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AU Music Opportunity: Hilltop Hoods Initiative

The HTH initiative is now open to applicants Australia wide! It's a $10,000 cash incentive funded by The Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS to help emerging Australian hip hop and soul artists. The money is to assist them market, manufacture and release an album.


Who Can Apply?

  • Applicants of any age (but it is expected that you will be in the early stages of your career).
  • An emerging Australian based Hip Hop/Soul artist or group who has not released an album professionally/commercially.
  • An Australian citizen or must have been a legal resident of Australia for the past two (consecutive) years.
  • Applicants must be an APRA AMCOS member or have at least made application to join APRA AMCOS.



What Can I Use The Funding For?


The grant is for costs associated with manufacturing, marketing and distributing a release of at least five original songs. This can include:

  • Mastering
  • CD artwork/design
  • Marketing and promotional materials
  • Postal and administrative costs associated directly with the project
  • Manufacturing



Key Dates:

  • We will begin taking applications/demos on 20 January 2015
  • All applications must be received by midnight 03 March 2015
  • The recipient will be announced on Tuesday 31 March 2015.


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