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
Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran Tashi Hall
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
Mojo Juju NGAIIRE Thelma Plum
Studio Production Award
Elise Reitze-Swensen (Feels) Kathy Naunton Virginia Read