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.
Indie-pop artist INIGO has burst onto the scene with a little help from Industry Connect.
The project of Brisbane-based singer songwriter Erin Fitzsimon, INIGO's debut single Hurricane has been unleashed, premiering over at Pilerats. The hook-laden track is the first cut from her forthcoming debut EP and was produced by celebrated Melbourne electronic artist LANKS and Brisbane studio wiz Aidan Hogg.
To celebrate the release, INIGO has also announced her first ever tour, heading off on a run of dates throughout the sunshine state including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Maroochydore before heading South to Melbourne and Sydney.
Fitzsimon said the knowledge she gained through QMusic's workshop program Industry Connect helped set her on a path toward reaching these milestones.
"Industry Connect gives a real and detailed approach in how to release music, specific to your goals, and understanding realistic outcomes. I was able to tee up artist consultations with a panelist/mentor from the PR workshop, allowing me to dive deeper into releasing my music in the best way possible for me."Erin Fitzsimon
"INIGO is such an exciting project from Erin, a passionate multi-instrumentalist whose diverse creative palette shines through on this single," said QMusic Program Manager Trina Massey.
"Hurricane is an energetic and luscious lead single to a EP that will no doubt excite and build her artistic profile."
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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.