Greta Stanely was presented with the 2018 Billy Thorpe Scholarship by Lauren Thorpe.
Greta Stanley Wins Billy Thorpe Scholarship
23-year old songstress from Far North Queensland, Greta Stanley was named the recipient of the 2018 Billy Thorpe Scholarship at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards. The sold-out event was held at held at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds on May 14.
Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Greta will be able to use the $10,000 prize to record her next release and receive career planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.
Greta is a previous participant in QMusic’s Industry Connect program, which gives young people from regional Queensland the opportunity to meet and learn from national industry leaders.
Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Queensland Music Awards honoured the state’s finest song writers, exciting live performance venues and the accomplishments of Queensland’s thriving contemporary music industry. “The Queensland Government supports our contemporary music scene with investment in QMusic, the state’s key contemporary music industry body, that each year presents the QMAs as well as September’s BIGSOUND industry event” Ms Enoch said
“I am delighted to congratulate 2018 Billy Thorpe Scholarship winner Greta Stanley. Greta is turning heads with her youthful, electric and emotional songs, and with the support provided through this prize Greta will continue to grow musically, collaborate and keep writing,”Leeanne Enoch
Queensland Arts Minister
Greta was born in Townsville before moving to the very small (and very beautiful) rural town of Mena Creek in Far North Queensland. At just 23 she’s already a prolific songwriter, releasing her debut EP ‘Bedroom City’ in 2015 and following it up last year with her first full-length release ‘Full Grown’, both produced by Mark Myers (The Middle East). Single ‘When January Comes’ was added to full rotation on triple j, with 4 star reviews on triple j Unearthed from the station’s Music Directors Richard Kingsmill and Nick Findlay.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.