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2018 AWMA Awards



Nominees for the inaugural 2018 Australian Women ins Music Awards have been announced!

The debut AWMA Awards will feature 14 award categories acknowledging women’s
contributions to Australian music, including artists, people of colour, educators,
photographers and managers.

The awards will take place in Brisbane on the 9th and 10th of October 2018

With a list of nominees ranging in genre stylings from indie folk to femme punk,
contemporary pop to adult contemporary, here's a playlist of the 2018 AMWA nominees!

For further information on the 2018 AMWA Awards, visit https://womeninmusicawards.com.au

Tracks

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Camp Cope - The Opener     Rock, Punk 22/11/2017
Born in a backyard over home job tattoos, Camp Cope formed in 2015 and sing about what it's like to be a woman in the world.
‘The Opener’ is a no holds barred account of what it’s like to be a woman in the music world. Told through the clever lyrics and winding bass hooks, ‘The Opener’ calls on the men who’ve told Camp Cope to do things every other way but their own.

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Breakthrough Artist Award

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Sarah Blasko - Phantom     Pop, Jazz 11/11/2017
Sarah Blasko is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and producer.
Stooped in boisterous piano chords, soaring strings, and a relentless synth ear-worm to keep your head nodding, first single ‘Phantom’ (written with Nick Wales) showcases Sarah’s unmistakable vocals at their very best.

Phantom is available worldwide on November 10th, alongside pre-order options for ‘Depth Of Field’

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Songwriter Award

Jen Cloher - Strong Woman     Rock, Alternative Country 13/10/2017
Jen Cloher shares the third single for her anthem 'Strong Woman', from her instant-classic self-titled fourth record, out now via Milk! Records / Remote Control.
The song itself serves as an exploration of gendered identity in Cloher’s childhood in 1980’s Adelaide and a celebration of Cloher’s unique matriarchal heritage.

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Music Leadership Award

2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Female, Best Album 'Jen Cloher'

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Dallas Frasca - Check Bang     Blues/Roots, Rock, Blues, Soul 01/07/2017
“Sounds like Janis Joplin & Angus Young had a baby and baptised it in Bourbon”. – Rolling Stone
‘Check Bang’ is about self-discovery after an near death experience I had in a sacred water hole in Arnhem Land, N.T…” - Dallas

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Artistic Excellence Award

Stella Donnelly - Mechanical Bull     Folk, Pop 17/06/2017
Already well established around Perth as a member of Bells Rapids and Boat Show, this will be Stella’s first solo venture.
"touches on my experience of working in pubs which as a female can be really tough. I've been asked by a male customer how much I would cost to hire for the night, I have also been groped multiple times. I realised a lot of other women share my experiences"

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Breakthrough Artist Award

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Best New Act (presented by Young Henrys - National Awards), Live Voice of the Year (National Awards), Live Voice of the Year (presented by Audio-Technica - People's Choice Awards), Live Voice of the Year (WA Awards)

Other tracks by Stella Donnelly:  Boys Will Be Boys  -  Mean To Me
Gordi - Heaven I know     Pop 16/06/2017
From the moment she was Unearthed by triple J, including a subsequent nomination for a J Award, Gordi’s music has enamoured.
‘I often find that writing about platonic relationships can be a great deal more powerful than writing about romantic ones because they can be much more deep-seated and complex.’ – Gordi

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Songwriter Award
2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Artistic Excellence Award

Rachel Maria Cox - Emotionally Untidy     Rock, Pop, Gay Alligned 27/05/2017
Rachel Maria Cox is a Non-binary Newcastle based musician who makes Indie Pop-Rock with feelings, aided by their band & powered by energy drinks.
Emotionally Untidy is a high-energy return from RMC; a four-minute bass-pumping, heart-stopping, emo-pop-rock number. The song is about “when you find yourself in a situation where your social life is more confusing and tangled than you’d like. ". From their forthcoming debut LP, Untidy Lines.

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Diversity in Music Award

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Pop Live Act of the Year (National Awards)

Amy Shark - Weekends     Pop 24/03/2017
Amy Shark’s highly anticipated single, ‘Weekends’, was produced by Dan Hume (Matt Corby, Daniel Johns, Courtney Barnett)
Amy’s success doesn’t stop there. She has recently partnered with RCA Records in the U.S. and signed with Marty Diamond at Paradigm for North American bookings. Amy will make her first promotional visit to the U.S. later this year.

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Breakthrough Artist Award

2018 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Pop
2018 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Regional
2018 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Singer/Songwriter

2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Pop Release, Breakthrough Artist Nominees, Best Female Artist, Apple Music Album of the Year 'Night Thinker'

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Act of the Year presented by APRA AMCOS (National Awards), Best New Act presented by Young Henrys (National Awards), Pop Live Act of the Year (National Awards), Live Voice of the Year (presented by Audio-Technica - People's Choice Awards), Live Voice of the Year (presented by Queensland Music Festival - QLD Awards)

Fem Belling and The Hep - Lose Yourself     Jazz, Pop, Cover Version, Easy Listening 04/03/2017
Acclaimed Melbourne jazz singer Fem Belling has joined forces with formidable music producer John Foreman to craft NOW THEN, a playful jazz-pop album instilled with a vintage sensibility.
A preview track from Fem Belling's anticipated new album NOW THEN.
The live recording of an original retake on Eminem's 8 Mile movie track with all the feels of the Dixie jazz world.

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Musical Excellence Award

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Ngaiire - House On A Rock     Funk/Soul, Electronic, RnB 23/06/2016
Ngaiire is flying high having cemented her place as one of Australia’s most dynamic vocalists and unique performers.
'House on a Rock' is the third instalment from Ngaiire's anticipated sophomore album Blastoma. The track showcases Ngaiire’s stunning signature vocals over an allegorical trip of glitchy soundscapes and multilayered synths.

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Songwriter Award
2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Artistic Excellence Award

NOMINEE 2017 AIR AWARDS - Best independent Album or EP,

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: R&B or Soul Live Act of the Year (National Awards), Live Voice of the Year (presented by Audio-Technica - People's Choice Awards)

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Other tracks by Ngaiire:  Diggin'  -  Once - Radio Edit
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse - Kalyakoorl     Indigenous, World 24/04/2014
Teaming up with her dear friend Guy Ghouse (Desert Child), Gina brings a modern take on an ancient tradition, merging evocative sounds, acoustic instruments and that incredible, beautiful voice.
Kalyakoorl = Forever
Sung totally in Noongar Language
The title track from debut Album by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Auriel Andrew Memorial Award

WAMAWARD NOMINEE 2016: Gina Williams - Best Female Vocalist, Best Indigenous Act



Other tracks by Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse:  Warangka  -  Nyittiny Boodja
Shellie Morris - Waliwaliyangu li-Anthawirriyarra a-Kurija (Saltwater People)     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous 07/06/2013
Shellie Morris, one of Australia's finest Indigenous musicians best known for her role in Black Arm Band. New release Ngambala Wiji li-Wunungu [Together We Are Strong] is a career highlight.
Taking you to the shore of Borroloola, hear the waves lapping on the beach as the soaring sounds of Waliwaliyangu Li-Anthawirriyarra feed your soul. This track from Shellie Morris’ new album Ngambala Wiji li-Wunungu [Together We Are Strong] features several generations of Yanyuwa women and leaves you craving for more.

2018 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Auriel Andrew Memorial Award

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