ARIA signs new deals for ARIA Awards with Nine and NSW Gov

• ARIA signs new deals for ARIA Awards with Nine and NSW Government

The 2018 ARIA Awards will return to the Nine Network this year, with the ceremony and ARIA Week also confirmed to remain in Sydney until at least 2020 thanks to the support of the NSW Government.

The 2018 ARIA Awards will be held on Wednesday November 28 and will be supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, with the ceremony to be broadcast from Sydney on the Nine Network.

The 2017 ARIA Awards delivered the biggest audience since 2010, winning its timeslot in total people and all demographics, including both 25-54s and under 55s.

Denis Handlin and Guy Sebastian

Denis Handlin, ARIA chairman and chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and president, Asia, said: “On behalf of the ARIA board, we look forward to another wonderful celebration of Australian music at this year’s ARIA Awards, as we recognise those artists that have captured the nation’s imagination over the past 12 months.

“ARIA is delighted to partner with the Nine Network again. After last year’s successful return to the network, we look forward to continue working with Nine’s CEO Hugh Marks and his team to produce another world-class event that celebrates all that is great in Australian music.”

Nine CEO Hugh Marks

Adrian Swift, head of content production and development at Nine Network Australia, said: “We are proud to be broadcasting the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards on Nine, following the fantastic success of last year’s event. We remain committed to Australian music and delivering the greatest live events and entertainment to viewers across Australia.”

ARIA chief executive Dan Rosen said: “We are thrilled to welcome back both the Nine Network and the NSW Government, through Destination NSW, and thank them for their passionate support of the ARIA Awards and ARIA Week. We look forward to partnering with them again in 2018 as we celebrate a remarkable year in Australian music, and onwards to 2020.”

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