ARIA Award for Best Dance Release
The ARIA Music Award for Best Dance Release, is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry." To be eligible, the recording (an album or single) must have been commercially released. The award is presented to an artist within the dance genre. The accolade is voted for by a judging school, which comprises between 40 and 100 members of representatives experienced in this genre, and is given to a solo artist, group, production team or various artist compilation, who is either from Australia or an Australian resident.
|ARIA Award for Best Dance Release|
|Presented by||Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)|
|Currently held by||Pnau, "Go Bang" (2018)|
The award for Best Dance Release was first presented to Itch-E and Scratch-E in 1995 for their single, "Sweetness and Light". In the following year FSOM won the award for their album Chapter One. Pnau has won the award the most times, with three wins.
Winners and nomineesEdit
In the following table, the winner is highlighted in a separate colour, and in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.
- "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "ARIA 2011 - Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Winners by Year 1995". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2013. Note: ARIA introduces the 1995 Awards page with a summary section that includes "The Best Pop/Dance Release was this year split into two categories, won by Tina Arena and Itch-e & Scratch-e respectively". The main listing of the awards does not show any information on 'The Best Dance Release' category. However, the winners and nominees were published in ARIA's 1996 Yearbook.
- McFarlane, 'Itch-E & Scratch-E' entry. Archived from the original on 30 September 2004. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- Jenkins, Jeff; Meldrum, Ian (2007). Molly Meldrum Presents 50 Years of Rock in Australia. Melbourne, Vic: Wilkinson Publishing. p. 230. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1.
- ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners By Award - 27th ARIA Awards 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 1 March 2014.