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Nominations For The 2024 Australian Women In Music Awards Are Now Open

The nominations for this year’s Australian Women In Music Awards have just opened up, offering a platform to highlight the women, non-binary and gender non-conforming professionals making change and accomplishing big things in the local music industry.

From artists and songwriters, to producers, engineers, music photographers, journalists and industry leaders, AWMA aims to toast the talents and contributions of women across all areas of the space, with a new category being added to the 19-award-strong itinerary this year to recognise women in opera.

“This year we are introducing a new category – Opera”

“This year we are introducing a new category – Opera – among the 19 categories which highlight careers in leadership, touring, creativity, production and more,” the AWMA’s posted in a statement on social media, encouraging women not to be afraid to self-nominate.

“…So what are you waiting for? Nominate now and join us in amplifying the voices and achievements of women in the Australian music industry. AWMA welcomes and encourages nominations from non-binary, LGBTQI+ and GNC.”

The 19 categories for this year’s AWMA’s are:

  • Opera Australia Impact
  • ARIA Executive Leader Game Changer
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Tina Arena Special Impact
  • Humanitarian
  • Diversity In Music
  • Excellence in Classical Music
  • Women In Heavy Music
  • Creative Leadership
  • Artistic Excellence
  • Studio Production
  • Live Creative Production
  • Live Production Touring
  • Music Leadership
  • Songwriter
  • Emerging Artist
  • Music Photographer
  • Filmmaker
  • Music Journalist

You can nominate yourself, or another non-male professional you reckon is doing great things for Australian music, right here before the deadline on Tuesday, 28th May.

Meanwhile, save the date for the 2024 AWMA’s ceremony and conference, running from Tuesday, 1st – Wednesday, 2nd October in Meanjin/Brisbane.

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