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Rdio Announced as the Official Streaming Partner of AIR

19.01.2015

Rdio and AIR

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is pleased to announce global music streaming service Rdio (www.rdio.com) as AIR's official digital music streaming Partner.

Rdio provides a unique mix of formats for consumers to enjoy over 32 million songs anytime, anywhere through a combination of free ad supported algorithmic and curated radio stations, and the most comprehensive catalog of subscription on demand songs, albums and playlists. Rdio's breath of radio and on-demand formats bridges the gap between the easy lean back radio listening experience, and the deeper lean forward discovery and collection based offline accessible catalog.

This Partnership further cements Rdio’s genuine commitment to fostering and supporting local talent, building on the brand’s existing support of the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards in 2014.

Throughout 2015, AIR and Rdio will collaborate on various initiatives that will help to promote and widen the reach of Australian Independent Artists. This will include Rdio’s continued support for the Awards. There will also be a focus on streaming the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts every week, via AIR‘s Rdio profile: https://www.rdio.com/people/ausindies/.

“Rdio is committed to supporting the local music industry, not only in Australia but in all corners of the world,” said Rdio’s Colin Blake, General Manager Australia & New Zealand. He continued; “We are excited to build upon our existing relationship with the Australian independent community and assisting local independent artists in extending their reach in 2015.”

“AIR and Rdio share a strong vision for the promotion of Australian independent music, so naturally we are excited to further develop our partnership with Rdio. We look forward to working together and connecting more people with the great music being produced by the Australian independent sector.” said Dan Nevin, CEO of AIR.

Since its beginnings, Rdio Australia has worked hand-in-hand with Australia’s indie labels to profile, promote and support local artists. To achieve this, the streaming service actively invests in the local music industry and continues to deliver holistic support campaigns for Australian releases, tours and festivals.

For more information on Charts and Independent music check out www.air.org.au. To stream tracks from Australia’s hottest independent artists, head to www.rdio.com or follow the AIR profile at http://www.rdio.com/people/ausindies/

 

Air Announces Rdio as Major Partner of Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

29.09.2014

Rdio

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is pleased to announce leading digital music streaming service, Rdio Australia, as a major partner of the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. As part of the partnership, Rdio will present the Best Independent Album Award in 2014, further demonstrating the streaming service's commitment to fostering local talent.

"Rdio Australia is thrilled to be able to award those paving the way in Australia's independent music community at this year's Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards," said Colin Blake, Head of Territory Australia & New Zealand at Rdio.

Since its beginnings, Rdio Australia has worked hand in hand with Australia’s indie labels to profile, promote and support local artists. To achieve this, the streaming service actively invests in the local music industry and delivers holistic support campaigns for Australian releases, tours and festivals.

“Rdio is passionate about championing local independent talent and we hope this partnership will give Australia’s best up-and-coming artists the opportunity to become established artists in Australia’s ever growing music scene,” Blake commented.

Globally, Rdio places a strong emphasis on a local repertoire of music in all territories, which brings Australia’s emerging indie artists, as championed by Rdio, to its global audience in 60 countries.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Rdio on board as a Major Partner for the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Awards. It is fantastic to have Rdio support AIR in our objectives of promoting the interests and development of Australian independent musicians, labels and music companies,” said Joanna Cameron, Communications Manager for AIR.

Presented and produced by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the ninth Annual CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS are an opportunity for Australian labels, artists and the industry at large to celebrate the successes of some of the country’s most vibrant and eclectic artists. Past winners include Flume, Chet Faker, Vance Joy, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Seth Sentry, Gotye, John Butler Trio, Hilltop Hoods, Parkway Drive, The Getaway Plan, The Jezabels, Gurrumul, The Drones, Tom Piper, Pnau, Cloud Control, Sneaky Sound System, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Gurrumul, Kasey Chambers and Dan Sultan.

For more information on the Awards, Charts and Independent music click here. To stream tracks from Australia's hottest independent artists, head here.

 

The 9th Annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

18.08.2014

King Gizzard

Presented and produced by The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the ninth Annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards will be held on Wednesday October 8th for the first time at North Melbourne's Historic Meat Market. In new surrounds for the first time in 3 years, AIR are very excited to be bringing independent music to this heritage-listed venue.

The Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards are an opportuity to celebrate the successes of our vibrant and eclectic independent music community. Past winners include Gotye, Chet Faker, Paul Kelly, Flume, Vance Joy, Urthboy, Hilltop Hoods, Gurrumul, John Butler Trio, Eddy Current Suppresion Ring, Parkway Drive and Wagons.

With yet another extraordinary year for Independent Artists unfolding, the 2014 crop of Artists have achieved great success both here and overseas which will no doubt be reflected in the voting for this year’s awards.

Alongside the on-going success of previous winners Chet Faker, Flume, Dan Sultan and The Jezabels, the past 12 months also saw the emergence of artists such as Brisbane’s Sheppard whose debut single ‘Geronimo’ has reached Triple Platinum status, and gone on to become one of the highest selling Australian singles of the year. The phenomenal local and international success of Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett – whose swift and steep rise saw her not only playing some of the world’s biggest music festivals but also performing on high profile US TV talk show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  This past year saw the long-awaited return of Sia who had a massive comeback year as a performer. We also welcomed homegrown domination by artists such as Rufus and Violent Soho who both produced brilliant and critically acclaimed releases. 

It was also a massive year for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the winners of the inaugural CARLTON DRY GLOBAL MUSIC GRANT. The Grant helped fund their 2014 tour of the US, with shows in Dallas, Chicago and Washington, a slot on the legendary Austin Psychfest, residencies in New York City and additional dates in Canada. 

Applications are now open for the $50,000 Grant for 2014 and interested artists should check the conditions of entry and review the criteria in full prior to submitting an application here: http://www.air.org.au/awards/carlton-dry-global-music-grant-2014/ 

With a diverse pool of representatives once again voting this year, from online media, music press, broadcasters, independent music industry representatives and artists themselves, the results will truly reflect the opinions of the collective Independent Music scene. 

