Jul 18, 2018


AIR is proud to announce that the global independent rights agency Merlin is a supporting partner of the AIR Awards and the Indie-con Conference.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary Merlin is also providing the winner of AIR’S 2018 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – with a $5,000 cash prize to be used for professional/business development. 

The AIR Board has introduced this newly created award category to recognise an individual or group who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the Australian Independent Music Community.  

"Merlin was born of the desire of a global group of independent industry leaders who wanted to ensure the independent sector could compete and succeed in the digital space. In light of that shared spirit, we are proud to be associated with the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s AIR Awards. 

Those who are at the heart of the ongoing success of the Australian independent music landscape succeed not only for themselves but for the sector as a whole, and being able to play a part in celebrating that is an honour and a pleasure. I look forward to being in Adelaide to see this year’s recipient revealed." - 
Charles CaldasMerlin CEO. 

"We congratulate Merlin on its tenth anniversary and applaud it for the great results it has achieved for the global independent music sector and are thrilled to have them onboard this year as a valued partner." - David Vodicka, AIR Chairman.