The Australian Music Prize returns for its 12th year!

The Australian Music Prize judging process has kicked off for another year, as the hunt begins to find out which Australian artist or band will be taking home the $30,000 cash prize courtesy of the PPCA in the award’s 12th year.

All albums released between January 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2016 are eligible to be considered for the prize, with the winner being announced in March, 2017. This year saw Courtney Barnett (pictured) walk away with the 11th Australian Music Prize (the AMP) for her acclaimed debut album, Sometimes I Sit And Listen, And Sometimes I Just Sit. 

It’s pretty easy to be involved this year, simply email your information (including album title, release date & Spotify link if possible) to [email protected] or let the team know via their Facebook page, HERE. The only criteria you must fill is listed below:

– The artist/s must be Australian with a new release in 2016
– The new release must be at least nine tracks long or a minimum of 33 minutes, 20 seconds in length

The judging panel for the 12th Australian Music Prize come from different areas of the industry once more and rep for artists, retailers and media. Get your entries in by November 30th!

Dave Faulkner (Chairperson)
Al Grigg
Phil Jamieson
Mikey Cahill
Bryget Chrisfield
Sosefina Fuamoli
Kate Hennessy
Caitlin Nienaber
Sarah Smith
Bernard Zuel
Chris Berkley
Mike Glynn
Shannon Logan
Nate Nott


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