The Australian Music Prize (The Amp) 2009 Shortlist has been announced. All nine shortlisted artists are available now on AirIT.
Amrap congratulates The Amp 09 shortlist: Sarah Blasko, Oh Mercy, Urthboy, Lisa Mitchell, Black Cab, Kid Sam, Bertie Blackman, Lucie Thorn and The Mess Hall.
To see the shortlist click here http://amrap.org/airit/newsletters/
Or log in straight away as they’re all featured on the AirIT home page www.airit.org.au
A bit about The Amp
Each year an Australian artist or group is awarded The Amp, receiving a cash prize in recognition of the outstanding creativity they exhibited based on an original album released in that year. In 2008, the cash prize has increased to $30,000 thanks to principal partner PPCA. The Amp is unique in Australia - a critically judged award which honours contemporary Australian artists based on their creative excellence. Any artist has the opportunity to be Shortlisted and potentially to win - regardless of record sales, genre, level of public recognition or record label affiliation.
The Amp aims to promote the health and growth of the local industry both within Australia and overseas.