Australian Women In Music Awards 2019 Finalists

NGAIIRE has picked up three nominations in the 2019 Australian Women In Music Awards. NGAIIRE has picked up three nominations in the 2019 Australian Women In Music Awards.

Finalists have been announced for this year's second annual Australian Women In Music Awards (AWMAs), with over 40 candidates selected from across the music and entertainment industry.


Ngaiire, Mojo Juju, Christine Anu, Claire Edwardes and Alice Skye are among the stellar cast of finalists for the 2019 AWMAs, to be presented at a star-studded ceremony, concert and party at Brisbane Powerhouse in October.

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.

"As well as the opportunity to celebrate tremendous talent, AWMA provides a platform for artists and music practitioners including those in regional and remote areas, to come together, to learn and empower one another," AWMA Founding Director and Executive Producer Vicki Gordon says.

"We received almost double the nominations this year, from every state and across all areas of diversity, reflecting the urgent need for change in the Australian music industry."


The AWMA Ceremony, Concert and Party will feature some of Australia’s biggest music names and most inspiring artists, with performances from Renée Geyer, Katie Noonan, Clare Bowditch, Melinda Schneider, Ngaiire, Kaylah Truth, Cheryl Barker, Tamara-Anna Cislowska and more.

The AWMAs is a two-day programme that also includes a series of thought-provoking forums and discussions such as 'Visibility in Hip Hop: Women On The Front Line', 'The Art of Rebellion: The Intersection of Music & Politics' and 'Image Making: The Changing Face of Music' as well as a keynote address by noted broadcaster, musician, writer, teacher and philanthropist Eddie Ayres.

The 2019 Australia Women In Music Awards is on at Brisbane Powerhouse 8-9 October.



Australian Women In Music Awards 2019 Finalists

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 Naunton
Virginia Read

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