The Cassettes

JMC Academy is proud to present The Cassette Awards Night!

The Cassettes acknowledge outstanding achievements in student work across JMC's Music, Audio and Entertainment Business Management departments.

Join us on Tuesday the 22nd October 2019 for a night of retro glam as we experience student & alumni performances and award presentations, at Oxford Art Factory.

Student Admission - $15
General Admission - $20
Tickets available at the door - $25

All tickets include 2x drinks and canapes.

Please note: This event is 18+.

It's going to be a night to remember!


And the nominees are:

Best Audio Mix

  • Amy Nelson and Nick Paton: Speak to Me
  • Antonio Carlos Barros Vasconcelos and Shiloh Dynasty: C41 Osiris - Listen to me Ft. Shiloh Dynasty
  • Dence: Real One
  • Ken Loh: Leap Of Faith
  • Blake Williams: Remember Me
  • Nick Paton: Don't Need Your Love

Best Instrumental Composition

  • Callum Brodie: Mudbag Funk
  • Ida Wedanta: Spirited Away - Basistha
  • Rafael Angerami: Perspective

Best EDM Track

  • Antonio Carlos Barros Vasconcelos and Shiloh Dynasty: C41 Osiris - Listen to me Ft. Shiloh Dynasty
  • Devina Jatmika: I can’t do this life without You
  • Michael Yao: Lithium
  • Nick Paton: Dont Need your Love

Best Live Performance

  • Blake Lauricella: Hey Mister - LEFT SIDE FILTER
  • Luisa Mariano: Like You Used To
  • Zaine Hill: Getaway Girl
  • Aisha Nabhan and Courtney Egginton: Not Anymore
  • Georgia Gourlay: New You
  • Steph Wood: Home

Best Vocal Performance on an Original Recording

  • Amy Nelson: Speak To Me
  • Kirsten Tsoltoudis: Here To Stay 
  • Ken Loh: What Can I do
  • Steph Wood: Home
  • Benedict Isaac: You'll Fall

Best Instrumental Performance on an Original Recording

  • Anne-Marie Dangerfield: Up Down
  • Callum Brodie: Mudbag Funk
  • Ida Wedanta: Spirited Away - Basistha
  • Rafael Angerami: Perspective 
  • Will Cumberlege: Young Days

Best Original Song

  • Amy Nelson and Nick Paton: Speak To Me
  • Anne-Marie Dangerfield: Up Down
  • Zaine Hill: Time
  • Aisha Nabhan and Courtney Egginton: Not Anymore
  • Emily Mills: Sugar and Vice
  • Benedict Isaac: You'll Fall

Entertainment Business Management Outstanding Achievement Award 

  • Caroline Nehma for Impressive Activity in her Business Idea
  • Brielle Amato for Committed and Persistent Work Ethic
  • Gabrielle Flanagan for Committed and Persistent Work Ethic
  • Sarah O'Malley for Impressive Activity in Industry and Event Engagements
  • Anna Murray-Prior for Impressive Activity in Industry and Event Engagements


Click here to listen to the Cassettes submissions!


We've teamed up with a judging panel of music industry giants, ARIA winners/nominees, as well as some huge sponsors to bring our students the opportunity to be rewarded for their great work and score some great prizes.

The Judges


Hirst formed Midnight Oil along with guitarist/key boards player Jim Moginie in Sydney in 1977, and over the next five years, the Oils made their way to the top the hard way—by touring the east coast of Australia incessantly and winning over tough Australian pub audiences. With the release of their fourth album, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, in late 1982, Midnight Oil established dominance of the Australian rock scene. 


The Preatures are an Australian band from Sydney. The band was formed in 2010 and features Isabella 'Izzi' Manfredi on vocals/keyboards, Jack Moffitt (guitar), Thomas Champion (bass) and Luke Davison (drums). Gideon Bensen was a member of the band until 2016. In 2013, the band won the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition with their song "Is This How You Feel?"

Nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Pop Release,and being voted ninth in the prestigious Triple J Hottest 100 Blue Planet Eyes, their debut studio album, was released on 30 September 2014,which peaked at No. 4 on the ARIA Albums Chart the ARIA Music Awards of 2015 the group were nominated in three categories
Their album Girlhood was released on 11 August 2017 on Island Records and was nominated for an ARIA Music Award for Best Rock Album.


Since 1987, Lizotte, who was born in Massachusetts, United States, has played on several albums by his brother-in law, Australian rock singer, Jimmy Barnes. Although better known as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, Lizotte is also competent on bass guitar, drums, percussion and keyboards; and has also produced an album by Richard Clapton and one by Vika and Linda Bull.He has won six ARIA Music Awards with three for 'Best Male Artist' in 1993, 1994 and 1995.


Peter is a JMC Alumni and has a second home at Sony Music Australia as an in-house engineer and producer, which has seen him work with major international and Australian artists such as Fifth Harmony, Gang Of Youths, Vance Joy, Peking Duk, Olly Murs, Delta Goodrem, The Veronicas and Pusha T.

In 2015 Peter was nominated for the 'Engineer of the Year' ARIA award in recognition of his work on the debut album from Gang Of Youths, 'The Positions'. To date Peter has collected 4 ARIA awards.