• Tiana Speter

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

Christine Anu

Nai Palm

NGAIIRE

CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD

Claire Edwardes

Elaine Chia

Katie Noonan

DIVERSITY IN MUSIC AWARD

Christine Anu

Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias (Making Waves)

NGAIIRE

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

Alice Skye

Ella Fence

Lisa Caruso

EXCELLENCE IN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD

Caroline Almonte

Claire Edwardes

Sarah-Grace Williams

EXCELLENCE IN IMAGE MAKING AWARD

Chloe Jean

Melaine Knight

Ntombi Moyo

FILMMAKER AWARD

Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran

Tashi Hall

HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Alison Hams

Dami Im

Lindy Morrison, OAM

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Joy McKean, OAM

Marcia Hines, AM

Vika and Linda Bull

LIVE PRODUCTION AWARD

Jenny Moon 

Kait Hall

Laurie May

MUSIC JOURNALIST AWARD

Ange McCormack

Jane Gazzo

Jules LeFevre

MUSIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

Elise Reitze-Swensen

Lynette Irwin

Sue Telfer 

MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD

Jessica Vaini

Kerrie Geier

Tashi Hall

SONGWRITER AWARD

Mojo Juju

NGAIIRE

Thelma Plum

STUDIO PRODUCTION AWARD

Elise Reitze-Swensen (Feels)

Kathy Naughton

Virginia Read

AWMAS 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

For more info on the Australian Women in Music Awards, head HERE

BY TIANA SPETER

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