Awards to be presented during the evening include Best Independent Album, Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album, Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album, and Best Independent Label among others.  Nominees must have material released between August 1st, 2013 and July 31st, 2014, and the recording must be owned by the artist, or by an entirely Australian owned Independent Record Label.

Stay tuned for further announcements including nominations, performing artists, and guest presenters.  For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music check out www.air.org.au  

Air Announces New Supporting Partner for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards 2014

09.07.2014

Levis and AIR

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is pleased to announce that Levi's has come on board as a Supporting Partner of the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards in 2014.

The partnership with AIR firmly positions Levi's within the Australian Music scene and demonstrates the brand's commitment to supporting emerging independent musicians in Australia.

Levi’s® has a long history and association with music. The brand has been worn by music industry greats such as Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen and more recently by some of the hottest independent artists of the moment; Kingswood, Calling All Cars, Peking Duk, The Rubens and Lanie Lane to name just a few.

As part of the Partnership, Levi’s® will present the Best Independent Single/EP Award. Levi’s® will also become Presenting Partner of the Official 2014 Awards Afterparty, the first time that a Partner has received the opportunity to do so.

Levi’s is super excited to be a part of the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. We have always had such a strong brand association with both the music industry and its various artists on a global scale. It’s great to be in a position to support the homegrown Australian music scene through being involved with this prestigious industry event. We look forward to having a long term partnership with AIR and assisting to foster emerging Australian talent.” Levi Strauss ANZ Marketing Manager, Nicky Rowsell. 

We are extremely pleased to welcome Levi’s on board as a Supporting Partner of the Carlton Dry Independent Awards 2014. Levi’s have shown a commitment to reconnecting with music and this partnership is a really exciting start for both parties.” Chairman of the Board for AIR, David Vodicka.

Presented and produced by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the ninth Annual CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS are an opportunity for Australian labels, artists and the industry at large to celebrate the successes of some of the country’s most vibrant and eclectic artists. Past winners include Flume, Chet Faker, Vance Joy, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Seth Sentry, Gotye, John Butler Trio, Hilltop Hoods, Parkway Drive, The Getaway Plan, The Jezabels, Gurrumul, The Drones, Tom Piper, Pnau, Cloud Control, Sneaky Sound System, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Gurrumul, Kasey Chambers and Dan Sultan.

Stay tuned for further announcements including new Awards, nominations, guest presenters and performing artists.

For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music check out www.air.org.au

mixitup secures new naming rights sponsor for Australian independent music

14.08.2013

Independent Music

Brand entertainment agency, mixitup, has secured a new naming rights sponsor for the Australian Independent Recording Association (AIR). Mixitup and AIR are pleased to announce that Carlton Dry will join forces with AIR to become the naming rights sponsor for both the Independent Music Awards and Charts for the next three years.

"mixitup have demonstrated great abilities to think strategically and deliver both innovative brand solutions for our sponsor as well as balance the needs of the organisation. Mixitup has been our exclusive sponsorship agency for some time now and we are very happy with the relationship. We are incredibly privileged to be working with an agency who shows this level of support and commitment to AIR and Independent Music," said AIR General Manager, Nick O'Byrne.

mixitup, has exclusively represented AIR for the last 7 years, in addition to securing and managing naming rights partnerships, mixitup manages the media partnerships and produces the annual Awards show.

Greg Segal, Managing Director of mixitup, said Carlton Dry, is the best brand partner, to genuinely supprt both AIR and the Australian independent artists they represent.

"We are looking forward to working in collaboration with the Carlton Dry team alongside our national media partners, Triple M and Channel V to rollout the new partnership and campaigns. Carlton Dry have some big initiatives planned that will make a real difference in the careers of emerging Australian artists and that is good news around."

"We are absolutely thrlled to come on board as the Naming Sponsor of the AIR Awards and Charts. Carlton Dry and AIR share a similar vision and passion - supporting new Australian Music. The Australian music scene has more diverse and rich talent than ever before, and our Artists are now competing on a world stage not just a local one. And we're excited to be a part of it. We believe the Australian music scene - and in particular the 'can do' passion of Aussie Independent Artists - should have an Aussie beer to support it! We are looking forward to a great, long partnership with AIR and in helping great new Independent artists rise and shine both here and abroard. And as one part of this, in the coming weeks we will be announcing a new AIR award which we hope will be the new 'must win' award for Aussie bands." CUB General manager, Andy Meldrum.

Presented by The Australain Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the eighth Annual CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS will be held on Wednesday October 9th at Revolt art space in Melbourne.

The CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS are an opportunity for Australian labels, artists and the Industry at large to celebrate the successes of some of the country's most vibrant and eceltic artists. Past winners include Goyte, Urthboy, Hilltop Hoods, The Jezabels and Art vs. Science, Midnight Juggernauts, The Drones, Gurrumul, John Butler Trio, Eddy Current Supression Ring, Parkway Drive, Adalita, Chet Faker and Dan Sultan.

For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music click here.

For more info on mixitup click here.

 

2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

17.10.2012

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The 2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS have wrapped up their seventh year delivering a superbly entertaining evening and bestowing 12 Awards on some of Australia’s finest talent, with CHET FAKER the only multiple award winner, taking out two major honours.

Rising star CHET FAKER (aka Nick Murphy) well and truly made his mark on the evening, not only with a surprise unannounced live performance, but also by picking up the awards for Best Independent Single / EP for the critically acclaimed “Thinking In Textures” and the award for Breakthrough Independent Artist.  A Subtle slice of Soulful electronica, the debut ep has gathered a groundswell of interest both here and internationally, and proved to be a worthy and popular winner on the night.

The hotly contested Best Independent Album category was taken out by Sydney garage punk band ROYAL HEADACHE for their self-titled debut album. Championed by the likes of Pitchfork amongst other noteworthy media around the globe, ROYAL HEADACHE’S self-titled debut is a paragon of garage power pop that manages to capture the energy and antics of the band’s much lauded electric live show.

