Australian Music Prize

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Australian Music Prize
Awarded for Best Australian album
Country Australia
First awarded 2005
Official website http://australianmusicprize.com.au/

The Australian Music Prize (The AMP) is a yearly award for an Australian band or solo artist. It is $30,000. The AMP was formed in 2005.

The albums are judged on creative merit, not sales or popularity.[1]

The list of nominees is given in February. The winner is announced at an event in Sydney in March.

Past winners and short list nominees[change | change source]

Year Winner Album Shortlisted nominees & albums Other awards Ref(s)
2005 The Drones Wait Long By The River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By [2]
2006 Augie March Moo, You Bloody Choir
  • The first Red Bull Award for Outstanding Potential was awarded to Gotye.
[3][4]
2007 The Mess Hall Devils Elbow
  • The MySpace Public Vote Award was won by New Buffalo.
  • The Red Bull Award for Outstanding Potential was won by bluejuice.
[5][6]
2008 Eddy Current Suppression Ring Primary Colours
  • The Red Bull Award for Best Debut Album was won by Jack Ladder for Love is Gone.
[1]
2009 Lisa Mitchell Wonder
  • The Red Bull Award for Best Debut Album was won by Oh Mercy for Privileged Woes.
2010 Cloud Control Bliss Release
2011 The Jezabels Prisoner [7]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Eddy Current Supresion Ring takes out 30K music prize". ABC News. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  2. "The Drones Take Out The Inaugural AMP (Australian Music Prize)". FasterLouder.com.au. 9 March 2006. Retrieved 9 July 2009. 
  3. "Augie March take out AMP award". AdelaideNow. The Advertiser. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2009. [dead link]
  4. "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. 
  5. "The Mess Hall win the Australian Music Prize". TheWest.com.au. The West Australian. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2009. [dead link]
  6. "The Mess Hall elbow way to music prize". News.com.au. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2009. [dead link]
  7. "The Jezabels take out Australian Music Prize". ABC News Online. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 

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