ANNOUNCEMENT // South Australian Music Awards Crowns Its 2020 Winners

It’s been quite a strange year for music, but that hasn’t stopped the Entertainment Industry from showing us just what we can still achieve, regardless of boundaries.

Taking place on the grounds of UniBar Adelaide’s College Green, the 2020 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards crowned their winners across 29 Industry Voted and People’s Choice Award categories.

Check out the full list of winners below:

ADELAIDE UNESCO CITY OF MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

FARHAN SHAH AND UDAN KHATOLA

MUSIC SA COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

CRAIG ARMSTRONG

INDUSTRY VOTED AWARDS

BEST STUDIO – Presented by Adelaide Music Collective

GHOSTNOTE RECORDING STUDIOS

BEST STUDIO ENGINEER / PRODUCER – Presented by SAE institute Adelaide

MARIO SPATE

BEST LIVE TECHNICIAN – Presented by Novatech

LUKE HANCOCK

BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL / EVENT – Presented by Pirate Life

ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL – ADELAIDE

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL / EVENT – Presented by Unibar Adelaide

THE PORCH SESSIONS

BEST VENUE – Presented by AHA (SA Branch)

LION ARTS FACTORY

BEST COVER ART – Presented by Version Design

TODD FISCHER

LOST WOODS (Shaping Distant Memories)

BEST MANAGER – Presented by Association of Artist Managers

MATTHEW KHABBAZ

BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Presented by Channel 44

MOTEZ, PILOT STUDIO, MAPPED DESIGN, DAGGERS PRODUCTION, KELSEE PEDLER

MOTEZ (‘Soulitude’)

BEST SONG – Presented by APRA AMCOS

JESS DAY (‘Affection’)

BEST NEW ARTIST – Presented by WOMADelaide

SIBERIAN TIGER

SLOWMANGO

BEST GROUP – Presented by Derringers Music

WING DEFENCE

BEST ABORIGINAL / TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTIST – Presented by Centre For Aboriginal Studies In Music (CASM)

JESSICA WISHART

BEST SOLO ARTIST – Presented by themusic.com.au

JESS DAY

BEST RELEASE – Presented by themusic.com.au

MOTEZ (‘Soulitude’)

WING DEFENCE (‘Friends’)

BEST MUSIC EDUCATOR – Presented by SAMII

NICK O’CONNOR

BEST INNOVATION – Presented by Citymag

PLAY / PAUSE / PLAY

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

BLUES AND ROOTS – Presented by Radio Adelaide

OLLIE ENGLISH

COUNTRY  – Presented by The Grace Emily Hotel

JESSICA WISHART

ELECTRONIC – Presented by Moshtix

MOTEZ

EXPERIMENTAL – Presented by Ancient World

SONS OF ZOKU

FOLK – Presented by The Wheatsheaf Hotel

NAOMI KEYTE

HEAVY – Presented by Enigma Bar

NO NO NO NO NO

HIP HOP – Presented by The Gov

WE MOVE LIKE GIANTS

JAZZ – Presented by Elder Conservatorium

DJANGO ROWE

POP – Presented by Jive

GERMEIN


PUNK – Presented by Three D Radio

WING DEFENCE

ROCK – Presented by Crown & Anchor Hotel

TOWNS

SOUL / FUNK / R&B – Presented by Woodville Town Hall

WANDERERS

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