Last year’s only dual award winners THE JEZABELS backed it up again in 2012, and repeated the success by taking out the award for Best Independent Artist, the award they won in 2011.  This award sees the band capping off yet another massive year for them both locally and internationally.

2011’s Peoples choice award winner 360 won the JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD for Best Independent Hip Hop Album for the epic release, “Falling and Flying”.   An inspired mix of rap’s traditional down-to-earth grit and indie electro’s atmospheric heights, this second album for 360 has reached Platinum plus status, achieved critical acclaim, and been the catalyst for sell out tour dates across the country in the past 12 months.

One of the most hotly talked about bands of the past year, Brisbane two-piece DZ DEATHRAYS took out the award for Best Independent Hard Rock or Punk Album for their debut album Bloodstreams”.  A 14 track assault vehicle, the album represents the duo’s last four years of hard work and is a deserving recipient of this year’s award.

This year also saw the Awards expanding into new territory, with the introduction of the Best Independent Label category, which was voted for by their Record Label peers.  The inaugural awards was taken home by ELEFANT TRAKS, the Sydney Hip Hop collective who in the past year have released albums from The Herd, Urthboy, Hermitude, Sietta, The Last Kinection and Sky'High.

On the dance front, TOM PIPER also achieved back to back wins, taking out the award for Best Independent Dance / Electronica or Club single with his collaboration with DANIEL HARLEY, for their single “LGFU”. And after a stellar live performance of their hit single “Speak Of The Devil” – which mirrored their exceptional award winning video - HERMIITUDE took out the award for Best Independent Dance / Electronica album with “HyperParadise”.

The Award for the Best Independent Blues and Roots Album went to LANIE LANE for her debut album “To The Horses”.  Exploding onto the scene in the past 18 months singer-songwriter and guitarist LANIE LANE not only brought her unique talent and charisma to the stage with her performance at this year’s Awards, but her debut album with its collection of 11 songs that mix early rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and rockabilly took home her first JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD. 

JESS RIBEIRO & THE BONE COLLECTORS took out their first JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD for the Best Independent Country Album with their release  “My Little River”. Former triple j unearthed winners, their debut album is full of dark and dusty ballads that has seen them compared to the likes of Karen Dalton, Cat Power, Neil Young and Johnny Cash.

And last but not least, MIKE NOCK TRIO PLUS – took out the award for the Best Independent Jazz Album for “Hear And Know”. With an already remarkable repertoire, and as vibrant and capable as ever at 72 MIKE NOCK’S latest release features two outstanding emerging talents, saxophonist Karl Laskowski and trumpeter Ken Allars.

The JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS once again proved to be one of the Industry’s most entertaining evenings, and a night peppered with stunning live performances from artists who crossed all musical genres including award winners HERMITUDE, CHET FAKER, and LANIE LANE alongside HOUSE Vs HURRICANE, LOON LAKE, THE BAMBOOS and TIM ROGERS, and PAUL KELLY (featuring DAN KELLY).

2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:

Breakthrough Independent Artist - Chet Faker

Best Independent Single/EP - Chet Faker “Thinking In Textures”

Best Independent Album - Royal Headache “Royal Headache”

Best Independent Artist - The Jezabels

Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album – 360 - Falling & Flying

Best Independent Hard Rock or Punk Album - DZ Deathrays “Bloodstreams”

Best Independent Label – Elefant Traks

Best Independent Dance/Electronica a Club Single - Tom Piper & Daniel Harley “LGFU”

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album – Hermitude “HyperParadise”

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album - Lanie Lane “To The Horses”

Best Independent Country Album - Jess Ribeiro & The Bone Collectors - My Little River

Best Independent Jazz Album - Mike Nock Trio Plus “Hear And Know”

For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music check out http://www.air.org.au

2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

18.09.2012

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Nominations for the seventh Annual JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS have officially been announced, and they include a stunning array of the country's brightest emerging artists, alongside established and respected performers, acknowledging yet another extraordinary year for Independent music.

Awards to be presented during the evening include Best Independent Dance / Electronic Release, Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Release and Best Independent Hard Rock/Punk Release among others.   

Newcomer electronic-beat-pop musician Chet Faker leads the pack with five nominations, closely followed by Hip Hop artist 360 earning four, and first time nominees Sydney Garage Punk band Royal Headache gaining attention in three categories.  Previous winners The Herd and The Jezabels also garnered nominations this year.  The Awards will once again be held at Revolt Art Space in Kensington this coming October.

Nominations below for 2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS:

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

360

Ballpark Music

Chet Faker

The Jezabels

Royal Headache

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

360 - Falling And Flying (Soulmate)

DZ Deathrays - Bloodstreams (I Oh You)

The Jezabels - Prisoner (MGM)

Royal Headache - Royal Headache (RIP Society)

The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap (Liberation)

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Chet Faker

Husky

San Cisco

Royal Headache

The Rubens

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP

360 - Boys Like You (Soulmate)

Alpine - Gasoline (Ivy League)

Chet Faker - Thinking In Textures (Opulent)

Oh Mercy - Drums (Casa Del Disco Records)

San Cisco - Awkward (Island City Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM

360 - Falling & Flying (Soulmate)

Funkoars - The Quickening (Golden Era)

Katalyst - Deep Impressions (Invada)

The Herd - Future Shade (Elefant Traks)

Yung Warriors - Standing Strong (Payback Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

Graeme Connors - At The Speed Of Life (WJO)

Jess Ribeiro & The Bone Collectors - My Little River (Gaga)

Luke O'Shea - The Drovers Wife (WJO)

Sue Ray - Red Roses (Plus One Records)

Warren H Williams - Urna Marra (ABC Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

Ash Grunwald - Troubles Door (Delta Groove)

John Butler - Tin Shed Tales (Jarrah)

Lanie Lane - To The Horses (Ivy League)

Saskwatch - Leave It All Behind (Northside/Shock)

Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird (Salt X Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM

