We’ll bring back the respect, promises ARIAs creative director Burcham

The Conscience Organisation is to produce this year’s ARIA Music Awards with TCO boss Clive Burcham to be the event’s creative director and executive producer.

Burcham told Mumbrella: “It’s going to be about bringing class and respect back to the ARIAs.”  

Last year’s event, which was broadcast on Ten, was widely derided for its presentation problems and the little attention paid by the audience on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

This year’s ARIAs will be broadcast as live on a two and a half hour delay on Nine’s digital channel Go. The Australian Recording Industry Industry Association Awards began in 1987.

There will also be an Optus-sponsored backstage video stream hosted by Jason ‘Jabba’ Davis.

The project is one of the biggest TCO has ever been involved in. Burcham was previously involved as a producer on the ARIAs nearly a decade ago. He said: “This is the biggest collaboration I’ve ever been involved in.”

Vicki Gerrins will be the broadcast executive producer.


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