The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia’s diverse and successful live industry, celebrating the diversity and success of the Australian live scene – recognising the best vocal talents and musicians alongside the best venues, events and festivals. This year, Harts has been nominated in the Live Guitarist of the Year catagory, along with other talented guitarists such as Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), Gideon Bensen, Kirin J Callinan and Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy)
The awards contain both national and state focused categories, voted on by the live industry (including fellow musicians, media, venues, bookers), with select public voted categories. The national awards will be revealed at a gala event in Sydney, while the State and Territory awards will be revealed at satellite events in their respective capital cities – all on 29th November 2016.
The awards fill a gap in Australia, which does not have an entire awards show dedicated to contemporary live music. Considering live performance is now the most significant revenue stream for many Australian artists, and with the contemporary live music industry worth billions, this is a side of the industry that we believe deserves the focus, just as recorded sales, songwriting credits and radio play do in other award shows around the country.
For more information check out www.nlmas.com.au