APRA AMCOS has introduced a live music initiative in New South Wales to discover new talent.
Rockin’ The Puburbs comes with a $15,000 prize including:
• Paid live gigs at NSW pubs over summer 2017-18
• A dedicated tour publicist
• A one-on-one mentoring session with Mark Lizotte (Diesel)
• A one-on-one mentoring session with the Live Music Office
• A paid performance at the AHA (NSW) Awards for Excellence
“I’ve been playing in pubs since the age of 14, and they’ve played an integral part in my development as a musician, providing an environment in which to work on my craft,” Diesel (Mark Lizotte) said. “Live music in pubs is part of the Australian landscape and in 2017, more than ever, we need to acknowledge and nurture the culture we have created for the future.”
Milly Petriella (APRA’s Director Member Relations) added, “This is the perfect leg up for emerging songwriters in NSW. You only have to look at music icons Cold Chisel and The Angels who started out in pubs across the country to see where this can lead. This is about creating live opportunities and developing the next generation of Australian songwriters, and hopefully something we can open up to other states in the future.”
The winner will first perform at the AHA NSW Awards for Excellence on Tuesday 21 November in front of more than 1,000 people.
Entries will be judged by an industry panel including reps from APRA AMCOS, LMO, AHA NSW and Mark Lizotte. The winner will be announced on 8 November 2017.
Enter at rockinthepuburbs.com