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.
The sold-out event was an incredible showcase of the contribution that music makes to Queensland’s cultural life, and the exceptional caliber of musicianship that the state has to offer to a worldwide audience. Check out the winners!
23-year old songstress from Far North Queensland, Greta Stanley was named the recipient of the 2018 Billy Thorpe Scholarship at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards.
The 2018 Queensland Music Awards will spotlight a new wave of songwriters alongside established names with today’s announcement of finalists spread far across the state.
QMusic is on the lookout for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers interested in contributing to the delivery of the 2018 Queensland Music Awards, as well as learn new skills and make new friends!
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.
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.
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.