The 9th Annual MusicOz Awards

Posted by:  Musicoz


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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to The Musicoz Awards, Australia’s premier music awards for unsigned artists. They're accepting submissions specifically for the Best International Artist Music Award for artists outside Australia. Packages and prizes offered total over $200,000./n/nThe Musicoz Awards are Australia's premier music awards for unsigned and independent 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 Sony/BMG and went to #19 ARIA charts) and many more.

The Musicoz Awards have been nicknamed the "Independent ARIAs". 22 National Music awards presented for unsigned and independent artists across 17 categories of music.

This submission opportunity is specifically for the Best International Artist Music Award. The Musicoz Awards are open to all international professional and amateur bands, singer/songwriters and musicians who are NOT Australian citizens or currently residing in Australia. The International Category is the only open to artists from outside Australia.

If selected, you are in the running for great industry opportunities and other development packages and prizes, totalling a value of over $200,000, including:

National TV Performances, receive airplay on the national radio networks, perform live at the Musicoz Awards in Sydney Australia in front of the "who’s who" of the music industry, recording time in top recording studios, Music Videos, photo shoots, Mastering, advertising and promotional packages, management mentorships, touring and performance opportunities, CD pressing and distribution, record deals with Musicoz Records, artwork and design packages, 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 packages, Production/marketing/distribution packages ,record production packages, national publicity packages, publishing deals, Production Deals, songwriting mentorships Performance showcase support with Porcelain (signed to Universal) in US, A&R and project management, artist development packages.

All awards winners receive a spot on Musicoz winners CD/digital release distributed internationally, as well as to all radio in Australia as well as key music industry persons all over the world.

Judging Panel includes:

  • Micahel Parisi: President of A&R, Warner Music

  • Dave Sibley: Managing Director, MTV

  • Adam Jankie: Label Manager, Illusive Sounds (Mushroom Group)

  • Adam Jordan: Owner/Engineer, Mainstreet Studios

  • Adrian Hannan: Producer/Engineer

  • Adrian Karvinen: A&R Scout, Island Records Australia

  • Anthony Igizii: Producer, DNA Songs

  • Bianka Ford NSW &QLD Sales Manager Street Press Australia
  • Bob Kirchner: Editor, Country Music Bulletin
  • Brent(Quincy) Buchanan: A&R Manager, Warner Music
  • Christie Eliezer: Music Journalist, Ace Media International
  • Colin Blake: Director Talent and Artist Relations, MTV
  • Colin Seeger: Director, Abilong

  • Damien Wilson: Global Sales and Marketing Manager, Rode
  • Dan Nash: Senior Recording Engineer and Manager,Glebe Studios
  • Danny Keenan: A&R Manager, Albert Productions
  • David Liotta: Producer, Tonemarket Music
  • David Musumechi: Producer, DNA Songs
  • Denny Burgess: Chairman, Austalian Songwriters Association
  • DW Norton: A&R Manager, Faultline Records
  • Elaine Beckett: Operations Manager, Trackdown Studios
  • Francis Coady: Manager, Coady Music International Artist Management

  • Gareth Stuckey: Producer/Engineer
  • Garth Porter: Producer

  • Geoff Trio: Manager, Code One Entertainment
  • George Said: Creative Manager, Peer Music Publishing
  • Glenn Dickie: Label Manager, Capitol and Virgin EMI
  • Glenn Hamilton: Product and Operations Coordinator, Music Bigpond Music
  • Greg Grant: Manager, Adrenalin Sounds
  • Harris Meitanis: Managing Director, Ispy Records
  • Jane English: Jam Music
  • Jeremy Sharp: Booking Agent, The Harbour Agency
  • Jim MacQuarrie: Director, NSW Folk Assn
  • Jocelin Abbey: Special Projects and Music Manager, Nova
  • Jonathon Moran : Music/Entertainment Writer, Sunday Telegraph
  • Katania Young: Country Music Manager, One Stop Entertainment
  • Kathy McCabe: Music Editor , Daily Telegraph
  • Keiran Beasley : National Promotions and Marketing Manager, Nova
  • Mark Bolton: General Manager, MGM
  • Mark Callaghan: General Manager, AMPAL
  • Mark Holland: A&R Scout, EMI
  • Mark Neilson: Editor, The Drum Media
  • Marshall Cullen: Managing Director, Fogsongs
  • Matt Grant : Director, Peats Ridge Festival
  • Matt Oçonnor: A&R Manager, A&R Department

  • Matthew Capper: General Manager, Warner/Chappell
  • Michael Chase-Castrianni: A&R Manager, MGM

  • Michael King: Artist
  • Michael Taylor: General Manager, Island Records Australia
  • Monious : Producer
  • Nick Skitz: Producer

  • Paris Pompor: Managing Director, Groovescooter Records
  • Peter B Lowry: Founder, Trix Records
  • Rob Specogna: Producer/Engineer, Mainstreet Studios
  • Robbie Casey: Music Reviewer
  • Sam Righi: Managing Director, Big Deal Entertainment
  • Shane Fahey: Manager, Megaphon Studios

  • Sharnee Davis: Sharnee Davis PR

  • Simon Moor: Head of A&R, Sony/ATV Publishing

  • Simon Page: Owner, HOME Superclub
  • Stephen Wade: Director, Select Music
  • Tim Daley: Program Director, CMC
  • Tim Holland: Label Manager, Country ABC Country
  • Tony Mott: Photographer, Tony Mott Photography
  • Warwick Marsh: Producer, Australian Heart Music
  • Willy MacAlister : Assistant Program Director, Nova