Amy Shark is the latest in a long line of beloved Queensland artists to be immortalised as part of the Valley Walk of Fame. Her breakout single Adore was awarded 2017’s QMA Song of the Year, earning her a coveted spot among the state’s musical heavyweights.
Adore has been a game changer for the Gold Coast songwriter. In addition to the QMA Song of the Year title, the track placed second on last year’s triple j Hottest 100 and Shark has since been nominated for 6 ARIA Awards. Most recently she was selected as Apple Music’s Up Next artist for November and made her US television debut, performing Adore on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
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. Violent Soho, Ball Park Music, Cub Sport, Emma Louise and Hungry Kids of Hungary have all been honoured through the #ValleyWalkofFame initiative after winning the QMA Song of the Year. Winners of the previously awarded Published Song of the Year (2006-2010) are also represented.
Registrations are now open for QMusic's free workshop series held April - July 2018. Industry Connect is designed to help musicians and music industry workers get the knowledge, relationships and opportunities they need to succeed!
BEMAC is proud to present Cultivate, a program to empower women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds through music and skill building, ending with a special performance on Friday March 9.
4ZZZ are looking for a Sponsorship Manager, City of Gold Coast are on the hunt for a Senior Arts & Culture Program Officer and Brisbane Powerhouse need a Digital Marketing Coordinator!
Revered Australian roots and country musician Shane Nicholson has announced the new Americana Music Prize of Australia initiative with a prize pack of $10,000. Entries close March 2.
"Now is a critical time. The massive vocal disruption that has brought the music industry’s cultural problems to the surface presents a unique opportunity." QMusic CEO Joel Edmondson.
Start Queensland Women's Week with Put Us First Fest, an all ages day of workshops for women and non-binary folks who want to pursue music, whether it’s their hobby, passion project or career.
Heading to Melbourne for its first ever Australasian edition, tickets are on sale now for the two-day event! Taking place in April the convention will feature some of the best music industry minds from all over the world.
"Levi's involvement will enable us to reach the widest possible audience, using the most sophisticated channels, opportunities which we simply cannot afford on our own. It is heartening to see international corporations taking their social responsibilities so seriously."
APRA AMCOS have teamed up with beloved Aussie singer-songwriter Josh Pyke to deliver the 2018 JP Partnership, awarding one lucky musician invaluable mentorship plus a $7500 grant. Entries close 31 March.
QMusic would like to extend a huge thanks and congratulations to all of the amazing Queensland artists who entered the 2018 Queensland Music Awards. Our judges now begin the mammoth task of selecting this year's finalists, to be announced April 12.
Join the BIGSOUND Festival Team! We're looking a suitably experienced and qualified First Nations Producer to assist with the delivery and development of BIGSOUND. Applications close February 16.
Congratulations to all of the amazing Queensland artists who entered the 2018 Queensland Music Awards. The quality of entries has blown us away! Stay tuned for the finalist announced on April 6.
Meet our new General Manager! Kim Pengelly has come on board to oversee the organisation's operations, taking on the role of event manager for QMusic signature events, BIGSOUND and the Qld Music Awards.
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s (CEA) Collider Acceleratoris back for 2018, with creative tech startups invited to apply for the opportunity to receive an investment of $30,000. Applications close 25 February.
The QMAs recognise the diverse people and places that make contemporary popular music an invaluable part of our state's cultural heritage. We invite all Queenslanders to celebrate the artists, industry leaders, festivals and live music venues that keep the joy of music alive in our communities.
For all the challenges that face our industry, especially the impact of mandatory ID scanning on the feasibility of live music venues, there are many reasons to be excited.
Victory! Our very own BIGSOUND Festival was named Best Live Event in Australia! A huge thanks to all the venues, volunteers, and partners that make BIGSOUND possible!
QMusic has revealed its biggest and most diverse judging pool ever for the 2018 Queensland Music Awards. By entering the QMAs, Queensland musicians will have their music heard by prominent media, labels, A&R, managers, booking agents, publishers & sync agents, representing an outstanding breadth and depth of experience.
After a wonderful three years at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland music’s night of nights will be moving to a new home courtesy of Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC), Brisbane Showgrounds.
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.