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ARIA Music Awards of 1994

The Eighth Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 30 March 1994 at the State Theatre in Sydney.[1][2] Host, Richard Stubbs, was assisted by presenters to distribute 26 awards.[1]

In addition to previous categories, new categories for "Best Alternative Release" and "Best Pop Release" were presented for the first time; and a "Special Achievement Award" was presented to former Go-Set journalist and pioneer radio DJ, Stan Rofe.[1] The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted: Men at Work.[1]


Nominees for most awards are shown, in plain, with winners in bold.

ARIA Awards

  • Best New Talent
    • The BadlovesGet on Board
    • Robertson Brothers – I Know Why
    • Margot Smith – "Sleeping with the Lion"
    • Vincent Stone – Sunshine
    • SwoopThriller

Fine Arts Awards

  • Best Jazz Album
    • Atmosphere – Flying
    • Judy Bailey – Sundial
    • Mike Bukovsky – Wanderlust
    • The Catholics – The Catholics
    • Mike NockTouch
  • Best Classical Album
    • Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti – Mendelssohn: Octet in E Flat for Strings Op. 20 Sinfonia No. 9 in C. Swiss
    • Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti – Symphony Serenades and Suites
    • Nigel ButterleyJohn Cage
    • Dene Olding, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Iwaki – Violin Concertos
    • Dene Olding, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Challender, Porcelijn – Ross Edwards Orchestral Works
  • Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Recording
    • The Australia Opera, Giacomo Puccini – La Boheme
    • M. Easton, M. Atkins – Snowy Original Soundtrack
    • Original Cast Recording – Hot Shoe Shuffle
    • Carl Vine – Bedevil
    • John Waters, Lennon & McCartneyLooking Through a Glass Onion

Artisan Awards

  • Engineer of the Year
    • Mark Forrester – Peter Andre – "Funky Junky", "Let's Get it On"; – Grant McLennan – "Lighting Fires", "Surround Me"
    • Simon HusseyDaryl Braithwaite – "Barren Ground", "The World As it Is"; – Company of Strangers – "Baby You're a Rich Man", "Daddy's Gonna Make You a Star"
    • Michael Letho – Daryl Braithwaite – "Barren Ground", "The World As it Is", "Breaking the Rules", "Look What Your Love Has Done"

Special Achievement Award

ARIA Hall of Fame inductee

The Hall Of Fame inductee was:



  1. ^ a b c d "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1994: 8th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Australia 1994 ARIA Awards". Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "17th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 23 February 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2013.  Note: User may be required to access archived information by selecting 'The History', then 'By Award', 'Producer of the Year' and 'Option Show Nominations'.
  4. ^ Baker, Glenn A. (16 April 1994). "New Artists, Indie Labels Dominate Australian Music Awards". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media): 51. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

External links

  • ARIA Awards official website
  • List of 1994 winners
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