The annual Indent ISAAC Awards held Friday March 12 was a huge success with approximately 140 members attending. This wasn’t just any regular ISAAC Awards as it also marked the 10 year anniversary of Indent. The ISAAC awards, acknowledge Indent teams across NSW.
Upon arrival to sunny Bondi, and the High Tide Room- our regular venue at the Bondi Pavillion- guests signed up for their afternoon workshops and received their goodies bag, lovingly filled with industry resources and promo stuff from organisations and companies operating in the music industry, it was time for keynote speakers BLUEJUICE to get up and share their experiences.
In a relaxed setting the boys from Bluejuice were interviewed by triple J’s (Hack) Tom Tilley- Jake and Stav were an entertaining pair and provided a great insight into the band management side of the industry- and perhaps provided too much insight into their own personal habits. Huge thanks to Tom, Jake and Stav for their words of wisdom, inspiration and enthusiasm.
Minister for The Arts, The Hon. Virginia Judge, introduced the awards ceremony with the affirmation and importance that creative projects bring to the community, and each award was presented by Indent’s Project Manager- Max Becker. With a firm handshake, and professional picture taking the following awards were awarded to the best teams and individuals who were part of organising events funded by Indent in 2009.
- Best Event- supported by Big Day Out | Aamplify, Moruya
- Best Team- supported by Youth Week | Cessnock Youth Entertainment Committee
- Best Media- supported by The Brag | Noisy Crew, Burwood
- Best Support Organisation- supported by YAPA | Kandos Youth Activity Centre
- Best Safety + Transport- supported by NRMA | Live and Loud Productions, Taree
- Shake N Bake- supported by Modular | Dean Williamson
- Best Graphic Art- supported by Love Police | Sam Farrow, Newcastle
- Best Photography- supported by Boudist | Mitch McMillan
- Local Support Award- supported by Indent | The ‘Save the Loft’ Campaign
- All Ages Band Supporter Award- supported by APRA | Bluejuice
A bigger than usual round of applause could be heard in the hall this year, with all nominated teams and individuals present- the winner was only announced on the day, creating a sense of excitement that can only be likened to The Oscars. Congratulations to all the teams for their hard work and dedication to supporting all ages music. Once again, a massive thank-you to all the supporters for making the prizes possible, and rewarding the hardworking Indent teams that were involved.
After all the tiring effort of giving and receiving it was time to slice up the beautifully lush (and green) ice cream cake. The Hon. Virginia Judge, had the honours of cutting the cake- the whole Indent team + our friends from other organisations who have worked tirelessly with Indent over the past ten years, shared the spotlight in a fun photo taken by our lovely photographer Cybele Maloniski. Sean and Meg from Indent did the honours to feed the long queue of ice cream hungry members. The cakes were in the form of the numbers ONE & ZERO + a rectangle decorated in Indent logos and buses (which represent ‘Driving All Ages Gigs for 10 Years‘).
The open forum followed with Mark Lackey (Atlas Agency), Stacey Piggot (Two Fish Out of Water) and Dean Williamson (Fisher’s Gig). A member from the Moruya Indent Team took the stage while Mark Lackey was missing in action- apparently there was a kitten stuck in his car engine!! The forum covered issues like under-age drinking, policing of events and marketing. After a well deserved lunch break of tasty gourmet sandwiches, it was time for the Indent teams to head straight to the industry workshops. These included Booking Bands (Bree Carter, Select Music), Sponsorship (Kristy Ryan – Secret Sounds), Media & Publicity basics (Michaella Solar-March, Spunk Records) and Music Industry Resources (Max Becker, Indent).
Last but not least, the lucky door prize was awarded to Megan Bargwanna, with a double pass to the Coaster festival held later on in the year. Congratulations to all the prize winners, and once again a special thanks to all our supporters including Ties ‘n Cuff’s for providing the lapel pins- check out their website here.
Article by Jenny Meagher.