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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

Am I eligible to enter for a genre award?

As a general rule, to enter a genre category, the entrant must have released at least 3 singles, an album or an EP between 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024.

Solo artists must reside in Victoria – and it should be noted that the residency of their backing band is not considered. For groups, at least 50% of the act must have been living in Victoria for the last two years, or use Victoria as a home base.

The Experimental or Avant-Garde category requires slightly more nuance, where we also allow a publicly available recording of at least 10 minutes in length (standalone or cumulative). Full details of eligibility are included in the submission form.

How do I choose the best genre for my music?

We know that the landscape of genre is constantly evolving, and simply invite you to follow your gut. You can only submit to one genre. Our judges are music industry experts who are across movements in the Victorian scene and represent the full breadth of each genre. We support self identification.

Judging for all genre awards is completed by a panel of industry judges.


9am Monday
1 July 2024


2pm Friday
19 July 2024


9am Monday
2 September 2024

Public Voting

12 noon Tuesday
1 October 2024


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.