ARIA Awards

Drinking game at home: When every presenter or winner of every single award mentions they’re not just drinking water… take a shot. You’d not remember the rest of the awards ceremony from now on.

Yes, i also think this is cringe overload. lol

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It was a substandard telecast. There was quite a lot of dead air in between award presentations and performances. Also the audio at the Hordern Pavilion was quite poor.

The end credits showed that Gravity Media was the production company for tonight’s awards. It wasn’t its finest hour.


The AACTA Awards will also be held at the Hordern Pavilion in two weeks times. Hopefully the audio gets better by then too.

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It doesn’t look like the ideal venue with most of the seating on the floor on one level. There seems to be a lack of direction for the show. The hosts were good but i felt they were wasted spending too much time telling us what’s up next or later.

At least the musical performances were brilliant. So many of them sounded close to the recordings which was impressive. The tributes to artists we lost this year were brilliant too. Wonderful to have current artists singing past hits.

Probably the worst Arias ever…

I only caught the end of the show with Richard Wlkins paying tribute to ONJ then Natalie Imbruglia singing Hopelessly Devoted (badly), some person I don’t know singing Xanadu and Tones and I butchering You’re The One That I Want dressed in stupid glasses (it’s meant to be a tribute, not a parody).
Was there something more appropriate and respectful earlier in the program?

From what I can see on YouTube, Judith Durham was given a much more appropriate tribute with Dami Im and Casey Donovan performing 2 full songs.


Isn’t that Tones and I’s thing? Weird sunglasses?

There was something earlier in the show where they mentioned and showed her being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and her receiving the award. They also had a message from Olivia’s daughter.

Just really odd production all round. It really was a strange decision for Richard Wilkins to do a tribute to Glen Wheatley and then go straight into introducing the Olivia tribute performance.

I think they could have done this better by having the Glen Wheatley tribute separately, earlier in the show. They should have then had the message from Olivia’s daughter leading into the musical tribute.



The 37th annual ARIA Awards return November 15, live from the Hordern Pavilion on Stan, followed by a free-to-air broadcast on the 9Network.

L to R: Gretta Ray (ARIA Award nominee), Brooke Boney (9Network) and Carlos Sanson Jr (Stan Original Series Bump).580x387

L to R: Gretta Ray (ARIA Award nominee), Brooke Boney (9Network) and Carlos Sanson Jr (Stan Original Series Bump).

Stan, today announced with Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), the return of the 37th ARIA Awards on Wednesday November 15 to celebrate a year of Australian music, with Stan as the home of the live broadcast.

The ARIA Awards will premiere live on Stan at 5pm AEDT for the first time in Australian history, and available on demand. The live stream on Stan will be followed by a free-to-air broadcast across the 9Network at 7.30pm AEDT.

The 37th annual ARIA Awards will be held at The Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, on Gadigal land, for the second year running. Since 1924, the iconic live music venue has hosted many of the world’s leading acts including Amy Shark, The Kid LAROI, Arctic Monkeys, AC/DC, Billie Eilish, Cold Chisel, Coldplay, Crowded House, David Bowie, Flume, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Thelma Plum, INXS, Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Troye Sivan, The Killers, DMA’s and The Veronicas.

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd: “Since 1987, the ARIA Awards have represented the pinnacle of achievement in Australian music. The incredible releases over the last 12 months prove there’s no shortage of world-class talent on our shores, and 15 November is our opportunity to showcase a year of amazing Australian music to the world. We’re thrilled to be back at the Hordern and broadcasting a spectacular show across Stan, Nine and Youtube that will make Aussies proud of our outstanding artists and their achievements. A huge thank you to our partners and everyone involved for backing Aus music and helping to put it on the global stage for another year.”

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said: “We are extremely excited to announce that Stan will be home to the live broadcast of the 2023 ARIA Awards. Stan is committed to supporting local content and being the live broadcaster of music’s night of nights is a fantastic opportunity to spotlight Australia’s amazing local artists. Featuring performances from some of the biggest names in the industry, the ARIA Awards are a momentous occasion to showcase the breadth of musical talent in our country and it is an honour to be able to celebrate the Australian music industry on Stan.”

9Network’s Director of Programming and 9Now, Hamish Turner: “The 9Network are thrilled to again be broadcasting the ARIA Awards, showcasing its brilliant performances and awarding some of the biggest and best names in the industry. We are excited to celebrate and honor the incredible talents of the Australian music industry.”

The 2023 ARIA Awards event team is:

Production: Roving Enterprises

Executive Producer: Craig Campbell

Event Producers: Second Sunday

Public Relations: Twofold Media

Red Carpet: Twofold Media

Sponsorship: White Noise Agency

The 37th ARIA Awards will broadcast live on Stan from 5pm AEDT on November 15. More announcements for the ARIA Awards are coming very soon.

