Music Victoria is thrilled to announce the 2021 return of the Music Victoria Industry Awards. After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Industry Awards will take place on Thursday 7 October ahead of the official 2021 Music Victoria Awards.
New Awards hosts
This year, the Industry Awards will be hosted by celebrated and acclaimed broadcasters, Emma Peel (PBS 106.7FM) and Daniel James (3RRR 102.7FM).
Watch the livestream
This year, not only will the free online event be available to live-stream via Music Victoria’s YouTube channel but will also be broadcast live to the Australian public on Channel 31.
2020 Music Industry Awards livestreamed event
Thursday 7 October | 7pm – 8pm
Livestreamed via Music Victoria’s YouTube and Channel 31
Subscribe to Music Victoria’s YouTube channel or register for the event on Eventbrite to get a reminder.
Why you should tune in
1. Find out the winners of the industry-voted award categories including:
- Outstanding Woman in Music Award
- Best Producer
- Best Regional
- Best Regional/Outer Suburban Suburban Venue (under 50 gigs per year)
- Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venue (over 50 gigs per year)
- Best Venue (under 500 capacity)
- Best Venue (over 500 capacity)
- Best Festival
2. The 2021 Industry Awards nominees include a slew of debut Award entrants including:
- Brunswick Ballroom, LOOP Project Space & Bar, The Substation and Sidney Myer Music Bowl for Best Venues
- Piano Bar, The Macedon Railway Hotel, Vine Hotel and Tom Katz! @ Sorrento Portsea RSL for Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venues
- Melbourne Music Week-Extended, MPavilion 2020, The Secret Garden Gig Gathering for Best Festival
3. Find out who’s nominated for the non-industry awards
- The top 10 shortlisted entrants for the non-industry Music Victoria Awards 2021 (i.e. the musician categories) were announced on the Music Victoria website in early September – the Industry Awards will reveal who made it to the final nominees list!
- Public voting opens at the conclusion of the Industry Awards event on Thursday 7 October and the winners will be announced at the Music Victoria Awards at the end of the year.
- Stay tuned for the Music Victoria Awards Awards date and venue announcement by subscribing to our newsletter.
New prizes and sponsors for Award winners
- Music Victoria is excited to welcome new sponsor VMDO, who will award the winner of Best Producer with a $2000 cash prize, plus a Music Market co-work package. They’ll also receive a $1000 voucher from Yamaha!
- Bendigo Bank will be awarding the Best Regional and Outer Suburban Venue winners with a $3000 cash prize each.
- Brick Lane Brewing will gift tinnies packages to each of the Best Venues (over and under 500 capacity).
- The winner of Best Festival will receive a one-year subscription to festival management software loadin.com.
- Finally, returning partner, the City of Melbourne, will grant a $3500 cash prize to the winner of the 2021 Outstanding Woman In Music Award, making this award the biggest individual cash prize of the Music Victoria Awards.
Music Victoria Industry Awards Nominees (winners announced Thursday 7 October):
OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN MUSIC
BEST REGIONAL/OUTER SUBURBAN VENUE OVER 50 GIGS/yr
The Barwon Club Hotel, South Geelong
The Eastern, Ballarat
Piano Bar, Geelong
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
BEST REGIONAL/OUTER SUBURBAN VENUE UNDER 50 GIGS/yr
Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap
The Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon
The Sound Doctor Presents, Anglesea
Tom Katz! @ Sorrento Portsea RSL, Sorrento
Vine Hotel, Wangaratta
BEST VENUE UNDER 500 CAP
Brunswick Ballroom, Brunswick
LOOP Project Space & Bar, Melbourne
The Night Cat, Fitzroy
Northcote Social Club, Northcote
The Substation, Newport
BEST VENUE OVER 500 CAP
Melbourne Recital Centre – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Brunswick Music Festival
Melbourne Music Week – Extended
The Secret Garden Gig Gathering
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View the shortlisted nominees in each category on the Music Victoria website.
Music Victoria thanks Major Partners Bendigo Bank, City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria and Melbourne Recital Centre, and Event Partners Brick Lane, Channel 31 and Moshtix for their ongoing support of the Music Victoria Awards.
*Music Victoria Board Member Sally Mather is employed by Venue nominee Forum Melbourne
*Music Victoria Awards partners Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Music Week are nominated in the Venue and Festival categories respectively.
These Awards are industry-voted by independent panels, and nominees are not involved in the voting process.