2016-10-26 – Scenestr. (Australian Independent Music Awards)

Originally published:
http://scenestr.com.au/news/music/the-2016-australian-independent-music-awards-winners-20161026

Staged at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney tonight, 26 October, the Australian Independent Music Awards (AIMAs) have again celebrated and honoured a diverse, talented and industry-ready batch of indie artists.

The major award of Artist of the Year was won by Sydney-based musician Emma Mullings, who released her debut EP, ‘Skinny Roads’, earlier this year.

Other winners on the night were: Grandhour (Rock), Bozza (Urban), Esther Sparkes (Dance / Electronica) and PLGRMS (Alternative).

Founded to help ‘recognise, expose and support Australian musicians’, the AIMAs is run by The Musicoz Foundation whose mission is to have more songs locally written, produced, performed and listened to. [Industry fact: when Musicoz started in 2000, the 4 major music labels in this country only had 46 signed, Australian acts between them.]

Click here for photos from last night’s event.

From Bluejuice, Bliss N Eso and The Jezabels to Cog, Dallas Frasca and Blue King Brown, the AIMAs past winners are littered with a whose who of today’s current Australian music stars.

2016 AIMA Winners

Artist Of The Year
Emma Mullings

Rock
Grandhour

Dance / Electronica
Esther Sparkes

Pop
Mischief

Blues & Roots
Cornstalk

Urban
Bozza

Alternative
PLGRMS

Metal / Hardcore
Horrorwood Maniquins

World / Folk
Demi Louise

Live
Peta Evans-Taylor

Jazz / Classical
The Escalators

International
Winters End

Country
Natalie Pearson

DJ / Producer
Olsen

Instrumental
Ben Craven

Musicoz Legends
King Tide, Johnny Gleeson & Richard Clapton

Video
Jesso

Acoustic / Singer-Songwriter
Mike Elrington

Schoolies
Abbey Gardener

Christian / Spiritual
Emma Mullings