Celebrating the 2018/19 Austin Music Industry Award Winners

Behind-the-scenes players of Austin music get their night

photo by John Anderson

On Sunday, Feb. 17, Austin Chronicle Music muckraker Kevin Curtin and Riverboat Gambers/Drakulas frontman Mike Wiebe (pictured above, l-r) hosted the Austin Music Industry Awards, the fifth annual celebration of the behind-the-scenes talents – in the record stores and instrument shops, the recording studios and the press.

Nearly 20 awards, voted on by Austin Chronicle readers, were handed out during the packed-house celebration at Emo’s:

Best Radio Music Program: Blue Monday with Mike Buck on Sun Radio
Best Radio Personality: Laurie Gallardo on KUTX
Best Record Store: Waterloo Records
Best Musical Instrument Store: South Austin Music
Best Instrument Repair: Strait Music Company
Best Equipment Rental: Rock n Roll Rentals
Best Recording Studio: 512 Studios
Best Producer: Omar Vallejo
Best Austin Music Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla
Best Poster Artist: Billie Buck
Best Local Label: Nine Mile
Best Ongoing Music Residency: Monday Night Bluegrass at Radio Coffee & Beer
Best Live Music Booker: Trish Connelly for Cheer Up Charlies
Best Live Music Venue: ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Best Music Support Nonprofit: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Best Music Festival: Austin City Limits Music Festival
Best Television/Film Composer: Graham Reynolds
Best Live Sound Engineer: Paul Minor
Best Music Writer: Rachel Rascoe
Austin Music Industry Hall of Fame: Jody Denberg

Check out our photo gallery from the 2018/2019 AMIAs, and pick up this Thursday’s print issue for the full list of winners and runners-up.

The Austin Music Awards – honoring Austin bands and artists, also voted on by Austin Chronicle readers – take place Wednesday, Feb. 27, at ACL Live at the Moody. Tickets on sale now.

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