THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2017 AWARDS DATE ANNOUNCED, AFTER PARTY TICKETS ON SALE, AND SUBMISSIONS OPEN
The Age Music Victoria Awards celebrate its 12th year in 2017, with what will be a massive line up of Victoria’s best musical talent at 170 Russell on Wednesday 22 November, during Melbourne Music Week.
Co-presented by Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the full After Party line up will be announced in September. After last years sold out event, early bird tickets are now on sale via Moshtix.
Following the success of the self-nominating process for the genre categories, 2017 submissions are open across all categories for Victorian artists, venues and festivals to nominate themselves, or another they believe deserves to be considered for The Awards. Once all entries have been compiled, a select industry panel of experts determines final nominees for all categories,
“This recognition is so great. A lot of work goes into making an album and it’s wonderful for everyone involved to have those efforts celebrated.”
‘We should nominate our work not only because there is a chance we might win but because these awards are also a measure of the musical richness that we have in Victoria” - Peter Knight – Winner of Best Jazz Album 2016 Way Out West
The categories open for submissions are: Best Regional Venue (under 50 gigs per year), Best Regional Venue (over 50 gigs per year), Best Venue (under 500 capacity), Best Venue (over 500 capacity) and Best Festival.
Best Blues Album, Best Country Album, Best Soul, Funk, R'n'B or Gospel Album, Best Jazz Album, Best Hip Hop Album, Best Electronic Act, Best Heavy Album, Best Aboriginal Act, Best Global or Reggae Album, Best Folk or Roots Album and Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Act.
- At least 50% of the act has been living in Victoria for the last two years
- Released an EP or album between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017
- Victorian venues or festival
Submissions are now open until Thursday 31 August.
All nominees will be announced Friday 13 October.