The AIR Awards of 2009 is the fourth annual Australian Independent Record Labels Association Music Awards (generally known as the AIR Awards and Jagermeister AIR Awards) and was an award ceremony at The Forum Theatre, in Melbourne, Australia on 23 November 2009 to recognise outstanding achievements of local artists who release their work through an Australian-owned independent record label and distribute their work through a locally-owned distribution firm.

AIR Awards of 2009
Date23 November 2009 (2009-11-23)
VenueThe Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Hosted byJulian Morrow
Most awardsThe Drones (2)
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The event was again sponsored by German liquor brand, Jägermeister and was filmed for a one-hour special on Australian pay-TV music broadcaster Channel V.[1] The event was hosted by The Chaser's Julian Morrow.[2]

AIR GM Nick O'Byrne told Billboard the awards are slowly attracting more corporate sponsorship, saying "As far as the awards themselves go, we're developing a history of recognising artists that are yet to hit widespread mainstream success - like Gotye and Hilltop Hoods did in 2006 - or are just starting to blossom like Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and British India last year and Blue King Brown the year before."[1]

Performers edit

Nominees and winners edit

AIR Awards edit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; other final nominees are listed alphabetically.[2][3]

Best Independent Artist of the Year Best Independent Album
Best Independent Single/EP Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year
Best Independent Blues and Roots Album Best Independent Country Album
Best Independent Dance Album Best Independent Hard Rock or Punk Album
  • Art vs. Science - Art vs. Science
Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album Best Independent Jazz Album

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Drones Win 2 At AIR Awards". Billboard. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "AIR Nominees". 19 October 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. ^ "History Wins". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 18 August 2020.