The MMMA Awards


8th of October saw Australia’s best in entertainment for children descend onto the Eternity Playhouse theatre, home of Darlinghurst Theatre Company in Sydney. It was truly a star studded affair with Peter Combe, The Beanies, Whistle and Trick, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Justine Clarke, Josh Pyke, TIPTOE Giants, Sam Moran and even the one and only Paul Kelly.

Performances ran hot as Bree Hanson (B-Minor music) The sticker Club, Tiptoe Giants (performing their APRA song of the year winning song ‘Little river runs’ ) with Josh Pyke, Peter Combe and the amazing Whistle and Trick looks us through the emotions and emotions.

Not a dry eye was in the house when a standing ovation saw Patsy Biscoe take home the Life Time Achievers Award presented by the heartfelt and teary Justine Clarke shared her admiration for one of Australia’s best and first.

Only question remains, how do we top it next year.


12th of November saw the inaugural Major Minor Music Australia Awards (The Ma’s) take hold and what a day it was.

With a amazing performances from Angie Who, The Vegetable Plot, The Quokkas, Benny Time and Justine Clarke, this was a day filled with Australian Children’s Music elite and the room was electric with the anticipation of something big.

MC’d by our very own Benny Thatcher, the event went off without a hitch, and those who came left with a a whole swag of new friends and new ideas.

Big congrats to The Mid Maks for Taking Out the Kinderling Children’s Choice award. The beanies for Best Album, Pevan and Sarah fro Apra Song of the Year, and the sticker club for best clip and enormous thank you to the children who cae to sing along with us and give us support.

This is the start of something big, we can feel it in our bones.

photos: @mariapradaphotography

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Peter Combe OAM

‘Quality children’s songs play an integral part in children’s lives. Whether inspirational, informative, humorous or emotional, they help children to become happier and more civilized adults. Although not often given the respect it deserves, children’s music is as important in the growing up process as children’s literature’

Tina Harris (Lah Lah)

“Celebrating children’s music is incredibly important to the music industry, why? Because today’s kids are tomorrow’s adult audience. Having awards that encourage music from different styles and influences of music encourages musicians from all genres to create quality inspirational and educational songs for kids and their families. Having an awards that showcase the Australia Children’s music industry would help elevate the art form and give it the recognition it desperately needs.’

Jay Laga’aia

‘ New Zealand has had a children’s music awards for years and the diversity of performers and languages that have thrived because of this annual acknowledgement from their peers, in my opinion, has created such a depth of music for children in that country. Having a separate stand-alone awards evening, allows us to not only celebrate those who are at the forefront of our children’s musical scene, but it also acknowledges those who are coming through. Rural performers should also get a mention and I would hope the awards would also acknowledge indigenous performers. I fully support the creation of a stand-alone Australian Children’s Music Awards.