The Australian Women in Music Awards to return for second year

The Australian Women in Music Awards to return for second year

Jen Cloher
Words by Kate Streader

After launching in 2018, the Australian Women In Music Awards are set to return to Brisbane for a second year this October. Taking place over two days, the AWMAs look to shine a light on the achievements of women in the music industry, both on stage and behind the scenes, through a range of panels, keynotes and awards.

Last year, the likes of Jen Cloher, NGAIIRE, Camp Cope and Amy Shark were among those recognised for their artistic achievements, alongside industry professionals Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, Wendy McDougall and Anna Laverty who took home awards for film-making, live music photography and studio production, respectively.

Nominations for the 2019 AWMAs are now open, with this year’s categories expanded to include a Music Journalist Award, Humanitarian Award and Excellence in Classical Music Award. In addition to the award ceremony, this year will host a range of forums covering topics such as Visibility in Hip Hop – Women on the Front Line, The Art of Rebellion -The Intersection of Music and Politics, Image Making – The Changing Face of Music.

“We have so many wonderful people committed to the work we are doing. The AWMAs will keep getting bigger and more powerful; we are providing recognition for many women in the industry that have been ignored for far too long,” says Founding Executive Director and Creative Producer Vicki Gordon.


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We’re back! Since last year’s brilliant inaugural event, the AWMA team have been busy behind the scenes and we’re thrilled to announce the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards will be held at the @BrisbanePowerhouse 8-9 October and nominations are now OPEN (including 3 new Award categories!) Link in bio for all the details #AWMA19 Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for helping us bring this to life @qldgov @canonaustralia @ssi_news @visitqueensland @brisbanecitycouncil @queenslandunions @twitter @spotifyaunz @chuggentertainment @frontiertouring @qutrealworld @shebahride @apraamcos @thecalilehotel @auscouncilarts @courtesyoftheartist @BrisbanePowerhouse @qmusic_be @wam_musicwa @musicnsw @musicsa_adelaide @yourmusicact @musicnt

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The Australian Women In Music Awards will take place at Brisbane Powerhouse on Tuesday October 8 and Wednesday October 9. For tickets, nominations and more information, head to the AWMA website