Nominations open for the inaugural Australian Women In Music awards
L-R: Katie Noonan, Vicki Gordon, Christine Anu. Photo: Sarah Marshall
Nominations open today for the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) to be staged in Brisbane on October 9th and 10th, 2018.
In a historic first, AWMA will turn the spotlight on women – with 14 award categories acknowledging and celebrating the contribution female musicians make to the Australian music industry.
Nominations are open to the general public, so to make your voice heard go to womeninmusicawards.com.au and put forward you favourite Australian woman in music!
The awards categories are as follows:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to a female artist or musician who has made outstanding artistic contribution to the field of recording and/or live performance during her lifetime.
Recognises an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and/or to empowering Indigenous female artists in remote and regional communities.
Diversity in Music Award
Recognises individual artists or female-driven musical collaborations for their contribution to advancing a culturally diverse and inclusive music industry.
Auriel Andrews Memorial Award
Recognises a true pioneer of Aboriginal women in music.
Studio Production Award
Recognises a female sound engineer or producer who has made contributions of outstanding significance in the studio recording environment.
Live Production Award
Recognises a female working in a live production or touring environment making significant impact in her field: Includes Tour Management, Live Sound, Lighting, Backstage and Roadcrew.
Music Leadership Award
Recognises a female CEO, Managing Director, Label Manager, A&R Director, Artist Manager or Publisher making significant impact in music industry leadership.
Recognises a female songwriter or composer who has made extraordinary impact nationally and/or internationally in the past 12 months.
Breakthrough Artist Award
Recognises a female artist who has had a significant breakthrough impact nationally in the past 12 months.
Music Photographer Award
Recognises a female music photographer currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
Recognises a female music videographer, clip-maker or film-maker currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
Artistic Excellence Award
Recognises exceptional creative achievement from a female artist/musician across any genre.
Creative Leadership Award
A curatorial award recognising excellence in creative programming from a woman working in a music festival, live performance/venue or media setting to champion female artists.
Recognises exceptional musicianship from a female musician across any genre.
Tina Arena, Deborah Conway, Kate Ceberano, Debra Byrne, Katie Noonan, Christine Anu, Clare Bowditch, Isabella Manfredi, Jen Cloher, Sophie Koh, Kween G, Patricia ‘Little Pattie’ Amphlett, the late Chrissy Amphlett, the late Ruby Hunter and APRA Chair Jenny Morris are among the list of artists backing this ground-breaking initiative.