The NT Song of the Year Awards are a MusicNT initiative that recognise the fantastic songwriting talent across the Northern Territory. The Awards were introduced in 2012 to promote and celebrate the original music songwriting of published and unpublished artists from the Territory. Entry categories include nine genres: Rock, Pop, Folk, Urban/ HipHop, Blues & Roots, Country, Heavy, Dance & Electronic and Youth (aged 25 and under). In 2016 there was a special 10th category - the inaugural TourismNT Territory Song Award. There is also an award for the People's Choice and the overall NT Song of the Year Award.

The NT Song of the Year Awards night is the premier celebration of songwriters in the Territory and is a unique event held under the stars at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT in Darwin.