News September 4, 2019

Queensland Music Awards moving to new home in 2020

Queensland Music Awards moving to new home in 2020

The Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) are moving to a new home next year.

The 8th edition will be staged at the Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane’s entertainment precinct Fortitude Valley.

The announcement was made at BIGSOUND today by QMusic at a launch event celebrating Queensland Music at a showcase featuring Clea, Tia Gostelow and Tokyo Twilight before industry, partners and media

“The Queensland Music Awards celebrate and showcase the best of Queensland’s music industry and we are excited to be hosting the 2020 QMAs at the new Fortitude Music Hall, said QMusic CEO Angela Samut.

“We recently unveiled this year’s QMA Song of the Year plaque for Clea on the Valley Walk of Fame which is directly at the entrance to The Fortitude Music Hall.”

Samut went on to call the QMAs “an important part of Australia’s music landscape and one which has catapulted local talent to a global audience including Amy Shark, Violent Soho, Ball Park Music and Cub Sport.

“The QMAs not only provide a platform for our local artists to be recognised nationally and abroad but also our industry leaders, festivals and live music venues too, that keep the joy of music alive in our communities.”

John Collins, director of Fortitude Music Hall said the venue was “the natural home” of the QMAs, adding “QMusic have done a fantastic job with the awards, growing it each year”

Songwriters have until October 24 to enter their songs via the QMAs website

2020 QMA Self-Nominating Categories:

Schools (grades 6 – 12)
Singer Songwriter / Folk
Blues / Roots
Soul / Funk / R’n’B
Hip-Hop / Rap
Electronic / Dance
Jazz / Popular World
Video (for filmmakers only)

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