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The Age Music Victoria Music Awards 2018 recognizes the heart and soul of the music business

by Paul Cashmere on November 22, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

The Age Music Victoria Music Awards were announced Wednesday night at the Melbourne Recital Centre and once again confirmed why Melbourne is Australia’s music capital.

The work done by Music Victoria and supported by the Andrews Labor Government has accelerated growth in Victoria’s music industry for export and tourism and that was obvious from the nominations and winners this year.

The international success of nominees Courtney Barnett and Vance Joy, the development of great new acts such as multiple award winners Baker Boy and Sampa the Great and the recognition of the diversity of the local industry from Baker Boy’s rap, folk artist Michael Waugh to the soul of Sampa the Great and punk from Little Ugly Girls demonstrated how far the Victorian music industry has come since the appointment of Patrick Donovan as CEO of Music Victoria.

The Age Music Victoria Music Awards is not the money grab of pop awards setting up Christmas sales. These awards include all sectors of the music industry. They don’t exclude. The purity of The Age Music Victoria Awards recognizes the very heart and soul of the music business.

Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan said, “Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees and thanks to the awards partners, artists and MCs for the amazing performances on the night. It really encapsulated the quality and diversity of Victorian music in 2018.”

THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

PUBLIC-VOTED WINNERS
The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Album of 2018 – $10,000 Cash Prize
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

Best Band
Camp Cope

Best Song
Baker Boy – Marryuna

Best Solo Artist
Courtney Barnett

Best Male Musician
Danzal Baker (Baker Boy)

Best Female Musician
Courtney Barnett

The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Breakthrough Act of 2018 – $5000 Cash Prize
Baker Boy

Best Live Act
Baker Boy

Best Small Venue (under 500 capacity)
Northcote Social Club, Northcote

Best Large Venue (over 500 capacity)
Corner Hotel, Richmond

INDUSTRY-VOTED WINNERS
Best Festival
Golden Plains

Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act
Bendigo Bank $3,000
This Way North

Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venue (Over 50 gigs per year)
Bendigo Bank $3,000
Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venue (Under 50 gigs per year)
Bendigo Bank $3,000
Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan

Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent
Kaiit

Best Blues Album
Collard Greens And Gravy – Luedella

Best Country Album
James Ellis & The Jealous Guys – It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad)

Best Electronic Act
Mildlife

Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Act
Nat Grant

Best Folk or Roots Album
Michael Waugh – The Asphalt & The Oval

Best Global Act
Senegambian Jazz Band

Best Heavy Album
Encircling Sea – Hearken

Best Hip Hop Act
Sampa The Great

Best Jazz Album
Sam Anning – Across A Field As Vast As One

Best Reggae and Dancehall Act
Monkey Marc

Best Rock/Punk Album
Little Ugly Girls – Little Ugly Girls

Best Soul, Funk, RnB Album
Sampa The Great – Birds and The BEE9

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Molly Meldrum and Chrissy Amphlett

More info via musicvictoria.com.au

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