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National Live Music Awards 2019

The National Live Music Awards return in December for the fourth consecutive year. You can nominate your favourite Australian live acts now!

NLMAs organiser and founder Larry Heath has unveiled ten board members who'll be responsible for overseeing the awards, jury and selecting the Live Legend inductee.

The new-look board now boasts a dedicated member from every state and territory in the country, with the addition of ACT-based representative Ruth O’Brien as well as 3 more new faces.

O’Brien currently works for Accessible Arts, Ainslie & Gorman Arts Centres, Women With Disabilities ACT and is one half of Canberra duo Miss Adventure.

Sian Walden of Little Acorn Music will represent South Australia, Melbourne-based rocker Dallas Frasca will be repping Victoria while Andrew Tuttle takes a seat on behalf of APRA AMCOS.

They join returning board members Aeron Clark (TAS), Damien Cunningham (NSW), Katie Noonan (QLD), Mark Smith (NT), Michelle Padovan (QLD) and Mike Harris (WA).

“It’s taken four years for our board to be as representative of the country as the awards are themselves, and I’m thrilled to finally have an ACT member join the fold who – along with the 9 others – will help us take the event to the next level,” Heath told The Music Network.

“And thanks to their input we have some big changes on the way for 2019. I’m excited to share these details with you all over the coming months.

“We’re looking for 2019 to be even bigger.”

Following the success of the 2018 awards, which raised over $1,700 for Support Act, the 2019 National Live Music Awards will be hosted in eight venues around the country in December.

Venues and councils around the country interested in hosting the event are encouraged to make contact.

Nominations for the 2019 NMLAs are open from today and will close 15 August.