2019 Australian Women In Music Awards Winners

Katie Noonan (R) won the 2019 Australian Women In Music Award for Creative Leadership, presented by scenestr's Jacci Evans. Katie Noonan (R) won the 2019 Australian Women In Music Award for Creative Leadership, presented by scenestr's Jacci Evans. Image: Facebook

The winners of the 2019 Australian Women In Music Awards (AWMAs) were announced in a lavish ceremony at Brisbane Powerhouse this evening (9 October), including Joy McKean, Christine Anu, Alice Skye and Katie Noonan.


In only its second year, the AWMAs has become a beacon for recognising the achievements and contributions of women across all areas of the Australian music industry.

Diversity and talented women in the music industry took centre stage at AWMAs with 15 award categories presented, including new awards for Excellence In Classical Music (Caroline Almonte), Excellence In Image Making (Melanie Knight) and Music Journalism (Ange McCormack).

Christine Anu picked up two AWMAs – Diversity In Music and Artistic Excellence – in acknowledgement of decades of work and her extensive contribution and commitment to Australia’s cultural music scene.
WAMA 19 Vacher McKeanJoy McKean, OAM was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Singer-songwriter and Wergaia woman Alice Skye took out the Emerging Artist Award. With a voice described as “a combination of hopeful and haunting”, Alice Skye’s songs centre around well-crafted and articulate lyrics of love, loss and life.

Mojo Juju picked up the Songwriter Award for her third album 'Native Tongue', while industry stalwart Katie Noonan adds the AWMA for Creative Leadership to her collection.

The evening's festivities included the AWMA concert, which featured a special tribute performed by Katie Noonan, Jess Green, Zoe Hauptmann and Ali Foster acknowledging 2019 AWMA Honour Roll inductee, Judith Durham AO, who joins the 2018 inaugural inductee, Helen Reddy.

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Congratulations to all winners of the 2019 Australian Women In Music Awards.


2019 Australian Women In Music Awards Winners


Artistic Excellence Award
Christine Anu

Creative Leadership Award
Katie Noonan

Diversity In Music Award
Christine Anu

Emerging Artist Award
Alice Skye

Excellence In Classical Music Award
Caroline Almonte

Excellence In Image Making Award
Melaine Knight

Film Maker Award
Tashi Hall

International Humanitarian Award
Dami Im

Lifetime Achievement Award
Joy McKean, OAM

Live Production Award
Laurie May

Music Journalist Award
Ange McCormack

Music Leadership Award
Sue Telfer

Music Photographer Award
Tashi Hall

Songwriter Award
Mojo Juju

Studio Production Award
Virginia Read

AWMA 19 Vacher Gordon
AWMA Founding Executive Director and Executive Producer, Vicki Gordon speaks with scenestr TV's Gabrielle Vacher.

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