ARIA Music Awards of 2015

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2015 ARIA Music Awards
Date 26 November 2015 (2015-11-26)
Venue Star Event Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Most awards Tame Impala (5)
Most nominations Courtney Barnett (8)
Website www.ariaawards.com.au
Television/radio coverage
Network Network Ten

The 29th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAs) are a series of award ceremonies which include the 2015 ARIA Artisan Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame Awards, ARIA Fine Arts Awards and the ARIA Awards. The latter ceremony took place on 26 November at the Star Event Centre and aired on Network Ten.[1]

The final nominees for ARIA Award categories were announced on 7 October as well as nominees and winners for Fine Arts Awards and Artisan Awards.[2][3] ARIA opened the public-voted categories Song of the Year, Best International Act, Best Australian Live Act and Best Video, which includes Twitter live vote for Best Australian Live Act.[2] Tame Impala won the most awards with five trophies from six nominations, while Courtney Barnett received the most final nominations with eight categories and won four.[2][4] Tina Arena was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the ceremony.[5]

Multiple winners and nominees[edit]

Nominees and winners[edit]

ARIA Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; other final nominees are listed alphabetically by artists' first name.[2]

Album of the Year Best Group
Best Male Artist Best Female Artist
Breakthrough Artist Best Independent Release
  • Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
    • Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
    • Jarryd James – "Do You Remember"
    • Paul Kelly – The Merri Soul Sessions
    • Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away
Best Adult Contemporary Album Best Blues & Roots Album
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album Best Rock Album
  • Tame Impala – Currents
    • Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
    • Dead Letter CircusAesthesis
    • Gang of Youths – The Positions
    • The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes
Best Urban Album Best Country Album
Best Pop Release Best Dance Release
  • Jarryd James – "Do You Remember" (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
    • Conrad Sewell – "Start Again" (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
    • Sia – "Elastic Heart" (Inertia Recordings)
    • Tame Impala – "Let It Happen" (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
    • Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)
Best Children's Album Best Comedy Release
  • Sam MoranPlay Along with Sam: BOO! (6 Degrees Records / MGM)
    • Giggle and HootHootastic Tunes (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
    • Play SchoolFavourite Things – Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Play School (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
    • Rhys MuldoonPerfect Is the Enemy of Good (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
    • The WigglesRock & Roll Preschool (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Song of the Year[note 1] Best Video[note 1]
  • Conrad Sewell – "Start Again" (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
  • Matt Sharp & Daniel James for the Veronicas – "You Ruin Me"
    • Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland – "U Don't Know" feat. Wayne Coyne
    • Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett – "Pedestrian at Best"
    • Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns – "Aerial Love"
    • Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem – "Wings"
    • Clemens Habicht for Flume – "Some Minds" feat. Andrew Wyatt
    • Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude – "Through the Roof" feat. Young Tapz
    • Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan – "Spirit of the Anzacs"
    • Filmery for Shane Nicholson – "Secondhand Man"
    • Luci Schroder for Vance Joy – "Georgia"
Best Australian Live Act[note 1] Best International Artist[note 1]
  • 5 Seconds of Summer – Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour
    • Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour
    • Gang of Youths – Gang of Youths National Tour
    • Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light Tour
    • Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater Australian Tour
    • Nick Cave – Nick Cave Australian Tour
    • Paul Kelly – The Merri Soul Sessions Tour
    • Sheppard – The Bombs Away Tour
    • The Preatures – The Cruel Tour
    • Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away Tour

Fine Arts Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; other final nominees are listed alphabetically by artists' first name. Winners were announced on 7 October.[6]

Best Classical Album
Best Jazz Album
Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album
Best World Music Album

Artisan Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; other final nominees are listed alphabetically by artists' first name. Winners were announced on 7 October.[6]

Best Cover Artist
Engineer of the Year
  • Kevin Parker for Tame Impala, Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
    • Adrian Breakspear and Peter Holz for Gang of Youths, Radioface (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
    • Mitch Kenny for Hermitude, Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
    • Nick Didia for The Waifs, Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)
    • Virginia Read for Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Brandenburg Celebrates (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)
Producer of the Year
  • Kevin Parker for Tame Impala, Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
    • Daniel Johns and Damn Moroda for Daniel Johns, Talk (Eleven / EMI)
    • Garth Porter for Lee Kernaghan, Spirit of the Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
    • Luke Dubber and Angus Stuart for Hermitude, Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
    • Nick Didia for The Waifs, Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)

ARIA Hall of Fame inductee[edit]

On 25 October ARIA announced that Tina Arena was due to be inducted into their Hall of Fame.[5] To further honour her, and previous inductees, the ARIA Hall of Fame Walk was established on 6 November with Arena as the first artist to be featured.[7] At the ceremony she was introduced by Kylie Minogue, also a Hall of Fame inductee, and was presented the trophy by cyclist, Cadel Evans.[4][8] Arena performed a new version of her 1994 song, "Chains", which featured Jessica Mauboy and the Veronicas on co-lead vocals.[4] Arena released the performance as a single, which debuted at No. 14 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[9]

In her acceptance speech Arena wanted to "acknowledge that ladies over 40 are still in the game" she specifically named Minogue, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Annie Lennox; she continued "Keep doing what you're doing, ladies, because we will decide when it's time for us to stop."[4] She also voiced her concern about support for local artists by broadcasters, "Radio please don't try and meet your Australian quotas because you have to, exceed them because you really want to".[4]

Performers[edit]

Main show[edit]

The following artists performed at the ARIA Music Awards:[7][10]

Presenters[edit]

The following presenters handed out trophies at the ceremony:[8]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Public voted category.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards confirm 2015 venue and date". Staff Writer. themusic.com.au. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2015 ARIA Awards Connected by Telstra Nominated Artists Revealed". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 7 October 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Williams, Tom (30 September 2015). "Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett & More Land Early 2015 ARIA Award Nominations". musicfeeds.com.au. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Aria awards 2015: Tame Impala take top gongs as Tina Arena calls out ageism". The Guardian. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "One of the Greatest Australian Voices of all Time, Tina Arena to Be Inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame". Australian Recording Industry Association. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Baroni, Nastassia (7 October 2015). "Courtney Barnett, Hermitude, Tame Impala Lead 2015 ARIA Award Nominations". musicfeeds.com.au. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  7. ^ a b McCabe, Kathy (6 November 2015). "ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Tina Arena demands local artists get more backing from industry". news.com.au. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Kylie Is Coming Home for the ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 13 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Tina Arena". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Worldwide Phenomenon That Is Ed Sheeran Confirmed to Perform at the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected by Telstra". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 7 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 

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