2018 ARIA Nominations

Nicki Alchin
17th Oct 2018
The ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Music Awards are more than a household name these days and need no introduction. They're big news and have even been described as the Australian Grammy's, as our music industry friends have stated, and again recently on stage at the 2018 ARIA Nominations at the Art Gallery of NSW. That event had a threefold purpose:
• firstly to launch the 2018 ARIA Awards week that will begin on 13 November to culminate in the award ceremony for the big ticket award categories on 28 November at The Star Event Centre (to be hosted by Keith Urban and televised by the Nine Network)​
• secondly to announce the nominations of these categories such as Best Female Artist, Best Male Artist, Best Australian Live Act, Best Rock Album etc, and ​
• thirdly and lastly to announce the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan, and Best Comedy Release Award categories.
This year fans get to vote in four categories. Go to www.ariaawards.com.au/public-voting for more information.
Sydney Scoop extends a big well done and good luck to all who have been nominated. ​We are, however, particularly excited about the nominations received by Fanny Lumsden, Courtney Barnett, DMA’S, DZ Deathrays, Gurrumul, as well as Angus & Julia Stone (especially for Chateau’s nomination re: Song of the Year). Oh and extra congratulations go to all those hard working and motivated music teachers around the country who have been nominated for the awesome Music Teacher of The Year Award.
Producer of the Year – Dan Hume & M Phazes (Amy Shark – I Said Hi)​
Engineer of the Year – Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel)​
Best Cover Art – Caiti Baker (Gurrumul – Djarimirri – Child of the Rainbow​
Best Comedy Release – Bridie and Wyatt from Tonightly with Tom Ballard (Sex Pest)​
Best Jazz Album – Jonathan Zwartz – Animarum​
Best Classical Album – Slava Grigoryan – Bach Cello Suites Volume II​
Best World Music Album – Gurrumul - Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)
Best Male Artist​
Dan Sultan – Killer Under A Blood Moon​
Dean Lewis – Be Alright​
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)​
Troy Sivan – Bloom​
Vance Joy – Nation of Two
Best Female Artist​
Alison Wonderland – Awake​
Amy Shark – Love Monster​
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel​
Sia – Flames​
Tash Sultana – Flow State​
Apple Music Album of the Year ​
Amy Shark – Love Monster​
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel​
Gurrumul - Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)​
Pnau - Changa​
Troye Sivan – Bloom
Apple Music Song of the Year (fans to vote)​
5 Seconds of Summer –Youngblood​
Amy Shark – I Said Hi​
Angus and Julia Stone - Chateau​
Conrad Sewell – Healing Hands​
Dean Lewis – Be Alright​
Peking Duck – Fine/Reprisal​
Pnau – Go Bang​
Sheppard – Coming Home​
Troy Sivan – My My My!​
Vance Joy – Lay it On Me
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album​
DZ Deathrays – Bloody Lovely​
King Parrot – Ugly Produce​
Parkway Drive – Reverence​
Polaris – The Mortal Coi​
West Thebarton – Different Beings Being Different​
Best Adult Contemporary Album​
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice​
Dan Sultan – Killer Under A Blood Moon​
Missy Higgins – Solastalgia​
Odette – To A Stranger​
Vance Joy – Nation of Two​
Best Group​
5 Seconds of Summer - Youngblood​
DMA’S – For Now​
Peking Duk – Fire​
Pnau – Go Bang​
Rufus Du Sol – No Place​
Best Pop Release ​
5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood​
Amy Shark – Love Monster​
Dean Lewis – Be Alright​
Jack River – Sugar Mountain​
Troye Sivan – Bloom​
Best Rock Album​
Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends​
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel​
DMA’S – For Now​
Luca Brasi – Stay​
Middle Kids – Lost Friends​
Breakthrough Artist​
Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother​
Jack River – Sugar Mountain​
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue​
Odette – To A Stranger​
Ruel – Dazed & Confused​
Best Independent Release​
Angus & Julia Stone – Snow - EMI​
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel – Milk! Records/Remote Control Recodrs​
DMA’s – For Now – I Oh You​
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) – SPM/MGM​
Pnau – Go Bang – Etcetc Music​
Best Australian Live Act (fans to vote)​
5 Seconds of Summer – Meet You There Tour​
Amy Shark – Love Monster Tour​
Client Liaison – Expo Liaison​
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel National Tour​
Dean Lewis – 2017 National Tour​
Gang of Youths – Gang of Youths 2017 National Tour​
Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine Tour 2017​
Peking Duk – The Wasted Tour​
Pnau – Pnau Changa Australian Tour​
Tash Sultana – Homecoming Tour​
Best Video (fans to vote)
Amy Shark – I Said Hi​
Client Liaison – Survival in the City​
Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time​
Dean Lewis – Be Alright​
Gang of Youths – The Heart is a Muscle​
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue​
Peking Duk – Fire​
Pnau – Go Bang​
Tash Sultana – Salvation​
The Presets – Do What You Want​
Best Dance Release​
Alison Wonderland – Awake​
Fisher – Losing It​
Peking Duk – Go Bang​
Rufus Du Sol – No Place​
Best Country Album​
Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont – Adam & Brooke​
Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act​
Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples – Campfire​
The Wolfe Brothers – Country Heart​
Travis Collins – Brave & The Broken​
Best Blues & Roots Album​
Angus & Julia Stone – Snow​
Emily Wurramara – Milyakburra​
Mama Kin Spender – Golden Magnetic​
Ruby Boots – Don’t Talk About It​
Tash Sultana – Flow State
Best Urban Release​
360 – Vintage Modern​
Esoterik – My Astral Plane​
Hilltop Hoods – Clark Griswald (feat. Adrian Eagle)​
Kerser – Engraved in the Game​
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue
Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album
Evelyn Ida Morris - Acute Misfortune (Original Soundtrack) ​
Jessica Mauboy - The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs From the Original 7 Series)​
Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Boy, The Soundtracks​
Liars - 1/1 (Original Soundtrack)​
Various Artists - Muriel’s Wedding The Musical (The Original Cast Recording)​
Music Teacher of the Year​
Becky Hall – Education Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne​
Scott Maxwell – Grant High School Mount Gambier​
Dean Harawira – Nerang State High School​
Deborah Skelton – Caladenia Primary School Canning Vale
Best Children’s Album​
Justine Clarke – The Justine Clarke Show​
Lah-Lah – 10th Birthday Party​
Sam Morgan – Santa’s Coming​
Teeny Tiny Stevies – Helpful Songs For Little People​
The Wiggles – Wiggles Pop!​
Best International Artist (fans to vote)​
Camila Cabello - Camila ​
Drake – Scopion & More Life​
Ed Sheeran ​
Eminem – Revival & Kamikaze​
Imagine Dragons – Evolve​
Khalid – American Teen​
Pink -Beautiful Trauma​
Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys & Stoney​
Sam Smith – The Thrill of It​
Tayloy Swift - Reputation​