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With a hat-trick, Genesis Owusu was the big winner at the 2022 AIR Awards in Adelaide on Thursday night (August 4), the annual ceremony that recognizes the best in Australia’s independent music community.

Owusu pulled out a perfect three-to-three for their success, winning for Best Independent Hip-Hop Album or EP and Independent Album of the Year. smile without teethAs well as the independent song of the year for its title track.

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The AIR Awards marked notable wins for Owusu, whose trophy cabinet includes the ARIA and APRA Awards, the J Award for Australian Album of the Year, the Australian Music Awards, and the first ranking in the Wanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition. Last year.

In a video acceptance speech after scooping the album category, one of the top awards of the night, Owusu said, “I put my everything into making this album, just for my own sanity and mental well-being, so the fact remains. That it’s being recognized by so many young people globally and industry-wise is crazy for me. And I’m humbled and grateful for that.”

was kind of a hat-trick for i oh you, the piping-hot Mushroom Group label that is home to DMA, Violent Soho, DZ Deathray, Jack Rivers and more. I Oh You won Independent Label of the Year for the third time, becoming the first brand to do so.

The label’s founder Johan Ponnaiya said of the indie community, “We’ve been punching well above our weight class, not only for this year but for a long time.” “Thank you for letting us be a part of it.”

Other winners of the night included Liz Stringer (Best Independent Blues & Roots Album or EP with .) Really feeling for the first time), Courtney Barnett (Best Independent Rock Album or EP for things take time, take time), Hiatus Cayote (Best Independent Jazz Album or EP for mood brave), Wolf & Cube (Best Independent Heavy Album or EP for It’s dusk at Watagon Forest Motel), Emil & the Sniffers (Best Independent Punk Album or EP with rest for me) and Flight Features (with Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album or EP category) Always,

In one of the emotional moments at Freemasons Hall in the South Australian capital, Warren Costello was posthumously felicitated with the 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Marilyn.

Costello, who died earlier this year after a long battle with cancer, was presented with the award by AIR members in recognition of his work supporting independent artists for more than 30 years through Liberation and Bloodlines. was nominated. Warren’s daughter, Caitlin Costello, is given a $5,000 Professional Development Award for pursuing her career as an entertainment attorney.

Held live and in-person for the first time in two years, the AIR Awards featured performances by Jesswar, Telenova, Teen Jones, Jaguar Jones and Andrew Swift.

The 16th annual event was once again organized by AIR, Australia’s independent music trade body, with support from the South Australian government.

The festival recognizes, promotes and celebrates the success of Australia’s independent music sector, and is a fixture in the program of AIR’s Indie-Con Australia conference, held in Adelaide on 3–5 August this year.

2022 AIR Award recipients:

best independent labels
i oh you

independent album of the year
Genesis Owusu – Smiling without teeth

independent song of the year
Genesis Owusu – Smiling without teeth

Best Independent Soul/RnB Album or EP
Emma Donovan and Putback – Down these streets

Best Independent Country Album or EP
Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham – The Song Club

Best Independent Blues and Roots Album or EP
Liz Stringer – First time really feeling

Best Independent Pop Album or EP
Big Horror – Daijiu

Best Independent Rock Album or EP
Courtney Barnett – Things take time, take time

Best Independent Classical Album or EP
Genevieve Lacey/Marshall McGuire – Bower

2022 Outstanding Achievement Award – Sponsored by Merlin
warren costello

Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year – Presented by PPCA
telenova

Best Independent Hip-Hop Album or EP
Genesis Owusu – Smiling without teeth

Best Independent Dance or Electronica Album or EP
Flight Facilities – Forever

Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Solo
Shaus – Love Tonight (David Guetta Remix)

Best Independent Jazz Album or EP
Interval Cayote – Mood Brave

Best Independent Punk Album or EP
Emil and the Sniffers – Comfort to Me

Best Independent Heavy Album or EP
Wolf and Cubs – Evening at Watgan Motel

Best Independent Children’s Album or EP
The Wiggles – Lullaby with Love



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