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.
August 30, 2018
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.
The local power-pop favourite received the plaque in recognition of his song Dancin' & Romancin', which took out Song of the Year at this year's Queensland Music Awards. The coveted spot on the Walk of Fame is the latest in a year full of milestones for the songwriter, who just returned from a 3 month stint in New York after being awarded the Grant McLennan Fellowship at the end of 2017.
The Valley Walk of Fame is a monument to some of Queensland’s best-loved musical talent; the state’s homegrown music deities enshrined in a series of bronze plaques in the Brunswick Street Mall. It's a mixed bag of megastars and indie legends, from The Bee Gees and Savage Garden to The Saints, The Go-Betweens, Regurgitator and Powderfinger.
Since 2006 a host of breakthrough Queensland acts have earned their place among these icons. Amy Shark, Violent Soho, Ball Park Music, Cub Sport and Emma Louise have all been honoured through the #ValleyWalkofFame initiative after winning the QMA Song of the Year. Read about the history of the Valley Walk of Fame below!
Entries for the 2019 Queensland Music Awards will open in October 2018.
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.