The 2012 Hilltop Hoods Initiative is now open for applications. The Hilltop Hoods Initiative is a $10,000 grant funded by Hilltop Hoods and APRA to help emerginglocal Hip Hop artists to manufacture, market and release an album. In past years the grant was restricted to South Australian residents but since 2009 the guys have made the grant available to applicants Australia-wide. In addition to the $10,000 in funding, the winner will receive legal advice courtesy of David Vodika and Media Arts Lawyers which can be used for general legal or specific career advice, plus a Shure Microphone prize pack. To … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Initiative is Back Again!
Emerging South Australian Hip Hop artist Koolta has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Kultar Ahluwalia, aka Koolta, is a 22yo South Australian MC/Producer. With an all-round skill set, Koolta employs a DIY mentality, handling all his own production, writing, recording and mixing. Making music since the age of 15, Koolta has shared the stage with such artists as Urthboy, Drapht, Funkoars, Foreign Beggars and C Rayz Walz. Koolta receives $10,000 from Hilltop Hoods and APRA to release and promote his debut LP. He also receives a prize pack valued at $1000 from DC clothing … Continue reading MC/Producer Koolta Wins The 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative