Written on 6th December 2016

TAG celebrates the ARIA Awards 2016 wins

On the 22nd of November 2016 ‘everyone who is someone’ in the Australian music industry gathered at Star Event Centre in Sydney for the ARIA Awards.

This year this flagship event of the Australian music calendar was of even greater importance as it celebrated its 30th anniversary.

With many of its clients nominated, The Appointment Group team were glued to their TV’s in the hope of seeing them bring home the coveted pyramid statue.

The results, exceeded expectations with many artists being lucky enough to receive more than one award. TAG would like to congratulate all its clients, listed below, for this amazing achievement.

We wish them further success in the years to come.

  • Telstra Album Of The Year
    Flume — Skin (Future Classic) WINNER
  • Best Male Artist
    Flume — Skin (Future Classic) WINNER
  • Best Dance Release
    Flume — Skin (Future Classic) WINNER
  • Best Group
    Violent Soho — WACO (I Oh You) WINNER
  • Best Urban Album
    Drapht — Seven Mirrors (The Ayems/Sony Music) WINNER
  • Best Independent Release
    Flume — Skin (Future Classic) WINNER
  • Best Rock Album
    Violent Soho — WACO (I Oh You) WINNER
  • Best Adult Contemporary Album
    Bernard Fanning — Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal Music) WINNER
  • Best Adult Alternative Album
    Sarah Blasko — Eternal Return (EMI) WINNER


Voted by the public:

  • Best Video
    Troye Sivan — YOUTH Acoustic (Sydney Session) (EMI) WINNER
  • Best Australian Live Act
    Hilltop Hoods — The Restrung Tour (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music) WINNER
  • Apple Music Song of the Year
    Troye Sivan — Youth (EMI) WINNER


About the ARIAs
The ARIAs is the flagship event on the Australian music calendar - a celebration of all that is great in local music. In 2016, the ARIA Awards celebrates 30 years of ARIA, commemorating three decades of recognising excellence and innovation across all genres of Australian music.

The very first ARIA Awards were held in 1987 and hosted by Sir Elton John and winners included INXS, Crowded House and John Farnham. Since that time the ARIA Awards have developed into Australia's pinnacle Awards ceremony, forging careers and playing host to countless memorable moments and performances.

The 30th ARIA Awards provides an opportunity for ARIA and the music industry to celebrate its incredible history, amazing artists and moments of national significance.


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