Aussie music fans can now vote for Best Video in G
ARIA and YouTube Music tonight announced the 2019 Best Video ARIA Award nominees. The 10 artists were revealed at YouTube Festival, an exclusive event held at Fox Studios, Moore Park. With more than 1,500 people in attendance, the showcase shone a spotlight on Aussie music with special guest performances from some of Australia’s favourite musicians and rising stars and was the perfect setting to unveil the first category of ARIA Award nominees.
The nominees for Best Video are…
Cool As Hell by Baker Boy (Danzal Baker/Island Records Australia) Life Is Incredible (feat Greg Holden) by Briggs (Adam Briggs/Island Records Australia) Drink Too Much by G Flip (Future Classic) Choir by Guy Sebastian (Sony Music Australia) Exit Sign (feat Illy & Ecca Vandal) by Hilltop Hoods (Hilltop Hoods/Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia) Little Things by Jessica Mauboy (Sony Music Australia) Solid Gold by PNAU (etcetc Music) Final Form by Sampa The Great (Ninja Tune/Inertia Music) Better In Blak by Thelma Plum (Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd) Dance Monkey by Tones And I (Bad Batch Records/Sony Music Australia)
Public voting is now open for Best Video, and for the first time, Aussies can have their say directly in Google Search. Fans simply need to search ‘ARIA Vote’ and follow the prompts to make their selection for the ARIA Award for Best Videopresented by YouTube Music. They will also be able to vote for Song Of The Year nominees once they are announced on the 10th October. Aussie music fans can vote once per day, per category, when signed into their Google Account, up until 11:59pm, 20th November.
Mel Silva, VP & Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand, said: “Music is such an important part of our culture and holds a special place in our hearts, so we’re always looking for ways to help you get closer to the stage. There’s a very clear crossover here, with the 2019 ARIA Award for Best Video presented by YouTube Music, a service that delivers a unique music and video experience. And a glance at the nominees list reinforces this – these are all artists with huge YouTube audiences. There’s so much more too. With ARIA, we’re giving you access to new and historical video content on YouTube, you can listen to or watch nominees again and again on YouTube Music, and voting is right at your fingertips in Google Search.”
Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive, said: “I am excited to partner with YouTube Music to present the award for Best Video at the 2019 ARIA Awards. Music videos are such an important way for artists to connect with their fans, and this year's Best Video nominees show how much talent we have in Australia, on both sides of the camera. YouTube Music's mix of video and audio streaming make them the perfect presenting partner for this Award. They also bring with them the power of Google, and it is a brilliant new initiative for this year that Aussie music fans can vote for the Best Video ARIA Award winner using Google search.”