National Live Music Awards

Sampa The Great, Warren Ellis, G Flip, and more recognised at the 2020 NLMAs

October 21, 2020

The fifth annual National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) took place last night, via a livestream that was accompanied by a gala event at Brisbane’s The Triffid. The event recognises the achievements of the Australian music industry, with awards handed out across twenty categories. Sampa The Great, won the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Live […]

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Lineups revealed for National Live Music Awards for live stream & events in Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide

October 15, 2020

The 5th Annual National Live Music Awards (#NLMAs) – which will be held digitally this year – has just announced the lineup for the live stream, which is happening at 8.30pm AEDT on Tuesday, 20th October 2020. The award stream will feature performances from The Beamish Brothers (pictured), ARIA award winner Tyrone Noonan in a special tribute […]

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Nominees revealed for the 2020 National Live Music Awards as public voting opens

September 8, 2020

The nominees for the 5th annual National Live Music Awards have been announced, which will be held on Sunday 20 October 2020 – both virtually and physically. Sampa the Great has received the most recognition, with three nominations – Live Act of the Year, Live Voice of the Year and Best Live Act in VIC […]

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Live Music Journalists to be recognised for the first time at the 2020 National Live Music Awards

July 16, 2020

It was announced earlier this week that the 5th Annual National Live Music Awards would be returning in 2020, delivering an event on October 20th at The Triffid in Brisbane – as part of the opening night festivities at BIGSOUND. The event, which normally holds 8 events around the country, will only hold the one […]

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NLMAs 2019: Electric Fields named Australia’s Best Live Act; female musicians win all instrumentalist trophies for the first time

December 7, 2019

Last Wednesday night, at 8 simultaneous events around Australia, the winners of the 2019 National Live Music Awards were revealed, with the awards once again highlighting the strength and diversity of the Australian Live Music Scene. Electric Fields were the big winners of the night, with three trophies, including the night’s two biggest artist awards […]

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There are free parties happening all over Australia tomorrow celebrating Live Music: Here’s how you can attend!

December 3, 2019

Tomorrow, in 8 cities around Australia, the National Live Music Awards are holding a series of events around the country – 6 of which are completely free and all of them are open to the public. They’ll all have live performances from nominees and special guests, and along the way more than 62 awards will […]

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Australian icon Deborah Conway to be inducted as a “Live Legend” at the 2019 National Live Music Awards

November 7, 2019

Following on from last year’s inaugural induction of Magic Dirt, the National Live Music Awards has named Deborah Conway as the 2019 Live Legend. This is the award’s “Hall of Fame” equivalent. In 2019, Deborah Conway is celebrating 40 years in the music industry – having started her career in Melbourne as a vocalist for the […]

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National Live Music Awards 2019 nominations announced: Thelma Plum, I Know Leopard, Hatchie & Hermitude amongst first time nominees

October 22, 2019

Today the 4th Annual National Live Music Awards revealed the nominees for more than 50 categories, recognising the live work of musicians, venues, events and those behind the scenes from around the country. Topping the list of nominees this year is Stella Donnelly, who took home three awards at the 2018 event and two awards […]

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Magic Dirt to be inducted as Live Legends at the 2018 National Live Music Awards

November 15, 2018

An influential element to the roaring Australian music scene, acclaimed Geelong rock band Magic Dirt are to be inducted as Live Legends at the 2018 National Live Music Awards on the 6th of December. Known for their ground breaking, ARIA award nominated album Life Was Better (1994) with stand out tracks such as “Ice” and “Amoxycillin”, the […]

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Camp Cope, Cable Ties and Baker Boy top the nominees for 2018 National Live Music Awards

October 2, 2018

Tonight in Sydney, the third annual National Live Music Awards announced the nominees across 55 categories, and revealed the addition of the award’s “Hall of Fame” equivalent, detailing their plans to induct a legendary Australian band as the award’s first “Live Legends”. The band in question will be announced closer to the 6th December event, and will […]

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Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the National Live Music Awards taking place from another year. With the ticketed gala event happening at The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, the Melbourne event of the NLMAs saw […]

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Mojo Juju, Party Dozen and more to perform at the National Live Music Awards

November 29, 2017

The National Live Music Awards have today announced the performers set to take to stages around the country as we enter the home stretch of the event’s countdown. Taking place in eight venues around Australia next Thursday, the NLMAs have got special guests in store for each and every one. The Melbourne Gala, hosted by triple […]

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Get your votes in to decide who walks away with a National Live Music Award this December!

October 23, 2017

The National Live Music Awards are well up and running for another year, with the winners of the national and State/Territory awards being called this December 7th, right around the country. Taking over eight venues, the NLMA’s will be celebrating live music across the board – and you can be involved in deciding who walks away […]

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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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The State of Affairs: MTV Breaks winner Australian DJ Brady Flockart performs at the 2016 MTV EMAs, Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 announced & more!

November 11, 2016

This week in the music industry: MTV Breaks  Australian winner Brady Flockart performed  at the 2016 MTV EMAs, winners of the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 were announced, and Cooking Vinyl Australia and Epitaph Records announced a new label services partnership. Brady Flockart at the 2016 MTV EMAs Last week, on 7th of November, young Australian DJ Brady Flockart was announced […]

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The State of Affairs: WA contemporary music industry worth around $1 billion, public voting now open for the National Live Music Awards & more!

November 4, 2016

This week in the music industry: public voting for the People’s Choice categories of the inaugural National Live Music Awards opened, a new study by Edith Cowan University has estimated the West Australian contemporary music industry to be worth around $1billion, and the Americana Music Association of Australia is officially launching in Sydney this week. Voting for the National […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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State of Affairs: National Live Music Awards, Face the Music, Proudly Pokies Free & more

September 23, 2016

This week in the music industry: the official 2016 board members and venues for the National Live Music Awards were announced,  Face the Music released their second round of speakers and announced their official venue for 2016. The National Live Music Awards This week, the National Live Music Awards announced their official board members for 2016, and confirmed seven venues […]

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The State of Affairs (July 22, 2016): Dark Mofo receive new 5 year grant & more!

July 22, 2016

This week in the music industry, Tasmania’s hugely successful midwinter festival Dark Mofo has received a new five year funding agreement from the Tasmanian Government, the finalists for the 2016 Art Music Awards have been announced and the National Live Music Awards announces its launch. New funding for Dark Mofo The Tasmanian Government, through Events Tasmania, […]

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