WHAT’S YOUR BAND CALLED?

WHAT’S THE URL OF YOUR SINGLE?


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Finalists:

Annie Hamilton | Bad Math | CLEWS | Comedown Party | Daniel Trakell | Fetes | french_concession 法國租界 | Hey Baby! | High Tropics | Hobsons Bay Coast Guard | King Single | Le Tupperware | Lubulwa | Milkpunch | Okin Osan | Otis Thomas | RACKETT | SOOK | Shit Bitch | Spacey Jane | St. South | Swamp Fat Jangles | The Lazy Eyes | The Slingers | Tones and I | Tsoko | Tuppaware Party | Turtle Skull | Ultraviolet Fuzz | VOIID

Needle in the Hay is a bi-annual competition and event run by Happy Mag which champions and empowers emerging Australian bands and musicians at a time in their careers when they need it most.

Simply submit your released or unreleased single 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 JMC Academy, Audio-Technica, KORG, IK Multimedia and more…

1st PRIZE

Pressed Vinyl + Video

250 copies of your single pressed on vinyl with full colour packaging + a high production live video recording of your single worth $5000 in total

12x $150 vouchers valid at Beach Burrito venues, one per month for one year

2nd PRIZE

Studio Gear

Up to $2000 worth of studio gear from Audio-Technica Australia

$150 voucher valid at Beach Burrito venues

3rd PRIZE

Synthesiser

A KORG MicroKorg synthesizer / vocoder worth $800

$100 voucher valid at Beach Burrito venues

4th PRIZE

Music Software

A $700 software bundle from IK Multimedia

PLUS…

Mastering Packs

6 x single mastering packs from Enmore Audio worth $200 each

GUEST JUDGES

JEN CLOHER

An esteemed singer and songwriter, Jen Cloher is nothing short of a force within the Australian music scene. Alongside Courtney Barnett, Cloher now also co-directs Milk! Records, one of the country’s most highly regarded independent music labels.

MONKEY MARC

Operating out of a solar powered studio in Melbourne, Monkey Marc is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. From Sydney’s DIY rave scene in the late ’90s to contemporary indigenous outreach programs, Marc has yet to stop playing a quiet yet vital role within the country’s music scene.

AARON CURNOW

As the director of Spunk Records, Aaron Curnow has been the hand behind a collection of the world’s most exciting and influential records. They have counted Mac DeMarco, Big Thief, and Shining Bird amongst their cohort, to name a few.
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