2019/2020 Austin Music Industry Award Winners

ATX’s best label, venue, festival, and more revealed at ceremony

On Monday night, March 2, at Emo’s, the Austin Music Industry Awards recognized the people, places, and organizations that help facilitate the musical creativity this town is known for the world over.

The winners were chosen by you ... assuming you voted in the Austin Music Poll. The industry ceremony hosted by Chronicle writer Kevin Curtin and Riverboat Gambers/Drakulas frontman Mike Wiebe brought the behind-the-scenes folk to the stage to take a well-deserved bow.

Mike Wiebe (l) and Kevin Curtin came out onstage as a couple old-timers in mobility scooters. (Photo by John Anderson)

Here’s a recap of last night’s winners:

Best Radio Music Program: Left of the Dial with Rick McNulty
Best Radio Personality: Laurie Gallardo on KUTX
Best Radio Station: KUTX
Best Record Store: Waterloo Records
Best Instrument Repair: South Austin Music
Best Equipment Rental: Rock n Roll Rentals
Best Recording Studio: Arlyn Studios
Best Producer: Adrian Quesada
Best Austin Music Photographer: Todd V. Wolfson
Best Poster Artist: Billie Buck
Best Local Label: Nine Mile
Best Ongoing Music Residency: Africa Night at Sahara Lounge
Best Live Music Booker: Trish Connelly
Best Live Music Venue: Continental Club
Best New Club: Far Out Lounge
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: Nancy Coplin

The Austin Music Awards – honoring Austin bands and artists, also voted on by Austin Chronicle readers – take place Wednesday, March 11, at ACL Live at the Moody. Tickets on sale now.

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