Australian Music Prize

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Australian Music Prize
Australian Music Prize logo.png
Awarded forBest Australian album
CountryAustralia
First awarded2005
Websitewww.australianmusicprize.com.au

The Australian Music Prize (often shortened to the AMP) is an annual award of $30,000 given to an Australian band or solo artist in recognition of the merit of an album released during the year of award. The award was made by Australian Music Prize Ltd, a sole-purpose entity sponsored by a variety of music industry figures and record companies. The AMP was established in 2005.

Unlike the more mainstream ARIA Music Awards, the AMP aims to encourage Australian music of excellence – the prize's stated aim is to "financially reward and increase exposure for an Australian artist (or group of artists) who have produced and commercially released what specially appointed judges vote is the best contemporary music album in any one calendar year". In this sense, the AMP is broadly comparable to the UK's Mercury Music Prize.

The prize typically launches at the start of October each year and accepts entries (must be new Australian artist albums commercially released in that year) in October and November. A shortlist is announced the following February and then a winner at an event in Sydney in March.

Past winners and short list nominees[edit]

Year Winner Shortlisted nominees Ref(s)
2005

(1st)

The DronesWait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By [1]
2006

(2nd)

Augie MarchMoo, You Bloody Choir [2][3]
2007

(3rd)

The Mess HallDevils Elbow [4][5]
2008

(4th)

Eddy Current Suppression RingPrimary Colours [6]
2009

(5th)

Lisa MitchellWonder
2010

(6th)

Cloud ControlBliss Release
2011

(7th)

The JezabelsPrisoner [7]
2012

(8th)

HermitudeHyperParadise
2013

(9th)

Big ScaryNot Art [8]
2014

(10th)

RemiRaw x Infinity [9]
2015

(11th)

Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit [10]
2016

(12th)

A.B. OriginalReclaim Australia [11]
2017

(13th)

Sampa the GreatBirds and the BEE9 [12]

[13]

2018

(14th)

GurrumulDjarimirri [14][15]
2019

(15th)

Sampa the GreatThe Return [16][17]
2020

(16th)

The AvalanchesWe Will Always Love You [18][19]
2021

(17th)

Genesis OwusuSmiling with No Teeth [20][21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Drones Take Out The Inaugural AMP (Australian Music Prize)". FasterLouder.com.au. 9 March 2006. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Augie March take out AMP award". AdelaideNow. The Advertiser. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ "PCCA congratulates Augie March" (PDF). Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. 8 March 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
  4. ^ "The Mess Hall win the Australian Music Prize". TheWest.com.au. The West Australian. 13 March 2008. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
  5. ^ "The Mess Hall elbow way to music prize". News.com.au. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2009.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Eddy Current Supresion Ring takes out 30K music prize". ABC News. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2009.
  7. ^ "The Jezabels take out Australian Music Prize". ABC News Online. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Big Scary Win $30,000 Australian Music Prize". Tone Deaf. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Winners & Shortlists". australian music prize. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  10. ^ "Courtney Barnett Has Taken Out The Australian Music Prize For 2015 – Music Feeds". 9 March 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  11. ^ "AB Original Win The Australian Music Prize". Sydney Morning Herald. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  12. ^ http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2018/03/09/sampa-the-great-scores-$30,000-aus-music-prize/
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "gurrumul-wins-australian-music-prize". 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  16. ^ "15th Australian Music Prize". The Music Network. 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  17. ^ "AMP winner Sampa The Great creates history". Sydney Morning Herald. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  18. ^ "2020 Australian Music Prize Finalists". scenestr. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  19. ^ The Avalanches' 'We Will Always Love You' Wins SoundMerch Australian Music Prize. Tyler Jenke, Rolling Stone Australia, 03 March 2021. Retrieved 03 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Australian Music Prize reveals 'strong & diverse' shortlist". The Music Network. 1 February 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Genesis Owusu has won the $30,000 Australian Music Prize". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 March 2022. Retrieved 5 March 2022.

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