Nominations open tomorrow for the inaugural The Industry Observer Awards, an all-new event taking place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday, March 27, 2018.

With categories covering management, publishing, publicity, community radio and more, the Australasia-focused ceremony will recognise those that stand behind the artists and celebrate their genius, dedication and creativity.

From tomorrow, the wider industry will be asked to nominate those they believe are worthy of recognition for their hard work.

TIO welcomes any person to join the nominations process; they can send in their nominations from anywhere in the world, and nominate as many times for as many people as they like.

TIO encourages people to self nominate to ensure nothing in your submission is left out and you have the best chance at being shortlisted.

However, the TIO Awards were created to recognise the incredible industry figures in Australasia only; all award winners must have some activity in either Australia or New Zealand.

Stay tuned for details and instructions on how to make a nomination for the 2018 TIO Awards, as well as the terms and conditions.

Key dates:

Nominations open January 10
Tickets available January 10
Nominations close January 31
Nominees announced February 5
2018 TIO Awards: March 27 at Sydney Cricket Ground

The TIO Awards 2018 categories:

Manager of the Year
sponsored by AAM

Record Label A&R of the Year
sponsored by Doyles

Publisher A&R of the Year

Marketing Manager/Director of the Year

Publicist of the Year
sponsored by One Accounting

Booking Agent of the Year

Radio Host of the Year

Community Radio Host of the Year

The Industry Impact Award
sponsored by BMG

Executive of the Year
sponsored by KPMG

Industry Tweet of the Year

Guardian of the Year (Recognising mums, dads and guardians of musicians)

Festival of the Year

Boutique Festival of the Year
sponsored by Mountain Goat Beer

Music Lawyer of the Year
sponsored by Madison Marcus

Music Retailer of the Year

Tickets to the TIO Awards will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is open to the general public and industry alike.