing and producing. The winner will have the opportunity to record with an established producer and to meet with and receive advice around career planning from a representative from Chugg Entertainment.
The Scholarship recipient will be announced during the Queensland Music Awards ceremony on .
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.
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.