News 14 November 2022

2022 ARIA Week Program

The 2022 ARIA Awards and ARIA Week are proudly supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

2022 ARIA Week Program

Ricochet Ball

Monday, 14 November

Ricochet Ball is back for 2022. Bringing together teams from across the music and entertainment industry to compete in a one-day mixed netball tournament to raise money for charity, Ricochet Ball was launched in 2018 by songwriter, DJ and producer KLP (Kristy Lee Peters) alongside music publicist Anna Fitzgerald. The aim of Ricochet Ball is to bring together people from the music industry in a safe, healthy and inclusive environment, while raising money for charity. 

Location: Perry Park Recreation Centre

Address: 1B Maddox Street, Alexandria NSW 2015

Time: 11am to 2pm 

Price: Free

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Breaking Down The Beat

Wednesday, 16 November

Join Ableton Certified Trainer and Liveschool instructor Josh Panakera Molony (AKA Setwun) for a full-day beat making workshop, as he breaks down the basics of using Ableton Live, producing your own music and lets you in on a few tips and tricks of his own. 

Location: Wentworth Point Community Centre

Address: 10 Footbridge Bvd, Wentworth Point NSW 2127

Time: 10am to 3pm

Price: Free 

RSVP here

RSVP Required*


Studios 301 Producers & Engineers BBQ

Thursday, 17 November: Invitation only

Studios 301 presents the 2022 Producers & Engineers BBQ in honour of our industry’s producers, engineers, and ARIA Awards nominees. 

The event provides a chance for the community to celebrate the fantastic work and achievements of engineers and producers in the industry. On the night, Studios 301 will also be presenting their Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve Crane, as well as feature performances from Tasman Guitar endorsees Ray Beadle, Zane Banks, Sons of Atticus and a brand new endorsee to be announced. After, DJ KRISTELLE will be on the decks to DJ the night away. As an official partner to the 2022 ARIA Awards, Neumann Berlin has a fabulous product giveaway which will be drawn on the night. Drinks will be provided by Mountain Goat, The Balvenie, Doom Juice and more.


Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

Friday, 18 November

Presented by the music industry’s charity, Support Act, ARIA and triple J, Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is an annual day of fun and awareness to raise urgently needed funds for artists, artist managers, crew and music workers in crisis.

Celebrated across ARIA Week and triple J and the ABC as part of Ausmusic Month, it is supported by some of Australia’s best loved music legends including Keith Urban, Jessica Mauboy, Neil Finn, Kylie Minogue, Jon Stevens, Missy Higgins, Amy Shark, Lime Cordiale and The Wiggles, Ausmusic T-Shirt Day raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to fund much-needed crisis relief and mental health services for people in music who are doing it tough, especially through recent pandemic affected times. This year Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is attempting to beat last year’s record of $600,000 raised.



Sunday, 20 November – Tuesday, 22 November

After its inaugural online conference last year, BLAKSOUND returns in person as part of ARIA Week. Presented by Digi Youth Arts, ARIA and PPCA, BLAKSOUND is a self-determined Indigenous music conference celebrating the past, present and future of music. 

Kicking off with a launch party on Sunday, 20 November, presented in collaboration with Koori Radio, a day of conversation will follow on Monday, while Tuesday will offer a series of closed-door workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. The full program will be announced soon. 

Full program with locations and times to be announced soon


Creative Minds

Monday, 21 November

Support Act joins the ARIA Week program with the one day intensive workshop ‘Creative Minds’. Held by resident psychologist Ash King, Creative Minds will aim to help reconnection with creativity whilst providing fresh views on making music. The workshop uses interactive activities created to assist artists and industry professionals challenge and grow their ideals of creativity and implement strategies that promote awareness and productivity.

Location: Wentworth Point Community CentreAddress: 10 Footbridge Bvd, Wentworth Point NSW 2127

Time: 9am to 4pm

Price: Free 

RSVP here

RSVP Required*


Hip Hop Event presented by ARIA and YouTube

Monday, 21 November

YouTube and ARIA presents this year's Hip Hop event, a celebration of the local Hip Hop Community, bringing together some of the country's most exciting established and emerging talent and tastemakers in an intimate and exclusive venue. This invite-only affair will take place at Mary’s ‘The Basement’ featuring performances by ARIA Award winning talent and YouTube Foundry Artists and an industry curated lineup of Australian underground Hip Hop, Drill, Rap talent and DJ’s.

