MUSIC VICTORIA ANNOUNCE LIVE-STREAMED, CHANNEL 31 BROADCASTED INDUSTRY AWARDS EVENT AND NOMINEES

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Music Victoria Awards 2021 campaign art by Sebi White

Music Victoria are thrilled to announce the 2021 return of the Music Victoria Industry Awards. After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Industry Awards will take place on Thursday 7 October ahead of the official 2021 Music Victoria Awards. This year, not only will the free online event be available to live-stream via Music Victoria’s Youtube channel but will also be broadcast live to the Australian public on Channel 31.

This year, the Industry Awards will be hosted by longtime PBS 106.7FM broadcaster, Emma Peel and acclaimed RRR 102.7FM presenter, Daniel James. Emma and Daniel will announce the winners of seven industry-voted award categories including the Outstanding Woman in Music Award, Best Producer, 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, as well as announce the 2021 Music Victoria Awards nominees for the musician categories and the Hall Of Fame Inductees.


George Carroll Wilson, Paul Kelly, Sarah Carroll + Fenn Wilson accepting Chris Wilson’s 2020 Hall Of Fame Induction

Music Victoria is excited to welcome new sponsor VMDO, who will award the winner of Best Producer with a $2000 cash prize, plus a Music Market co-work package. Bendigo Bank will be awarding the Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venue winners with a $3000 cash prize each, Brick Lane Brewing will gift tinnies packages to each of the Best Venues (over and under 500 capacity) and the winner of Best Festival will receive a three-year subscription to festival management software loadin.com. Finally, returning partner, the City of Melbourne, will grant a $3500 cash prize to the winner of the 2021 Outstanding Woman In Music Award, ​​making this award the biggest individual cash prize of the Music Victoria Awards.

The 2021 Industry Awards nominees include a slew of debut Award entrants including Brunswick Ballroom, LOOP Project Space & Bar, The Substation and Sidney Myer Music Bowl for Best VenuesPiano Bar, ​​The Macedon Railway Hotel, Vine Hotel and Tom Katz! @ Sorrento Portsea RSL for Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venues; and Melbourne Music Week-Extended, MPavilion 2020 and The Secret Garden Gig Gathering for Best Festival.


2020 Best Musician winner, Amy Taylor (Amyl and The Sniffers)

With the top 10 shortlisted entrants already announced in each category on the Music Victoria website, the Industry Awards will reveal the final nominees for the remaining 16 industry-voted award categories and the seven public-voted award categories. Public voting opens at the conclusion of the Industry Awards event on Thursday 7 October and the winners will be announced at the 2021 Music Victoria Awards at the end of the year. Stay tuned for the Awards date and venue announcement.

2021 Music Industry Awards live-streamed event
Thursday 7 October
7pm
Live-streamed via Music Victoria’s Youtube and Channel 31

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Music Victoria Industry Awards Nominees (​​winners announced Thursday 7 October)
OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN MUSIC
Nominees:
Andrea Keller
Charlotte Abroms
Emily Ulman
Emma Donovan
Sarah Blaby

BEST PRODUCER
Nominees:
Alice Ivy 
Anna Laverty 
Becki Whitton 
Eilish Gilligan
River Boy

BEST REGIONAL/OUTER SUBURBAN VENUE OVER 50 GIGS/yr
Nominees:
The Barwon Club Hotel, South Geelong 
The Eastern, Ballarat 
Piano Bar, Geelong 
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave 
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

BEST REGIONAL/OUTER SUBURBAN VENUE UNDER 50 GIGS/yr
Nominees:
Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap 
The Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon
The Sound Doctor Presents, Anglesea 
Tom Katz! @ Sorrento Portsea RSL, Sorrento 
Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

BEST VENUE UNDER 500 CAP
Nominees:
Brunswick Ballroom, Northcote 
LOOP Project Space & Bar, Melbourne 
The Night Cat, Fitzroy 
Northcote Social Club, Northcote 
The Substation, Newport

BEST VENUE OVER 500 CAP
Nominees:
Corner Hotel
Forum Melbourne*
Hamer Hall
Melbourne Recital Centre – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

BEST FESTIVAL
Nominees:
Brunswick Music Festival 
Isol-Aid
Melbourne Music Week – Extended 
MPavilion 2020 
The Secret Garden Gig Gathering
 
Other Announcements
Hall of Fame Inductees (announced Thursday 7 October)

Industry-voted Awards
(Shortlisted Nominees announced Thursday 7 October)

Best Blues Act
Best Country Act
Best Electronic Act
Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Act
Best Folk Act
Best Heavy Act
Best Hip Hop Act
Best Intercultural Act
Best Jazz Act
Best Pop Act
Best Reggae and Dancehall Act
Best Rock/Punk Act
Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B or Gospel Act
Arts Access Victoria Amplify Award (for deaf and disabled acts)
Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent (for First Nations acts) 
Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act

Public-voted Awards
(Shortlisted Nominees announced and voting open Thursday 7 October)

Best Album
Best Group
Best Song
Best Solo Artist
Best Musician
Best Breakthrough Act
Best Live Act

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View the longlisted nominees in each category on the Music Victoria website

Music Victoria thanks Major Partners Bendigo Bank, City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria and Melbourne Recital Centre, and Event Partners Brick Lane, Channel 31 and Moshtix for their ongoing support of the Music Victoria Awards.
*Music Victoria Board Member Sally Mather is employed by Venue nominee Forum Melbourne
*Music Victoria Awards partners Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Music Week are nominated in the Venue and Festival categories respectively.
These Awards are industry-voted by independent panels, and nominees are not involved in the voting process.