NEWS: Finalists announced for Australian Women in Music Awards 2019

The anticipation and build to this year’s Australian Women in Music Awards reaches fever pitch with the triumphant announcement of the finalists across all award categories. After a gruelling process that began with public nominations, followed by judging by a prestigious panel of industry professionals and practitioners, the finalists for all fifteen award categories have been settled.

AWMA 2018 – Photos by Cheryl Gray

The AWMA Ceremony, Concert and Party will include a dazzling mix of music genres and some of Australia’s biggest music names and most inspiring artists, with performances featuring RENÉE GEYER, KATIE NOONAN, CLARE BOWDITCH, MELINDA SCHNEIDER, NGAIIRE, KAYLAH TRUTH, CHERYL BARKER, TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA and more.

In addition to the awards night, the AWMAs will host a two-day program at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 8 & 9 October that includes a series of thought-provoking forums and panel discussions (Visibility in Hip Hop: Women On The Front Line, The Art of Rebellion: The Intersection of Music & Politics, Image Making: The Changing Face of Music), and a keynote address by noted broadcaster, musician, writer, teacher and philanthropist EDDIE AYRES.

Filmmaker Award Finalists – Tashi Hall & Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran

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, and the likes of NGAIIRE, MOJO JUJU, CHRISTINE ANU, CLAIRE EDWARDES and ALICE SKYE are among the stellar list of finalists.

The Filmmaker Award, which celebrates the work of women in the world of music video and the presentation of music in film sees nominations going to prolific and stylistically acute CLIPPED MVF award winning director, Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran, and multi-disciplinary creator of original and soulful works, Tashi Hall.

HERE IS THE FULL LIST OF AWMA 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

For more information go to: womeninmusicawards.com.au

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets to the 2019 AWMAs, to be held in Queensland at the Brisbane Powerhouse, are on sale now

Tickets for individual events, including music industry forums and keynote speaker, as well as the Awards Ceremony & Concert, are available separately or as part of discount packages. Concessions are also available.

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The Australian Women in Music Awards are made possible with the proud support of the Queensland Government and Canon.

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