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 celebrate the true breadth of people, organisations and events that make up our incredibly diverse and passionate industry.
This year’s nominations, the first under the NT Music Award branding, will be open to songs, photographs and festivals held, taken or released between 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2021, with future year’s awards to have a 12-month period of eligibility.
“We are excited to be able to re-shape the NT Song of the Year awards into the NT Music Awards and recognise both the amazing songwriting talent from across the Territory, as well as the the venues, festivals and technicians who support our music sector,” said MusicNT Executive Director Mark Smith.
Nominations for the 2022 NT Music Awards are NOW OPEN and close midday Wednesday, 11 May.
This year’s award categories include:
Song of the Year
Rock Song of the Year
Heavy Song of the Year
Electronic/Dance Song of the Year
Folk Song of the Year
Country Song of the Year
Hip Hop/Rap Song of the Year
Blues & Roots Song of the Year
Pop Song of the Year
Youth Song of the Year
All Good Project Music Venue of the Year
Hot Shots Photograph of the Year: Gig
Hot Shots Photograph of the Year: Portrait
Regional Festival of the Year
Metro Festival of the Year
Tech of the Year
The 2022 award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 28 June as part of MusicNT’s Territory Music Week.