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The Event: AIR Awards 2014

Now in its 9th year, the AIR Independent Music awards took place last night in North Melbourne's Meat Market building. Hosted by Dylan Lewis, the short and sweet event mixed performances by emerging Aussie talent and a host of relaxed award presentations, including the big one - this year's Global music grant, offering $50,000 towards a band establishing themselves internationally. 

 Remi performs

Remi performs

This year's global music grant went to Remi, with the trio also taking out the award for Best Independent Hip Hop Album earlier in the night. See our full list of winners below.

 Dylan Lewis

Dylan Lewis

 DMA's perform

DMA's perform

 Keynote speaker Adalita

Keynote speaker Adalita

 Winner of best  Independent Jazz Album Paul Grabowsky

Winner of best Independent Jazz Album Paul Grabowsky

 Winners of  Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year, Sheppard

Winners of Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year, Sheppard

  Best Independent Album &   Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album winners Violent Soho

Best Independent Album & Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album winners Violent Soho

 Meg Mac on stage

Meg Mac on stage

 Shihad's Tom Larkin & Dylan Lewis

Shihad's Tom Larkin & Dylan Lewis

 Safia

Safia

 Winners of the  Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single category Peking Duk

Winners of the Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single category Peking Duk

Winners:

$50,000 Global Music Grant
Remi

Best Independent Artist
Courtney Barnett

Best Independent Album
Violent Soho - Hungry Ghost

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year
Sheppard

Best Independent Single/EP
Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener

Best Independent Label 
I OH YOU

Best Independent Hip Hop Album 
Remi - Raw x Infinity

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album 
Dan Sultan - Blackbird

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album
Violent Soho - Hungry Ghost

Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single 
Peking Duk - High

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album 
RÜFÜS - Atlas

Best Independent Classical Album 
Gurrumul / Sydney Symphony Orchestra - His Life & Music

Best Independent Country Album 
Halfway - Any Old Love

Best Independent Jazz Album 
Paul Grabowsky Sextet - The Bitter Suite