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MusicNT Partner With Spotify


MusicNT has today announced the Northern Territory Create and Release Grant in partnership with Spotify Australia.

Designed to celebrate Northern Territory artists and creators, Spotify Australia are contributing $10,000 to be awarded by MusicNT in the form of five $2,000 grants.

Successful NT-based artists and creators can put the funding towards the recording, promotion or distribution of new music in the second half of 2020.

MusicNT Executive Director Mark Smith believes the grant program will provide an important boost to an industry heavily impacted by the global pandemic.

"We [MusicNT] know a number of artists have had to put existing plans for touring, recording and music releases on hold due to COVID restrictions and the subsequent loss of income," he said.

"These grants will provide five NT artists with the ability to continue with their plans in the back half of 2020 and we are incredibly grateful for the support provided by Spotify Australia & New Zealand to facilitate this."

Applications for the grant program open today July 31, 2020, and close at midnight ACST on August 21, 2020.

For more information head to the NT Create and Release Grant website.