The competition is a community music initiative that gives aspiring local musicians a chance to break into the industry. Any Victorian musicians are eligible to enter, and all they have to do is submit an original song to go in the running to win the ultimate kick-starter pack for a career in music.
It includes two days of recording at Sing Sing studios, a film clip by Oh Yeah Wow, album artwork, printed CDs and the chance for their song to feature in a Bank of Melbourne TV ad, alongside industry expertise from a dedicated A-team including management and mentoring by Chris Robinson, publicity by On The Map PR, radio plugging by Varrasso PR and gig bookings by 123 Agency.
“Melbourne Music Bank is one of many ways that Bank of Melbourne is supporting the arts,” said Jac Phillips, Head of Brand & Marketing for Bank of Melbourne. “We’re dedicated to helping Victorians prosper and succeed, and we’re thrilled to be supporting local music makers. There’s a deep pool of musical talent right here in Victoria, and this competition is a great way to discover and foster up-and-coming artists.”
ARIA winner and Melbourne-based musician Ella Hooper is returning as Melbourne Music Bank’s ambassador. “I’m excited to be back on board with Melbourne Music Bank this year. It’s such a fun competition to be involved with and a fantastic opportunity for emerging artists to get a leg up,” she notes. “It’s growing in all the right ways – the competition scope is broader and the prize package is huge, so I’m expecting to be blown away by the entries.”
Four finalists will be voted by the public (from a shortlist of 12 entrants), who will then perform live on stage on Thursday October 8 at the State Theatre in front of a panel of industry experts who will choose the winner.
To enter, submit your song via their website before Sunday August 23.