Oct 08, 2012


For the first time ever, 2012 sees the addition of a new category for the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards.

The award for Best Australian Independent Label is one that recognises the amazing companies that make Independent music in Australia what it is. Over 100 AIR label members were asked to choose the Best Independent Label for 2011-2012, and we are delighted to announce the nominees:

  • Elefant Traks - Sydney Hip Hop collective who in the past year have released albums from The Herd, Urthboy, Hermitude, Sietta, The Last Kinection and Sky'High.
  • I Oh You - a label that in its short existence has achieved great things with a roster including DZ Deathrays, Bleeding Knees Club, Snakadaktal and now Violent Soho and City Calm Down.
  • Jazzhead - A trailblazing Australian jazz label who have had a nominee in every one of AIR's Independent Music Awards since its inception.
  • Inertia Recordings  - the label arm of Inertia Music, Australia's biggest independent distributor.  Inertia Music released incredible albums in 2012 by The Bamboos, and Dappled Cities.
  • Stop Start Music - whose roster includes Ball Park Music, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Millions and North East Party House.