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The Music Victoria Awards

 

When can we submit for the 2022 Awards?

 

Submissions for the 2022 Awards are open now.

Submissions close 11:59PM 31 July AEST

Latest Awards News

Catch up on all the latest Music Victoria Awards news here.

About the Awards

The Music Victoria Awards (previously known as The Age Music Victoria Awards) are an annual Awards program celebrating Victorian music.

Eligibility Criteria

– At least 50% of the act has been living in Victoria for the last two years, or uses Victoria as a home base. If you are performing under a solo artist name, you must reside in Victoria to be eligible (residency of backing band is not considered).
– All entrants must have created or produced multiple recordings (ie: songs, works, pieces) released between 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022
– Ran a music festival or active music venue in Victoria between 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022
– You must be a paid Music Victoria member to be on the longlist

For the Music Victoria Awards 2022, in light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Best Venue, Festival and Best Live Act categories include live streaming activity from Victorian venues, festivals and artists in the eligible time period.

The categories are:

Industry voted categories

Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent (First Peoples nominees only)
Arts Access Victoria Amplify Award (Deaf and Disabled nominees only)
MAV Diasporas Award (previously Global) 
Best Blues Work
Best Country Work
Best Electronic Work
Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Work
Best Folk Work
Best Heavy Work
Best Hip Hop Work
Best Jazz Work
Best Pop Work
Best Reggae and Dancehall Work
Best Rock/Punk Work
Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B or Gospel Work
Best Producer
Best Musician

Members can self-nominate for these Industry voted categories. An industry panel decides the nominees and the winner.
Artists can only be nominated in 1 genre category (if they self-nominate – the category they have chosen takes precedence over a judge’s nomination of them in another genre). 

Maximum submissions: 

Essentials members: 1
Business Members^: 5
Premium and Partner members^: 10

~Excluding Arts Access Amplify Award, MAV Diasporas Award, and Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent. Entrants in these categories can submit in a genre of their choice in addition to these categories.

^ Business, Premium and Partner members can share their membership entitlement (ie pay it forward to a non-member so that they can nominate), but we still need ARTISTS/management to fill in the entry form themselves. Essential level memberships are unable to “pay it forward” – they can only submit themselves.

Publicly voted categories

Best Album
Best Song
Best Group
Best DJ
Best Solo Artist
Best Metro Festival
Best Regional Festival
Best Large Venue (Metro)
Best Small Venue (Metro)
Best Regional Act
Best Regional Venue/Presenter (Established)
Best Regional Venue/Presenter (Emerging)

Members can self-nominate for these categories. The nominees will be chosen by an expert industry panel. Voting will be open to the public to decide the winners in October 2022.

Maximum submissions: 

Essentials members: 1
Business Members^: 5
Premium and Partner members^: 10

~Excluding Best Regional Act. Entrants can submit in this category ON TOP OF the maximum submissions in Public Voted categories for their membership type.
^Business, Premium and Partner members can share their membership entitlement (ie pay it forward to a non-member so that they can nominate), but we still need Artist/Management to fill in the entry form themselves. Essential level memberships are unable to “pay it forward” – they can only submit themselves.

Music Victoria Hall of Fame
Inductions to the Hall of Fame are voted on by an experienced and diverse cross-section of key industry figures including former inductees and chairs for each of the genre panels for the Music Victoria Awards.

Members cannot self-nominate for the Hall of Fame category.

 

~ We use the term ‘Deaf and Disabled people/musicians’ in line with the Social Model of Disability

 




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