Ngaiire, Mojo Juju, Christine Anu, Claire Edwardes and Alice Skye top the list of notable possible awardees for the yearly ceremony that recognizes female artists from a diverse range of Australian life.
With three new categories for Excellence in Classical Music, Music Journalism, and Image Making, the AWMAs will further acknowledge the work of producers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, songwriters, industry leaders, artist managers and more across a total of fifteen awards.
A special AWMA Honour Roll award will also be presented during the ceremony.
“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. 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,” said AWMA Founding Director and Executive Producer, Vicki Gordon.
The Brisbane based event will also feature performances from Renee Geyer, Katie Noonan, Clare Bowditch, award nominee NGAIIRE and more, as well as a two-day forum with panel discussions that focus on a number of prevalent issues and a keynote address from broadcaster/musician Eddie Ayres.
The full list of Australian Women In Music Award finalists below:
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
DIVERSITY IN MUSIC AWARD
Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias (Making Waves)
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
EXCELLENCE IN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD
EXCELLENCE IN IMAGE MAKING AWARD
Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran
Lindy Morrison, OAM
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Joy McKean, OAM
Marcia Hines, AM
Vika and Linda Bull
LIVE PRODUCTION AWARD
MUSIC JOURNALIST AWARD
MUSIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD
STUDIO PRODUCTION AWARD
Elise Reitze-Swensen (Feels)
More information is available at the Women in Music Awards website.