Last Year

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS IS OUTLINED HERE.

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WINNERS below for the 2013 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS:

Best Independent Artist  – Flume

Best Independent Album – Flume – Flume

Breakthrough Independent Artist - Vance Joy

Best Independent Single/EP  - Vance Joy – God Loves You When You’re Dancing

Best Independent Hip Hop Album – Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow     

Best Independent Country Album – Catherine Britt – Always Never Enough

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album – Paul Kelly – Spring And Fall

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – 12 Bar Bruise

Best Independent Jazz Album – Jonathan Zwartz – The Remembering And Forgetting Of The Air

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album – Flume – Flume

Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single – Flume – Holdin’ On      

Best Independent Classical Album  – Amy Dickson – Catch Me If You Can

Best Independent Label – Future Classic 

Carlton Dry Global Music Grant winner – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 

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The full list of nominations for the 2013 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS is below.

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
Big Scary
Dick Diver
Flume
Jagwar Ma
The Drones

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM
Big Scary – Not Art (Pieater)
Dick Diver – Calendar Days (Chapter Music)
Flume – Flume (Future Classic)
Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Future Classic)
The Drones – I Sea Seaweed (MGM)

CARLTON DRY GLOBAL MUSIC GRANT
Big Scary
Jagwar Ma
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Mia Dyson
Rufus

BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL
Liberation
Future Classic
Milk! Records
Sweat It Out
Two Bright Lakes

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Courtney Barnett
Kirin J Callinan
Seth Sentry
The Rubens
Vance Joy

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP
Big Scary – Luck Now (Pieater)
Courtney Barnett – History Eraser (Milk! Records)
Flume – Holdin’ On (Future Classic)
Jagwa Ma – Man I Need (Future Classic)
Vance Joy – God Loves You When You’re Dancing (Liberation Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM
Bliss n Eso – Circus In The Sky (Illusive)
Illy – Bring It Back (Obese Records)
Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow (High Score Records)
Spit Syndicate – Sunday Gentlemen (Obese Records)
Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt  (Elefant Traks)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
Baylou – Go To Hell and I Love You (ABC Music)
Catherine Britt – Always Never Enough (ABC Music)
Karl Broadie – A Side B Side Seaside (WJO)
The Sunny Cowgirls – What We Do (WJO)
Lee Kernaghan – Beautiful Noise (ABC Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
Mama Kin – The Magician’s Daughter (MGM)
Mia Dyson – The Moment (MGM)
Paul Kelly – Spring And Fall (Gawd Aggie Recordings)
Tim Rogers – Rogers Sings Rogerstein (Four | Four)
The Cat Empire – Steal The Light (Two Shoes Record)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – 12 Bar Bruise (Flightless)
Kingswood – Change Of Heart (Capgun Kids)
Parkway Drive – Atlas (Resist Records)
The Mark Of Cain – Songs Of The Third and Fifth (Feel Presents)
The Smith Street Band – Sunshine And Technology (Poison City Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
Allan Browne Trio – Lost In The Stars (Jazzhead)
Christopher Hale – Sylvan Coda (Which Way Music)
Jonathan Zwartz – The Remembering And Forgetting Of The Air (Planet)
Magnet – Magnet (Magnet Sounds)
Trichotomy – Fact Finding Mission (Jazzhead Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA ALBUM
Collarbones – Die Young (Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control)
Flume – Flume (Future Classic)
Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Future Classic)
ShockOne – Universes (OneLove)
Yolanda Be Cool – Ladies And Mentalman (Sweat It Out)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE
Charles Murdoch – Dekire featuring Oscar Key Sung (Future Classic)
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg) (Independent / AWAL)
Flume – Holdin On (Future Classic)
Jagwar Ma – Man I Need (Future Classic)
RUFUS – Take Me (Sweat it Out)

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM
Benaud Trio – Bohemian Rhapsody (Melba Recordings)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Nigel Westlake – Missa Solis: Requiem For Eli (ABC Classics)
Amy Dickson – Catch Me If You Can (ABC Classics)
Paul Dean and Stephen Emmerson – The Romantic Clarinet (Melba Recordings)
Siobhan Stagg and Amir Farid – Hymne a lamour (Move Records)

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AIR is incredibly excited to announce that this year we will partner with Carlton Dry to present our 8th annual Independent Music Awards. The CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS will be held on Wednesday October 9th at the incredible Revolt Art Space in Kensington.

The CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS are again opportunity for Australian labels, artists and the Industry at large to celebrate the successes of some of the country’s most vibrant and eclectic artists.  Past winners include Gotye, Urthboy, Hilltop Hoods, The Jezabels, Art Vs. Science, Midnight Juggernauts, The Drones, Gurrumul, John Butler Trio, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Parkway Drive, Royal Headache, Adalita, Chet Faker and Dan Sultan. The full list of previous winners can be found here.

This year for the first time, AIR will also present an award for BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM recognising the contribution to Australian culture made by the incredible indie classical labels of this country. Of course AIR will continue to present awards for Best Independent Album, Best Independent Artist, Breakthrough Independent Artist of The Year and awards for Dance/Electronica, Hip Hop, Punk/Hard Rock, Country and Blues And Roots. We’re also very much looking forward to presenting an award for BEST INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL again, after the inaugural peer-voted prize was won by Elefant Traks in 2012.

In reference to the new partnership deal, AIR’s General Manager Nick O’Byrne was quoted as saying “CUB have shown remarkable enthusiasm when it comes to working with Independent Music in Australia. To be working with a partner who shows this level of passion and commitment to AIR’s Independent Music Awards and Charts as well as the wider independent sector is something we’re really excited about!” 

While CUB General Manager Andy Meldrum had this to say, “We are absolutely thrilled to come on board as the Naming Sponsor of the AIR Awards and Charts. Carlton Dry and AIR share a similar vision and passion – supporting New Australian music.  The Australian music scene has more diverse and rich talent than ever before, and our Artists are now competing on a world stage not just a local one. And we’re excited to be a part of it. We believe the Australian music scene – and in particular the ‘can do’ passion of Aussie Independent Artists – should have an Aussie beer to support it! We are looking forward to a great, long partnership with AIR and in helping great new Aussie Independent artists rise and shine both here and abroad. And as one part of this, in the coming weeks we will be announcing a new AIR Award which we hope will be the new ‘must win’ award for Aussie bands.”

There’s more exciting announcements in the pipeline so stay tuned!

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