Calling All Cars - Dancing With A Dead Man (Homesurgery / SHK)

DZ Deathrays - Bloodstreams (I Oh You)

Frenzal Rhomb - Smoko At The Pet Food Factory (Shock)

House Vs Hurricane - Crooked Teeth (UNFD)

The Peep Tempel - The Peep Tempel (Wing Sing)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

Barney McAll - Graft (Jazzhead)

Benjamin Hauptmann - Benjamin Hauptmann (Yum Yum Tree Records)

Mike Nock - Hear And Know (FWM Records)

Peter Knight - Fish Boast Of Fishing (Listen Hear Collective)

The Vampires - Garfish (Earfish)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

Hermitude - HyperParadise (Elefant Traks)

Chet Faker - Thinking In Textures (Opulent)

Jonti - Twirligig (Misteltone)

Oliver Tank - Dreams (Yes Please)

T-Rek - Dance Music (Rubber)

Sampology - Doomsday Deluxe (Sampology Soundtracks)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA SINGLE

Chet Faker - Terms And Conditions (Opulent)

Flume - Sleepless (Future Classic)

Parachute Youth - Can't Get Better Than This (Sweat It Out)

L.G.F.U. – Tom Piper and Daniel Farley (Hussle)

Tonite Only -Go (Downright)

For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music click here.

The 7th Annual

JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Tuesday October 16th, 2012

Revolt, 12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington

 

PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 7th ANNUAL JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS!

06.09.2012

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The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), is pleased to announce the performers for the seventh Annual JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS.

This year’s quality line-up is nothing short of exceptional, and will showcase some very special performances by both emerging artists and industry Icons.

Renowned as one of Australia’s most prolific singer-songwriters, having recorded 25 studio albums during his astonishing career, Paul Kelly is set to release his 26th in 2012, the very first on his own Independent label.  Performing at the JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS with nephew and fellow recording artist Dan Kelly, the two artists will join forces to perform a track from this highly anticipated album due for release later this year.

Another superb collaboration to take to the stage will be the internationally renowned Melbourne funk R & B band The Bamboos and You Am I front man Tim Rogers. The Bamboos 2012 release “Medicine Man” featured a whole host of notable international and local vocalists  - the calibre of which is testament to the immense respect garnered by bandleader and songwriter, Lance Ferguson.  One of those guest vocalists was Tim Rogers, who takes a detour from his hectic schedule to step out front of The Bamboos at the Awards to perform the infectious, bluesy single “I got Burned”.  Rogers is set to release his new album “Rogers Sings Rogerstein” on August 24th, followed by an extensive National tour through August, September and October.

Also joining the line-up is one of Australia’s premiere beats duo Hermitude. Souring to new heights in 2012 with their fourth album “HyperParadise”, Hermitude hit the bullseye of their artistic vision, with this beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. The album also delivered one of the standout dancefloor tunes of 2011- Speak of the Devil’ which was not only thrashed by Australian radio, but went on to win triple j’s J Award for Australian Music Video of the Year.

Blues and Alt-Country singer-songwriter and guitarist Lanie Lane brings her unique talent and charisma to the stage at this year’s Awards.  Her debut album “To The Horses”, was a collection of 11 songs that duck and weave through a heady mix of early rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and rockabilly, serving up fantastic tales of love, lust, heartbreak and the importance of a good guitar – all delivered by one of the most undeniably distinctive voices of our time.

Triple j next croppers and one of this years most exciting emerging artist’s Loon Lake will also join the line-up of live performers. The Melbourne based 5 piece have just released their highly anticipated second EP “Thirty Three” which has earned them plenty of airplay – in particular with the Top 20 hit single “Cherry Lips” - a laconic pop gem resplendent with driving riffs, rolling vocals and peppered with just the right amount of handclaps.  Their boisterous melodies and gleefully ragged riffs have also proven a winner with Australian audiences, with their current tour selling shows out across the east coast this past August, galvanizing Loon Lake’s reputation as one’s to watch in 2012.

Rounding on the live performances at the 2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS is Melbourne’s own progressive hardcore outfit House vs Hurricane.  Releasing their second full length album “Crooked Teeth” this past July, the first release by the band to feature their new vocalist Dan Casey, House vs Hurricane will surely blow the roof off with what’s bound to be one heavy as hell high octane performance.

Stay tuned for further announcements including, nominations and guest presenters.

For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music click here.

The 7th Annual

JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Tuesday October 16th, 2012

Revolt, 12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington

JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS - WINNERS FOR 2010

02.10.2010

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The 2010 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS have rolled up the red carpet for another year, wrapping up a fun filled evening which delivered 11 Awards to some of Australia's hottest young talent, with first-time winners CLOUD CONTROL and DAN SULTAN taking out the major honours with two awards apiece.

Now in their fifth year, The JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS continue to grow and are now recognised as a barometer for future 'big' acts, with this years list of winners no exception. 

Blue Mountains four piece CLOUD CONTROL well and truly made their mark on the evening with the first-timers picking up 2 awards, taking out Best Independent Album for their critically acclaimed Ivy League debut "Bliss Release" and the award for Breakthrough Independent Artist. With stunning sun-drenched pop songs like 'There's Nothing in The Water We Can't Fight' and Gold Canary The band have seen their fan base sky-rocket both locally and internationally over the past 2 years, so its little wonder they've been earmarked as a band to watch.

Awards for the Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Blues and Roots Album (for his debut album Get Out While You Can) were taken out by DAN SULTAN  His second full-length release, the album was an electrifying romp through rockabilly, blues, soul, country and swing, and saw Dan's star continue to shine when it reached Number 1 on the Independent Music Charts back in 2009 on release.

Best Independent Single or EP went to Melbourne 5-piece LITTLE RED for their single 'Rock It'. With a sound steeped in classic R&B, garage and rock'n'roll, yet possessing a thoroughly modern spark, LITTLE RED won with this tasty morsel from their recently released album Midnight Remember.

