WHAT’S YOUR BAND CALLED?

WHAT’S THE URL OF YOUR ALBUM OR EP?


PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A $5 ENTRY FEE.  
ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS MAKING NEEDLE IN THE HAY AS AWESOME AS POSSIBLE!
IF YOU’RE INTO FINE PRINT, YOU CAN SEE THE FULL DETAILS HERE

We’re stoked to announce Happy Mag’s inaugural Needle in the Hay vinyl comp! Our first national competition aimed at championing emerging artists doing awesome things in Australian music.

Simply submit your released or unreleased EP or LP along with your band / project name to go in the running to win a 250 x vinyl pressing from the legends at Zenith records, plus a slew of other prizes from Audio Technica, JBL and Enmore Audio.

1st PRIZE

Pressed Vinyl

250 copies of your EP or album pressed at Zenith Records with full colour packaging worth $3000

2nd PRIZE

Studio Microphone

An AT4050 URUSHI Mic from Audio Technica worth $2000

3rd PRIZE

Speaker Pack

2 x JBL Wireless Speaker & Headphone packs worth $700 each

PLUS…

Mastering Packs

10 x Single mastering packages from Enmore Audio worth $200 each


WHAT’S YOUR BAND CALLED?

WHAT’S THE URL OF YOUR ALBUM OR EP?


PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A $5 ENTRY FEE.  
ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS MAKING NEEDLE IN THE HAY AS AWESOME AS POSSIBLE!
IF YOU’RE INTO FINE PRINT, YOU CAN SEE THE FULL DETAILS HERE

GUEST JUDGES

jake stone

JAKE STONE

Jake Stone is the former frontman of beloved Aussie band, Bluejuice. He is also a DJ, radio broadcaster and freelance journalist who’s been published in the likes of The Brag, Rolling Stone, Junkee, SMH Metro and right here on Happy Mag. Jake launched his solo musical career in 2017.

JULIA WILSON

Julia Wilson is behind Rice Is Nice, one of Australia’s most esteemed indie labels who’ve put out records from a slew of beloved Aussie artists over the past 10 years, including Straight Arrows, The Laurels, Seekae, and Summer Flake.

MAGOO

Magoo – a.k.a Lachlan Goold – is a multi award-winning Aussie producer. He is revered for his work on Regurgitator’s 1998 classic, Unit, as well records with Midnight Oil, Gerling, Powderfinger and countless local Australian acts since. He currently works out of his Brisbane studio, Black Box Recording.
NEEDLE IN THE HAY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF OUR PARTNERS