Some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry will once again join forces at the Brisbane Powerhouse for the Australia Women in Music Awards (AWMA).
Turning the spotlight on women, the 2019 AWMAs feature 15 award categories acknowledging and celebrating First Nations and multicultural performers, excellence in artistry, classical music, technical and production skills, cross-cultural development, song-writing, music education, music photography, leadership, music journalism, humanitarian work and more.
The AWMA program also features a series of forums, networking and a keynote address focusing on diversity, identity, empowerment and conversation.
For more information visit womeninmusicawards.com.au
Forum: Women on the Front Line
Tue 08 Oct, 10am
Hip Hop has given voice, predominantly to men, to highlight issues such as poverty, police brutality, violence and racism but it has not traditionally empowered women’s stories or voices. Why is it so difficult for women to lead and find their rightful place in the Australian Hip Hop Music scene?
Forum: The Intersection of Music and Politics
Tue 08 Oct, 11.30am
It is said that all Art is political, because Art is essentially the presentation of a world view. When your world view finds its place in the collective narrative your voice is automatically heard. But whose voices are co-opted or corrupted within the music industry? We take a deep look at the voices that are appropriated and the voices that are completely and fundamentally silenced.
Forum: The Changing Face of Music
Tue 08 Oct, 2.15pm
How do we reduce the negative effects of the media and the double standards that exist within the music industry with regard to gender, race, sexuality and social cultural back grounds. How do we counter unrealistic, objectifying representations of women’s body image and promote realistic messages of confidence?
Workshop: Speed Networking Event
Tue 08 Oct, 3.45pm
Industry experts provide insights on developing and progressing careers from songwriting and music production to releasing and promoting your work in a series of short intimate group discussions.
Tue 08 Oct, 5pm
The power of great leadership is in taking bold and timely decisions to support change that is being initiated within an industry. Building on the incredible success of the inaugural AWMAs in 2018, this year’s Keynote Address embraces the vision and dynamic support of diverse women and men in every area of business and community engagement which involves empowering and understanding women and their needs. Join us in our call for change. Post the keynote, networking drinks will be held until 8pm.
Black Pass: This pass provides access to all forums, keynote address and networking. Excludes ticket to attend the awards ceremony, concert and party.
Gold Pass: This pass provides access to all forums, keynote address, networking and award ceremony, concert and party plus AWMAs 2019 limited edition signed print.