Ten and ARIA Renew Partnership
Network Ten and the Australian
Record Industry Association (ARIA) today announced the renewal of
their agreement for the annual ARIA Music Awards for a further three
This new agreement builds
on the successful, long-standing relationship that has seen the
Awards grow into an event of major national interest and a countrywide
broadcast that delivers consistently high ratings.
Network Ten’s chief
executive officer, John McAlpine, said: “The ARIA Awards have
pride of place in TEN’s schedule, as is fitting for the network
that reaches more Australian music lovers than any other. We are
delighted to be extending our long-term partnership with ARIA and
look forward to bringing the house down with the 2005 ARIA Music
Awards this October.”
ARIA chairman, Denis Handlin,
said: ”Now in their 19th year, the Awards have grown from
an industry event for 500 guests in 1987 to an event in 2005 that
will cater for over 2,500 industry attendees, 6,000 members of the
general public, and a potential viewing audience of over 1.3 million.
ARIA is delighted to renew its long-standing relationship with Network
ARIA has reappointed Mark
Pope as event producer, and Roving Enterprises’ Craig Campbell
returns as telecast executive producer.
ARIA Awards chairman Ed
St John said: "Over the past three years the partnership between
ARIA, Network Ten and Roving Enterprises has resulted in the best
ARIA Awards ever. The creative investment from the recording industry,
from event producer Mark Pope and from Craig Campbell and his team
from Roving Enterprises is immense: this unique and talented team
is committed to making the best awards show on television, year
after year. The show doesn't happen by accident - it's the product
of enormous effort by many hundreds of people. We're delighted to
be working with the same team in 2005 and we look forward to creating
another fantastic show this year."
Ratings for the annual
ARIA Music Awards on Network Ten are consistently strong, with the
2004 event winning a 51% national commercial share of the target
16-39 year-old audience and 1.38m viewers in the five mainland capital
The Australian music industry’s
night of nights will be held in Sydney in October.
Further details will be
announced in the weeks to come.
20 May 2005