News October 8, 2021

Kylie Minogue, Pierre Baroni, to be inducted into Music Victoria Hall of Fame at upcoming awards

Kylie Minogue, Pierre Baroni, to be inducted into Music Victoria Hall of Fame at upcoming awards
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Kylie Minogue and the late community radio broadcaster Pierre Baroni are to be inducted into the Music Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made last night (October 7) at the Music Industry Awards broadcast on community TV Channel 31 and streamed on the organisation’s YouTube channel.

The upcoming Hall of Fame ceremony will be at the official Music Awards ceremony on Thursday, December 9 at the Recital Centre.

As part of the announcement, June Jones performed a cover of Minogue’s ‘Come Into My World’.

The announcement on Thursday night was timely for Minogue, who announced this week that after two decades of being a London resident that she is returning to base herself in Melbourne.

Baroni, who was a musician and a member of The Pony, an artist-designer at Mushroom Records, a producer, and presented the Soulgroove ’66 show on 3PBS 106.7FM from 2003 until his from cancer in March 2021.

Describing him as “an extraordinary broadcaster”, program manager Owen McKern said Pierre had been broadcasting on PBS since 1997 and his shows became “unmissable weekly content” for soul and classic rhythm and blues lovers.

Pictured: Pierre Baroni / Source: PBS-FM

Other winners at the awards last night were:

Outstanding Woman In Music: Charlotte Abroms, artist manager, /Songhubs board member, and an ongoing collaborator with Victorian youth program The Push. She receives $3,500 from the City Of Melbourne.

Best Producer: Eilish Gilligan gets $2000 cash from the Victorian Music Development Office, a ​​Music Market co-work package and a $1000 voucher to spend on Yamaha gear.

Best Festival: virtual event Isol-Aid, one of the success stories to emerge from the lockdown, receives a year’s subscription to management software loadin.com

Metropolitan Venues: Northcote Social Club and Recital Centre – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall score Brick Lane Brewing tinnies packs.

Regional Venues: Theatre Royal, Castlemaine and Vine Hotel, Wangaratta, receive $3000 cash from Bendigo Bank.

The remaining 16 industry-voted award categories and the seven public-voted award categories will be presented in December.

This year, Arts Access is sponsoring a new award category for deaf and disabled artists with a $3000 cash prize for the inaugural Arts Access Victoria Amplify Award.

The Foundation increased its support for emerging talent.

New media prizes are from Plakkit providing the winner of Best Album a $5000 media package, and Civic Outdoor providing Best Live Act with a $3000 outdoor billboard package.

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