The Age Music Victoria Awards Add New Categories - Noise11.com
Ross Hannaford performs with Daddy Cool at the Age Music Victoria Awards on Thursday 19 November 2014. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ross Hannaford performs with Daddy Cool at the Age Music Victoria Awards on Thursday 19 November 2014. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Age Music Victoria Awards Add New Categories

by Announcement on August 6, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

The Age Music Victoria Awards is back for its 13th year in 2018, with what promises to be their biggest year yet, taking place during Melbourne Music Week in November.

Co-presented by Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, Music Victoria and The Age have been working hard behind the scenes on some exciting new changes to be announced in October.

Changes that can be revealed, for now, are those around the award categories.

Best Global/Reggae has now been separated into Best Reggae and Dancehall and Best Global making each stand-alone category.

A new Best Rock/Punk category has been introduced, allowing the Best Heavy Album category to more specifically celebrate metal and hard rock subgenres.

The Best Solo Artist category will replace Best Male and Female Artist to include gender non-conforming artists. Ten artists will be nominated, and Music Victoria’s 40/40/20 gender diversity quotas will apply.

New categories for Best Female Musician and Best Male Musician have also been introduced.

Best Aboriginal Act as been renamed The Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent, and will now come with a cash grant and mentorship as part of the Award.

‘’After each awards we survey the industry and judges to make sure the categories best reflect what is happening in Victoria in the year and the most deserved contributors to the industry are acknowledged, said Awards Executive Producer Patrick Donovan.

We are confident these changes to criteria and judging panels will result in awards that are more inclusive and better reflect outstanding achievements. Stay tuned for an announcement in October with details about a new structure for this year’s event.’’

Submissions are now open until midnight Friday 31 August for Victorian artists, venues and festivals to nominate themselves, or another they believe deserves to be considered.

The categories open for submissions are:
Best Regional and Outer Suburban Venue (under 50 gigs per year), Best Regional and Outer Suburban Venue (over 50 gigs per year), Best Venue (under 500 capacity), Best Venue (over 500 capacity) and Best Festival.

Plus:
Best Blues Album, Best Country Album, Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B or Gospel Album, Best Jazz Album, Best Heavy Album, Best Rock/Punk Album, Best Folk or Roots Album, Best Emerging First Peoples Act, Best Global Act, Best Hip Hop Act, Best Electronic Act, Best Reggae and Dancehall Act, Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Act and Best Regional and Outer Suburban Act.

There are no self-nomination submissions for the public voted awards (with the exception of the venues awards). An expert industry panel before the public voting opens will choose nominations.

Eligibility Criteria:
– At least 50% of the act has been living in Victoria for the last two years
– Released an EP or album (category dependent) between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018
– All Victorian venues or festivals

Submissions are now open until midnight Friday 31 August.
All nominees will be announced Wednesday 11 October.

Submit your entry or nomination via www.musicvictoria.com.au/submissions

More info via musicvictoria.com.au

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Angus Young Knucklebonz
Angus Young joins the Knucklebonz collection

Toy manufacturer Knucklebonz will release a limited edition Angus Young statuette later this year.

14 hours ago
Dave Gleeson of The Angels Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dave Gleeson is fronting The Angels and Screaming Jets for Red Hot Summer series 2

Dave Gleeson is pulling a double shift on the second series of Red Hot Summer singing for both The Angels and The Screaming Jets.

1 day ago
Russell Morris Black and Blue Heart
Russell Morris reverts to Rock for ‘Black and Blue Heart’

The next Russell Morris album ‘Black and Blue Heart’ will be a Rock record.

1 day ago
My Friend The Chocolate Cake perform at the Recital Centre in Melbourne on 16 June 2017. Photo by Ros OGorman
David Bridie creates 11 films for 11 songs for ‘The Wisdom Line’ album

David Bridie’s first solo album in six years, The Wisdom Line’, will be accompanied by 11 short films for the 11 songs.

1 day ago
Dan Sultan
Dan Sultan recreates his best known tracks for ‘Aviary Takes’

Dan Sultan’s fourth album ‘Aviary Takes’ will feature reworking of his earlier songs.

2 days ago
Stephen Cummings Prisoner of Love
New Releases for 22 February 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Hilltop Hoods, Dream Theater, Reef (Live), il Volo, Gary Clark Jr., Lil' Pump, Kehlani, The Wolfe Brothers, The Wiggles, Vince Jones, Stephen Cummings, James Yorkston, Drenge, John Mayall, Alita: Battle Angel soundtrack and the physical release of Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2019.

2 days ago
Electric Mary
Electric Mary to launch ‘Mother’ album at Memo Music Hall this weekend

Electric Mary will launch their latest album ‘Mother’ at Memo Music Hall on Saturday night.

2 days ago