ARIA Awards

Photo Gallery: 2019 ARIA Awards Winners Wall – The Star, Sydney (27.11.19)

November 28, 2019

The 2019 ARIA Awards concluded with the winners and special guests making their way to the media suite for one last Q&A session before getting a photo with their very own ARIA.

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What it’s like interviewing on the ARIA Red Carpet for the first time

December 12, 2018

The 2018 ARIAs have well and truly gone, but that night was one to remember! November 28th, 2018 marks the date I was lucky enough to report at my first red carpet event and now it’s time to do a tell-all on the experience: Interviewing some of Australia’s biggest names in music can seem like […]

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Photo Gallery: 2018 ARIA Awards Red Carpet – Star Event Centre, Sydney (28.11.18)

November 30, 2018

Nathan Atkins takes us onto the exclusive red carpet of the 2018 ARIA Awards in Sydney to see the likes of Cub Sport, Peking Duk, Amy Shark, a surprise appearance by Bob Geldof and many more.

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Photos: Backstage with all the Winners at the 2018 ARIA Awards ft. 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark and more

November 30, 2018

Nathan Atkins was backstage at the 2018 ARIA Awards capturing all the winners as they came through. Here’s a list of all the winners from the 2018 event, and the photos of the lucky winners with their pointy trophies… Apple Music Song Of The Year 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI) Apple Music […]

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Amy Shark, Gurrumul and Ball Park Music and more score ARIA Artisan nominations

October 4, 2018

The ARIA Awards have announced the nominees for this year’s Artisan, Fine Arts and Best Comedy categories. With titles such as Best Classical Album, Best Jazz Album, Best World Music Album, along with Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year, Best Cover Art and Best Comedy up for grabs. Topping the list are Amy Shark, Gurrumul […]

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Nominations for the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award now open

June 6, 2018

Nominations for the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award are now open, with any teacher working on a music program at a school, kindy, early childhood centre, youth centre or in private tuition, able to be put forward for nomination. Last year, Renee McCarthy (pictured) from South Australia’s Woodcroft College, won the Music Teacher of […]

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Gang of Youths and Paul Kelly sweep the 2017 ARIA Awards

November 29, 2017

Last night belonged to Gang of Youths and Paul Kelly, with the band from Sydney’s inner west and one of Australia’s most beloved songwriters taking home four ARIA Awards apiece at the 2017 ceremony held at The Star Event Centre. Along with them, the ARIAs proved to be huge for A.B. Original, who won ARIAs in the Best Urban […]

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Spotify name Illy and Peking Duk amongst predicted ARIA winners

November 28, 2017

The ARIA Awards are kicking off in Sydney tonight, with performances from the likes of Gang of Youths, Lorde and Harry Styles scheduled to go down at the Star Event Centre, while award after award will be doled out to some of the country’s favourite established and emerging artists. Gang of Youths and A.B. Original are expected to have big night’s […]

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Zane Lowe leads 2017 ARIA Week programming

November 9, 2017

Sydney is amping up for ARIA Week 2017, hitting its stride in its sixth year. From 19th, a program of gigs, conferences, showcases and special events taking place across the city. ‘Headline’ event sees Beats 1’s Zane Lowe confirmed to appear as a special keynote speaker of this year’s ARIA Masterclass on November 27th. Also on […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy Award nominees revealed for the 2017 ARIA Awards

October 4, 2017

Nominees have started rolling out for this year’s ARIA Awards, with the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories coming first out of the gate this morning. With the winners to be revealed at ARIA’s annual nominations event at the National Gallery in Sydney on October 10th, the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Award celebrations will […]

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ARIA Awards switches up eligibility criteria for Song of the Year and Best Jazz Album

August 25, 2017

The ARIA Awards are changing things up slightly for 2017, as first reported by The Music Network. Two categories for this year’s awards have had their eligibility criteria changed after feedback from members dictated the need for a shift, affecting the Best Jazz Album and Song of the Year categories. The new criteria for Best […]

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Crowded House on 30 years in music & their ARIA Hall of Fame induction

December 14, 2016

Crowded House celebrates six albums across and 30 years of music. This year, at the ARIA’s, they were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Their bands’ music resonates with so many people, not just in Australia and New Zealand, but globally. When asked what makes it so relatable  they explained that they didn’t know the […]

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Steve Aoki on touring, his love for food and new music!

December 13, 2016

We had the privilege of interviewing Steve Aoki on the ARIA red carpet not long ago. He shared his work ethic, his love of food and talked about some exciting new projects with us. Aoki admitted that he was performing 250 to 220 shows a year. “It’s a lot of shows,” he said. When asked how […]

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Troye Sivan on music, marriage equality and being a role model

December 5, 2016

Troye Sivan‘s recent win at the ARIA awards doesn’t mean he hasn’t remained the humble artist that he has always been. He had a lot to share in a recent interview at the ARIAs about his music, his thoughts of the marriage equality plebiscite in Australia and his thoughts of being a role model to […]

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Washington chats new music at the 2016 ARIA Awards

November 29, 2016

Catching up with Megan Washington on the ARIA red carpet recently, the songwriter spoke with us briefly of her new music, which features off what she calls her “omnidirectional” album. “It’s about sex and death,” she said. “Saint Lo” is the first single which was released earlier this month. “I did a lot of initial work in […]

