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...

INDIE WEEK 2017: CONFERENCE FOR INDEPENDENT LABELS IN NYC – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Jan 31st, 2017

INDIE WEEK 2017: 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 2017, an independent label focused conference hosted by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) from June 5th to June 9th, 2017 in New York City. ... Indie Week is a member-only conference for record labels and...

AIR AWARDS Dec 2nd, 2016

AIR AWARDS

To better fit with how we all run our businesses AIR has moved the eligibility dates for the AIR Awards to align with the calendar year. Now getting this off the ground in year one will see a slightly longer eligibility period than usual so the 2017 AIR Awards will be open to Member’s releases that hit stores between 1st August 2015 and 31st December 2016. ... Nominations...

AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC SHARE PROJECT SURVEY Sep 20th, 2016

AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC SHARE PROJECT SURVEY

AIR recently engaged Deloitte Access Economics to conduct a detailed survey of the Australian independent recording sector. This will lead to a fair and accurate measure of the Australian independent sector’s market share that will enable AIR to make adequate representations on behalf of the sector to both government and commercial stakeholders to garner strategic support to...

MARIA AMATO APPOINTED AS GENERAL MANAGER Jul 19th, 2016

MARIA AMATO APPOINTED AS GENERAL MANAGER

The board of the Australian Independent Record Labels Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Amato as General Manager at AIR. ... Chairman David Vodicka said: “We are thrilled that Maria has accepted our offer to take on the role of General Manager, her experience and foresight is greatly valued by the board and we look forward to the next chapter as we enter...