The Industry Observer Awards list Spotify, Bluesfest, Ruel and more as winners for 2018

The Sydney Cricket Ground hosted the inaugural industry awards hosted by The Industry Observer overnight, where retailers, publicists, managers and more were recognised for their work within the industry over the last year.

While live performances from Adrian Eagle and CXLOE (pictured) turned heads, the main awards also drew the numbers into the awards room on Tuesday evening. Ben and Liam from triple j, along with reps from Spotify, Media Arts Lawyers and Select Music also hitting the stage to collect awards.

Check the full list of winners out below.

THE INDUSTRY OBSERVER AWARDS
WINNERS

RADIO HOST OF THE YEAR
Ben and Liam (triple j)

DIGITAL RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Spotify

MUSIC LAWYER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Madison Marcus)
Julian Hewitt (Media Arts Lawyers)

BOOKING AGENT OF THE YEAR
Stephen Wade (Select Music)

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by KPMG)
Dennis Handlin AO (Sony Music Entertainment)

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
Bluesfest Byron Bay

GUARDIAN OF THE YEAR
Ralph Van Dijk (Ruel)

PUBLICIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by One Accounting)
Anna Fitzgerald (TMRW Music)

RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Dada Records

MANAGER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by AAM)
Kurt Bailey (Mirror Music Group)

COMMUNITY RADIO HOST OF THE YEAR
Brooke Olsen (FBi Radio)

BOUTIQUE FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Mountain Goat Beer)
A Festival Called PANAMA

RECORD LABEL A&R OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Doyles)
Paul Harris (Sony Music Entertainment)

MARKETING MANAGER/DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Ben Martin (Golden Era Records)

PUBLISHER A&R OF THE YEAR
Maree Hamblion (Sony/ATV Music Publishing)

INDUSTRY IMPACT OF THR YEAR (Sponsored by BMG)
Briggs

TOP INDUSTRY TWEET OF THE YEAR (Presented by Twitter Australia)
Stu Harvey