Posts tagged ARIAs
UPDATED: The 2017 ARIA Awards Gallery: The women.

The ARIA Awards were held in Sydney last week, and Music Love was there again capturing the incredible women who are being celebrated on this special day. Here's the full gallery of the ladies who lit up the ARIA red carpet like the sparkly firey stars they are.

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From newcomers like Julia Jacklin to twelve time ARIA winner Kasey Chambers, Katie Noonan rightly declares the ARIA Awards a "great time for celebrating badass women".

It is without a doubt Australian music's night of nights, and is a finger on the pulse of the state of the industry. Music Love sent Fenella Henderson-Zuel to be on the ground from go to woe to report back on all things women at the 2017 ARIA Awards. 

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ARIA Awards 2017: Women fan the flames in this year's ARIA Award nominations as Amy Shark and Jessica Mauboy ride high

It's ARIA Awards time! Last year Music Love was there to cover all the women in music winners and nominees, and here we are! Ready to go again. Fenella Henderson-Zuel was at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney for today's Nomination announcements, as well as the winners for the Artisan and Fine Arts Awards. 

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Amy Shark just performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden: "Tonight was the greatest night of my life."

Amy Shark is having a very, very good week in the US. She has been featured on Apple Music, had an interview with Zane Lowe, and just performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden. It hasn't always been smooth sailing with Amy remembering how her own friends wouldn't even come to her shows. "Man, where were you?"

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International pop sensation Julia Michaels will present at this year's ARIA Awards, while Jessica Mauboy and Amy Shark are set to perform

More women announced to present and perform at the 2017 ARIA Awards, with Amy Shark and Jessica Mauboy set to perform, and international pop songwriter and pop star Julia Michaels will fly in to present, and take a special songwriting Masterclass. 

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Katie Noonan, the SSO and Elixir set to perform with Michael Leunig: "We feel honoured to work with a master."

Katie Noonan has once again ascended the heights of artistic endeavour, announcing a brand new show at the Sydney Opera House. On this very special occasion, she will take to the stage with her gorgeous group Elixir - featuring her husband Zac - as well as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and perform works written with cartoonist and poet Michael Leunig. Not only is this a great meeting of minds and hearts, Leunig will be drawing live on stage.

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Megan Washington's advice to young musicians? "Be as different as you can; when they zig, zag." Our interview ahead of her national orchestra tour here

Megan has such a warm and inviting voice, with glorious grain and delivers each and every song with precision and heart in equal measure. From the jazz standards, to rock covers and her original pop music (how good is her dreamy track Saint Lo), Megan's chops are malleable, keeping us guessing what's coming up next, and after an upcoming national orchestra tour, get ready for a brand new album in 2018.

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ARIA announces their new Music Teacher of the Year Award. What a wonderful moment for teachers who invest countless hours into students all over Australia.

What a great day for music teachers in Australia. ARIA have just announced a brand new award called Music Teacher of the Year.

Four ARIA nominees will be selected and partnered with an "Aussie music legend" such as Jay Laga’aia, Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes, Katie Noonan and Missy Higgins, who will visit a school or private music studio, and help tell Australia about the incredible job they do.

And for the first time ever, one teacher will receive an ARIA Award as part of the 2017 ARIA Award celebrations. How cool.

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UPDATED: Vera Blue's much anticipated music video to her dark, heavy single Private, featuring Sydney dancer Alex Warren. Out today!

There is no doubt Celia Pavey's project Vera Blue is becoming a familiar name around the traps, and a musical force in this country. Her voice featured on Illy's hooky triple platinum selling track Papercuts, and songs from her EP Hold have charted and been streamed countless times over. And today the artist from Forbes NSW has just released a brand new single called Private. It's heavier than her previous releases and super cool. Enjoy this brand new single, check out her US and Australian tour dates, and keep your eye on the ever evolving Vera Blue. era Blue dropped a bomb of a video today. Heavy, intense, emotional. Directed by British-Australian director Bryn Chainey and shot in a heritage-listed Camelot House in Camden (you may recognise it from Baz Lurhman's Australia), the two and half minute spectacular also features the incredible talent of Sydney dancer Alex Warren.

