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MUSIC VICTORIA REVEAL INDUSTRY AWARDS WINNERS AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 

Hall Of Fame Inductee Kylie Minogue – image courtesy of Darenote


Music Victoria is excited to present the winners of last night’s Industry Awards and unveil the 2021 Hall Of Fame inductees. The second ever live-streamed Industry Awards event was broadcast live on Channel 31 and the web last night to award the industry-voted winners for Victoria’s best producers, venues, festivals and women in music, and reveal the shortlisted nominees for all remaining categories to be presented at the 2021 Music Victoria Awards in December.

Last night’s debut Industry Awards hosts, Emma Peel (PBS 106.7FM) and Daniel James (3RRR 102.7FM) were thrilled to announce the 2021 Music Victoria Awards Hall Of Fame inductees, Kylie Minogue and Pierre Baroni. The internationally acclaimed pop megastar and the late great legend of the Melbourne airwaves will respectively be inducted into the Music Victoria Hall Of Fame at the official Music Victoria Awards ceremony taking place Thursday 9 December at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Melbourne artist, June Jones paid tribute to Kylie by covering her hit song ‘Come Into My World’ live for those lucky enough to have tuned in last night, while PBS 106.7FM Program Manager, Owen McKern praised Pierre on behalf of the station for his posthumous induction.

“PBS is truly thrilled to learn that Pierre Baroni will be inducted into the Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame. An extraordinary broadcaster, Pierre programmed and presented Soulgroove’66 on PBS from 2003 until his death from cancer in March 2021. Pierre had been broadcasting on PBS since 1997 and his shows became unmissable weekly content for those discovering soul music and classic rhythm and blues. Beyond PBS, Pierre had been a musician, a producer, a photographer and a long-time artist and designer for the Mushroom Group. For all of us here at PBS he was a friend, a cherished colleague and a revered music collector. We still miss him dearly but are delighted that his memory and his legacy will live on through his place in the Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame.” – Owen McKern, PBS 106.7FM Program Manager

Music Victoria would like to congratulate last night’s winners of the 2021 Industry Awards. First up, is this year’s Outstanding Woman In Music recipient, Charlotte Abroms who will receive $3,500 cash courtesy of the City Of Melbourne. Charlotte is an acclaimed artist manager, APRA/Songhubs board member, and highly sought after mentor and industry panelist. She is an ongoing collaborator with Victorian youth program The Push and is regularly invited to speak at major music institutions and festivals such as Collarts, RMIT, JMC, RaRa Records, Girls Rock!, YWIM, Women in Music, AIR and BIGSOUND. In 2020, Charlotte raised over $50K for Support Act through her Facebook fundraiser and assisted in the early days of livestreamed festival, Isol-Aid to get the platform online, using her extensive contacts in the digital agency world. A previous winner of the Lighthouse Award (2017), Fast Track Fellowship (2018), and Angie McMahon’s 2019 SXSW Grulke Prize, Charlotte can now add 2021 Outstanding Woman In Music to her extensive list of music industry accolades.

Eilish Gilligan accepts her award online

The 2021 Best Producer, Eilish Gilligan has taken out a huge prize including $2000 cash thanks to VMDO, a Music Market co-work package and a $1000 voucher to spend on Yamaha gear. First-time virtual festival winner, Isol-Aid has been awarded 2021 Best Festival, taking home a year’s subscription to festival management software loadin.com, while Metropolitan venue winners, Northcote Social Club and Melbourne Recital Centre – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall have each scored Brick Lane Brewing tinnies packages. Finally, reigning regional venue champions, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine and first time nominees, first time winners, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta have won their respective Outer Suburban/Regional venue categories, each receiving $3000 cash thanks to Bendigo Bank.

The remaining 16 industry-voted award categories and the seven public-voted award categories will be presented at the 17th annual Music Victoria Awards in December, with all nominees now revealed and public voting open.

This year, Arts Access Victoria are proud to be sponsoring a brand new award category for deaf and disabled artists with a $3000 cash prize for the inaugural Arts Access Victoria Amplify Award, and long-time Awards sponsors, the Archie Roach Foundation have increased their support of the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent in 2021 to match this. New media prizes have also been added for the winning artists in the public-voted categories with Plakkit sponsoring the winner of the Best Album category with a $5000 media package, and Civic Outdoor providing the winner of Best Live Act with a $3000 outdoor billboard package.

Be sure to check out the full list of nominees below and head to the Music Victoria website to cast your vote for Victoria’s best releases and artists of the year. Get your votes in before midnight Friday 5 November and automatically enter into the prize draw to win a prize pack valued at $550 containing goodies from 3RRR 102.7FM, PBS 106.7 FM, Noisy Ritual, Brick Lane and Yamaha.

