Flume, Tame Impala, Lorde and Vance Joy are among the artists who enjoyed sales bumps following their exposure at the Dec. 1 ARIA Awards.
Electronic producer Flume (real name Harley Streten) was a big winner at the ARIAs, collecting best male and best newcomer among his haul. In the new Australian sales chart, published Sunday, his self-titled Future Classic debut album rose 20-11 (the former chart-topping set has now spent 49 weeks on the chart).
Tame Impala was another multiple winner on the night, winning best group, best rock album and the coveted album of the year honor for “Lonerism” (Modular). The psychedelic rockers saw their sophomore album returned to the ARIA albums chart at No. 46 (the album has spent 23 weeks on the chart, for a peak of No. 4).
Lorde’s performance of “Team” (Universal Music Australia) at the ARIAs – her first TV appearance in Australia – sparked a 49-39 rise for the song on the ARIA singles chart (her “Royals” EP is No. 2 on the ARIA streaming chart). Likewise, Vance Joy’s performance of “Riptide” (Liberation) was followed by a 38-23 climb for the track.
The “ARIAs Effect” is modest, given that the ceremony was broadcast this year on network Nine’s digital channel GO!.
Some 337,000 viewers tuned in to the broadcast, up from 304,000 last year, while the “black carpet” segment grabbed 248,000 viewers. It’s a far-cry from the noughties, when the ARIAs was broadcast on free-to-air TV and regularly landed more than a million viewers.