 

Best Independent Hard Rock or Punk Album went to arguably the most formidable force on the Australian hardcore scene, Byron Bay's PARKWAY DRIVE.  Winning for their third studio album Deep Blue which incorporated everything from anthemic punk to bloodcurdling death metal, the album also achieved Number 1 status on the Independent Charts on release.

Best Independent Country Album went to an Australian Country family dynasty - KASEY CHAMBERS, POPPA BILL AND THE LITTLE HILLBILLIES - for their Lost Music Blues album.  A unique collaboration of 3 generations - the 16 original songs were crafted together by KASEY, Father BILL, Brother NASH and their collective brood of Little Hillbillies.

With 2 prior nominations, 2010 proved to be the lucky year for URTHBOY, who took out his first Independent Music award for Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album for Spitshine. His third solo album, the critically acclaimed, and now award winning album "Spitshine" has proved to be his most successful to date.

The Gathering - the latest suite from pianist/composer and producer STU HUNTER - was awarded Best Independent Jazz album. His second release, the album received extraordinary accolades, and has been described as representing a milestone in contemporary Australian jazz, proving to be a more than worthy winner.

MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS' second album The Crystal Axis won Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album in a hotly contested category. Hailed as de facto pioneers of a new frontier of "indie-dance", the band pushed the boundaries even further on album number 2, and were rewarded for their efforts as they also brought home their second award in this category, after winning back in 2007.

And finally, the inaugural award for Most Popular Independent Artist (as voted by Nova listeners) went to JOHN BUTLER TRIO. Undeniably one of the most successful independent artists in Australia and no strangers to picking up Awards, this is the second Independent Music Award the band have collected, after Best Independent Artist in 2007, in a career spanning more than a decade.

The 2010 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards winners:

Most Popular Independent Artist (as voted by Nova Listeners)

John Butler Trio

Best Independent Artist

Dan Sultan (Independent/MGM)

Breakthrough Independent Artist

Cloud Control (Ivy League)

Best Independent Album

Cloud Control – Bliss Release (Ivy League)

Best Independent Single/EP

Little Red – ‘Rock It’ (Liberation)

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album

Dan Sultan – Get Out While You Can (Independent/MGM)

Best Independent Hard Rock Or Punk Album

Parkway Drive – Deep Blue (Resist/Shock)

Best Independent Country Album

Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill And The Little Hillbillies – Lost Music Blues (Liberation)

Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album

Urthboy – Spitshine (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album

Midnight Juggernauts - The Crystal Axis (Siberia/Inertia)

Best Independent Jazz Album

Stu Hunter - The Gathering (Vitamin)

For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music, check out http://www.ausindies.com.au/

 

JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

01.09.2010

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Nominations for the fifth Annual JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (formally known as the Jagermeister AIR Awards) have officially been announced, and they include a stellar array of the country's brightest emerging artists, while acknowledging an extraordinary year for Independent music.

Leading the pack with 3 Nominations a piece, Sia, Dan Sultan and Cloud Control will all vie for BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST and BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM - with Sia also nominated for BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP, Dan Sultan for BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM, and Cloud Control for BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST.

Also receiving a nomination for the coveted BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM award is Australian music Legend Rowland S Howard, who passed away last year and is recognized posthumously for his final recording “Pop Crimes” which was released only months before he died.

After a busy year on the charts and on the road, former Winners British India and Eddie Current Suppression Ring both received well earned nominations in the BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST category, alongside first timers Bridezilla for their BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST nomination, and BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP nods to Little Red for “Rock It” and The Temper Trap for “Love Lost”.

We are also pleased to announce the Host for the 2010 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS will be NOVA 969 Breakfast Announcer Scott Dooley, who will MC the evening alongside a number of high profile special guest presenters including Channel [V] presenter Billy Russell.

Proudly sponsored by The City Of Melbourne, the 2010 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS is the Marquis event in Melbourne Music, a new 12-day programme designed to celebrate the city’s diverse and lively music scene.

Channel [V] will be on hand once again to film the event, producing a JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS special to air in October, which will feature live performances, artist interviews and exclusive back stage footage of the event. Shaun James, General Manager for the XYZ Music Channels said “We are proud to be partnering with AIR for another year to deliver the Jagermeister Independent Music Charts, and the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards to our audience.”

Also In support of the JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS, an exciting new addition to the Award Categories has been added this year, with NOVA looking for the ‘most popular independent artist of 2010 as voted by Nova listeners!’.  Wade Kingsley, Nova Group Integration Manager said, “Part of Nova’s DNA is to support Independent music, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with the Australian Independent Record Association.”

You can jump on line to vote at www.novafm.com.au

MOST POPULAR INDEPENDENT ARTIST (as voted by Nova listeners):

Basement Birds

Birds Of Tokyo

Bliss N Eso

John Butler Trio

Little Red

Midnight Juggernauts

Philadelphia Grand Jury

Sia

The Cat Empire

The Temper Trap

 

JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS 2010 NOMINEES:

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

British India (Independent/Shock)

Cloud Control (Ivy League)

Dan Kelly (Independent/Shock)

Dan Sultan (Independent/MGM)

Eddy Current Suppression Ring (Aaarght!)

