TicketWeb, a Ticketmaster company, is proud to present The Industry Observer Awards 2018, celebrating the talent behind the talent across the music industry.

The shortlist for the inaugural awards was unveiled this week, with many of the most influential figures in Australian music nominated for categories including ‘Guardian of the Year’, ‘Publicist of the Year’ and ‘The Industry Impact Award’.

Setting out to recognise the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in music, awards categories cover everything from management and publishing, to publicity and community radio.

With that in mind, TicketWeb is particularly thrilled to help TIO recognise Australia’s music venues in the same way by introducing the ‘Venue of the Year’ award.

Celebrating the intangible qualities provided by live music venues all across Australia, the ‘Venue of the Year’ award will be the only publicly voted category, and for good reason.

"TicketWeb is all about live music and the venues that are the backbone of the industry. Whether it’s your grassroots band room or iconic city arena, we love what we do every day which is evolving with venues to cater to their ever-changing needs.

"With venues, acts have a place to shine, and fans have a place to discover amazing new music and enjoy the live experience - this is why we passionately support TIO’s Venue of the Year,” explains Mark Heaton, General Manager, TicketWeb

The Venue of the Year category welcomes nominations from venues of all size, whether it’s a small bar, converted record store, suburban haunt, or multi-tier arena. Click here to vote for your Venue of the Year in The Industry Observer Awards 2018. 

The Industry Observer Awards 2018, presented by TicketWeb, will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday 27 March 2018. Tickets are available via Ticketweb.com.au and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Attendance is open to the general public and industry alike.

See the shortlist of nominees at theindustryobserver.com.au.

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