Nine and YouTube to broadcast the 2019 ARIA Awards

Nine will broadcast the ARIA Awards for the third year in 2019, but this year the ceremony will also be live streamed on YouTube thanks to a partnership between ARIA and Google.

The event will be the 33rd annual ceremony and will broadcast live from The Star in Sydney on November 27. It will be supported by the NSW government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

2018’s coverage of the awards brought 500,000 metro viewers to the channel, dropping from 515,000 the year prior, but up from 461,000 in 2016.

Denis Handlin AO, ARIA chairman and chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and president of Asia, said: “On behalf of the ARIA Board, we welcome back the Nine Network as our television broadcast partner for the ARIA Awards in 2019 and we look forward to working with Nine’s CEO Hugh Marks and his team for a third year. We are also thrilled to again have Destination NSW and The Star help us celebrate another outstanding year for Australian music at this year’s Awards.”

Members of the public can purchase tickets for the event for $44, enabling them to a number of exclusive opportunities including VIP seating on the red carpet, a meet and greet with an artist and an exclusive performance.

Hamish Turner, Nine Network program director, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome back the ARIA Awards on our screens for 2019, and champion some incredible Australian music in the process. For 32 years the ARIA Awards have delighted us with brilliant performances from some of the biggest names in music, and this year will be no different.”

The partnership between Google and ARIA will see the event broadcast for the first time on YouTube, and YouTube Music presenting the public-voted ARIA Awards for Best Video and Song of the Year.

NSW Minister for Tourism, Stuart Ayres, said: “The NSW government is proud to support the ARIAs through our tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. These iconic awards not only provide a significant boost to the State’s visitor economy, but also cement Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s creative arts hub across the Asia Pacific through highlighting and celebrating our incredible home grown talent.”

Dan Rosen, ARIA chief executive, said: “The ARIA Awards would not be possible without the incredible support we get from our key partners. I’m delighted that the team at Nine, Destination NSW and The Star are back to help us deliver an event worthy of celebrating another wonderful year of Australian music. ”


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