2006 is the fifth consecutive year for the highly successful 1233 ABC Newcastle Music Awards. The project runs across seven months with the major aim to provide support and airplay to local artists. The Music Awards has proven to be a key event for the region with close to 2000 entries and 400 tracks added to 1233 ABC Newcastle’s play list since its inception in 2002, as well as an Australia Day Award for Best Community Event.
The Awards aim is to uncover, encourage and showcase emerging and established artists from the Hunter and Central Coast regions, with many entrants receiving valuable airplay time and program support across 1233 ABC Newcastle programs as well as other ABC Networks such as Triple J, Classic FM and DIG.
Singer/songwriter Gian was last years winner of the prestigious 2005 ABC Music ‘Artist of The Year’ award. In addition to winning the overall prize, Gian also walked away with ‘Best Male Vocals’ for his Adult Contemporary entry ‘Over‘ and ‘Hunter Broadcasters’ Choice’ for his Pop entry ‘Just Believe‘.
This year’s award ceremony will be held at the Civic Theatre Newcastle on Friday 20 October 2006.
Artists / Bands are able to enter a maximum of three tracks and are required to nominate which category their music falls into – Rock / Heavy Rock, Pop, Blues and Roots, Classical, Folk, R’n'B / Dance / Hip Hop, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Country, Jazz and Combined World, Theatre, Gospel. Entries must be received before 5pm, June 16 2006, the music awards website has details about how to enter.
For further information contact:
The 1233 ABC Newcastle Music Awards Co-ordinator
(02) 4922 1200 or 0412 771 042
or visit the 1233 ABC Newcastle Music Awards website.
Posted on May 11th, 2006 in Newcastle Music Awards