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TMN Tinnies December 6, 2021

2021 TMN Tinnies winners revealed

2021 TMN Tinnies winners revealed

Cue the drum roll, it’s time to unveil winners in the 2021 TMN Tinnies.

From a list of over 50 incredible finalists across 15 categories, and spanning all sectors of the Australian music ecosystem, are the businesses that have pushed through 2021 with gusto.

Among the winners are EMI Music for Record label of the year, GYROstream for Music distributor of the year, The Annex for Music marketing biz of the year and Andrew Klippel collected the Artist development award for his work with Genesis Owusu.

The winner of the inaugural Music Biz Leader of the Year award has also been revealed, with APRA AMCOS executive Leah Flanagan chosen by the judging panel.

Flanagan was born and raised on Larrakia land and is of Alyawarre descent.

She is a singer-songwriter and arts manager, as well as the director of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office (NATSIMO) set up by the Australasian music rights organisation, and First Nations music producer for Australia’s music export organisation, Sounds Australia.

The Music Network’s publisher, Jake Challenor, commended everyone involved this year, after another challenging 12 months for the industry.

“Congratulations to all the winners in the 2021 TMN Tinnies, and those behind the scenes in these organisations who have proved that passion, persistence and innovation can get you through a pandemic. Thank you to everyone who entered in 2021, including all the finalists,” he said.

“It is also an honour to name the first winner of the new Music Biz Leader of the Year award in Leah Flanagan, who since her appointment to NATSIMO in 2019 has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander music creators and to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander creative communities.”

The 2021 TMN Tinnies have been made possible by support from Humm Events, iHeartRadio Australia, Ingrooves, TikTok and Vevo.

Winning entries will be profiled on TMN in the weeks ahead.

2021 TMN Tinnies Finalists

1. Music Biz Leader of the Year

Leah Flanagan, APRA AMCOS – WINNER

2. Management biz of the year

Foreign Echo
Look Out Kid
Lucky Ent
UNIFIED Artist Management – WINNER
Wonderlick Entertainment

3. Record label of the year

Bad Apples Music
Chugg Music
EMI Music Australia – WINNER
Wonderlick Recording Company

4. Music publisher of the year

Kobalt Music Publishing
Melodie Music
Mushroom Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing Australia
Universal Music Publishing Australia – WINNER

5. Music distributor of the year


6. Music media biz of the year

BMA Magazine
SGC Media
The Brag Media – WINNER

7. Sync/ Licensing biz of the year

Level Two Music – WINNER
Melodie Music
Music Mill

8. Music marketing biz of the year

Call & Response
The Annex – WINNER

9. Live music biz of the year

Seismic Talent Agency – WINNER
Select Music
The Pushworth Group
Yours & Owls

10. Ticketing biz of the year

Tixel – WINNER

11. Artist services biz of the year

Believe Artist Services
Chugg Music

12. Music tech platform of the year

Melodie Music

13. Artist development award

Andrew Klippel for Genesis Owusu – WINNER
Andrew Stone & Michael Chugg for Casey Barnes
Ben Pierpoint for Ngaiire
Marietta Ouzas for MAY-A

14. Best response to COVID-19

Sounds Australia for Global Music Match – WINNER
Secret Sounds
The Handshake Agency

15. Best use of TikTok in Australian music

Blake Rose (AWAL) – WINNER
Helena Ho (EMI Music Australia)
Hollie Col (Believe)

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