Emerging hip hop artist I AM D aka Tom Daley is the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2014. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS, I AM D has won $10,000 towards the release and promotion of his first solo album.
MC Suffa said: “We were blown away by the amount of entrants this year. Congratulations to I AM D, the second Queenslander to take home the Initiative. Thanks to our partner APRA AMCOS and to our judges Hau, Raph, Nish, Ran-Dee and Tom Thum for their time and professionalism.”
As part of the prize package, I AM D also receives valuable legal advice courtesy of Media Arts lawyers and prize packs from Shure Microphone and Zoo York Clothing.
“Congratulations to Tom on being the 2014 Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner,” said APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services, Dean Ormston. “APRA AMCOS are proud to partner with the guys from the Hilltop Hoods on this fantastic competition for hip hop and soul artists and writers. When you’re in the early stages of releasing music, an opportunity like this is a crucial step in your career. We wish Tom all the best with his album and look forward to working with the Australian hip hop community again next year”.