Q Song: The Queensland Songwriting Awards

Posted by:  Queensland Music Network


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This opportunity is for Queensland artists only.

Over the past four decades, Queensland has produced some of the finest songwriters in not just the country, but the world. From The Bee Gees to Bernard Fanning, Queensland’s music stands tall on the world stage. And now we bring you Q SONG, the new Queensland-based music awards aimed at finding, recognising, acknowledging and raising public awareness of the new and emerging talent bred in our state.

With more than $25,000 in cash and prizes, Q Song is an initiative of The Queensland Music Network Inc – Queensland’s peak contemporary music body for more than a decade – that is looking for the best and most innovative songwriters in the state. The development of Q Song is closely mirroring the success of Western Australia’s “WAMI Awards” which has rapidly grown into one of the national music industry’s major annual events.

Q Song is open to all unpublished songwriters (artists who own their own copyright) of all ages from all corners of Queensland with entries accepted in the following categories: Pop, Country, Electronic/Dance, Hardrock/Metal, Hardcore/Punk, Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul, World & Folk, Jazz, Blues/Roots, Gospel/Spiritual, Mixed Bag, School Aged (Junior – years 1-7); School Aged (Senior – years 8-12); Regional (outside Brisbane) and Indigenous (open only to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander songwriters). The categories will be judged by genre-specific music industry professionals with a core panel to judge the Song of The Year.

There will be four finalists chosen from each category with the winners being announced at the Q Song Awards on Tuesday October 17th at the Family Nightclub in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, on the eve of The Big Sound Music Industry Conference (October 18 -20) – one of the country’s largest annual music industry events. The winner from each category wins $1000 cash and will be in the running to win the Q Song, Song of the Year Award. The Song of Year winner will take home a total package worth over $6000, including 5 days recording at Wavelength Studios, Film Clip directed by Kellie Lloyd (conditions apply), distribution through Hum Records, mastering by Matthew Gray Mastering, photo shoot with Dane Beesley, legal advice and marketing strategy advice from Australian Music Biz and more.

Q Song is proudly Sponsored by The Courier Mail, Nova 106.9FM, Wavelength Studios, Kellie Lloyd, APRA, BlackBox Studios, Lynette Irwin,Hum Records, Airlock Studios, Matthew Gray Mastering and Dane Beesley.

Please note: This opportunity is open to artists from Queensland only. Artists from outside of Queensland are not eligible and should not submit.