 

2021 Music Victoria Awards
Thursday 9 December
Melbourne Recital Centre
7.00pm
To be broadcast on Channel 31 and live-streamed via Music Victoria’s Youtube Channel

Music Victoria Industry Awards Winners:

BEST VENUE UNDER 500 CAP
(prize: tinny package from Brick Lane Brewing)

Winner: Northcote Social Club, Northcote

Nominees:

Brunswick Ballroom, Brunswick

LOOP Project Space & Bar, Melbourne

The Night Cat, Fitzroy

The Substation, Newport

BEST VENUE OVER 500 CAP
(prize: tinny package from Brick Lane Brewing)

Winner: Melbourne Recital Centre – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank

Nominees:

Corner Hotel, Richmond

Forum Melbourne*

Hamer Hall, Southbank

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

BEST REGIONAL/OUTER SUBURBAN VENUE UNDER 50 GIGS/yr
(prize: $3000 from Bendigo Bank)

Winner: Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

Nominees:

Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap

The Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon

The Sound Doctor Presents, Anglesea

Tom Katz! @ Sorrento Portsea RSL, Sorrento

BEST REGIONAL/OUTER SUBURBAN VENUE OVER 50 GIGS/yr
(prize: $3000 from Bendigo Bank)

Winner: Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Nominees:

The Barwon Club Hotel, South Geelong

The Eastern, Ballarat

Piano Bar, Geelong

Sooki Lounge, Belgrave

BEST FESTIVAL
(prize: 1 year subscription to festival management software loadin.com)

Winner: Isol-Aid

Nominees:

Brunswick Music Festival

Melbourne Music Week – Extended

MPavilion 2020

The Secret Garden Gig Gathering

OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN MUSIC
(prize: $3500 from City of Melbourne)

Winner: Charlotte Abroms

Nominees:

Andrea Keller

Emily Ulman

Emma Donovan

Sarah Blaby

BEST PRODUCER
(prize: $2,000 from VMDO + Music Market co-work package + $1000 voucher for Yamaha gear)

Winner: Eilish Gilligan

Nominees:

Alice Ivy

Anna Laverty

Becki Whitton

River Boy

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Kylie Minogue

Pierre Baroni

Music Victoria Awards Nominees (industry-voted)

BEST BLUES ACT

Nominees:

Aaron Pollock

Anna Scionti

Blues Roulette

Dan Dinnen & Shorty

Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald

BEST COUNTRY ACT

Nominees:

Ben Mastwyk & His Millions

Georgia State Line

James Ellis & The Jealous Guys

Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes

The Weeping Willows

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT

Nominees:

Alex Albrecht

Female Wizard

Jennifer Loveless

Reptant

SaD

BEST EXPERIMENTAL OR AVANT-GARDE ACT

Nominees:

Aarti Jadu

Candlesnuffer

Deborah Cheetham, Byron Scullin, Tom Supple

Red Wine and Sugar

Thembi Soddell

BEST FOLK ACT

Nominees:

Charm of Finches

Erica Bramham

Kerryn Fields

Lucy Wise

Maple Glider

BEST HEAVY ACT

Nominees:

Divide and Dissolve

Dr. Colossus

Faceless Burial

Growth

Nicolas Cage Fighter

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Nominees:

Agung Mango

Briggs

Drmngnow

Man Made Mountain

Pookie

BEST INTERCULTURAL ACT

Nominees:

Ajak Kwai

Amaru Tribe

Black Jesus Experience

Gelareh Pour’s Garden

Tio

BEST JAZZ ACT

Nominees:

Australian Art Orchestra

Andrea Kellar

Audrey Powne

Menagerie

The Rookies

BEST POP ACT

Nominees:

Alice Ivy

Alice Skye

Geoffrey O’Connor

Gregor

June Jones

BEST REGGAE AND DANCEHALL ACT

Nominees:

Disun Future

Jah Tung

JahWise Productions

Marvin Priest

Monkey Marc

BEST PUNK/ROCK ACT

Nominees:

Blake Scott

Civic

Mod Con

Plaster of Paris

Tom Lyngcoln

BEST SOUL, FUNK, R’N’B OR GOSPEL ACT

Nominees:

The Bamboos

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Hiatus Kaiyote

Izy

Kee’ahn

BEST REGIONAL/OUTER SUBURBAN ACT

Nominees:

Baker Boy

Bones and Jones

D’Arcy Spiller

Fenn Wilson

The Teskey Brothers

ARCHIE ROACH FOUNDATION AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT (FOR FIRST NATIONS ACTS)

Nominees:

Allara

Bumpy

Madi Colville Walker

The Merindas

River Boy

ARTS ACCESS VICTORIA AMPLIFY AWARD (FOR DEAF AND DISABLED ACTS)

Nominees:

Eliza Hull

Gordon Koang

Kerryn Fields

Nat Bartsch

Rudely Interrupted

Music Victoria Awards Nominees (public-voted)

BEST ALBUM

Nominees:

Alice Ivy – Don’t Sleep

The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Crossover

Gordon Koang – Unity

Hiatus Kaiyote – Mood Valiant

BEST GROUP

Nominees:

The Avalanches

Emma Donovan and The Putbacks

Hiatus Kaiyote

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Mildlife

BEST SONG

Nominees:

Alex Lahey & Gordi – Dino’s

Alice Skye – Party Tricks

The Avalanches – Wherever You Go

Geoffrey O’Connor & Jonnine – For As Long As I Can Remember

Hiatus Kaiyote – Red Room

BEST SOLO ARTIST

Nominees:

Alice Ivy

Baker Boy

Blake Scott

G Flip

Gordon Koang

Kylie Auldist

Liz Stringer

Maple Glider

Mia Wray

Sampa the Great

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Nominees:

Ashwarya

Blake Scott

Cry Club

Maple Glider

Shouse

BEST MUSICIAN

Nominees:

Amanda Roff (Time For Dreams, Harmony)

Andrea Keller

Davey Lane (Solo, You Am I)

Emma Donovan

Erica Dunn (Tropical Fuck Storm, MOD CON)

G Flip

Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos)

Mindy Meng Wang

Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote)

Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)

BEST LIVE ACT

Nominees:

Amyl and The Sniffers

Cable Ties

Kee’ahn

Mildlife

RVG

Voting is open until midnight Friday 5 November

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Watch last night’s live stream below: