MusicOz Awards 2007

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The Musicoz Awards are Australia's premier music awards for unsigned artists. Musicoz is proud to be supported by the Australian Music industry and has been responsible for many success stories including: Sick Puppies, Porcelain (signed with Universal Music in U.S), Blue King Brown (Topped the Oz indie charts and played Live Earth Festival), Bliss n Eso (Signed to Elusive Records(Mushroom) and went to No.7 ARIA charts), Sender (Signed with Sont/BMG and went to #19 ARIA charts) and many more.

The Musicoz Awards have been nicknamed the "Unsigned ARIAs". 23 National Music awards presented for unsigned and independent artists across 17 categories of music.

If you are an independent or unsigned artist and you have or can get a recording together, you are eligible to enter The Annual Musicoz Awards. All you need is a few songs and a completed EPK.

If selected, you are in the running for great industry opportunities and other development packages and prizes including:

National TV Performance, receive airplay on the national NOVA radio network, $25,000 advertising package with Street Press Australia, perform at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney in front of the who’s who of the music industry, 3 days recording time @ Studios 301, Music Video from Ticket To Ride, photo shoot from Tony Mott, Mastering @ Turtlerock Mastering, ¼ page add in The IMMEDIA (AMID) directory, management mentorship with Francis Coady (Manager Thirsty Merc), touring and performance opportunities with Code One Entertainment, CD pressing and distribution with MGM Distribution, record deal with Musicoz Records, artwork and design package from Saba Design , lots of studio-quality recording microphones from Rode Microphones, heaps of acoustic guitars from Maton, tons of recording/instrument products from Roland/Edirol/Boss, prizes from Turramurra Music, vocal tuition package @ Vocal Mastery , photo shoot from Access All Areas Photography, 2 days recording time with engineer @ Level 7 Studios (owned by Daniel Jones Savage Garden), 2 days recording with engineer @ Velvet Sound Recording Studios valued @ $2,200, production deal with Faultline Records, Production/marketing/distribution package from Foghorn/Damien Gerard Studios/SLCS, full production package from Tonemarket Music valued @ $2,500 , production deal @ The Sound Academy/Audius valued @ $2,000, production deal including 2 days @ Schollum City Records, 4 Days Recording time with engineer @ Trackdown Studios valued @ $6,000, national publicity package from Identity PR, from Alternative, Acoustic, World/Folk ,Instrumental, Blues /Roots will be featured in Trad n Now mag, rotational play for your music video on CMC, rotational play for your music video on Channel [V], $1,000 cash from Eternity Music, $2,000 cash from APRA, 4 track/EP production package including engineer and recording time @ BJB Studios, CD pressing from MAD cds, publishing deal with Adrenalin Sounds, Production Deal with Mainstreet Studios/Monius, be produced by Garth Porter, songwriter’s mentorship with Simon Moor (Head of A&R Sony/ATV), 2 x Maton MS503 Electric Guitars w/cases valued @ $1500 each, Roland HD1 Electronic Drum Kit w/matt @ monitor system valued @ $2,000, Top of the line Maton Messiah cutaway acoustic guitar w/case valued @ $4,995, Roland MC808 Sampling Groovebox valued @ $2,295, Roland SH 201 Synthesizer valued @ $1495, 4 x Maton EM 225C Acoustic guitars w/cases valued @ $1399 each, Edirol R09 Digital recorder valued @ $795, Performance showcase support with Porcelain (signed to Universal) in US, Roland AC100 Acoustic Guitar Amp valued @ $2495, 4 x Boss Micro BR Recorders valued @ $495 each, 3 x $3,000 advertising packages with Street Press Australia, $5,000 advertising package with Faster, Boss ME Multi FX Bass pedal valued @ $469, Boss ME Multi FX guitar pedal valued @ $469, a top of the line Rode Classic II Microphone, 6 x Rode K2 Microphones, A Rode NT2-A Microphone, 3 x Rode NT 2000 Microphones, 4 days recording time at Sony/BMG Studios in Sydney, A&R and project management by Matt O’Çonnor from the A&R

All winners receive a spot on Musicoz winners CD released on Musicoz Records and nationally distributed through MGM as well as to all radio in Australia as well as key music industry persons both here and internationally.

Judging Panel includes:

  • Simon Moor, Head of A&R - Sony ATV Publishing
  • Courtney Hard, Senior A&R Manager - Sony/BMG
  • Matt O’Connor, A&R Manager - Warner Music
  • Mark Bolton, General Manager - MGM distribution
  • Denley Healy, A&R Manager - Shock Records
  • Adam Gould, A&R Manager -Sony/BMG
  • Craig Hawker, A&R Manager -EMI
  • Catherine Haridy, Manager - Eskimo Joe
  • Simon Cahill, A&R Manager - Sony/BMG (Red Label)
  • DW Norton, Producer/Engineer - Faultline Records
  • Denny Burgess, Chairman - Australian Songwriter’s Association
  • Marshall Cullen, Manager - Fogsongs
  • David Liotta, Producer - Tonemarket Productions
  • Audius, Producer - The Sound Academy
  • Michael Smith, Associate Editor - the Drum Media
  • Geoff Trio, Booking agent/Manager - Code One Entertainment
  • Bill Cullen, Manager -End of Fashion/Paul Kelly
  • Sharnee Davis, Manager - Studios 301
  • Peter Billing -Rolling Stone Mag
  • Tim Daley, Program Director - Country Music Channel
  • Brett Nositer, Program Director - Channel [V]

Categories and Awards are as follows:

1. Pop

2. Rock

3. Metal/Hardcore

4. Alternative (This category is for more indie sounds and any contemporary material that doesn’t fit into the other categories)

5. Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter (This category is for bands and solo artists that have a more of an acoustic feel to their tracks, you won’t find any distortion here. It’s also for singer/songwriters.)

6. Urban (This category is for contemporary RnB, Hip Hop, Rap, Beatbox, etc)

7. Dance/Electronica

8. Jazz/Classical

9. Blues/Roots

10. Country

11. World/Folk

12. International (This category is for any unsigned or independent artist hailing from outside Australia)

13. Christian/Spiritual

14. Schoolies (This category is for bands and solo artist that are still going to school. At least 1 person must be currently attending school up to and including year 12. Any genre or style of music is allowed.)

15. Live (This category is for live entries only. Either an audio recording of a live performance or a video recording of a live performance are required. Any genre or style of music is allowed.)

16. Instrumental (This category is for instrumentals only. Including production music, soundscapes, noise artists. Any genre or style of music is allowed.)

17. Video (This category is for independent and unsigned music videos. Any genre or style of music is allowed.)

Other Awards

The following awards are drawn from entries in the 17 categories. So to be eligible for all of the awards below, you just have to enter in 1 or more categories above.

APRA Songwriter’s Award

Tony Mott Photography Award

Garth porter Producer Award

People’s Choice (public vote) Award

Nova Unsigned Initiative Award

Artist of the Year Award

Please note: Each artist may submit up to 5 times. If an artist submits 5 times, the sixth submission will be FREE.

The Musicoz Awards are open to all professional and amateur bands, singer/songwriters and musicians who are Australian citizens or currently residing in Australia. The International Category is the only category open to artists from outside Australia.