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2022 Territory Sounds Countdown Top 10 Announced

July 1, 2022

Top End punk rock outfit Danger Den’s track Sugar Rush was announced as the number one Territory song released in 2021, in tonight’s Territory Sounds Countdown, broadcast live throughout the NT on ABC Radio Darwin and the Northern Territory, 8CCC, Gove FM, TEABBA and PAW Radio. More than 900 people voted in the countdown with Danger…

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NTMA Winners Crowned

June 29, 2022

Last night MusicNT awarded the winners of the inaugural Northern Territory Music Awards at a sold-out ceremony under the stars at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. To a crowd of 150 music supporters, creators and fans, the music industry peak body celebrated the Territory music industry through an expanded award offering that captured and celebrated the true…

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NTMA Song Finalists Announced!

June 13, 2022

MusicNT have today announced the music genre finalists of the rebranded Northern Territory Music Awards, known previously as the NT Song of the Year Awards. Returning for the first time since 2018, this year’s announcement sees a number of categories expand beyond the usual four finalists due to incredibly close scoring, speaking volumes to the strength of the Territory’s music…

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National Music Industry Survey Launched

May 31, 2022

Yesterday the Australian music industry launched a national survey on, as part of the Music Industry Review on sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination. If you work in the industry, we need to hear from you. Your stories, opinions and observations will help create safer and more inclusive workplaces in which we can all thrive. How you…

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All Good Project Partners with Darwin Pride for Festival Finale

May 24, 2022

MusicNT’s All Good Project is pleased to partner with Top End Pride’s Darwin Festival for the programming and delivery of their Fierce Festival Finale, which will close the 2022 Pride Festival and kick off the inaugural Northern Territory Music Week! The Fierce Festival Finale will showcase a selection of incredibly talented local Queer musicians overlooking…

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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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