NLMAs online ceremony tickets now on sale!
Today the National Live Music Awards and Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) are thrilled to reveal the nominees for the first ever Musicians Making A Difference Live Award, honouring those from the live music industry who have created positive social change using the power of music to do so, this could be in a variety of ways; online, in their community or in the wider Australian community.
Among the nominees, the philanthropic Peking Duk were nominated for their recent various fundraising efforts including during the bushfire crisis and with Support Act as well as their performance at Firefight Australia.
E^ST earned a nomination for her recent album ‘I’m Doing It’, the open and honest lyrics talking about mental health as well as her open discussions around mental health and online performances.
Mushroom Vision earned themselves a nomination for The Sound TV program, profiling music and uniting the industry to showcase live music and bringing positive change during COVID 19 when live performances were not possible in person.
Guy Sebastian also earned himself a nomination as well, for the incredible working being done not only by The Sebastian Foundation but for his contributions to Firefight Australia and raising 200k with The Sony Foundation.
Sydney’s L-Fresh the Lion rounds out the nominations, for his contributions to social change in the community, both in South West Sydney and through his performances and outreach.
Managing Director and Co-Founder of Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD), Dominic Brook, said of today’s nomination announcement, “It’s been incredible to partner with the National Live Music Awards in 2020 for the first ever Musicians Making A Difference Live Award. We know it’s been a very tricky year for all live performers and it’s a great pleasure to partner with NLMAs and recognise just some of the fantastic work that the Australian Music industry and our artists do outside of making great music.”
Recently the National Live Music Award announced their full list of nominations, including Sampa The Great, Brisbane’s Ball Park Music, up-and-coming hip hop artist Genesis Owusu, Tropical Fuck Storm and WAAX to name just a few.
See the full list of nominees and celebrate their incredible achievements in live music below.
National Live Music Awards Director Larry Heath, said of today’s announcement, “We’re thrilled to partner with MMAD for this very special award. The five nominees have made an unquantifiable impact across the last 7 months, and you can expect to see this as a theme through the whole ceremony: celebrating those who have helped buoy the live industry during these difficult times. Congratulations to all the deserving nominees.”
The NLMAs will be streamed around Australia and the world through partners Dailymotion on October 20th, and a special invite-only socially distanced gala will be held exclusively and simultaneously at The Triffid in Brisbane. Free & VIP tickets to the live stream are available now at nlmas.oztix.com.au.
Those watching from home also have a chance to win the “Ultimate Stay-at-Home #NLMAs Experience” courtesy of Panhead & Red Octopus. Head to nlmas.com.au/win for more details.
The 2020 National Live Music Awards are presented by Brisbane City Council, Oztix, Dailymotion, Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD), Panhead Custom Ales, Jameson, Red Octopus Custom Print, Heath Media, FV By Peppers and national media partners The Music Network.
Our regional media partners are 2SER (NSW), BMA (ACT), Edge Radio (TAS), Foldback Media N.T., SYN Media (VIC) and Three D Radio (SA).
The 2020 NLMAs Nominees
Musicians Making A Difference Live Award
L-Fresh the Lion
Live Act of the Year
Ball Park Music
Sampa The Great
Tropical Fuck Storm
Live Voice of the Year
Sampa The Great
Zaachariaha Fielding (Electric Fields)
Live Guitarist of the Year – Presented by Jameson
Bec Goring (Gordi, Alexander Biggs, Merpire)
James Tidswell (Violent Soho)
Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy)
Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard)
Live Bassist of the Year
Fiona Kitschin (Tropical Fuck Storm)
Jennifer Aslett (Stella Donnelly)
Joe Russo (Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever)
Luke Henery (Violent Soho)
The Sheddy: Live Drummer of the Year
Lindy Morrison (Alex The Astronaut)
Talya Valenti (Stella Donnelly, Bolt Gun)
Tim Commandeur (Tkay Maidza)
Tom Bloomfield (WAAX)
Live Instrumentalist of the Year
Kirsty Tickle (Party Dozen)
Silentjay (Sampa The Great)
Toby Chew Lee (Baker Boy, The Veronicas etc.)
Warren Ellis (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dirty Three)
Zoe Davis (Cub Sport)
Live Event of the Year – Presented by Panhead Custom Ales
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Woodford Folk Festival
Yours & Owls Festival
Photographer of the Year – presented by Red Octopus
Michelle Grace Hunder
Live Music Journalist of the Year – presented by The Music Network
International Tour of the Year – presented by oztix
Elton John (Chugg & AEG)
Orville Peck (Live Nation & Secret Sounds)
Sleaford Mods (Handsome Tours)
The 1975 (Secret Sounds)
TOOL (Frontier Touring)
— STATE AND TERRITORY AWARDS —
Best Live Act in NSW – Presented by 2SER
Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Best Live Act in ACT – Presented by BMA
Best Live Act in VIC – Presented by SYN
Sampa The Great
Best Live Act in QLD – Presented by Brisbane City Council
Best Live Act in WA – Presented by Dailymotion
Southern River Band
Your Girl Pho
Best Live Act in NT – Presented by Foldback Media NT
Best Live Act in TAS – Presented by Edge Radio
A. Swayze and the Ghosts
EWAH & The Vision of Paradise
Best Live Act in SA – Presented by Three D Radio