Nine finally confirms the TV broadcast is on massive delay, but it’s good news that some people (who subscribes to Stan) will be able to see the event live.

The YouTube global broadcast however will take the Nine feed.

Interesting also that Roving Enterprises returns to produce this year’s awards.

How long would the full live version run for compared to the edited TV version?

2023 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award Nominees Announced


The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is thrilled to announce the 2023 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award nominees in partnership with Telstra and proudly supported by The Song Room.

Now in its seventh year, the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award helps shine a light on the importance of music education and the essential role that music teachers play, celebrating the incredible achievements of four outstanding music teachers from around Australia.

Every year, the public help determine the winner of the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award, with the winner announced at the ARIA Awards on 15 November, broadcast on Channel Nine and Stan.

The nominees were surprised by celebrated artist ambassadors, who each visited a school to share the exciting news. This year’s ambassadors are Kate Miller-Heidke, George Sheppard, Dami Im and Emma Watkins.

Voting for the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award is now open! Cast your vote here.

Meet the Nominees

Jess Copeman – Ainslie School, Ngunnawal Country, Canberra, ACT

Jess was met by Kate Miller-Heidke to celebrate her nomination. Over the last eight years as music teacher at Ainslie School, Jess’ program has changed the perception of music education’s value in the community, fostering a life-long love of music and creativity where students thrive. Jess is an incredible leader and advocate for music education, impacting her students directly and building the knowledge and capacity of teachers for even greater, ongoing influence.

Jess developed a school partnership with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra to bring their professional musicians to work with students and teachers as part of their own professional development. She is also a committee member of the ACT Music Educators Network, where she collaborates with the University of Canberra on numerous projects to benefit students in the area, including the introduction of robot technology and developing an app that explores the connections between music and mathematics.

Peter Earl – The Music Guy, Dharug and Gundungurra Country, The Blue Mountains, NSW

George Sheppard met Peter Earl aka ‘The Music Guy’ to present him with his nomination. Peter is the founder of The Music Guy: an organisation that provides fun, inclusive concert band programs for primary school students in the Blue Mountains and Western Sydney region, as well as music education resources for teachers and students. Through his organisation Peter has impacted hundreds of students and continues to provide opportunities for students who have limited access to music education.

The Music Guy began when Peter, formerly an assistant principal at a local primary school, realised that very few schools in the area had any kind of band program largely due to the unavailability of tutors, resources and funding. After establishing a successful band program at the school, he then went on to provide concert bands in nine primary schools. The band program has been carefully designed to motivate and engage young minds with the use of body percussion, theatrics, games and more.

Hank Lewerissa – Upper Coomera State College, Yugambeh Country, Gold Coast, QLD

Dami Im attended Upper Coomera State College to tell Hank Lewerissa of his nomination. Hank has taught music in the Gold Coast region for over 40 years, inspiring generations of students. Hank’s career as a music teacher is so extensive, he now teaches some of his original students’ grandchildren.

The school’s choral program is one of Hanks’ biggest achievements and consists of senior choir, junior choir, and a vocal ensemble. The vocal groups regularly perform at eisteddfodau, showcase evenings, Anzac Day ceremonies, and musicals. Hank is a big believer in music being accessible to all, regardless of their abilities and circumstances. The music program is designed to unify his students, despite their backgrounds.

Hank has received many accolades in his time, including an Australia Day Award for Services to Education in 2000, a Gold Coast Honours Silver Award for Education and a Department of Education award for 40 years of service.

Sue Lowry – Southport Special School, Yugambeh Country, Gold Coast, QLD

Sue was surprised by Emma Watkins to celebrate her nomination. For 10 years, Sue has taught music at Southport Special School: a state school with 225 students who have intellectual and physical disabilities, complex health needs and behavioural challenges. Her music program is designed and adjusted to the unique needs, skills and abilities of each individual student, ensuring the benefits of music education are accessible to all.

Sue’s music program has a significant positive impact on her students, their families and the wider community. It has been shown to improve engagement, self-esteem, confidence, sense of belonging and social-connectedness – and most notably – it shatters the glass ceiling of expectations experienced by many people living with disabilities.

The Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award has quickly become one of the award’s most cherished categories as we recognise the importance of music education and our teachers, in forming the industry and inspiring the next generation of musicians.

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “For the last seven years this very special award supported by Telstra and The Song Room, has helped shine a light on the remarkable effect of music education on students and the wider community. The four nominees for 2023 are not only amazing music teachers but exemplary members of society. We are absolutely honoured to celebrate their stories and illustrate the power of enthusiastic and dedicated music teachers, who set students on a path to love and respect music with a life-long passion, and sometimes, a music career that gives joy and impacts lives around the world.”

