AIR Award Nominations Are Announced

AIR (aka the Australian Independent Record Labels Association), is gearing up for their annual Indie-Con Australia, along with the AIR Awards. This year’s conference will take place July 25th and 26th at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide. The AIR Award nominees have been announced and will be honored Thursday, July 25th at Freemasons Hall. The Orchard is proud to be a supporting partner of the awards for the third year running.

With a number of notable wins this year in Australia, The Orchard is happy to see many of our Australian labels and artists on the list of potential honorees.

Coming off of their Best Band win last year at The Age Music Victoria Awards, Camp Cope have been cited under the Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Rock or Punk Album category. It’s evident that the band’s 2018 release How to Socialise & Make Friends has impressed the masses. The Poison City Records female-powered group just recently announced their first North American headlining tour which will kick-off this Spring. Camp Cope is joined in the category by Cooking Vinyl Australia’s High Tension and Unified’s West Thebarton.

Congratulations to all the AIR Award nominees for 2019 with a special shout out to our labels and partners as shown below:  

Label of the Year

Cooking Vinyl AUS

ABC Music

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year – Presented by PPCA

Didirri [UNIFIED]

Best Independent Blues and Roots Album

Mia Dyson – If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back (Single Lock)

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Rock or Punk Album

Camp Cope – How to Socialise & Make Friends [Poison City Records]

High Tension – Purge [Cooking Vinyl Australia]

West Thebarton – Different Beings Being Different [Domestic La La]

Best Independent Hip Hop Album

Cool Out Sun – Cool Out Sun [House of Beige]

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album Or EP

Nina Las Vegas – Lucky Girl [NLV Records]

Paces – Zag [etcetc Music]

Best Independent Dance,Electronica Or Club Single

Fisher – “Losing It” [etcetc Music]

If you liked that post, here's more:

2019 A2IM Libera Award Nominations Take Flight

The voters have spoken and Run The Jewels, John Prine and Daptone Records have all earned multiple nods on the list of 2019 A2IM Libera Award nominees. (more…)

The 2018 A2IM Libera Award Nominations Are Here

The good people at the American Association of Independent Music, better known as A2IM, announced the nominees for the annual Libera Awards this week. The ceremony takes place on June 21st, celebrating acts and labels of all sizes in indie music. Among the ...

Swedish Grammis Awards Nominations Announced

The Grammis Awards are the Swedish music awards and will take place on February 7, 2019 in Stockholm. Established in 1969, the awards are divided into 22 different categories and have been recognizing and honoring some of Sweden’s best talent. (more…...