The Bank of Melbourne’s music initiative Melbourne Music Bank will return for 2016 with a $60000 prize pool for Victorian musicians.
“This competition is one of the many ways Bank of Melbourne is supporting the arts and it’s getting bigger and better every year,” says Jac Phillips, the Head of Brand Marketing for the Bank of Melbourne. “Last year’s Melbourne Music Bank was a runaway success, with a record number of entrants and votes. We’re incredibly proud of the success of our 2014 winner, Heloise and 2015 winner, Jade Alice. Bank of Melbourne is here to help Victorians make it, and this competition is a great way to kick start the career of up-and-coming musicians.”
Jade Alice won the 2015 event with her song ‘Kick Drum’.
Brand ambassador Ella Hooper will return to the event again this year. “I’m thrilled to be involved with the brilliant Melbourne Music Bank again,” Ella said in a statement. “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,” enthuses Hooper. “I can’t wait to see what this year’s comp turns up and to work with the entrants all the way through to finals and beyond, finishing up with a gorgeous gig at a dream venue!”
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, musicians should submit their entry at http://www.bankofmelbourne.com.au/melbmusicbank by 5pm, Saturday 27 August 2016.
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