(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Finalists have been announced for industry categories of the 2003 Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) Achiever Awards.
Industry Achiever: Ron Adsett, John Arnold, Arthur Laing, Dobe Newton and Grenville Turner.
Record Company of the Year, Major: ABC Music, Compass Bros Records, EMI/Capitol Records, Sony Music and Universal Music.
Record Company of the Year, Independent: ACMEC Records, LBS Records, Little Fish Records, Shoestring Records and Steer Records.
Publishing Company of the Year: ABC Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Jimmy Forty Music, Universal Music Publishing Australia and Warner/Chappell Music.
Producer of the Year: Lindsay Butler, Roger Corbett, Herm Kovac, Rod McCormack and Graham Thompson.
Video Director of the Year: Rachel Dunn, Lindsay Frazer, Cori Hopper, Chris Tangey and Ross Wood.
Media Achiever of the Year: A Little Bit Of Country, Country Music Capital News, Country Music Channel (CMC), Country Update and Mike Smith.
Retailer of the Year: The Country Music Store, Golden Guitar Gift Shop, HMV Brisbane, St Mary¹s Sound Centre and Don Tuckwell Audio.
Winners will be announced at a gala function to be staged at Sydney¹s Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club on September 15. –edited by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner