Q Song Awards 2007

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; not just from the country, but from the world. From The Bee Gees to Bernard Fanning, Queensland’s music stands tall on the world stage.

Q Song is an initiative of The Queensland Music Network Inc – Queensland’s leading contemporary music body for more than a decade. In its inaugural year (2006), Q Song attracted 900 entries from songwriters statewide. Over 800 members of the Queensland, national and international music industry attended the awards ceremony held at Family nightclub. The 2006 Winners were:

  • Kate Miller-Heidke (Pop)

  • The Boat People (Song of the Year)

  • The Gin Club (Blues and Roots)

  • Jackie Marshall (Mixed Alternative)

  • Chris Pickering (Country)

  • Roz Pappalardo (World/Folk)

  • My Ninja Lover (Electronic Dance)

  • Cristalla Pippos (Primary School)

  • Sean Gagen (Secondary School)

  • Ben Stewart (Gospel/Spiritual)

  • Dr. Octopus (Regional)

  • The Winnie Coopers (Hip-Hop)

  • MonkeyBone (Punk/Metal)

  • Sean Foran (Jazz)

  • Dakuta (Rand B)

  • Freddie ShortJoe (Indigenous)

There were also awards recognising established artists such as Bernard Fanning (2006 Published Song of the Year Award) and the late Grant McLennan (2006 Lifetime Achievement Award).

Q Song is open to all unpublished Queensland songwriters. Songwriters can enter unlimited songs in 13 different categories: Pop, Rock, Blues and Roots,Country, Hip Hop, Electronic Dance, Jazz, World/Folk, Indigenous, Alternative, Gospel/Spiritual, Primary School, Secondary School, and Metal/Punk.

Each category winner is awarded a $1000 cash prize and $500 cash prize for primary and secondary school categories. Winners are selected by a panel of Queensland music industry professionals and announced at the Q Song Awards, which will be held in August 2007.

Q Song 2007 is proudly sponsored by ABC local radio Queensland and 612 ABC Brisbane, The Courier-Mail, SonyBMG, EMI, MGM, Rockinghorse Records, Pinnacles Music, Warner Music Australia, SugarRush Records,Ellaways Music, Modern Music, Nightlife Music and Video, and Mission Australia.