The Australian Music Prize Announces Finalists
Nine albums from 2022 have been unveiled as finalists for the 18th annual AMP
Image: Julia Jacklin, Sampa The Great
Soundmerch AMP have announced the artists and albums in the running for the 18th annual Australian Music Prize (for albums released in 2022). A diverse panel of industry experts have whittled down the list from 490 to just 9 finalists vying for the thirty-thousand dollar major cash prize (and bragging rights of having the best Aussie album of 2022!).
The shortlist for the 18th Soundmerch AMP (featuring a stack of Pilerats faves) is:
1300 - Foreign Lanugage
Body Type - Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing's Forgotten
Camp Cope - Running With The Hurricane
Julia Jacklin - Pre Pleasure
King Stingray - King Stingray
Laura Jean - Amateurs
Party Dozen - The Real Work
Sampa The Great - As Above, So Below
Tasman Keith - A Colour Undone
Of the 18th AMP, Founder and Prize Director Scott B. Murphy said "Yet again we have a VERY strong list. It's incredibly diverse and truly captures another year of the WORLD'S best music. I sincerely thank the Soundmerch AMP team of judges - their donation of time and passion is much greater than what most people would think."
The winner of thee 18th Soundmerch AMP will be revealed at an event in Sydney on Wednesday, March 1 - keep your eyes peeled for the announcement!