The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is pleased to announce leading digital music streaming service, Rdio Australia, as a Major Partner of the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Awards.
As part of the partnership, Rdio will present the Best Independent Album Award in 2014, further demonstrating the streaming service’s commitment to fostering local talent - nominees for the catagory are:
Chet Faker - ’Built On Glass’
RUFUS - ’Atlas’
Sia - ’1000 Forms Of Fear’
Total Control - ’Typical System’
Violent Soho - Hungry Ghost’
“Rdio Australia is thrilled to be able to award those paving the way in Australia’s independent music community at this year’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards,” said Colin Blake, Head of Territory Australia & New Zealand at Rdio.
Since its beginnings, Rdio Australia has worked hand in hand with Australia’s indie labels to profile, promote and support local artists. To achieve this, Rdio actively invests in the local music industry and delivers holistic support campaigns for Australian releases, tours and festivals.
“Rdio is passionate about championing local independent talent and we hope this partnership will give Australia’s best up-and-coming artists the opportunity to become established artists in Australia’s ever growing music scene,” Blake commented.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Rdio on board as a Major Partner for the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Awards. It is fantastic to have Rdio support AIR in our objectives of promoting the interests and development of Australian independent musicians, labels and music companies,” said Joanna Cameron, Communications Manager for AIR.
Presented and produced by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the ninth Annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards are an opportunity for Australian labels, artists and the industry at large to celebrate the successes of some of the country’s most vibrant and eclectic artists. For more information on the Awards, Charts and Independent music click here. To stream tracks from Australia’s hottest independent artists, head to Rdio or follow the AIR profile.