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All Good Project partners with Dancewize NT for BASSINTHEGRASS

May 6, 2022

MusicNT’s All Good Project is excited to partner with Dancewize NT to support the safety and wellbeing of attendees, staff and performers at this year’s BASSINTHEGRASS music festival on Saturday, 21 May. Expecting over 17,000 attendees at the sold-out Mindil Beach festival, Dancewize NT and the All Good Project will assist festival-goers to party safely,…

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NT Music Awards Nominations Open

April 15, 2022

MusicNT have announced a rebranded, reimagined annual award ceremony to celebrate the incredible talent, innovation and dedication of the Northern Territory music industry. The NT Music Awards, previously known as the NT Song of the Year Awards, return for the first time since 2018 and include a number of new award categories to capture and…

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MusicNT Hit the Road

March 16, 2022

MusicNT are taking the office on the road, hitting the (Stuart) Highway this March with visits to Tennant Creek and Katherine, as well as opening a  new office space in Alice Springs! That’s right, MusicNT’s Central office has a new home in The Old Courthouse on the corner of Parsons & Hartley Streets right in…

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MusicNT Celebrate International Women’s Day 2022

March 8, 2022

MusicNT are celebrating International Women’s Day with the release of the organisation’s inaugural gender audit, a live-streamed panel discussing gender equity in the Australian music industry and a curated playlist featuring some of the NT’s female-identifying artists to soundtrack IWD 2022. Last International Women’s Day MusicNT released You Gotta See It To Be It: Strategic Directions for NT Women in Music, the first ever report…

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MusicNT Executive Director Named AusCo Arts Leader

February 22, 2022

MusicNT Executive Director Mark Smith was yesterday announced as one the Australia Council for the Arts’ 2022 Future Arts Leaders. Taking place over 12-months, the program is a personal and professional development opportunity that involves three interconnected residentials that take place either in-person or online. Arts leaders will collectively explore the current challenges and opportunities…

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Contribute to the National Music Industry Review

February 18, 2022

The National Review into Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harm, and Systemic Discrimination in the Music Industry is now taking submissions from anyone who works within the Australian music industry. The more participation this review has, the more impact it can have with industry responses shaping the findings and recommendations of the review and its subsequent impact…

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APRA AMCOS Members Receive Royalties for Cancelled Gigs!

February 8, 2022

In a HUGE announcement yesterday, APRA AMCOS informed members that $1.5m in live performance royalties would be paid out for cancelled gigs caused by the latest wave of COVID. Australian and New Zealander APRA members who lost gigs from October 2021 to 28 February 2022 due to cancellation or COVID infection can claim royalties via the…

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The Source Online Music Essentials Series Launches

February 4, 2022

Join MusicNT every Thursday as we premiere a new video from ‘The Source’, our FREE introduction to music essentials series, live on Youtube at 1.00pm (ACST) every week for 8 weeks beginning February 3. These short, sharp video tutorials run between 7 and 20 minutes meaning you can tune in from the comfort of your…

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freshmiNT Relaunches!

January 28, 2022

It’s been a while and we know you’ve missed it, but freshmiNT is back showcasing the freshest new Territory tunes to the world! We’re looking for the freshest, newest tracks coming out of the NT to send to our industry contacts each and every month and to forward on to the awesome crew at 104.1…

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EOI Open for Indigenous Women’s Music Program Industry Reference Group

January 28, 2022

MusicNT is seeking expressions of interest from Indigenous women in music with skills and time to contribute to our Indigenous Women’s Music Program Industry Reference Group. This group helps shape our annual women’s programs such as Divas and Sista Sounds, along with providing expert advice more broadly around matters affecting Indigenous women in music. Up…

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Omnicron Industry Impact Surveys

January 15, 2022

The MusicNT team has created two different surveys designed to give us the integral information we need to advocate for greater support for the sector in the in the midst of the NT’s most severe COVID outbreak.

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2022 Workshop Survey

January 6, 2022

MusicNT want to hear what you want us to program in 2022 regardless of whether you are a musician, are more broadly involved in the industry or are a keen music-lover. We have developed a short survey to get your thoughts on this year’s workshop program throughout the Territory. Completion of this survey, which should…

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MusicNT Christmas Closure Dates

December 15, 2021

The MusicNT team are taking some much-needed time off over the festive season. Both offices will be closed and emails will not be monitored for the following periods. Alice Springs: December 16 until January 13 Darwin: December 16 until January 4 We hope you have a safe and happy festive season and cannot wait to…

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MusicNT Strongly Supports National Music Industry Review

December 9, 2021

MusicNT strongly supports the Music Industry Review of sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the contemporary Australian music industry, announced nationally this morning. The review, to be auspiced by Support Act, will include focus groups, one-on-one interviews, an online survey and confidential online written submissions over a period of 6 months, commencing in…

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MusicNT’s 12 Days of Christmas!

December 1, 2021

MusicNT is spreading the Christmas cheer with our 12 Days of Christmas giveaways! At 9am (ACST) each day from December 1 until December 12 we will announce a new prize (think signed vinyl, merchandise and music books) for you to win. All you need to do to be in running to win is subscribe to our new mailing list….

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IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE

October 28, 2021

As you may be aware, the Northern Territory Government recently announced plans to mandate COVID vaccinations for NT businesses, including live music venues. Like all music lovers around the country, MusicNT is excited at the prospect of being able to hear more live music in our venues and festivals across the Territory, safe in the knowledge…

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2021 National Indigenous Music Awards reimagined as radio event on triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed

October 11, 2021

While COVID-19 lockdowns forced the hand of the live event, the NIMA’s have partnered with triple j‘s First Nations show, Blak Out, for a special two-hour broadcast on Sunday 14 November.   Playing out in simultaneously across triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed, you’ll be able to tune in and catch some live…

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Bush Bands Bash 2021 Artist Announcement

July 21, 2021

There’s been a lot of anticipation leading up to this year’s Bush Bands Bash and MusicNT is very excited to officially announce the huge lineup that will be hitting the stage in 2021, at one of the country’s premier Indigenous music events. With a record number of bands applying this year, the selection process was…

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Baker Boy’s ‘Better Days’ Named #1 NT Song of 2020 in MusicNT’s Territory Sounds Countdown

July 2, 2021

Territory Day may have been postponed, but that hasn’t stopped Territorians from celebrating the varied and unique musical talent from across the NT thanks to MusicNT’s Territory Sounds Countdown. Over 700 votes were received and the top 10 NT songs of 2020 counted down live on air with ABC Darwin’s Mikaela Simpson for broadcast throughout the Territory…

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MusicNT launches the NT Live Music Strategy

June 18, 2021

MusicNT is excited to launch the first NT Live Music Strategy, providing the framework for support to the NT Live Music Industry.

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