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Courtney Barnett Sweeps 2015 Independent Music Awards Complete Winners List

by Paul Cashmere on October 23, 2015

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Australia’s Independent Music Awards have been announced for 2015 with Courtney Barnett taking away four awards including one for her label Milk! Records.

Barnett won the awards Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Album and Best Independent Single or EP while the label she founded to release her own music, Milk! Records, won Best Independent Label.

Jen Cloher at the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards held in Melbourne at the Meat Market on Thursday 22 October 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman

John Butler was a surprise addition to the line-up. performing his 2007 AIR Award winning ‘Better Than.There were also performances from Brisbane’s Airling, opening with there single ‘Stallin’ as well as Bad//Dreems, Dead Letter Circus and very, very impressive Harts.

John Butler performs at the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards held in Melbourne at the Meat Market on Thursday 22 October 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman

Murray Cook of The Wiggles gave an honest and heartfelt appraisal of the music business telling artists to follow their passion. Cook advised to hang-on to your publishing and stay as indie as possible. Murray reminded the audience that to this day The Wiggles have remained an independent act.

Murray Cook of the Wiggles at the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards held in Melbourne at the Meat Market on Thursday 22 October 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman

Former AIR Executive Officer and now Federal Member of Parliament, Julie Owens, spoke about 20 years of AIR, and how an idea became the voice on independent music in Australia. She also took credit for the logo. “I can’t believe they haven’t changed it,” she said.

Carlton Dry Independent Music Award Winners for 2015

Best Independent Artist – Presented By Carlton Dry
Courtney Barnett

Best Independent Album
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Best Independent Single Or EP – Presented By RDIO
Courtney Barnett – Depreston

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year – Presented By PPCA
#1 Dads

Best Independent Hip Hop Album
Seth Sentry – Strange New Past

Best Independent Country Album
Frank Yamma – Uncle

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album
C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth

Best Independent Dance, Electronica Or Club Single
Hayden James – Something About You

Best Independent Jazz Album
Barney Mcall – Mooroolbark

Best Independent Classical Album
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates

Best Independent Label
Milk! Records

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