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!
QLD alt-rockers Venice on Fire are going from strength to strength, picking up airplay for their latest single My Friend Mal and embarking on their biggest tour yet.
Premiering over at Music Is My Muse, the single has been rocketing up the triple j Unearthed charts, with Home & Hosed host Declan Byrne praising its 'jean tearing chorus'. It's already enjoyed some spins on 4ZZZ, and is sure to prick more ears in the near future.
The Toowoomba three-piece will hit the road in support of the single release, stopping in Toowoomba, Ipswich, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Geelong.
Tom said he highly recommends the program for artists looking to drive their careers to the next level.
"We learnt how to plan our release, contact agents, develop strong goals and find out what our band is really about. If you want to actually put the tips into practice, it is an incredible tool that puts you in the driver's seat. We've never felt more in control of our band."Venice on Fire
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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.
Alongside the Awards Ceremony, the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards has lined up a stellar program taking place at the Powerhouse over 9 - 10 October, including the Queensland premiere of the lauded documentary Her Sound, Her Story.
Little BIGSOUND returns in 2018 with a jam-packed program on Saturday 10 November, providing a full day of hands-on experiences for 15 – 25 year olds looking to gain real life skills, meet industry experts, and discover their local music scene.