Telstra Media, Sponsorship & Awards Principal, Genelle Sharples, said: “Telstra is extremely proud to provide continued support for the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award in 2023. We look forward to the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate exceptional music teachers who have inspired children around Australia.”

The Song Room CEO, Alice Gerlach, said: “Music education provides more than just the opportunity to participate in music at school – it helps young people to grow their confidence, connect with their peers, develop as life-long learners and even succeed in other subject areas. I am so inspired by these exceptional music teachers. Congratulations to the four nominees.”

Previous winners of the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award include; Matt Orchard (2022, Apollo Bay P-12 College, Apollo Bay, Gaduband Territory, VIC), Zoe Barry (2021, Fitzroy Sacred Heart School, Fitzroy, VIC), Sarah Donnelley (2020, Wilcannia Central School, Wilcannia, NSW), Antonio Chiappetta (2019, St Andrews College, Sydney, NSW), Scott Maxwell (2018, Grant High School, Mount Gambier, SA) and Renee McCarthy (2017, Woodcroft College, Adelaide, SA).

Jet to be inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame

2023 marks 20 years since the release of Get Born

Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is thrilled to announce Melbourne rock band Jet will be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame on Wednesday, 15 November at the 2023 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube.

After a two-year hiatus, the prestigious honor returns to recognise Jet’s extraordinary contribution to the Australian music industry, their timeless debut album Get Born, and their continued success throughout their illustrious career with albums including Shine On in 2006 and Shaka Rock in 2009.

Formed in Melbourne in the late 90’s, Jet released their first EP – the vinyl-only Dirty Sweet – in 2002 and burst onto the international music scene with their energetic rock‘n’roll sound, quickly becoming a household name. Comprised of Nic Cester (vocals/guitar), Chris Cester (vocals/drums), Cameron Muncey (vocals/guitar) and Mark Wilson (bass), Jet have been one of the most celebrated rock bands to come out of Australia.

The highlight of Jet’s career undoubtedly remains their debut album Get Born, released in 2003, after inking their label deal with Elektra. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the album took the world by storm, earning critical acclaim and commercial success. Featuring hit singles Are You Gonna Be My Girl (151m Streams on YouTube) l, Rollover DJ, and Cold Hard Bitch, Get Born became an instant classic. It achieved multi-platinum status across the world and cemented the band’s place in rock history.

Get Born scored six ARIA Awards in 2004 and was certified nine-times platinum in Australia, making it one of the top five highest-selling Australian rock albums of all time. The unparalleled success of Get Born at home was only one part of the story, as Jet topped both the US Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts with total worldwide sales in excess of 5 million albums. The band has toured with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Oasis and Kings Of Leon.

After calling it a day in 2012, Jet briefly reformed in 2017 to play with Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band on their sold-out Australian tour. Following an overwhelming response to those shows, the band dipped their toe back in the live waters with a triumphant appearance at the legendary Fuji Rock festival in Japan and sold-out shows at Sydney and Melbourne Zoos. The reaction from fans was enough to suggest that demand for the band was stronger than ever.

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, Said “Throughout their career, Jet has achieved numerous accolades and milestones including seven ARIA Awards, chart-topping albums, and sold-out tours around the world. They changed the face of Australian rock music with a culture shifting album and have been a huge influence for other musicians over their career and that truly deserves our highest honour. We couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the ARIA Hall of Fame as the first inductees since 2020”

Upon hearing news of Jet’s ARIA Hall of Fame induction, Nic Cester, Said “We’re all quite chuffed and honored to be in such esteemed company. We are humbled to receive this recognition.”

Jet’s induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame will take place during the 2023 ARIA Awards on Wednesday, 15 November, where the band will join the ranks of Australia’s most revered musical legends and artists.

The ARIA Awards will premiere live on Stan at 5pm AEDT for the first time in Australian history. The live stream will be followed by a free-to-air broadcast across the Nine Network at 7.30pm AEDT with performances and moments available on the @ARIA.official YouTube channel.

  • Live from 1.30pm AEDT: red carpet on @ARIA.official YouTube channel
  • Live from 5pm AEDT: the 2023 ARIA Awards in full on Stan
  • 7.30pm AEDT: the 2023 ARIA Awards on Nine and streamed outside of Australia on YouTube

Jet will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic debut album, Get Born throughout September with a tour commencing 22 September at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, followed by Hindley Street Music Hall in Adelaide on 23 September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on 29 September and concluding at Enmore Theatre Sydney on 30 September.

More announcements for the 2023 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube are coming very soon.

Nominations for the 2023 ARIA Awards will be live streamed on YouTube this Thursday (September 21) at 10am AEST. It will be hosted by Today’s Brooke Boney.

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Seriously? That’s award worthy now? :weary:

You get an award, You get an award everyone gets an award! :joy:


List of nominees

I bet you I know none of them

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