2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - NORTHLANE & UNFD Jun 22nd, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - NORTHLANE & UNFD

Nominated in this year's awards in the BEST HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM is Northlane for Mesmer and Nortlane's label, UNFD, is nominated in this year's BEST LABEL category. ... Formed in Sydney, Northlane took shape in 2009 and quickly flourished into one of the most successful heavy music acts in Australia today. Northlane’s journey started with their debut Hollow...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - CROOKED COLOURS Jun 21st, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - CROOKED COLOURS

BEST DANCE OR ELECTRONICA ALBUM OR EP CROOKED

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - ANGIE MCMAHON Jun 20th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - ANGIE MCMAHON

Nominated in one of the most important categories at the 2018 AIR Awards, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR - PRESENTED BY PPCA, is Angie McMahon for Slow Mover. ... Angie McMahon is quickly gathering a reputation for moving audiences with her soulful ruminations of life, love and takeaway food. ... It’s been an enthusiastic entry into the music scene for self-proclaimed slow...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - THE SMITH STREET BAND Jun 18th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - THE SMITH STREET BAND

Nominated in the 2018 AIR Awards in the BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM category for their album More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, are Melbourne's The Smith Street Band. ... From enormous festivals like Reading and Leeds (UK), Groezrock (Belgium) and Splendour In The Grass to stageless squats and dive bars all around the world, The Smith Street Band have seen...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - HORRORSHOW Jun 16th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - HORRORSHOW

2018 AIR Award nominee, Horrorshow, are nominated in the BEST INDEPENDENT HIP-HOP ALBUM OR EP category for their album, Bardo State. ... Horrorshow are a hip hop duo based in Sydney, Australia, comprised of Kid Solo (Vocals) and Adit (Producer). Emerging in 2008, they wrote and produced their first album 'The Grey Space' and released it through Elefant Traks. They quickly...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - BENSON Jun 15th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - BENSON

Nominated in this year's BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE is Benson with Trying feat. YEO. ... Benson is the cheeky boy pushing rooms to the limit and making sure every punter is in the palm of his hand. Hailing from Melbourne, he specialises in house music and has been plying his trade in clubs around the country for long enough to know better. ... Watch the video...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - SLEEPMAKESWAVES Jun 14th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - SLEEPMAKESWAVES

  ... Today's nominee spotlight: post-rock/prog quartet, sleepmakeswaves, nominated for BEST INDEPENDENT HEAVY, HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM at the 2018 AIR Awards. In 2017, the band released their third album 'Made of Breath Only' which debuted at #15 on the ARIA Chart and scored nominations for an ARIA Award and AIR Award, along with a 66-date world tour, visiting more cities than...

INDIE WEEK 2018: CONFERENCE FOR INDEPENDENT LABELS IN NYC – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Jan 30th, 2018

INDIE WEEK 2018: CONFERENCE FOR INDEPENDENT LABELS IN NYC – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

  ... AIR, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and PPCA are now seeking expressions of interest from Australian independent labels to take part in an Australian delegation to attend Indie Week 2018, an independent label focused conference hosted by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) from June 18-21 at The Clemente in New York City (107 Suffolk St, New York, NY) ...  Indie Week is...

AIR’S FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED Dec 19th, 2017

AIR’S FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the first ever Fast Track Fellowship program are: -Pieater & Wantok Musik Representatives from both labels will spend two months between January 2018 and May 2018 embedded within high-functioning global music companies. The program will establish strong links to key...

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...