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Announcing Industry Awards Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees!

Music Victoria is excited to present the winners of tonight’s Industry Awards and unveil the 2021 Hall Of Fame inductees.


The second ever live-streamed Industry Awards event was broadcast live on Channel 31 and the web earlier tonight to award the industry-voted winners for Victoria’s best producers, venues, festivals and women in music, and reveal the shortlisted nominees for all remaining categories to be presented at the 2021 Music Victoria Awards in December.

Tonight’s debut Industry Awards hosts, Emma Peel (PBS 106.7FM) and Daniel James (3RRR 102.7FM) were thrilled to announce the 2021 Music Victoria Awards Hall Of Fame inductees, Kylie Minogue and Pierre Baroni. The internationally acclaimed pop megastar and the late great legend of the Melbourne airwaves will respectively be inducted into the Music Victoria Hall Of Fame at the official Music Victoria Awards ceremony taking place Thursday 9 December at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Melbourne artist, June Jones paid tribute to Kylie by covering her hit song ‘Come Into My World’ live for those lucky enough to have tuned in last night, while PBS 106.7FM Program Manager, Owen McKern praised Pierre on behalf of the station for his posthumous induction.

“PBS is truly thrilled to learn that Pierre Baroni will be inducted into the Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame. An extraordinary broadcaster, Pierre programmed and presented Soulgroove’66 on PBS from 2003 until his death from cancer in March 2021. Pierre had been broadcasting on PBS since 1997 and his shows became unmissable weekly content for those discovering soul music and classic rhythm and blues. Beyond PBS, Pierre had been a musician, a producer, a photographer and a long-time artist and designer for the Mushroom Group. For all of us here at PBS he was a friend, a cherished colleague and a revered music collector. We still miss him dearly but are delighted that his memory and his legacy will live on through his place in the Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame.” – Owen McKern, PBS 106.7FM Program Manager

Music Victoria would like to congratulate tonight's winners of the 2021 Industry Awards. First up, is this year’s Outstanding Woman In Music recipient, Charlotte Abroms who will receive $3,500 cash courtesy of City Of Melbourne. Charlotte is an acclaimed artist manager, APRA/Songhubs board member, and highly sought after mentor and industry panelist. She is an ongoing collaborator with Victorian youth program The Push and is regularly invited to speak at major music institutions and festivals such as Collarts, RMIT, JMC, RaRa Records, Girls Rock!, YWIM, Women in Music, AIR and BIGSOUND. In 2020, Charlotte raised over $50K for Support Act through her Facebook fundraiser and assisted in the early days of livestreamed festival, Isol-Aid to get the platform online, using her extensive contacts in the digital agency world. A previous winner of the Lighthouse Award (2017), Fast Track Fellowship (2018), and Angie McMahon’s 2019 SXSW Grulke Prize, Charlotte can now add 2021 Outstanding Woman In Music to her extensive list of music industry accolades.

The 2021 Best Producer, Eilish Gilligan has taken out a huge prize including $2000 cash thanks to VMDO, a ​​Music Market co-work package and a $1000 voucher to spend on Yamaha gear. First-time virtual festival winner, Isol-Aid has been awarded 2021 Best Festival, taking home a year's subscription to festival management software, while Metropolitan venue winners, Northcote Social Club and Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall have each scored Brick Lane Brewing tinnies packages. Finally, reigning regional venue champions, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine and first time nominees, first time winners, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta have won their respective Outer Suburban/Regional venue categories, receiving $3000 cash thanks to Bendigo Bank.

The remaining 16 industry-voted award categories and the seven public-voted award categories will be presented at the 17th Annual Music Victoria Awards in December, with all nominees now revealed and public voting open here.

Watch the Music Victoria Industry Awards back:

Music Victoria Industry Awards Winners:

(prize: tinny package from Brick Lane Brewing)
Winner: Northcote Social Club, Northcote
Brunswick Ballroom, Brunswick
LOOP Project Space & Bar, Melbourne
The Night Cat, Fitzroy
The Substation, Newport

(prize: tinny package from Brick Lane Brewing)
Winner: Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank
Corner Hotel, Richmond
Forum Melbourne*
Hamer Hall, Southbank
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

(prize: $3000 from Bendigo Bank)
Winner: Vine Hotel, Wangaratta
Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap
The Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon
The Sound Doctor Presents, Anglesea
Tom Katz! @ Sorrento Portsea RSL, Sorrento

(prize: $3000 from Bendigo Bank)
Winner: Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
The Barwon Club Hotel, South Geelong
The Eastern, Ballarat
Piano Bar, Geelong
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave

(prize: 1 year subscription to festival management software
Winner: Isol-Aid
Brunswick Music Festival
Melbourne Music Week - Extended
MPavilion 2020
The Secret Garden Gig Gathering

(prize: $3500 from City of Melbourne)
Winner: Charlotte Abroms
Andrea Keller
Emily Ulman
Emma Donovan
Sarah Blaby

(prize: $2,000 from VMDO + Music Market co-work package + $1000 voucher for Yamaha gear)
Winner: Eilish Gilligan
Alice Ivy
Anna Laverty
Becki Whitton
River Boy

Kylie Minogue
Pierre Baroni


Music Victoria thanks Major Partners Bendigo Bank, City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria and Melbourne Recital Centre for their ongoing support of the Music Victoria Awards.