“On behalf of the ARIA Board I would like to congratulate all of the winners announced today in the Fine Arts, Artisan & Best Comedy categories, as well as those artists nominated for The 2016 ARIA Awards Presented By Telstra. All of the artists nominated in all the categories, truly demonstrate the influence and wonderful creativity of Australian music . We look forward to a very special ARIAs, at The Star Sydney, to commemorate the successes of the past year and also to celebrate the 30 incredible years of the ARIA Awards.” At today’s ARIA Nominations Ceremony, ARIA Awards were presented to the recipients of three ARIA Artisan Award categories (Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year and Best Cover Art) and four ARIA Fine Arts Awards categories (Best World Music Album, Best Jazz Album, Best Classical Album and Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album) and Best Comedy Release at the Nominations Event – they became the first of many artists to be acknowledged by their peers for their creative contributions over the last twelve months. Highlights of the ceremony included Flume adding to his ARIA Award collection by winning all three Artisan ARIA Awards for Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year (with Eric Dubowsky) and Best Cover Art (Jonathan Zawada) for his #1 ARIA album, ‘Skin’. He is also in line for a remarkable eight ARIA Awards at the ARIAs on November 23, making him the most highly nominated artist of 2016. Flume announced via video message, that featured a cameo from Best Cover Art designer, Jonathan Zawada, that he would be performing at the 30th Annual ARIA Awards. It was also an exciting day for Flume’s label-mates, Flight Facilities who won in the Best Classical Album category for ‘Flight Facilities – Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’.  Classically trained Grammy-award winning composer and violinist, Davide Rossi arranged and conducted the ARIA-Award winning album. This is the fourth time the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has received ARIA nominations in the Best Classical Album category and ARIA congratulates them on winning their first Best Classical Album ARIA Award today. ARIA congratulates ABC Music whose artists were the proud recipients of the  ARIA Awards in the remaining Fine Arts and Comedy categories. Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky (Best Jazz Album), Josh Pyke (Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album), Nicky Bomba from Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Best World Music Album) and Roy & HG (Best Comedy Release) were at the ceremony to collect their ARIA awards and to celebrate their Award winning day. Telstra Album Of The Year Flume – Skin (Future Classic) RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music) Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia) The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI) Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI) Best Male Artist Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal Music) Flume – Skin (Future Classic) Guy Sebastian – Black & Blue (Sony Music) Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia) Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI) Best Female Artist Delta Goodrem – Wings of the Wild (Sony Music) Jessica Mauboy – This Ain’t Love (Sony Music) Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company) Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return (EMI) Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia) Best Dance Release Flume – Skin (Future Classic) Hayden James – Just A Lover (Future Classic) L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music) RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music) The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI) Best Group King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records) RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music) The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI) The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music) Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You) Breakthrough Artist DMA’S – Hills End (I Oh You) L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music) Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company) Olympia – Self Talk (EMI) Safia – Make Them Wheels Roll (Warner Music Australia/Parlophone) Best Pop Release Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic) Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia) Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia) The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music) Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI) Best Urban Album Citizen Kay – With The People (ASP/MGM) Drapht – Seven Mirrors (The Ayems/Sony Music) Koi Child – Koi Child (Pilerats Records) L-FRESH The LION – Become (Elefant Traks/Inertia) Urthboy – The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat (Elefant Traks/Inertia) Best Independent Release Flume – Skin (Future Classic) Jarryd James – Thirty One (Dryden Street Limited/Universal Music) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records) Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia) Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You) Best Rock Album Ball Park Music – Every Night The Same Dream (Stop Start Music) Boy & Bear – Limit Of Love (Boy & Bear/Universal Music) Gang Of Youths – Let Me Be Clear (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music) The Living End – Shift (Dew Process/Universal Music) Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You) Best Adult Contemporary Album Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal Music) Bob Evans – Car Boot Sale (EMI) Paul Kelly – Seven Sonnets & A Song (Gawd Aggie Recordings/Universal Music) Robert Forster – Songs To Play (EMI) Tina Arena – Eleven (EMI) Best Adult Alternative Album Jarryd James – Thirty One (Dryden Street Limited/Universal Music) Matt Corby – Telluric (Mercury Records Australia/Universal Music) Peter Garrett – A Version of Now (Sony Music) Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return (EMI) The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves (Liberation Music) Best Country Album Adam Brand and the Outlaws – Adam Brand and the Outlaws (ABC Music/Universal Music) Bill Chambers – Cold Trail (Checked Label Services) Fanny Lumsden – Small Town Big Shot (Social Family Records/Universal Music) Sara Storer – Silos (ABC Music/Universal Music) The Wolfe Brothers – This Crazy Life (ABC Music/Universal Music) Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album Hellions – Opera Oblivia (UNFD) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records) Parkway Drive – Ire (Resist/Cooking Vinyl Australia) The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak (Roadrunner Records) Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier (Volkanik/MGM) Best Blues & Roots Album Jimmy Barnes – Soul Searchin’ (Liberation Music) Kev Carmody – Recollections… Reflections… (A Journey) (One Louder Recordings/Universal Music) Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart (Chugg Music/MGM) The Cat Empire – Rising With The Sun (Two Shoes Records) The Wilson Pickers – You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train (ABC Music/UMA) Best Children’s Album Justine Clarke – Pyjama Jam! (ABC Music/Universal Music) Pat Davern – Alexander The Elephant In Zanzibar (ABC Music/Universal Music) Play School – Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School (ABC Music/Universal Music) Sam Moran – Play Along With Sam: BEST. DAY. EVER! (6 Degrees Records/MGM) The Wiggles – Wiggle Town! (ABC Music/Universal Music) PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS Best Video Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator (Milk!/Remote Control) Delta Goodrem – Dear Life (Sony Music) Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic) Guy Sebastian – Black & Blue (Sony Music) Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum) (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music) Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – People-Vultures (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records) Sia – Cheap Thrills (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia) Troye Sivan – YOUTH Acoustic (Sydney Session) (EMI) Violent Soho – Like Soda (I Oh You) Best Australian Live Act Courtney Barnett – National Theatre Tour (Milk!/Remote Control) Flume – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016 (Future Classic) Gang Of Youths – Gang Of Youths National Tour (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music) Hilltop Hoods – The Restrung Tour (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity Tour (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records) RÜFÜS – Bloom Tour (Sweat It Out/Sony Music) Tame Impala – Australian Tour (Modular/Universal Music) The Living End – Shift Tour (Dew Process/Universal Music) Violent Soho – The WACO Tour (I Oh You) You Am I – Bargain Bin Bon Vivants Tour (The You Am I Set/Inertia) Apple Music Song of the Year Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic) Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Thom Thum) (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music) Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia) Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (UNI/UMA) Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – The Fighter (Capital/EMI) L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music) Marcus Marr & Chet Faker The Trouble With Us (Detail Records) Sia – Cheap Thrills (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia) The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music) Troye Sivan – Youth (EMI) Best International Artist Adele – 25 (XL/Inertia) Beyonce – Lemonade (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams (PLG/Warner) Drake – Views & If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Universal/Universal Music Australia) Meghan Trainor – Title & Thank You (Sony Music Entertainment) Justin Bieber – Purpose (DEF/Universal Music Australia) One Direction – Made in the A.M & Four (SYCO/Sony Music Entertainment) Taylor Swift – 1989 (BIG/Universal Music Australia) twenty one pilots – Blurryface (Atlantic/Warner) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness (Universal/Universal Music Australia)]]>

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