Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Australian Women in Music Awards and with a line-up like this, you will not want to miss this unique and ground-breaking event.
Featuring some of Australia’s premier talent such as Vanessa Amorosi, Sarah McLeod, Dami Im, Vika & Linda, Beccy Cole, Hot Brown Honey, Samira El Koussa, Candice Bankovacki and Véronique Serret, the two-day conference, awards ceremony and concert program will take place in Meanjin/Brisbane over the weekend of the 26th & 27th September.
The Australian Women in Music Awards debuted in October 2018, in response to the gender disparity in the Australian music scene as well as to create a platform for ideas and discussion amongst Australia’s female creatives and professionals.
This year is proving to be the awards biggest event yet. Hosted by Yumi Stynes and Nartarsha Bamblett (Queen Acknowledgements), the weekend will be highlighting and celebrating the Australian Music industry’s top female music practitioners, First Nations and multicultural artists, leaders and diverse emerging talent.
For those who cannot attend, the awards ceremony will be broadcast nationally on ABC TV and available for streaming on ABC iView from the 26th of September. With diversity and representation always at the forefront, the soundtrack for the broadcast will be a First Nations composition written by GLVES and Arrowbird, produced by Arrowbird and mixed and mastered by Antonia Gauci.
This year, twenty AWMAs will be awarded. The awards have come from a public and self-nomination process, attracting hundreds of individual nominations. Every nomination was also assessed by a specially convened 37-seat Juror Council that is comprised of the highest calibre of industry professionals and practitioners. In line with the program’s values, the Council featured representation across a diverse range of music disciplines and cultures.
“AWMA will always be at the forefront of change in the Australian Music Industry and we continue to insist the industry adopt gender equality as a core music industry value.” AWMA’s Executive Producer & Program Director Vicki Gordon said.
“AWMA’s mission is to give voice to a dynamic community of voices and to showcase performances that exemplify the strengths and diversity of Australian Women in Music in a powerful, inclusive and unique celebration.”