They say you only regret the chances you didn't take. And trust me, you'd seriously regret not taking this one.
The renowned Melbourne Music Bank competition is on again and, if you're an aspiring Victorian muso, it's the perfect opportunity to make your sound known. And for an industry that is infamous for being hard to crack, this is really the chance of a lifetime.
2014's winner Héloise, an indie/folk songstress, can't sing the competition enough praises. "Being involved in the Melbourne Music Bank 2014 was an extremely valuable experience for me as an artist. I received some incredible prizes and tools that have made networking, promoting and growing my fan base much easier, tools that I otherwise wouldn’t have had access to. I have met some incredible people who have been an excellent support base and offered precious guidance and knowledge, something that is invaluable in a tough industry," she said.
The prize is bigger and better than ever, too. On offer is two days recording time at Sing Sing Studios, a film clip by Oh Yeah Wow, album artwork and printed CDs and the chance to have their winning song featured in a Bank of Melbourne TV ad! But just in case that isn't enough, On The Map PR, Chris Robinson, Varrasso PR, and 123 Agency are all jumping on board to offer mentoring, management, gig bookings, publicity and radio plugging. Victorians musicians: I hope you're paying attention!
All you have to do to enter is to submit your original song (on MP3) to bankofmelbourne.com.au/melbmusicbank/ before August 23rd. A shortlist of 12 talented acts will be narrowed down by public vote to four, who will then get the chance to perform live at Melbourne's iconic State Theatre in front of a panel of judges before a winner will be chosen.
So warm up your vocal chords, tune your instruments and start recording. I hope you're ready to work.
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