ARIA Music Awards of 2004

The 18th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply the ARIAs) were held on 17 October 2004 at the Sydney Superdome within the Sydney Olympic Complex. The ceremony, hosted by Rove McManus and produced by Roving Enterprises for Network Ten, was held for the first time on a Sunday night and averaged 1.39 million viewers.[1][2] The 2004 ARIA Fine Arts Awards had been presented at a ceremony weeks earlier.[3]

2004 ARIA Music Awards
Date17 October 2004 (2004-10-17)
VenueSydney Superdome,
Sydney, New South Wales
Most awardsJet (6)
Most nominations
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten


Winners highlighted in bold, with nominees, in plain, below them.[1]

ARIA AwardsEdit

Artisan AwardsEdit

Fine Arts AwardsEdit

For the first time, in 2004, the ARIA Fine Arts Awards were presented at a separate ceremony held weeks earlier.[3]

ARIA Hall of Fame inducteeEdit

1970s members of Little River Band: Beeb Birtles, David Briggs, Graeham Goble, George McArdle, Derek Pellicci and Glenn Shorrock, were inducted into the Hall of Fame.[4] The later members including fellow Australian, John Farnham, and US-based musicians, were not included in this induction.[4] Due to a 2002 legal ruling on their right to use the band's name—two US-based members held the trademark—they performed as Classic Lineup of the Little River Band or Little River Band – Classic Lineup (sources vary).[4] Shorrock had already been inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991 and Farnham was inducted, for his solo work, in 2003.[5]


The following artists performed on stage during the 2004 ARIA Awards:

Channel V Oz Artist of the Year awardEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2004: 18th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Australia 2004 ARIA Awards". Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b "ARIA Awards 2009 : About: Fine Arts & Artisan Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Sams, Christine (12 September 2004). "ARIAs reunite Little River Band". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  5. ^ "ARIA Awards 2009 : History: Winners by Award: Hall of Fame". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2009.