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2012 – REVOLT ARTS SPACE, MELBOURNE

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
THE JEZABELS

BEST BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST
CHET FAKER

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM
ROYAL HEADACHE, ROYAL HEADACHE (R.I.P. Society)

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE/EP
CHET FAKER, THINKING IN TEXTURES (Opulent)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
LANIE LANE, TO THE HORSES (Ivy League)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
DZ DEATHRAYS, BLOODSTREAMS (I OH YOU)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
JESS RIBERIO & THE BONE COLLECTORS, MY LITTLE RIVER (Gaga Digi)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM
360, FALLING & FLYING (Soulmate Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
HERMITUDE, HYPERPARADISE (Elefant Traks)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE
TOM PIPER & DANIEL FARLEY, LGFU (Hussle/Ministry of Sound)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
MIKE NOCK TRIO PLUS, HEAR AND KNOW (FWM Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL
ELEFANT TRAKS

 

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2011 – REVOLT ARTS SPACE, MELBOURNE

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
THE JEZABELS

BEST BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST
EMMA LOUISE

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM
ADALITA, ADALITA (Liberation Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE/EP
THE JEZABELS, DARK STORM (Independent/MGM)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
GURRUMUL, RRAKALA (Skinnyfish/MGM)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
MY DISCO, LITTLE JOY(Shock Entertainment)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
WAGONS, RUMBLE SHAKE AND TUMBLE (Spunk Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM
DRAPHT, THE LIFE OF RILEY (The Ayems)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
PNAU, SOFT UNIVERSE (etc etc)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE: *JOINT WINNERS*
TOMMY TRASH AND TOM PIPER, ALL MY FRIENDS (Ministry Of Sound)
SEEKAE, BLOOD BANK (Rice Is Nice/Popfrenzy)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
SANDY EVANS, WHEN THE SKY CRIES RAINBOWS (Independent)

JAGERMEISTER MOST HUNTED AWARD (POPULAR VOTED AWARD BY FANS)
360

 

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2010 – THE FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
DAN SULTAN

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST
CLOUD CONTROL

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM
CLOUD CONTROL, BLISS RELEASE

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE/EP
LITTLE RED, ROCK IT

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
DAN SULTAN, GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
PARKWAY DRIVE, DEEP BLUE

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
KASEY CHAMBERS, POPPA BILL AND THE LITTLE HILLBILLIES, LOST MUSIC BLUES

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM
URTHBOY, SPITSHINE

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS, THE CRYSTAL AXIS

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
STU HUNTER, THE GATHERING

MOST POPULAR INDEPENDENT ARTIST (AS VOTED BY NOVA LISTENERS)
JOHN BUTLER TRIO

 

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2009 – THE FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
THE DRONES

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY COOPERS 62 PILSNER
BERTIE BLACKMAN

JAGERMEISTER BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD
THE DRONES, HAVILAH

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE/EP
PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY, GOING TO THE CASINO

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
C.W. STONEKING, JUNGLE BLUES

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
THE NATION BLUE, RISING WATERS

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
ADAM BRAND, HELL OF A RIDE

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM
PEZ, A MIND OF MY OWN

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE ALBUM
ART VS. SCIENCE, ART VS. SCIENCE

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JAMES, LINGUA FRANCA

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2008 – THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
THE HERD, SUMMERLAND

BEST NEW INDEPENDENT ARTIST
GURRUMUL, GURRUMUL

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE
GURRUMUL, GURRUMUL

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS RELEASE
GURRUMUL, GURRUMUL

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK/PUNK RELEASE
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING, PRIMARY COLOURS

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY RELEASE
BEC WILLIS, BEC WILLIS

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN RELEASE
THE HERD, SUMMERLAND

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE / ELECTRONIC RELEASE
PERET MAKO, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ RELEASE
TINA HARROD, WORKSONGS

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2007 – THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM

BEST NEW INDEPENDENT ARTIST
BRITISH INDIA

BEST PERFORMING INDEPENDENT ALBUM
JOHN BUTLER TRIO, GRAND NATIONAL

BEST PERFORMING INDEPENDENT SINGLE / EP
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS RELEASE
C.W STONEKING, KING HOKUM

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY RELEASE
GINA JEFFRIES, WALKS OF LIFE

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP / URBAN RELEASE
HILLTOP HOODS, THE HARD ROAD

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ RELEASE
BEN WINKELMAN TRIO, THE SPANISH TINGE


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2006 – THE BLACKETT HOTEL, SYDNEY

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
HILLTOP HOODS

MOST OUTSTANDING NEW INDEPENDENT ARTIST
GOTYE

BEST PERFORMING INDEPENDENT ALBUM
HILLTOP HOODS, THE HARD ROAD

BEST PERFORMING SINGLE / EP
BLUE KING BROWN, BLUE KING BROWN

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