Who can vote in the Territory Sounds Countdown for their favourite NT song of all time? 

Countdown voting is open to all residents living in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia.

How do I vote? 

Create a shortlist of your favourite NT songs, you can use our Ambassador lists for inspiration, then whittle it down to your Top 10. Make sure to submit your final list before voting closes at 6.00pm (ACST), on June 22!

How many voting entries can I submit?

You can only vote once for a maximum of 10 songs and you cannot vote for the same song more than once.

What counts as an NT song?

Entry into the Territory Sounds Countdown is limited to composers of music, writers of lyrics, or both, (“Songwriters”) who:

  1. have (and can warrant or provide suitable evidence of having) continuously resided in the Northern Territory for a minimum of five consecutive years.
  2. Was born in the NT and maintains an ongoing connection to the Northern Territory and/or have cultural ties to the Northern Territory. 
When does voting open?

The voting poll opens on June 1 at 10.00am (ACST)

When does voting close? 

The voting poll closes on June 22 at 6.00pm (ACST)

If an NT song is not on the list, how do we vote for it?

If you have a song you want to be added to the voting list, you can submit it now via the form on our home page.

When will the TOP 40 NT Songs of all time be announced? 

The Territory Sounds Countdown will be broadcast on Territory Day - Wednesday 1st July 2020

How do I listen to the Countdown on Territory day? 

You can listen live across the Territory as we countdown the Top 40 songs on ABC Radio Darwin and ABC Radio Alice
Springs. Tune in via your radio, by streaming online or using
the free ABC Listen app. If you’re in Darwin you can
listen on 105.7fm or 783am in Alice Springs, find other radio frequencies here.

Alternatively, you can listen live via one of our community radio partners.

I can’t listen to the Territory Sounds Countdown live, will I be able to find a list of the songs?

Absolutely! A list will be available on territorysounds.com by 8am the very next day, Thursday 2nd July, 2020.

Why should I vote for my favourite NT songs?

Not only will your votes make your favourite NT artists’ day should they land on the Countdown, but eligible voters will also have the chance to take home a MAJOR PRIZE PACK.

Who is eligible to win the Major Prize Pack?

Anyone living in the Northern Territory who has submitted a vote/s for at least one eligible NT song AND has provided MusicNT with their contact details (valid email address or Australian phone number and post code/State). Terms and Conditions for the Major Prize Pack will be available on the website when the voting polls open. Stay tuned!

How are the winners decided? 

All eligible voters will be entered into the prize draw, with the winner’s name selected at random through an online generator.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced at 10am (ACST), Thursday 2nd July 2020 via the MusicNT social media pages and MusicNT website.

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