The annual Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) today announces the 2021 finalists, and the nominees for the publicly voted People’s Choice Awards with winners to be presented under the decadent chandeliers of the Fortitude Music Hall on Wednesday 5 May in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
The eighth annual Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) to be held in March 2020 will have a new home in The Fortitude Music Hall.
The announcement was made at BIGSOUND today at a special launch event celebrating Queensland Music at a showcase featuring performances from Clea, Tia Gostelow and Tokyo Twilight with industry, partners and media in attendance.
"The Queensland Music Awards celebrate and showcase the best of Queensland’s music industry and we are excited to be hosting the 2020 QMAs at the new Fortitude Music Hall, said QMusic CEO Angela Samut.
“We recently unveiled this year’s QMA Song of the Year plaque for Clea on the Valley Walk of Fame which is directly at the entrance to The Fortitude Music Hall.
“We are proud to be behind this event which is an important part of Australia’s music landscape and one which has catapulted local talent to a global audience including Amy Shark, Violent Soho, Ball Park Music and Cub Sport.
“The QMAs not only provide a platform for our local artists to be recognised nationally and abroad but also our industry leaders, festivals and live music venues too, that keep the joy of music alive in our communities.”
“We are very excited to be hosting the Queensland Music Awards at the Fortitude Music Hall next year, said The Fortitude Music Hall Venue Director, John Collins.
“QMusic have done a fantastic job with the awards, growing it each year. We feel that the QMA’s have found their natural home at the Fortitude Music Hall and together we will continue to deliver a world class event celebrating Queensland’s rich music scene, the envy of our southern counterparts.”
Songwriters have until 24 October 2019 to enter their songs in a wide range of self-nominating categories.
2020 QMA Self-Nominating Categories:
Schools (grades 6 - 12)
Singer Songwriter / Folk
Blues / Roots
Soul / Funk / R’n’B
Hip-Hop / Rap
Electronic / Dance
Jazz / Intercultural
Video (for filmmakers only)
Produced by QMusic, the Queensland Music Awards is proud to open the inaugural Innovation Award to acknowledge and celebrate those who found a way to not just survive in music, but create new and innovative ways to thrive in 2020 and beyond.
Entries are now open for emerging and established artists to submit an application across 16 categories in the 2021 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs).
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) took place last night at The Fortitude Music Hall celebrating the artistic and commercial success of Queensland music over the last 12 months, featuring performances from some of the best the state has to offer including Jaguar Jonze, Cub Sport, Nat Dunn, Busby Marou and Order Sixty6.
With the 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) taking place in Brisbane Tuesday 3 March, preparation is well underway to transform the Fortitude Valley's Fortitude Music Hall. To ensure the 2020 QMAs look and sound world-class, we’ve partnered with some of the best in the industry!