The 2020 ARIA Awards will be staged this November, in a COVIDsafe structure.
The Australian recording industry flagship awards ceremony will be held Nov. 25 at its frequent spot at The Star Event Centre in Sydney, only there will not be any spectators.
Getting into its thirty fourth year, the ARIAs will be “virtual, but authentic,” ARIA CEO Dan Rosen tellsBillboard. “There will be an ARIA stage with true persons on it.” The Star “just will not have a dwell audience in there.”
YouTube will stream performances on line by an ongoing partnership, and no cost-to-air broadcaster 9 Community will beam the clearly show across Australia.
Following the bushfires, and now the pandemic, canceling the ARIAs would have been a intestine punch for the tunes business and the broader Australian public. New music “gets men and women by way of these difficult occasions,” Rosen notes. “We considered it was pretty crucial second for ARIA to be equipped to mirror back on the artists who are at the heart of it. We’re going to make sure we do almost everything we can to rejoice a actually remarkable 12 months in all of its ups and downs.”
There’s a good deal to rejoice, unquestionably on the new music aspect. Around the previous twelve months, more than 50 homegrown LPs have cracked the Prime 10 on the ARIA chart, and ten Aussie albums have gone to No. 1, together with sets by Dune Rats, Tame Impala, 5 Seconds of Summertime, Violent Soho, Lime Cordiale and a lot more.
“It’s an industry which is been challenged,” notes Rosen, “and via it all we’re putting out terrific tunes.”
In an additional break from the regular plan, The Great Arts and Artisan ARIA Awards will be awarded on the similar working day as the ARIA Awards.
Nominations for the main celebration will be announced next thirty day period. It’s unclear which famous act or artist will be inducted into the ARIA Corridor of Fame, although Rosen confirms the unique ceremony will occur.
As earlier documented, ARIA has partnered with the NSW Federal government to “amplify” the celebration via reside music. The Terrific Southern Nights campaign will see 1,000 COVIDSafe gigs roll out throughout Sydney and regional NSW in the months major up to the yearly gala.
“This year’s Awards will be various from all those we have held in the past,” feedback Denis Handlin, ARIA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Sony Audio Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, “but it presents us with a resourceful prospect to showcase our superb Australian talent in a distinctive way to tunes followers here and all around the world.”