Sia (Independent)

 

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST

Bridezilla (Inertia Recordings)

Cloud Control  (Ivy League)

Otouto (Two Bright Lakes/Inertia)

Philadelphia Grand Jury (Boomtown Records/Shock)

Richard In Your Mind (Rice Is Nice/Other Tongues)

The Jezebels (Independent/MGM)

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

Cloud Control – Bliss Release (Ivy League)

Dan Kelly – Dan Kelly’s Dream (Independent/Shock)

Dan Sultan – Get Out While You Can (Independent/MGM)

Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Rush To Relax (Aaarght! /Shock)

Rowland S Howard – Pop Crimes (Liberation)

Sia – We Are Born (Independent/Inertia)

 

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP

Bliss N Eso – Down By The River  (Illusive)

Little Red - Rock It (Liberation)

Philadelphia Grand Jury – The Good News (Boomtown/Shock)

Sia – Clap Your Hands (Independent/Inertia)

The Jezabels – She’s So Hard (Independent/MGM)

The Temper Trap – Love Lost (Liberation)

 

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

Ash Grunwald – Hot Mama Vibes (Delta Groove/Shock)

Dan Sultan – Get Out While You Can  (Independent/MGM)

Jeff Lang  - Chimeradour (ABC Records)

Mama Kin -Beat and Holler (Independent/MGM)

The Beautiful Girls – Spooks (Independent/MGM)

The Red Eyes – Red Army (Independent/MGM)

 

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM

50 Lions – Where Life Expires (Resist/Shock)

Calling All Cars – Hold, Hold, Fire (Independent/Shock)

House Vs. Hurricane – Perspectives (Independent/Shock)

Parkway Drive  - Deep Blue (Resist/Shock)

The Amity Affliction – Youngbloods (Boomtown/Shock)


BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

Amber Lawrence – When It All Comes Down (Compass Brothers)

Deborah Conway – Half Man, Half Woman (Independent/MGM)

Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and The Little Hillbillies – Lost Music Blues (Liberation)

The Dingoes – Tracks (Liberation)

The Sunny Cowgirls – Summer (Compass Brothers/Shock)


BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM

Horrorshow – Inside Story (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

Lowrider – Round The World (Illusive)

M-Phazes – Good Gracious (Obese Records)

Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

Urthboy – Spitshine (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

 

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE / ELECTRONICA ALBUM

Faux Pas - Noiseworks (Sensory Projects/Inertia)

Jamie Lloyd - Beware Of The Light (Future Classic)

Midnight Juggernauts - The Crystal Axis (Siberia/Inertia)

Nick Thayer - Just Let It Go (Independent)

Opiuo - Slurp And Giggle (Addictech)

Space Invades - Soul:Fi (Invada Records)


BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

Alister Spence Trio - Fit (Rufus Records)

Allan Browne Quintet - Une Saison En Enfer (Jazzhead)

Ben Winkelman Trio - Odysseys (Jazzhead)

Bernie McGann - Double Dutch (Independent)

Jamie Oehlers and Paul Graboswky - On A clear Day (Jazzhead)

Joe Chindamo - Another Place Another Time (Jazzhead)

Jonathan Zwartz - The Sea (Independent)

Mike Nock Trio - An Accumulation Of Subtleties (FWM Records)

Stu Hunter - The Gathering (Vitamin)

Way Out West - The Effects Of The Weather (Jazzhead)

** Please note – nominees in this category will be reduced to 5 pre-event

For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music check out http://www.ausindies.com/ 

The 5th Annual

JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

The Forum Theatre, Melbourne - Friday October 1st, 2010

Doors open at 8:00pm

Tickets - $29 +BF and are available now @ http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/

 

Independent Music Re-Brands for Consumers

25.08.2010

Jager Indie Awards logo

The nation’s independent music industry has received a major marketing boost with spirit brand Jagermeister signing a three-year deal to partner with the re-launched independent music awards and independent music charts. 

The new home for Australian independent music can be found online at www.ausindies.com

Also coming on board as official media partners are the XYZ Networks’
Channel [V], national radio station Nova and social networking site MySpace, who will provide year-round television, radio and internet platforms for the new awards and weekly charts program. In a four-way deal brokered by brand entertainment company mixitup, the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards and Jagermeister Independent Music Charts will re-launch after previously being called the AIR Awards and AIR Charts.  mixitup was also responsible for the new consumer strategy and re-brand.

Independent artists are the risk takers of the music world, playing beyond the constraints of major record labels and free to follow artistic vision wherever it leads.

Presented by the Australian Independent Record Label Association (AIR), the
Jagermeister Independent Music Awards are about recognising something unique and real – acknowledging that artistic accomplishment does not always go hand-in-hand with commercial success, and that the boundaries of creativity and ingenuity stretch far and beyond the top 40.  This will also be represented weekly through the Jagermeister Independent Music Charts.

Jagermeister Brand Manager Jonathan Howells said the opportunity to align the brand with independent music is consistent with its brand positioning. “Jagermeister has a long history of alignment with popular and new music, both overseas and in Australia. The independent music partnership is a very natural fit for us and we’re excited about the plans we have to build this strategic alliance over the coming years.”

Stuart Couzens, Executive Producer and Partner at mixitup, said the new platform for marketing independent music reflected the strong interest among consumers in Australian music. “Independent music continues to shape the Australian cultural landscape and partnering Jagermeister with Channel [V], Nova and MySpace demonstrates that the media power brands understand how attractive popular and emerging independent music is to consumers, and that they can access this music through any media,” he said.

Shaun James, General Manager of XYZnetworks Music Channels commented, “As the leading broadcaster of music television in Australia, Channel [V] understands the importance of fostering independent and emerging talent in Australia, as well as recognising and rewarding excellence in the way that AIR does. We are proud to be partnering with AIR for another year to deliver the Jagermeister Independent Music Charts, and the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards to our audience.”   

Wade Kingsley, Nova Group Integration Manager said, “Part of Nova’s DNA is to support Independent music, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with the Australian Independent Record Association.  Our listeners look to Nova to recommend the best new music no matter where it’s from, and we love bringing it to them.  This partnership will allow us to further demonstrate our now decade long commitment to Australian Independent artists and we’re rapped to be on board”.

Dan Stapleton, Editor, MySpace Music Australia  said “From the very earliest days, music has been central to the MySpace experience. MySpace is a place where young artists can forge an identity and build a fan base. As the biggest music site in Australia, MySpace has become synonymous with the discovery of new music. We’re committed to remaining integral to cultural conversation that bubbles constantly around emerging and independent music, and being part of the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards & Charts is yet another way to demonstrate that commitment. We’re thrilled to be on board.”

