Nov 13, 2018


Queensland songwriters have today been gifted a one-week extension to enter their songs & videos in the 2019 Queensland Music Awards. The new deadline is midnight Monday November 19, 2018, providing a grace period for those racing to the finish line on new work.

Already the 2019 awards have enjoyed a flood of published and unpublished entries across 13 self-nominating genre categories. And with the recent announcement of a $20,000 promotional prize, courtesy of The Music & NOVA 106.9, the QMAs present a unrivalled opportunity for musicians from across the state, to catapult their careers onto a national stage. 

Adding to the appeal, over 70 music industry executives have been enlisted to uncover Queensland’s best new music, including programmers and tastemakers from across Australia. Songwriters will have their music heard by representatives from BIGSOUND, Double J, Woodford, Bluesfest, Dew Process, Billboard, Native Tongue Music Publishing, and Frontier Touring to name a few. View the full list on the Queensland Music Awards website.

Emerging musicians and duos are also encouraged to apply for the 2019 Billy Thorpe Scholarship via the QMusic website. Funded by the Queensland Government, the scholarship has a long history of supporting Queensland’s most promising songwriters including Sam Hales (The Jungle Giants), AYLA, Jeremy Neale, and this year, Greta Stanley from Far North Queensland. Now in its 11th year, the grant provides $10,000 to record with an established producer, and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment

Entries for both the Queensland Music Awards and the Billy Thorpe Scholarship now close midnight Monday November 19, 2018.