MUSIC NEWS: Meet the awe-inspiring nominees for this year's Australian Women in Music Awards
REPRESENTING WOMEN FROM EVERY FACET OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, THE NOMINEES FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS ARE OFFICIALLY HERE AHEAD OF THE INCREDIBLE FORUMS AND STAR-STUDDED CEREMONY ROLLING INTO BRISBANE NEXT MONTH.
For 2019, NGAIIRE, MOJO JUJU, CHRISTINE ANU, CLAIRE EDWARDES and ALICE SKYE lead the stellar list of ﬁnalists in the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA), to be presented at an epic ceremony, concert and party in Brisbane on Wednesday 9 October.
Following on from the roaring success of the inaugural event last year, this year’s AWMAs include three new award categories for Excellence in Classical Music, Music Journalism and Image Making. Producers, Engineers, Film Makers, Photographers, Songwriters, Industry Leaders, Artist Managers and more are set to be acknowledged and celebrated in their own right at this year’s ceremony − recognition that has gone untapped for far too long in an industry built on creativity and tenacity!
The AWMA Ceremony, Concert and Party will include a dazzling mix of music genres and some of Australia’s biggest music names and most inspiring artists, with performances featuring RENÉE GEYER, KATIE NOONAN, CLARE BOWDITCH, MELINDA SCHNEIDER, NGAIIRE, KAYLAH TRUTH, CHERYL BARKER, TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA and a whole lot more.
In addition to the awards night, the AWMAs will host a two-day program at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 8 & 9 October that includes a series of thought-provoking forums and panel discussions (Visibility in Hip Hop: Women On The Front Line, The Art of Rebellion: The Intersection of Music & Politics, Image Making: The Changing Face of Music), and a keynote address by noted broadcaster, musician, writer, teacher and philanthropist EDDIE AYRES.
The awards are without a doubt set to be a night to remember, for ticket info and more head HERE - and you can check out the lineup of nominees below!
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARD FINALISTS, 2019
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
DIVERSITY IN MUSIC AWARD
Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias (Making Waves)
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
EXCELLENCE IN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD
EXCELLENCE IN IMAGE MAKING AWARD
Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran
Lindy Morrison, OAM
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Joy McKean, OAM
Marcia Hines, AM
Vika and Linda Bull
LIVE PRODUCTION AWARD
MUSIC JOURNALIST AWARD
MUSIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD
STUDIO PRODUCTION AWARD
Elise Reitze-Swensen (Feels)
AWMAS 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
For more info on the Australian Women in Music Awards, head HERE
BY TIANA SPETER