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 during 2017.
This is a career-focused award and judges will be looking for an established artist who has produced a consistent body of work with some significant outcomes occuring during the year in question. They will have been actively touring and performing during 2017 – 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.