News September 29, 2020

Music Victoria Awards head online with new format for 2020

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Music Victoria Awards head online with new format for 2020

Music Victoria is the latest music industry body to take its 2020 awards ceremony online, announcing its Live Streamed Industry Awards event to be streamed live on YouTube next month.

As part of the 16th edition of the awards, with Music Victoria will announce the winners of seven of its 21 industry-voted awards as well as reveal Music Victoria’s Hall of Fame inductees for the year.

Those categories to be handed out on the night include the inaugural Outstanding Woman in Music Award, the first Best Producer Award, categories for Best Regional and Outer Suburban Venue (under 50 gigs per year), Best Regional and Outer Suburban Venue (over 50 gigs per year), Best Venue (under 500 capacity), Best Venue (over 500 capacity) and Best Festival.

This ceremony will also see the remaining nominees for both the industry and publicly-voted award categories.

It will be hosted by RRR’s Chris Gill and PBS Radio’s Lyndelle Wilkinson, and broadcast on Music Victoria’s YouTube Channel.

Music Victoria members are invited to tune in at 8pm on Thursday, October 8, along with all nominees, families, friends and fans.

The ceremony will also be featured on PBS 106.7FM and RRR 102.7FM.

New partners have also been announced, with JMC coming on board as the education sponsor and Brick Lane Brewing as the beer sponsor.

Event Partner Scene Change comes on board too, with their studio used to broadcast the Industry Awards Live Stream, while Channel 31 will broadcast the full awards ceremony in December.

Billy Hyde is giving away a $100 voucher for all nominees to spend on Yamaha gear and is gifting nominees with their festival management software for free.

Bendigo Bank is awarding the regional category winners with $3K each, while nominees of Best Song and Best Album will be awarded a paid and professionally filmed live stream event, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s Victoria Together Program.

The remaining categories and publicly voted awards will be recognised at the 2020 Music Victoria Awards on Wednesday, December 9 at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Public voting opens on October 8, and those categories include Best Album, Best Band, Best Song, Best Solo Artist, Best Musician, Best Breakthrough Act, and Best Live Act.

The City Of Melbourne and the Melbourne Recital Centre remain major partners of the Music Victoria Awards.

More information at Music Victoria’s official website.

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