AIR (the Australian Independent Record Labels Association) is a non-profit, non government national trade association promoting and representing the interests and development of Australian independent artists, labels and music companies in Australia and throughout the world.  AIR has published Australia's Independent Music Charts for 10 years and will this year present its 5th Independent Music Awards.
 


For Further information or comment, please contact us at
info@mixitup.com.au 


2009 Jagermeister AIR Awards Winners

23.11.2009

2009 jagermeister air awards winners

 

The culmination of a massive year on the Australian independent music scene erupted at the Jagermeister AIR Awards at Melbourne’s The Forum Theatre on the 22nd of November absolutely bringing down the house!

And we expected nothing less, with performances by Dappled Cities, Philadelphia Grand Jury, CW Stoneking and Bertie Blackman, (Those last two even went on to win an ARIA awards the following week!!!).

We would like to thank our official sponsors Jagermeister and Coopers 62 Pilsner for their consistent support of independent Australian music and for their efforts in collaborating successfully with mixitup to create such a memorable evening.

Congratulations to all the successful artists:

 

JAGERMEISTER BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD

THE DRONES – HAVILAH (Independent / MGM)

INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

THE DRONES (Independent / MGM)

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY COOPERS 62 PILSNER

BERTIE BLACKMAN (Forum 5 / MGM)

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP

PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY - GOING TO THE CASINO (Boomtown Records / Shock)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

ADAM BRAND - HELL OF A RIDE (Compass Brothers  / Shock)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

C.W. STONEKING - JUNGLE BLUES (King Hokum Records / Shock)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM

THE NATION BLUE - RISING WATERS (Casadeldisco Records / Shock)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM

PEZ - A MIND OF MY OWN (Soulmate Records / Inertia)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE ALBUM

ART VS. SCIENCE - ART VS SCIENCE (Independent / Green)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JAMES – LINGUA FRANCA (Independent / Lamplight)

 

2009 Jagermeister AIR Awards Announce Performance Line-Up

28.10.2009

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association presents a mighty live performance line-up for the 2009 JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS. See some of the hottest bands in the business while celebrating the indie music scene. The 2009 JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS will be hosted by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow. Performing live are some of the country’s favourite independent artists:

DAPPLED CITIES Sydney five-piece Dappled Cities’ critically acclaimed album, Zounds is nominated for the 2009 JAGERMEISTER BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD.

BERTIE BLACKMAN Bertie Blackman's album Secrets and Lies was a major breakthrough for the singer songwriter. The wildly successful album has been in the JAGERMEISTER AIR Charts since it's debut week and is nominated for 4 AIR Awards including JAGERMEISTER BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD.

CW STONEKING Jaw-dropping Hokum blues singer and songwriter C.W. Stoneking’s most recent album Jungle Blues, is journey back in time. The blues traditionalist is a former AIR Awards winner and is again nominated for the 2009 JAGERMEISTER AIR Award for Best Independent Blues and Roots Album.

PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY Three-piece band Philadelphia Grand Jury released their rollicking Going To the Casino Single in June 2009. The ensuing album, Hope Is For Hopers went straight to number one on the JAGERMEISTER AIR Charts in its debut week. Going To The Casino is nominated for Best Independent Single or EP.

KIRSTY LEE AKERS Country singer-songwriter Kirsty Lee Akers won the 2007 Toyota Star Maker talent search and the 2008 Golden Guitar Award for Best New Talent. Her album Better Days is nominated for the 2009 JAGERMEISTER AIR Award for Best Independent Country Album.

BRIDEZILLA It seems like Bridezilla have been critical darlings for years. Their stage presence, songwriting and musical sophistication belie their tender years and they'll play the JAGERMEISTER AIR Awards just as their debut album is released. We can't wait to see them perform while they the cusp of something huge.

TJUPURRU Tjupurru's unique style and ingenuity is taking didjeridoo playing into the 21st century. An inventor, creator, songwriter and electronic artist, his performances have to be seen to be believed.

The 4th Annual JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS will be presented at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne on Sunday 22 November 2009.

Tickets are $28.70 and go on sale TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER
Bookings through Ticketek - www.ticketek.com

2009 Jagermeister AIR Awards Nominees Announced!

16.10.2009

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association is proud to announce the nominees for the 2009 JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS. These artists are the top of the pile. The hottest Australian independent musicians. The acts who will soon be the biggest names in the Australian music business.

Nominees for Best Independent Artist include joyous SA pop princess SIA, Australian bluesman CW STONEKING, global sensation DAPPLED CITIES, beguiling synth-pop breakthrough BERTIE BLACKMAN and critical darlings THE DRONES.

Shortlisted for the coveted Jagermeister Best Australian Independent Album of the Year Award are BERTIE BLACKMAN’s Secrets and Lies, CW STONEKING’s Jungle Blues, DAPPLED CITIES’ Zounds, They Blind The Stars, And The Wild Team by DECODER RING and Havilah by THE DRONES.

BERTIE BLACKMAN and SIA are also among the nominees for Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year, presented by Coopers 62 Pilsner and Best Independent Single or EP.

The JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS are presented by the AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT RECORD LABELS ASSOCIATION and honour the quality and diversity of music made by Australian artists, released by Australian owned independent record companies and distributed through Australian owned distribution companies. The AIR Awards are 100% Australian and recognize the incredible depth of talent in our music industry across all genres.

The 4th Annual JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS will be presented at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne on Sunday 22 November 2009 and hosted by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow.

AIR would like to welcome Coopers 62 Pilsner as the official beer of the Jagermeister AIR Awards 2009.

