Rising Melbourne MC and producer Sinks aka Alex Sinclair taken out the 2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. The hardworking artist has already won a triple j Unearthed competition and supported the likes of Action Bronson, Mobb Deep, Souls of Mischief, Taskforce … Continue reading MC Sinks takes out 2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative
Top international songwriters hit Sydney for SongHubs APRA AMCOS is playing musical matchmaker in Sydney this week by bringing together big name international songwriters and top local talents. The SongHubs Trans-Tasman songwriting camp kicked off yesterday at Forbes Street Studios and has been curated by Auckland-based producer and long-time Manic Street Preachers collaborator Greg Haver. Credit: APRA AMCOS/Belinda Dipalo On the international front, Haver is joined by superproducer Mike Elizondo, co-writer of hits including Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady, 50 Cent’s In Da Club and Carrie Underwood’s Cowboy Casanova. Elizondo’s diverse talents have also seen him work with Jay Z, … Continue reading Songwriters behind hits for Eminem & 50 Cent collaborate with Australian talent
Brisbane seven-piece Astro Travellers have taken out the 2016 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. The live hip hop group was recently awarded Best Urban Song at the Queensland Music Awards for their track Move Actively and had their single Future Supernova added to Double J’s playlist. Astro Travellers will receive a $10,000 grant from Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS which they will use to master, manufacture and promote their debut album. Their prize also includes legal advice from Media Arts Lawyers and a Love Police ATM merchandise start-up kit. “We are absolutely stoked to be the recipients of the 2016 Hilltop Hoods … Continue reading Astro Travellers win 2016 Hilltop Hoods Initiative
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. 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 … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches!
Join APRA AMCOS for a special evening with rapper Mantra. Interviewed by acclaimed singer-songwriter Monique Brumby, Mantra will discuss his hip hop career, influences and songwriting techniques. Presented by APRA AMCOS, Live Solution and Northern Sound System. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity. Come early to ‘meet the locals’ and network with industry reps from Music SA, APRA AMCOS and Northern Sound System. RSVP by Monday 17 March to firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 8239 2222 Date 19 March, 2014 Start 6:00 pm End 8:00 pm Location – Northern Sound System 73 Elizabeth Way Elizabeth, South Australia Duration Cost FREE! Connect Meetings are open to … Continue reading SA Connect: Getting A Gig 101 with Mantra