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PODCAST: A conversation with country music star Fanny Lumsden on crowdfunding, being nominated for an ARIA, and living and working in rural Australia

Well, finally! The Music Love Australia Conversations podcast is here! Listen in as founder of Music Love and artist Julie Kerr interviews Australian women working and playing in all areas of the music industry. The first episode is with ARIA Award nominated and Golden Guitar Award winner Fanny Lumsden. This conversation between Julie and Fanny took place in a lounge room over wine, cheese, crackers and chocolate on a very hot November day, days out from the 2016 ARIA Awards. Fanny's band-mate and at the time fiancé (the two were married over Summer) Dan was also there listening to Julie and Fanny talk about life on the road (like 42,000 kilometres over last year), getting mental blocks on stage, mentoring kids in rural Australia, being in a school where only five other people were in her year in Tallimba NSW and what her favourite song is right now. Subscribe, rate and review in iTunes!

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UPDATED: Amy and Emma Sheppard: the sisters at the centre of a remarkable Australian musical success story. AND! whose band has just been announced to support Justin Bieber

Sheppard have just been secured as a support act for international super star Justin Bieber when he is out for his Purpose Tour. Sheppard, the happy, hooky family band from Brisbane (three of the band's six members are siblings) have been playing together for the better part of seven years thanks to a series of lucky breaks that have seen the group go from strength to strength. 

Sheppard have seen good fortune every step of the way but it is their dedication and determination that means Amy, Emma, brother George along with friends and fellow band members Michael, Jason and Dean will probably be around defying odds as independent pop sensation Sheppard, for a very long time. Amy and Emma took some time to talk to Music Love about their success to date, life in PNG, and what it's like to crack America. 

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Amy Shark: "The best thing I ever did was not care about the game."

Amy Shark has tapped into something. Her songs are extremely emotive, and her lyrics unpack dark and heavy themes, yet when it lands, they weigh no more than a dandelion. This is her appeal. Light, shade, heart-warming, super cool. 

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Danielle McGrane has chatted and taken selfies with Ed Sheeran, Amy Poehler and Kim Cattrall, but AAP's entertainment reporter's biggest passion is Australian music

Danielle McGrane has a pretty fun life. One day she's on a red carpet, another day she could be covering fashion shows, or attending Hollywood blockbuster movie premieres, theatre productions, ballets, rooftop gigs, operas, award shows, orchestral performances, perhaps even watching Jamie Oliver cook up a storm. All in a week's work when one is the entertainment reporter for the Australian Associated Press (AAP). Yet amidst the glitz, glamour and sparkly celebrities, Danielle remains transfixed on the Australian music scene. She is a part of a team of people who have created a program called The RIght Note which is a weekly music news and reviews online show featuring performances by some of Australia's best artists. She took the time to chat with Music Love all about her career in entertainment, her passion for local Australian music with some advice for aspiring music journalists and artists. 

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UPDATED: The 30th Annual ARIA Awards Gallery

UPDATED: Music Love attended the ARIA Awards last month and have finally published all of the photos of the women who were there! Check out all our snaps from the David Jones Red Carpet and the media suite. The heavens opened right as it was time to walk the red carpet. Despite the umbrellas, the ponchos and the frizzy hair, everyone was in great spirits. And because it's nearly the holidays, we added some of of the blokes too. 

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Everything you need to know about the women at the 2016 ARIA Awards

The Australian music industry will celebrate the success of our nation's contemporary music stars at Wednesday's 30th Annual ARIA Awards. And Music Love will be there bringing you all the photos and stories from all of the Australian women in music who are attending the Aussie music's night of nights.

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