Call Out to Victorian Musicians: Melbourne Music Bank is back

Melbourne Music Bank is a community music initiative helping aspiring artists break into the music industry.  This year the prize pool is worth a whopping $60,000 -a perfect opportunity for Victorian musicians and bands to kick start their career. ARIA winner and Melbourne-based musician, Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi, The Verses, Spicks & Specks) returns as Melbourne Music Bank ambassador,


‘I’m thrilled to be involved with the brilliant Melbourne Music Bank again. This program is really snow-balling!  Last year we saw some downright incredible entries.  The wealth of talent in this city never fails to impress and inspire me’.


Submit your original songs to be in with a chance to win:
  • 4 days recording at The Studio In The City to record, mix & master an EP
  • Two film clips
  • Album artwork
  • Printed CD’s
  • Styling
  • Media training
  • Photoshoot for publicity images
  • Management & mentoring
  • Publicity campaign
  • Radio plugging
  • Gig bookings, including an east coast tour
  • A spot on the Beyond The Valley Festival line up


To be eligible, musicians must be from Victoria and submit an original song by 5pm on 27 August.  The public will choose 4 finalists from a shortlist of 12.  The winner will be selected after a live performance by the finalists in front of a panel of industry experts at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on 25 October 2016.

To enter, submit your entry to Melbourne Music Bank by 5pm, Saturday 27 August 2016.


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Supported by industry heavyweights Pandora, Beat Magazine, Tone Deaf and Music Feeds, the winner of Melbourne Music Bank will receive the ultimate toolkit for success.  The prize comprises four days of recording at Melbourne’s The Studios In The City to record, mix and master an EP, two film clips, album artwork, printed CDs, styling, media training, and a photoshoot for the release.  The winner also receives management and mentoring by Matt O’Connor, publicity by On The Map PR, radio plugging by Varrasso PR and gig bookings by 123 Agency, as well as the opportunity to tour the east coast of Australia, and perform at the renowned festival, Beyond The Valley.


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