ARIA Music Awards of 2013

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2013 ARIA Music Awards
Date 1 December 2013 (2013-12-01)
Venue Star Event Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
Network Go!

The 27th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAs) were a series of award ceremonies which included the 2013 ARIA Artisan Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame Awards, ARIA Fine Arts Awards and ARIA Awards. The latter ceremony occurred on 1 December at the Star Event Centre,[1][2] and was telecast on channel Go! at 7:30pm.[3][4]

The final nominees for ARIA Award categories were announced on 14 October as well as nominees and winners for Fine Arts Awards and Artisan Awards.[1] Public votes were used for the categories, "Song of the Year", "Best Australian Live Act", "Best International Artist" and "Best Video".[2][4]

Also on 1 December ARIA inducted Air Supply into their Hall of Fame;[5][6] ARIA also created a new award category, ARIA Industry Icon, which was awarded to Michael Gudinski.[7]

2013 ARIA Hall of Fame inductee

Nominees and winners[edit]

ARIA Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; other final nominees are listed alphabetically by artists' first name.[1]

Flume (a.k.a. Harley Streten) won four awards from eight nominations.
Tame Impala were nominated for seven awards and won three. Photo taken in 2012.
Jules Sebastian and Guy Sebastian (at right). Guy won Best Pop Release and Best Australian Live Act.
Album of the Year Best Group
Best Male Artist Best Female Artist
Breakthrough Artist – Release Best Independent Release
Best Adult Contemporary Album Best Blues & Roots Album
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album Best Rock Album
  • Tame Impala – Lonerism
    • Birds of Tokyo – March Fires
    • Boy & Bear – Harlequin Dream
    • The DronesI See Seaweed
    • The Rubens – The Rubens
Best Urban Album Best Country Album
Best Children's Album Best Comedy Release
Best Pop Release Best Dance Release
  • Guy Sebastian – Armageddon
    • Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune
    • San CiscoSan Cisco
    • The PreaturesIs This How You Feel?
    • Vance Joy – God Loves You When You're Dancing
Song of the Year[note 1] Best Video[note 1]
  • Samantha Jade – "Firestarter" – Christopher Frey
    • Birds of Tokyo – "Lanterns" – Josh Logue
    • Flight Facilities (featuring Christine Hoberg) – "Clair De Lune" – Dave Ma
    • Flume – "Holdin On" – Joe Nappa
    • Justice Crew – "Best Night" – Marc Furmie
    • Matt Corby – "Resolution" – Bryce Jepson
    • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – "Jubilee Street" – John Hillcoat
    • San Cisco – "Fred Astaire" – Andrew Nowrojee
    • Timomatic – "Parachute" – Marc Furmie & Elisa Mercurio
    • Vance Joy – "Riptide" – Dimitri Basil
Best Australian Live Act[note 1] Best International Artist[note 1]
  • Guy Sebastian
    • Birds of Tokyo
    • Flume
    • Karnivool
    • Keith Urban
    • Matt Corby
    • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    • Paul Kelly and Neil Finn
    • Tame Impala
    • The Drones

Fine Arts Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][8][note 2]

Best Classical Album
Best Jazz Album
Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album
Best World Music Album

Artisan Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][8][note 3]

Best Cover Artist
  • Aaron Hayward and David Homer (Debaser)Empire of the SunIce on the Dune
Engineer of the Year
  • Virginia ReadSally WhitwellAll Imperfect Things
    • Dann Hume – Alpine – Seeing Red
    • Kevin Parker – Tame Impala – Lonerism
    • Nicky Bomba, Robin Mai – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Melbourne Ska Orchestra
    • Peter Mayes – Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune
Producer of the Year
  • Harley StretenFlumeFlume
    • Kevin Parker – Tame Impala – Lonerism
    • Luke Steele, Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes and Jonathan Sloan – Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune
    • Virginia Read – Sally Whitwell – All Imperfect Things
    • Wayne Connolly and Boy and Bear – Boy and Bear – Harlequin Dream

ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee[edit]

  • Air Supply – Upon the announcement of the group's induction into ARIA Hall of Fame, Russell Hitchcock, one of the two founders with Graham Russell, declared "[i]t is a great honour for us, and it was something that was totally unexpected".[6] The pair were due to return to Australia for the ceremony and "have fun with everybody and we want to say thank you to all who participated in our ARIA Hall of Fame induction".[6]


Main show[edit]

The following artists performed at the ARIA Music Awards.[9][10]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Public voted category.
  2. ^ The winners of the Fine Arts Awards were announced on 14 October 2013.
  3. ^ The winners of the Artisan Awards were announced on 14 October 2013.


  1. ^ a b c "ARIA Noms + Fine Arts & Artisan Winners". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 14 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2013 ARIA Awards Winners By Year". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013 ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 7 August 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Public Voting – 27th ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Cashmere, Paul (24 October 2013). "Air Supply to Be Inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame". Noise11 (Paul Cashmere, Ros O'Gorman). Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Air Supply to Be Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame". ARIA Music News. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 24 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  7. ^ McCabe, Kathy (1 December 2013). "2013 ARIA Awards: Tame Impala, Flume Win Big as Guy Sebastian Breaks Drought". (News Limited). Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Final Media Release 2013 ARIA Awards Fine Arts and Artisan Recipients and ARIA Nominated Artists Announced" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 15 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Announcing the performers at the 2013 ARIAs!". Australian Recording Industry Association. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Alicia Keys to perform at the ARIA". Australian Recording Industry Association. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 

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