Who can vote in the Territory Sounds Countdown for their favourite NT song of 2020? 

Countdown voting is open to all residents living in Australia.

How do I vote? 

Head over to our voting website. Log in and create a shortlist of your favourite NT songs of 2020, you can use our Ambassador lists for inspiration. Then comes the tough part of whittle it down to your Top 5. Make sure to submit your final list before voting closes at 11.59pm (ACST), on June 21. Then share your votes with the world!

How many voting entries can I submit?

You can only vote once for a maximum of 5 songs and you cannot vote for the same song more than once.

If an individual is found to have voted more than once, all of their entries will be deemed ineligible.

What counts as an NT song?

Entry into the Territory Sounds Countdown is limited to composers of music, performers, writers of lyrics, or 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. Were born in the NT and maintain an ongoing connection to the Northern Territory and/or have cultural ties to the Northern Territory. 
When does the song have to have been released?

This year we are counting down the Top 10 songs of 2020.

In order to be eligible, the song has to have been released between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

Songs rereleased in 2020 are eligible.

I am an artist, how many songs can I submit?

Each artist can submit a maximum of THREE songs for inclusion on the final voting list.

Songs can be submitted via this online form.

When does voting open?

The voting poll opens on June 1 at 9.00am (ACST)

When does voting close? 

The voting poll closes on June 21 at 9am (ACST).

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

You can add a song to your shortlist manually, just make sure it meets the eligibility criteria outlined above and that you add it to our list by Monday 24 May, 2021.

When will the Top 10 NT Songs of 2020 be announced? 

The Territory Sounds Countdown will be broadcast from 8pm (ACST) on Territory Day- Thursday, 1 July.

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.  The best option if you’re in Darwin is listen on 105.7fm or 783am in Alice Springs, find other radio frequencies here.

You can also Tune in by streaming online or using the free ABC Listen app.However, if you use a web stream broadcast it will be interrupted between 6.00pm - 6.30pm for a news segment.

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

GoveFM - 8CCC - TEABBA - PAW Radio - Katherine Community Radio

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 9am the very next day, Friday 2nd July, 2021.

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 Territory Sounds Countdown voter prizes can be found hereT&Cs.

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), Friday 2nd July 2021 via the MusicNT social media pages and MusicNT website.

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