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2024 Entries Now Open

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Music Victoria is thrilled to announce entries are now open for the Music Victoria Awards (MVA). The MVAs, now in its 19th year, will once again acknowledge the outstanding achievements of musicians, venues, festivals and industry professionals who contribute to the state’s incredible music scene.

Proudly presented by PBS and Triple R, each year as part of the Awards, Music Victoria inducts into its Hall of Fame those remarkable people who have made a significant contribution to Victorian music and the cultural fabric of our state. Inductees can include not only musicians, but also broadcasters, producers, journalists, festivals, music managers, labels and more–any person or business that has contributed greatly to the Victorian music scene over 25+ years. Nominations for the Hall of Fame are now open, click here for more information

Simone Schinkel, Music Victoria’s CEO said of this year’s Awards:

“As the landscape around us evolves and new challenges arise, it’s a vital time to celebrate those supporting and changing our scene for the better as they pivot and reimagine their work.”

2024 also marks the start of a new partnership with Oztix and will be the second year in which entrants do not need to be Music Victoria members, meaning everyone in the Victorian music industry can put themselves and the artists and venues they represent in consideration for nomination. As the landscape around us evolves and new challenges arise, it’s a vital time to celebrate those supporting and changing our scene for the better as they pivot and reimagine their work.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 24 October at The Edge in Fed Square and will be streamed live on the Music Victoria website.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the biggest celebration of Victorian music, before entries close 2:00pm, Friday 19 July. Enter yourself, your artists, your venue and your festival and celebrate our scene.

“We can’t wait to see you all at this year’s Music Victoria Awards!” – Seth Clancy, Commercial Director, Oztix

See below, the full list of industry-voted and public-voted categories, as well as the community-voted awards celebrating emerging First Nations talent, Deaf and/or Disabled and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse musicians.

Past Music Victoria Award winners include one of Australia’s most exceptional singer/songwriters, Mo’Ju, Zambian-born poet and rapper Sampa the Great, Yolŋu rapper, dancer and performer Baker Boy and Australian icon Paul Kelly. In 2022, the MVA for Best Producer was awarded to Alice Ivy and last year Best Album went to Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, for their ARIA-nominated record, So This Is Love.

In previous years, Music Victoria has inducted Aussie music icons including Archie Roach, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, Michael Gudinski and Helen Marcou AM & Ian “Quincy” McLean AM into the Hall Of Fame. In 2023, Kutcha Edwards and Kirsty Rivers were welcomed as honourable inductees into the Music Victoria Hall Of Fame.

Entries close on Friday 19 July 2024. Click here to enter yourself, your artists, your venue and your festival and celebrate our incredible scene.

Entries Open 9am Monday 1 July 2024 at musicvictoriaawards.com.au

Awards Categories

GENRE AWARDS – Industry Voted

  • Best Blues Work
  • Best Country Work
  • Best Folk Work
  • Best Experimental or Avant-garde Work
  • Best Electronic Work
  • Best Heavy Work
  • Best Hip Hop Work
  • Best Jazz Work
  • Best Pop Work
  • Best Reggae or Dancehall Work
  • Best Rock or Punk Work
  • Best Soul, Funk, RnB or Gospel Work

BEST OF THE BEST – Industry Voted

  • Best Producer
  • Best Musician

VENUES AND FESTIVAL AWARDS – Now Industry Voted

  • Best Metro Venue (Large)
  • Best Metro Venue (Small)
  • Best Regional Venue (under 50 gigs)
  • Best Regional Venue (over 50 gigs)
  • Best Metro Festival
  • Best Regional Festival

BEST OF THE BEST – Public Voted

  • Best Song or Track
  • Best Album
  • Best Solo Artist
  • Best DJ
  • Best Group
  • Best Regional Act

COMMUNITY AWARDS – Community Voted/Selected

  • Singing Our Futures Acknowledgement for Emerging First Nations Talent
  • Arts Access Victoria Amplify Award for a Deaf and/or Disabled Musician
  • Diaspora Award for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Musician

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