National Live Music Awards reveal new board and open nominations
The National Live Music Awards return in December for the fourth consecutive year.
Organiser and founder Larry Health has unveiled the ten board members tasked with overseeing the awards, jury and selecting the Live Legend inductee.
The refreshed board will now have a dedicated member from every state and territory thanks to the addition of ACT-based representative Ruth O’Brien and three new faces.
O’Brien currently works for Accessible Arts, Ainslie & Gorman Arts Centres, Women With Disabilities ACT and is one half of Canberra music duo Miss Adventure.
Sian Walden of Little Acorn Music will represent South Australia, acclaimed musician Dallas Frasca joins to represent Victoria and Andrew Tuttle takes a seat on behalf of APRA AMCOS.
Returning board members include Aeron Clark (TAS), Damien Cunningham (NSW), Katie Noonan (QLD), Mark Smith (NT), Michelle Padovan (QLD) and Mike Harris (WA).
“It’s taken four years for our board to be as representative of the country as the awards are themselves, and I’m thrilled to finally have an ACT member join the fold who – along with the 9 others – will help us take the event to the next level,” Heath tells TMN exclusively.
“And thanks to their input we have some big changes on the way for 2019. I’m excited to share these details with you all over the coming months.
“We’re looking for 2019 to be even bigger.”
Following a successful 2018 series that raised over $1,700 for Support Act, the 2019 National Live Music Awards will be hosted in eight venues around the country in December.
Heath also told TMN that councils and venues are welcome to make contact if they are interested in hosting the event, joining past cities including Wollongong, Alice Springs, Launceston and Fremantle.
Nominations for the NMLAs open Thursday (June 13) and close August 15.