MusicNT have locked in Tourism NT as a key partner for their 2017 & 2018 Song Of The Year Awards

The Northern Territory’s music industry body, MusicNT, have announced a renewed two-year partnership with Tourism NT to sponsor their annual NT Song Of The Year Awards, which celebrated its inaugural year in 2016.


Huge news for Northern Territory musicians! MusicNT have locked in Tourism NT has a key partner for their 2017 & 2018 Song Of The Year Awards.

Last year, Ben Evolent took out the inaugural $10,000 prize, which he used to make a music video to showcase both his music and natural landscape of the Northern Territory.

As The Music note, the renewed commitment from Tourism NT will provide similar mutual benefits for musicians and the local tourism market until at least 2018. MusicNT executive director Mark Smith said in a statement that, following a successful first year for the award, it was clear that “Tourism NT has seen the value of engaging local music to promote the Northern Territory”.

“MusicNT is excited about Tourism NT’s two-year commitment to showcasing the Territory through the vibrancy of its music industry,” he said.

The NT’s Tourism & Culture Department chief executive Alastair Shields shared a similar sentiment: “Music is a highly powerful and emotive tool to engage audiences and we are pleased to partner with MusicNT and Territory musicians to promote our destination in campaigns and at key tourism events.”

The 2017 MusicNT Song Of The Year Awards will be held on Saturday 8 July at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Amphitheatre.

Eligible artists have until 5pm this Friday, 26 May. Head to the event’s website for more info!

Speaking of music prizes, have you checked out our very own Needle In The Hay vinyl comp? We are giving one artist the chance to win a 250x vinyl pressing from the legends over at Zenith Records, plus a slew of other prizes from Audio-Techinca, JBL and Enmore Audio with support from our mates Young Henrys.

Check out the NITH page for more info!

[via The Music]