About the Music Awards

The Northern Territory Music Awards are MusicNT's annual award ceremony celebrating the incredible talent, innovation and dedication of the Northern Territory's music industry.

The NT Music Awards, previously known as the NT Song of the Year Awards, return in 2022 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 Awards 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.

Nominations for the 2022 NT Music Awards open on midday Wednesday, 20 April and close midday Wednesday, 18 May.

The 2022 award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 28 June in Garramilla/Darwin as part of MusicNT’s Territory Music Week. The 2023 award ceremony will be held in Mparntwe/Alice Springs with yearly alternations between the two locations for future ceremonies.

The 2022 Award Ceremony on June 28 will also showcase some of the best original live music coming out of the NT music, tickets go on sale to the public in May. Subscribe to the MusicNT newsletter to receive notification of on sale dates.