Thanks to the continued support from the South Australian Government, AIR is thrilled to return to the UNESCO City of Music this October for its annual AIR Awards and Indie-Con Australia Conference.
Innovation and Skills Minister David Pisoni said the South Australian Government is proud to be a major partner for both Indie-Con and the AIR Awards.
“The Indie-Con Australia conference provides the music industry both nationally and locally an opportunity to come together to support each other through these challenging times as well as have important conversations about navigating the future,” Minister Pisoni said.
“The AIR Awards will recognise and celebrate the inspiring talent of Australia’s independent artists during what has been a tough time for the music industry. Congratulations to all the award nominees on their success.”
The AIR Awards recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia’s Independent Music sector. Over 150 individual Awards have been presented to date and for many winners and nominees, it has been their first industry recognition that has helped facilitate national and international attention. Some of these artists include Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy, Flume, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Sia, Sheppard, Peking Duk, A.B Original, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Violent Soho.
The 2020 AIR Awards will be held at the Freemasons Hall, Adelaide onThursday 1st October 2020. If COVID-19 restrictions prevent a face-to-face event from taking place, the Awards will be broadcast in digital form. The 2020 nominees are…
INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR AINSLIE WILLS – ALL YOU HAVE IS ALL YOU NEED JULIA JACKLIN – CRUSHING SAMPA THE GREAT – THE RETURN STELLA DONNELLY – BEWARE OF THE DOGS THE TESKEY BROTHERS – RUN HOME SLOW
INDEPENDENT SONG OF THE YEAR AINSLIE WILLS – FEAR OF MISSING OUT DOM DOLLA – SAN FRANDISCO JULIA JACKLIN – DON’T KNOW HOW TO KEEP LOVING YOU SAMPA THE GREAT – FINAL FORM TONES AND I – DANCE MONKEY
BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR – PRESENTED BY PPCA ANGIE MCMAHON CARLA GENEVE STELLA DONNELLY TONES AND I
BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM OR EP ALLDAY – STARRY NIGHT OVER THE PHONE HORRORSHOW – NEW NORMAL SAMPA THE GREAT – THE RETURN SHADOW – CREAM TASMAN KEITH & STEVIE JEAN – EVENINGS
BEST INDEPENDENT SOUL/RNB ALBUM OR EP CAITI BAKER – DUST (PT. 1) JORDAN RAKEI – ORIGIN LANEOUS – MONSTERA DELICIOSA THE SOUL MOVERS – BONA FIDE TIANA KHASI – MEGHALAYA
BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM OR EP CHARLIE COLLINS – SNOWPINE COOL SOUNDS – MORE TO ENJOY FELICITY URQUHART – FROZEN RABBIT LEE KERNAGHAN – BACKROAD NATION LUCKY OCEANS – PURPLE SKY
BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM OR EP BOBBY ALU – FLOW DYSON STRINGER CLOHER – DYSON STRINGER CLOHER JULIA JACKLIN – CRUSHING PAUL KELLY – LIVE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE THE TESKEY BROTHERS – RUN HOME SLOW
BEST INDEPENDENT POP ALBUM OR EP CUB SPORT – CUB SPORT G FLIP – ABOUT US JACK RIVER – SUGAR MOUNTAIN (DELUXE) STELLA DONNELLY – BEWARE OF THE DOGS TONES AND I – THE KIDS ARE COMING – EP
BEST INDEPENDENT ROCK ALBUM OR EP ANGIE MCMAHON – SALT BAD//DREEMS – DOOMSDAY BALLET JESS RIBEIRO – LOVE HATE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – GHOSTEEN POND – TASMANIA
BEST INDEPENDENT HEAVY ALBUM OR EP ALPHA WOLF – FAULT NORTHLANE – ALIEN OCEAN SLEEPER – DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY SUPERHEIST – SIDEWINDER THORNHILL – THE DARK POOL
BEST INDEPENDENT PUNK ALBUM OR EP AUSMUTEANTS – …PRESENT THE WORLD IN HANDCUFFS DEAR SEATTLE – DON’T LET GO DZ DEATHRAYS – POSITIVE RISING: PART 1 THE GOOCH PALMS – III HEXDEBT – RULE OF FOUR
BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE OR ELECTRONICA ALBUM OR EP FLUME – HI THIS IS FLUME (MIXTAPE) HERMITUDE – POLLYANARCHY HUNTLY – LOW GRADE BUZZ THE JUNGLE GIANTS – HEAVY HEARTED 1,2,3,4 AM REMIXES SUI ZHEN – LOSING, LINDA
BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE CONFIDENCE MAN – DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD? DOM DOLLA – SAN FRANDISCO FLUME – RUSHING BACK FEAT. VERA BLUE HAIKU HANDS – DARE YOU NOT TO DANCE PNAU – SOLID GOLD
BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM OR EP ANGELA DAVIS – LITTLE DID THEY KNOW JOE CHINDAMO – ARIAS KATE CEBERANO AND PAUL GRABOWSKY – TRYST MIKE NOCK; HAMISH STUART; JULIEN WILSON; JONATHAN ZWARTZ – THIS WORLD PHIL SLATER – THE DARK PATTERN
BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM OR EP AMY DICKSON – IN CIRCLES JOSEPH TAWADROS – BETRAYAL OF A SACRED SUNFLOWER KATIE NOONAN AND AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET – THE GLAD TOMORROW RICHARD TOGNETTI & ERIN HELYARD – BEETHOVEN & MOZART VIOLIN SONATAS STUART SKELTON, WEST AUSTRALIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ASHER FISCH – TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
BEST INDEPENDENT CHILDREN’S ALBUM OR EP HILLSONG KIDS – SONGS OF SOME SILLINESS PEVAN & SARAH – BE KIND REGURGITATOR’S POGOGO SHOW – THE REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY BORING ALBUM THE VEGETABLE PLOT – SEASON TWO THE WIGGLES – PARTY TIME!
Focusing on issues that are specifically relevant to the independent music sector, AIR’s Indie-Con Australiaconference will be held acrossThursday 1 and Friday 2 October at LOT FOURTEEN, Adelaide. Details about speakers and the program to be announced in the coming months. If COVID-19 restrictions prevent a face-to-face event from taking place, the conference will be broadcast in digital form.
AIR members will receive complimentary invitations to attend the 2020 Indie-Con Australia conference as well as the AIR Awards. Click here find out if you qualify to become an AIR member.
“We look forward to making Adelaide our home for the AIR Awards and our Indie-Con Australia Conference over the next three years and are extremely grateful for the continued support from South Australia’s Department for Innovation and Skills and the South Australian Tourism Commission”. Maria Amato AIR GM