Location: Mary’s Basement

Address: 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 202

Time: 7pm to 10pm

Invite only



Tuesday, 22nd November

A.I-driven music platform, Music Health, Universal Music Group, YouTube, Facebook, What The Health, Spark Festival and HammondCare are uniting the aged care and music industries to launch this year’s #shareasong campaign. The event brings artists and industry professionals together to change the conversation around dementia and brain health. This year’s launch will feature a conversation with multiple ARIA Award winner Missy Higgins whose song Cooling of the Embers was written about her grandmother’s experience with dementia.


Location: Australian Institute of Music Campus

Address: 27 Nurses Walk, The Rocks NSW 2010

Time: 5:00pm

For more information visit Music Health at 


ARIA Talks

Wednesday, 23 November

ARIA Talks presents a selection of industry-curated, in-person discussions designed to educate, inspire and move the Australian music industry forward. 


Bigger Than The Beatles: How NOT to make a recording through the lens of Peter Jackson's Get Back, presented by PPCA

9:45am to 10:45am

Even the very best can make some big mistakes. This panel presented by PPCA will use Peter Jacksons’ extraordinary documentary to reveal avoidable pitfalls that can often affect the making of an album. 

Panellists include Anna Laverty, John Watson, Robby Buck and a very special musical guest.

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RSVP required*


The Right Note: Music Education Panel with Murray Wiggle 

11:45am to 12:45pm 

Explore the transformative power and importance of music education with this year’s Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award nominees Jane Nicholas, Kath Dunn, David Collins-White and Matt Orchard moderated by the OG Red Wiggle: Murray Cook. 

Learn about the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Nominees here.

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How Do You Actually Create Change Across A Whole Industry? 

1:15pm to 2:15pm 

The industry has started to shift toward creating a culture that is safe for all. In this ARIA week panel, listen to leaders from outside the bubble of music who have been implementing significant prevention and response initiatives in their fields. It will be an opportunity to look at responses to sexual harassment in workplaces from a diverse range of industries, and understand what more can and needs to be done in our own industry. Panellists include: Catherine Fitzpatrick (Westpac), Tanya Hosch (AFL) and more to be announced.

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Ahead Of The Referendum / Walk With Us with Tanya Hosch 

Time: 2:45pm to 3:30pm

A Briefing on the Voice to Parliament and Uluru Statement from the Heart with Tanya Hosch. 

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RSVP required*


Location: AFTRs TheatreAddress: Building 130,  Moore Park NSW 2021

Time: 9:45am – 3:45pm

Price: Free 

RSVP here

RSVP required*


Good Humans (industry networking event)

Tuesday, 22 November

This ARIA Week, ARIA invites women, non-gender conforming and good humans from our music community to come together for a different kind of networking event. Join us at The Strand on Wednesday, 23 November to connect with like-minded people, mingle and meet with a fresh cocktail or mocktail in hand. 


Location: The Strand Hotel, Bistro

Address:  99 William St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Time: 6pm to 9pm 

Invite Only


Sound Advice presented by Music NSW and ARIA*

Wednesday, 23 November

In partnership with ARIA, MusicNSW takes its professional development program, Sound Advice, to Casula Powerhouse for a very special ARIA Week event all about getting played. An expert panel discussion will dive into what artists need to do to reach the programmers, DJs and content makers who can connect their music with a wider audience. Featuring Nazlican Eren (One Day Entertainment, Cherub Artists, FBi Radio), Tommy Faith (triple j Unearthed), Parry Tritsiniotis (Purple Sneakers) and Tait McGregor (TikTok). The panel discussion will conclude with a Q&A and will be followed by a facilitated networking session where artists can chat one-on-one with the panellists and other attendees. 


Location: Casula Powerhouse, Tharawal Country

Address: 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula NSW 2170

Time: 6pm

Price: Free 

RSVP required*

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For more information and interview requests, please contact:


Lucy Nettlefold

M: 0439 318 352