Artist of the Year nomination
sponsored by Southern Cross University
Open to any Gold Coast artist or band, of any age and genre, that has been actively recording, releasing or performing music on the Gold Coast between 1st of January 2020 and the 31st of March 2021.
This is a career-focused award and judges will be looking for an established artist who has produced a consistent body of work with significant outcomes during the eligibility period. The artist will have been actively releasing music and performing (where possible) between 1 January 2020 through to 31 March 2021 – at least at the national level and will have a public profile outside of the Gold Coast.
The artist’s body of work will be considered for this award including track record, performance history (live and recorded), audience development, technical ability and supporting infrastructure, presence and ability to create a “package” that includes their music. All entrants are assessed on their contribution to the 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.