NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 AIR AWARDS OPEN FRIDAY 1ST OF DECEMBER 2017 Nov 28th, 2017

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 AIR AWARDS OPEN FRIDAY 1ST OF DECEMBER 2017

Nominations for the 2018 AIR Awards will open on Friday 1st December 2017.The Awards will be held on Thursday 26th July 2018 at the Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide and will celebrate the success of Australian Independent Artists with releases that fall between the period 1st January 2017 and 31st December 2017.All Associate, Full and Distributor members can nominate and will be emailed...

AIR'S FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN NOV 23! Nov 21st, 2017

AIR'S FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN NOV 23!

Supporting small to medium sized independent Victorian record labels to build international connections, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is thrilled to announce applications to the unique Fast Track Fellowship program will be open from 9AM AEST, Thursday 23rd of November 2017. The Fast Track Fellowship program is a key initiative...

MUSIC PASSPORT: TARGET COUNTRY AIR’S INSIGHT INTO GERMANY Nov 14th, 2017

MUSIC PASSPORT: TARGET COUNTRY AIR’S INSIGHT INTO GERMANY

As part of the Victorian Government’s $22.2 million Music Works industry development program, Creative Victoria and the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is launching Music Passport a three-year program focusing on a new Target Country each year. Designed to support continued growth in the music industry, the program aims to help build professional...

WINTEL 2017 ANNOUNCES NEW GLOBAL MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC SECTOR Oct 23rd, 2017

WINTEL 2017 ANNOUNCES NEW GLOBAL MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC SECTOR

WINTEL 2017 ANNOUNCES NEW GLOBAL MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC SECTOR ... Independent record labels now represent 38.4% of global recorded music market share in 2016 with global revenues in excess of £6bn ... WINTEL 2017 is the second report produced for Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), mapping the global market share of the independent sector at copyright,...

DELOITTE ACCESS ECONOMICS 2017 AIR SHARE REPORT Sep 4th, 2017

DELOITTE ACCESS ECONOMICS 2017 AIR SHARE REPORT

AIR ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC SECTOR. ... Independent record labels represent 30% of Australian recorded music market share. It had estimated total revenue of over $154 million in the 2014/15 financial year. ... AIR engaged Deloitte Access Economics to analyse the market share of the independent music sector in Australia.  Deloitte...

NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT: PIEATER Jul 25th, 2017

NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT: PIEATER

After a cracking year for independent labels, we spoke to Tom Fraser, manager of Melbourne label and AIR Awards Best Independent Label Nominee, Pieater, about the workings of what he considers his musical family. ...   What’s in a name? Why is your label called what you’re called?  ... We spent ages thinking about names for our label and just didn't connect...

ANNOUNCE BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL NOMINEES Jul 19th, 2017

ANNOUNCE BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL NOMINEES

Australia’s biggest night for Independent music is just around the corner. The Australian Independent Record Labels Association is thrilled to reveal that the nominees for the ‘Best Independent Label’ are Barely Dressed Records, Elefant Traks, UNFD, Jazzhead, I OH YOU and Pieater.  ... Through support from the South Australian Government, 2017's AIR...

NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT: HENRY WAGONS Jul 14th, 2017

NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT: HENRY WAGONS

After over a decade of fronting the band Wagons, Melbourne singer/songwriter Henry Wagon's embarked on a new journey, releasing his very first solo album "After What I Did Last Night". This debut release earned Henry a nomination for Best Independent Country Album at this year's AIR Awards. ... Having been successful in the industry for some time, Henry is no stranger to an Awards...

NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT: NGAIIRE Jul 13th, 2017

NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT: NGAIIRE

Following her nomination for this year's Best Independent Album or EP for her album Blastoma, we spoke with Ngaiire about her soundtrack to 2017. We asked her to pick her 3 favourite tracks from her fellow AIR nominees and describe what it was about each track that resonated with her. ... After careful consideration, Ngaiire explains just what it is she loves about the following tracks...

NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT:  JULIA JACKLIN Jul 3rd, 2017

NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT: JULIA JACKLIN

In the lead up to this year's 11th annual AIR Awards, we asked Blue Mountains-born, singer/songwriter, Julia Jacklin about her nomination for Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year. ... What’s a fun fact about you/your music that people might not know? ... I played saxophone for 6 months when I was 12. Left the band when we had to learn the bob the builder theme song. Felt...

AIR AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED Jun 7th, 2017

AIR AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Nominations for the 11TH AIR Awards are in. ... Acknowledging Australiaʼs best independent recording artists, the 2017 AIR Awards ceremony will offer an added height of excitement as it settles into its new home at Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide on Thursday 27th of July 2017. ... The AIR Awards have evolved from a small gathering of people at the inaugural Awards in 2006 to become a...

THE 11TH ANNUAL AIR AWARDS Feb 20th, 2017

THE 11TH ANNUAL AIR AWARDS

ANNOUNCED FOR JULY 27th COMBINED WITH NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFERENCE ... The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is thrilled to announce that through support from the South Australian Government’s newly established Live Music Events Fund, the annual AIR Awards and inaugural two-day music industry conference will be held in Adelaide for the next three years...