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BEST SONG/TRACK

A short musical composition which can be with or without words.

Nominees in this category are determined by a judging panel, with winners determined by public voting.

BEST ALBUM

An album would generally be accepted to have at least nine tracks, or be 33 minutes in length, with a minimum requirement that a track includes at least 20 seconds of music. However, we understand that artists define whether their release is an album or ep, and some genres are more likely to have short songs and therefore albums that fall short of 33 minutes in length. Live albums and cover albums are included.

Nominees in this category are determined by a judging panel, with winners determined by public voting.

BEST SOLO ARTIST

An artist that performs under their own name or a pseudonym.

This category does not include lead singers of bands unless they’re being nominated for a separate and current solo career (i.e. they release music and play shows under their own name or solo pseudonym).

Nominees in this category are determined by a judging panel, with winners determined by public voting.

BEST DJ

A person who skilfully layers, manipulates and mixes (via a mixer, CDJs, turntables or live set up) pre-made music (their own originals and/or others) and other musical elements and sounds together to create a new form of creative expression.

Nominees in this category are determined by a judging panel, with winners determined by public voting.

BEST PRODUCER

Someone who oversees, engineers, and manages the sound recording and production of a solo artist or group’s music. This can include a person who produces their own work or a sound engineer who plays a guiding role in recording.

Judging for this category is completed by a panel.

BEST MUSICIAN

A person who skilfully and creatively manipulates their chosen instrument/s, making a significant musical contribution to an act.

Judging for this category is completed by a panel.

BEST GROUP

Two or more people, a group of musicians, who play music together both on stage and in the studio as a collective under a band, group or collective name.

Nominees in this category are determined by a judging panel, with winners determined by public voting.

BEST REGIONAL ACT

An individual artist or group of musicians that are based in Regional Victoria as defined by this map.

Nominees in this category are determined by a judging panel, with winners determined by public voting.

Entries
Open

9am Monday
1 July 2024

Entries
Close

2pm Friday
19 July 2024

Nominees
Announced

9am Monday
2 September 2024

Public Voting
Closes

12 noon Tuesday
1 October 2024

Awards
Ceremony

6pm Thursday
24 October 2024

Contemporary Music Victoria Inc.
Unit 1, 35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country
Collingwood VIC 3066

Music Victoria advocates, celebrates and supports on the unceded lands of the peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We deeply respect the role that music and songlines play and have played in the continuation of their culture for the past 60,000+ years.