The 2009 JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARD NOMINEES

JAGERMEISTER BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD
Bertie Blackman - Secrets And Lies
C.W. Stoneking - Jungle Blues
Dappled Cities - Zounds
Decoder Ring - They Blind The Stars, And The Wild Team
The Drones - Havilah

INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bertie Blackman
C.W. Stoneking
Dappled Cities
Sia
The Drones

 
BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY COOPERS 62 PILSNER
Art Vs. Science
Bertie Blackman
John Steel Singers
Oh Mercy
Sia

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP
Architecture In Helsinki - That Beep
Art Vs. Science - Art Vs. Science (EP)
Bertie Blackman - Heart
Philadelphia Grand Jury - Going To The Casino
SIA - Buttons

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
Adam Brand - Hell of A Ride
Amber Lawrence - The Mile
James Blundell - Portrait Of A Man
Kirsty Lee Akers - Better Days
Tania Kernaghan - Livin' The Dream

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
C.W. Stoneking - Jungle Blues
Ash Grunwald - Fish Out Of Water
The Waifs - Live From The Union Of Soul
Bonjah - Until Dawn
Carus Thompson - Creature Of Habit

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
Closure In Moscow - First Temple
I Killed The Prom Queen - Sleepless Nights & City Lights
Mammal - The Majority
The Amity Affliction - Severed Ties
The Nation Blue - Rising Waters

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM
Astronomy Class - Pursuit Of Happiness
Funkoars - The Hangover
Gully Platoon - The Great Divide
Hermitude - Threads
Pez - A Mind Of My Own

Voting for the BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE ALBUM and the BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM is not yet complete.

Nominees in these categories will be announced on Friday 23rd October.


Tickets are on sale from 23 October 2009.

2009 Jagermeister AIR Awards Announcement!

30.09.2009

2009 Jagermeister AIR Awards

The 4th Annual JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS will be presented at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne on Sunday 22 November 2009 and hosted by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow.

The JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS are presented by the AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT RECORD LABELS ASSOCIATION and honour the quality and diversity of music made by Australian artists, released by Australian owned independent record companies and distributed through Australian owned distribution
companies. The JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS are 100% Australian and recognize the incredible depth of talent in our music industry across all genres.

Now in their forth year, The JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS continue to grow and become recognised as a barometer for next year’s ‘big’ acts.

Previous winners include Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, The Hilltop Hoods, The Herd, Eddy Current
Suppression Ring, Gotye, British India, Sneaky Sound System and John Butler, many of whom have gone on
to major commercial and critical success subsequently.

Join great Australian musicians and industry members at the 2009 JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS and enjoy
performances by some of the country’s most sought after artists plus celebrate the successes of the Award
winners.

JAGERMEISTER AIR AWARDS are presented in the following categories:

Best Australian Independent Album
Best Australian Independent Single/EP
Best New Australian Independent Artist
Best Australian Independent Artist
Best Australian Independent Hard Rock/Punk Album
Best Australian Independent Urban/Hip Hop Album
Best Australian Independent Country Album
Best Australian Independent Dance/Electronica Album
Best Australian Independent Blues and Roots Album
Best Australian Independent Jazz Album

Voting opened on 25 September and closes on 12 October 2009.

Tickets are on sale from 23 October 2009.

Jagermeister partners with the AIR Charts

30.05.2009

Jager-AIR Partnership

Ground breaking news on the Australian independent music scene this week with the exciting announcement that Jagermeister has partnered with the AIR Charts, making the Jagermeister AIR Charts the only charts in the world to secure the ongoing support of a naming rights sponsor.

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) produces the Jagermeister AIR Charts which track the sales of Australian artists released by Australian independent labels both monthly and weekly. 

Click here to check out this week’s Jagermeister AIR Charts.

Even in the current climate of global financial crisis, the rapid growth of the Australian independent music scene demonstrates the strength of the independent music sector in Australia, and Jagermeister’s backing of the AIR Charts is further evidence of this.

Over the past two years Jagermeister has displayed their continual support of Australia’s indie music community through their sponsorship of the annual AIR Awards.  Last year’s televised event saw Melbourne’s Corner Hotel packed to the rafters and this year’s ceremony will be no exception! 

Jagermeister’s agreement to take on further sponsorship of the AIR Charts is a clear demonstration of their passion to promote Australian independent artists to Australia and the world. Stay posted for details on the 2009 Jagermeister AIR Awards set to take place  this November in Melbourne.

2008 Jagermeister AIR Awards!

25.11.2008

Jager-AIR Awards

Over 700 music industry personalities and independent Australian artists packed Melbourne’s legendary Corner Hotel to the rafters on Monday to witness Channel V’s Jane Gazzo and Bluejuice front man Jake Stone present the 2008 Jagermeister AIR Awards.    

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association handed out their awards at the magical ceremony to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of Australian independent artists, exclusively spotlighting those artists released through independent record labels. 

Artists weren’t the only ones awarded on the night.  The audience received an astonishing line-up exhibiting some of Australia’s thriving talent including The Getaway Plan who kicked off the ceremony, Grafton Primary, The Drones, ending the evening with Eddy Current Suppression Ring who took out Best Independent Hard Rock/ Punk Album. 

Indigenous singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu demonstrated his solo stardom, stockpiling three highly sought after awards for Best New Independent Artist, Best Blues and Roots Album and Best Independent Album for his debut solo album Gurrumul.

The Herd delayed ceremonial proceedings when crowds went wild after their inspiring performance, only to walk away with Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Hip Hop/ Urban Album Awards. 

To view footage of the 2008 AIR Awards click here.

Congratulations to all AIR Award winners!!!


Best Independent Artist
The Herd (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

Best Independent Album
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul (Skinnyfish Music/MGM)

Best Independent Single/EP
The Getaway Plan - Where the City Meets The Sea (Boomtown Records/Shock)

Best New Independent Artist
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (Skinnyfish Music/MGM)

Best Independent Hard Rock/Punk Album
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colours (Aarght Records/Shock)

Best Independent Urban/Hip Hop Album
The Herd – Summerland (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

Best Independent Country Album
Bec Willis - Bec Willis (Independent/Shock)

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album
Peret Mako - The Devil is in the Detail (Future Classic/Inertia)

Best Australian Independent Blues/Roots Album
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul (Skinnyfish Music/MGM)

Best Australian Independent Jazz Album
Tina Harrod - Worksongs (Independent/Vitamin)