Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches!

Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS are teaming up once again to give one emerging Australian hip hop/soul artist or group $10,000. The initiative will help fund the costs associated with the manufacture, marketing and release of an album, legal advice from Media Arts Lawyers and a Zoo York prize pack will also be included.

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The initiative is open to artists around Australia who haven’t previously released an album professionally and who are members of APRA AMCOS. It will be judged by a panel of influential Australian hip hop figures and artists including Hau, Nish, Ran-Dee, Raph and Tommy Illfigga, one of the world’s best beat boxers.

The initiative has opened many doors for emerging Australian hip hop/soul acts. Previous winners include Jimblah, Chelsea Jane, I AM D and RUNFORYOURLIFE.

Applications open 20 January 2015; keep your eye on the APRA AMCOS website for more information in the New Year. More information can be found here.