Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Q Awards add categories

Three new categories have been added to this year's Q Awards ceremony to recognise new musical talent within the UK.
Great deals on musical instruments

The Q Awards will have three new categories this year.

The annual ceremony, hosted by the British music magazine, will see Best Female Artist and Best Male Artist categories added to the roll of honour, as well as a new accolade for Next Big Thing, which will highlight the most exciting new musical talent of the year.

Comedian Al Murray - who will host the event for the second year running - said: "This is the music event of the year, everyone wants a Q Award, and if they're truly lucky, like Muse last year, they might win a frozen chicken too."

Paul Rees, editor-in-chief of Q Magazine, explained the new categories have been introduced to the event - which is to be held on October 25 in London - to specifically recognise new music talent within the UK.

He said: "Q firmly believes that music now is as exciting and vital as it's ever been and that it continues to be consistently refreshed by new talent. The extra awards this year recognise Q's ongoing commitment to the best things in music right now and in the future.

"In addition, Q has also always been about celebrating music's great success stories. And, as ever, our collection of merit awards will recognise the heroic achievements and ongoing influence of music's true icons."

Previous Q Awards winners include Oasis, Sir Paul McCartney, Blur, Kylie Minogue and Ian Brown.

Posted on 28 Jul 2010 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.

13 Jul 2017 13:24
thumbnail

A familiar face in an all new format, the Waza Amplifier Head lets you experience the full power of an established classic in the comfort of your own bedroom.

11 Jul 2017 11:07
thumbnail

A visual percussion instrument that promises a completely immersive rhythmic experience, the DR-01S is the first of many in the latest percussive generation.

11 Jul 2017 10:14
thumbnail

In celebration of BOSS' 40th anniversary, the company releases a triumvirate of their most famous and sought-after pedals in a limited-edition box-set format.

11 Jul 2017 09:39
thumbnail

In celebration of their rich history, VOX launches the AC30HW60 and AC15HW60. Designed to emulate the classics, VOX add impetus to the saying 'old is gold'

7 Jul 2017 10:57
thumbnail

Continuing the legacy of Elektron's previous entries, the Analog Four MKII/Analog Rytm MKII marks the beginning of a new era graced with bountiful enhancements

6 Jul 2017 14:51