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Drapht talks about his five year hiatus and latest music at the 2016 ARIA Awards

November 28, 2016

It’d been five years since we heard music from Drapht, but in his latest record Seven Mirrors, we saw a long-awaited return to stellar form. In a recent interview at the ARIAs, following his win in the ‘Urban’ category, Drapht spoke of his time away from music. “I took a bit of time out from music because I just […]

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Sarah Blasko on Eternal Return, Keep Sydney Open & supporting young Australian musicians

November 28, 2016

Sarah Blasko recently sat down in an interview following the ARIA awards to discuss her latest music and her own unique writing processes. “I’ve just been doing an artist residency for the last two weeks,” she said. “I’ve been writing some new songs in Campbelltown…Over the last year, I’ve been playing lots of shows with […]

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MGM’s Sebastian Chase to be recognised as recipient of the 2016 ARIA Industry Icon Award

November 23, 2016

An Australian music industry icon is set to be recognised as such at this year’s ARIA Awards, to be held tonight in Sydney. Founder of MGM Distribution and member of the ARIA Board, Sebastian Chase, will be gifted with the 2016 ARIA Industry Icon Award for his contributions and work within the industry over the years. Having […]

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Flight of the Conchords, Flume & Crowded House: the 2016 ARIA Awards go down in Sydney

November 23, 2016

Australian music’s night of nights was celebrated at one of the main, if not the, Sydney venue largely seen as responsible for the stranglehold and death of the city’s live music culture – The Star. The irony wasn’t lost on many and thanks to Flume in particular, the Keep Sydney Open message of supporting the smaller local […]

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“It’s incredibly vital to our community and to the reputation of Australia”: Flume talks Keep Sydney Open at the ARIAs

November 23, 2016

Tonight has, undoubtedly, been Flume‘s night tonight at the 2016 ARIA Awards, taking away four awards including Best Male, Best Independent Release, Best Dance Release and Best Pop Release and the overall Best Album, off the back of his acclaimed sophomore album, Skin. Taking to the stage at The Star in Sydney (a venue largely associated with the stranglehold currently exercised […]

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State of Affairs: ARIA Awards 2016 nominations, Melbourne Prize for Music and Awards 2016 finalists announced, & more!

October 7, 2016

This week in the music industry: the ARIAs presented the winners of the 2016 ARIA Awards for the Fine Arts Artisan & Best Comedy Release during the nominations ceremony in Sydney, the Melbourne Prize for Music and Awards 2016 announced their finalists and the opening keynote speaker for the 2016 LISTEN Conference was announced with additional panelists. 2016 ARIA […]

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Flume’s Skin takes a hat-trick of ARIA Awards at official event in Sydney today!

October 5, 2016

At the official ARIA Award nominations event in Sydney today (still underway), Flume‘s 2016 album Skin has cleaned up, taking away three awards for Best Cover Art, Best Engineer and Producer of the Year. “We’re making incredible music here and everyone should be very proud of that.” engineer Eric J Dubowsky said, accepting his award for his work on the […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Fine Arts, Best Comedy and Artisan ARIA Award nominees announced!

October 3, 2016

We’re entering ARIA Award territory for another year, with the first round of nominees (Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy) being announced, the winners to be announced at the official ARIA Nominations Event in Sydney this Wednesday. Already, Flume and The Avalanches have had their latest records recognised across all three artisan categories, an impressive indicator of […]

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Crowded House to perform two exclusive ‘encore’ shows at the Sydney Opera House this November

September 18, 2016

The 2016 ARIA Award Hall of Fame inductees, Crowded House, appeared on 60 Minutes tonight which prompted us (and no doubt many others) to wonder if a Hall of Fame appearance was the only little celebration the iconic Australian group would be sharing with fans this year. Tonight, not only has a full deluxe re-issue of the band’s entire back […]

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Crowded House to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame this November

September 5, 2016

Crowded House remain one of Australia’s most beloved bands and come November, the industry is recognising their achievements across the board as they become the latest inductees to the ARIA Hall of Fame. On November 23rd, the band’s 30 year/six studio record long career will be celebrated in Sydney – recipients of 13 ARIA Awards already, it’s […]

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The State of Affairs (August 19, 2016): Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant applications open & more!

August 19, 2016

This week in the music industry: the second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant has opened, Melbourne contemporary music summit Face The Music released their first lineup of speakers, and the 2016 Art Music Awards winners were announced. Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant   The second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development […]

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The State of Affairs (10th June 2016): Global independent label market report released, Fraud ticket warnings from Dark Mofo organisers & more!

June 10, 2016

This week in the music industry: the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) released their market report on the global performance of independent record labels in 2015 and fraud tickets for Dark Mofo are allegedly circulating the internet. Worldwide Independent Market Report  For the first time ever, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has been able to extract the true market […]

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Troy Cassar-Daley reveals he’s a fan of Tame Impala and praises Australian music on the ARIA red carpet

December 3, 2015

Country musician Troy Cassar-Daley is no stranger to the ARIAs, having previously won four awards at the music industry’s night of nights. After meeting Kevin Parker from Tame Impala on the red carpet, Troy had a chat to the AU about his kids introducing him to most of the artists at the event through their […]

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