Breakout Artist of the Year nomination
sponsored by Griffith University and the Queensland Conservatorium
Open to any artist or band, of any age and genre, that has a strong connection to the Gold Coast and has been actively recording, releasing or performing music on the Gold Coast between 1st January 2020 and the 31st March 2021.
Judges will be looking for acts who clearly demonstrate that they have broken through during the eligibility period. For example, they may have extended their reach from the Gold Coast to national or international audiences, or to the music industry at large or have moved from local stages to national festival lineups.
Musical performance – both recorded and live – will be taken into consideration by judges, as will supporting information about the band or artist’s accomplishments (such as radio play, streaming data or record sales that indicate a substantial increase in audience) and the quality of music produced to date. All entrants are assessed on their contribution to Gold Coast’s live music scene as well as their connection to the Gold Coast.
Eligibility period for the 2021 Gold Coast Music Awards is 1 January 2020 – 31 March 2021.