The second annual Age Music Victoria Genre Awards finalists were announced earlier this morning by Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan, on The Breakfast Spread radio show with presenting partner PBS.
Specially selected expert panels deliberated over the best music from 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 across genres, from jazz to hip hop, global and heavy, and agreed on the top five releases and acts, which can now be revealed.
This year's nominees cover all genres from jazz to electronic to best experimental avant-garde and nominees include hip hop artists Briggs, Geko, L-Fresh the Lion, Remi and Tornts along with Victoria's best country acts Eaten By Dogs, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, T-Bones, Tracy McNeil and Wagons.
“Last year's Age Music Victoria Genre Awards highlighted the wonderful breadth of musical talent in Melbourne and throughout our regional areas. It's fantastic these names are being held up as the best in their field," said Martin Boulton, Editor of the Shortlist at The Age.
Victoria’s diverse contemporary music scene will be celebrated with the presentation and announcement of 11 genre based awards on Thursday 16th October at an invitation only event. This is also the 9th year for The Age Music Victoria Awards publicly voted awards and those nominees will be announced at the Genre Awards. Voting will open to the public online at theage.com.au on Friday 17th October and there will also be a rare opportunity to win a few double passes via The Age to the now sold-out public awards night on Wednesday 19th November at 170 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD.
In recognition of the artists’ contribution to Victorian music, all nominees in the Genre Awards will receive a free rehearsal/pre-production package at Bakehouse Studios. Winners in each category will also receive a 10 hour recording package along with this very special prize.
“Victoria is a melting pot of musical styles. The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards were established in 2014 with expert peer voting panels to recognise the most outstanding practitioners in each genre. Congratulations to all the nominees – we look forward to seeing the winners crowned on the 16th of October,” said Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan.
Adrian Basso, PBS General Manager said “PBS106.7FM is once again delighted to be involved in The Age Music Victoria Awards, celebrating Victoria’s rich music culture. Since 1979, PBS has been an intrinsic part of the local music community, broadcasting and supporting all styles of music not heard elsewhere. Full credit to Music Victoria and The Age for committing itself to this initiative, which we are proud to be part of.”
Congratulations to all the nominess! See you all at the 2014 The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards!
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