The 2019 Queensland Music Awards, presented by Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds, Hutchinson Builders and Mountain Goat Beer is starting to take shape, with QMusic today revealing an exciting and diverse range of music and media identities enlisted to judge submissions.
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.
The announcement comes as the November 12 deadline for song and video entries fast approaches. Songwriters can enter their songs in a wide range of self-nominating categories to be eligible for the $20,000 Song of The Year promotional prize courtesy of The Music & NOVA 106.9.
Now in its second year, the prize was won in 2018 by Jeremy Neale, who was recently honoured with a plaque on Fortitude Valley’s Walk of Fame to commemorate the achievement. The 7th annual Queensland Music Awards will return to the Royal International Convention Centre at Brisbane Showgrounds on Tuesday 19 March, 2019. Tickets will be available to the general public early next year.
Songwriters across Queensland are encouraged to enter their songs by November 12.
Celebrating our brightest emerging artists and established legends, the QMAs are a state-wide search for Queensland’s best music. Spanning 13 self-nominating categories including Pop, Rock, Blues / Roots, Country, Hip-Hop / Rap, Electronic / Dance, Heavy, Video and Schools.
A recording grant for early career artists, the scholarship, named in honour of the late Billy Thorpe was designed to help develop the future of rock and roll. The Scholarship is for an emerging musician or band over 18. You must be a Qld resident and in the early stages of developing your career.
It’s been a huge 12 months for Queensland album releases, and our QMA Judges were given the hard task of whittling down the seemingly endless list of high-calibre records to just 5 finalists.
The 2019 Queensland Music Awards is shaping up to be one of the most memorable nights of the year, with QMusic today announcing a stellar list of finalists and live performances.
Congratulations to this year's Billy Thorpe Scholarship finalists! Four Queensland songwriters have been selected from the incredible pool of talent that applied this year, and are now one step closer to the $10,000 prize. Winners will be announced at the 2019 Qld Music Awards, March 19.