Australian Music Prize
PPCA has been principal partner of The Amp since its inception in 2005. George Ash, PPCA Chairman and President of Universal Music Australasia, says
We are delighted to be once again supporting The Amp for a 6th year in a row. Despite the challenging time being faced by the music industry as a whole, creativity remains at the core of its past and future success. Initiatives that encourage and promote excellence in Australian artists and releases - such as the ARIAs, the APRA Awards and The Amp - are vital and necessary as one of its key objectives, PPCA will be once again providing the $30,000 cash prize for the winner of The 6th Australian Music Prize.
And The Winner Is... Cloud Control
4th March 2011
Last night I had the pleasure of announcing the winner of the 6th annual Australian Music Prize at the Annandale Hotel – to the band from the Blue Mountains – Cloud Control
The venue was brimming with excitement as the crowd celebrated the showcase of Australian talent as nominees Oh Mercy, Pikelet (and later on) The Holidays graced the seminal Annandale stage.
Pictured: Dan Rosen (PPCA's Chief Executive Officer)
Marty Doyle, (Ivy League Records) and Joel Connolly
The nine nominees would have all been worthy winners, but ultimately it was Cloud Control and their debut album ‘Bliss Release’ who took the honours and with that a $30,000 cash prize provided by the PPCA.
Cloud Control certainly delivered a remarkable debut album. My current favourite track is “This Is What I Said”. There is something very authentic and nostalgic about this track; reminds me of the summer that has just passed. Cloud Control could give MGMT or Vampire Weekend a run for their money.
The band is currently on tour at the moment, on their way to Austin for SXSW. Let’s hope the rest of the world quickly catches on to what we already know ... these guys are awesome.
It was also great to see the music industry and fans out in force at the legendary Annandale Hotel. The Annandale is one of those venues where you can feel the history of the great bands that have performed there over the years. Pub rock at its best.
I want to thank Scott B. Murphy and Max White from the Australian Music Prize for supporting our initiative and providing an incredible platform for Australian artists.
And now I am already looking forward to listening to the great Australia albums that will be in contention for the 7th AMP!
2nd February 2011
At the iconic Sydney Opera House, The Australian Music Prize announced the nine finalists for the major cash prize of $30,000, courtesy of PPCA.
The nine finalists are:
Dan Rosen said:
On behalf of everyone at PPCA I would like to offer our congratulations to all of the short-listed artists. The quality of albums released by Australian artists in 2010 was exceptional, so for these nine acts to be chosen by a panel of their peers and industry experts is an absolute credit to them.
PPCA would like to wish all of the artists the best of luck for the final and is proud to once again be the major prize sponsor of The Amp’.
Stay tuned for the winner announcement, 3rd of March 2011 at the Annandale Hotel, Sydney
For more information, see the Australian Music Prize website