Australian Women In Music Awards Announces 2019 Finalists

Australian Women In Music Awards Announces 2019 Finalists

The finalists for this year’s Australian Women In Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of the country’s best emerging and establishing acts making the list, including NGAIIRE and Christine Anu, who are both up for multiple awards.

Last month, the AWMAs confirmed the keynote speaker, performers and more set to feature at the October event, and today’s finalists announcement has also been accompanied by news of three new award categories, including Excellence in Classical Music, Music Journalism and Image Making.

“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,” AWMAs Founding Executive Director Vicki Gordon said.

“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 ceremony will take place on October 9, with the following artists in the running for awards following the AWMAs public nomination process:

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

The Australian Women In Music Awards takes place at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 8-9 October. Head here for all the info.