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
Looking for some help to get your career off the ground? Think you can put $10,000 to good use releasing an album or EP? The Hilltop Hoods Initiative offers an up-and-coming Australian hip hop or soul artist a grant to … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Initiative 2016
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!
New to the game but old to its’ ways, 21-year-old Melbourne lyricist Remi ‘REMi’ Kolawole exudes a unique style, rhythmic flow and an honest delivery. His semi tongue-in-cheek braggadocios style, by no means overshadows his lyrical abilities. Remi’s rapping persona is comfortable sitting amongst varying musical backdrops and tempos, and his singing voice is as smooth and catchy as the hooks he sings. Expertly balancing singing and rapping, Remi’s content is highly self referential, littered with pop-cultural tid bits and tales of a life equally footed in fantasy as it is reality. On the back of releasing two EP’s in 2011 (Childish and … Continue reading REMi – Get Some
Emerging Hip Hop group Runforyourlife has been announced as the winner of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2012. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and the Australian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS), Runforyourlife has won a kick-start to their career, with $10,000 going towards the release and promotion of their first solo album. MC Suffa of Hilltop Hoods said, “Thanks to APRA and our judging team Hau, Raph, Nish and Ran-Dee, they do a great job every year. Congratulations to the Hip Hop/Soul collective Runforyourlife, they make some great music and are very deserving recipients.” As part of the prize package, … Continue reading Runforyourlife wins 2012 Hilltop Hoods Initiative