The Levi’s® Music Prize is an exciting new initiative that will enable Australian bands and artists to maximise that next opportunity to get them to the next stage of their careers.
The total Levi’s® Music Prize is a contribution of $100K annually which will be divided into 4 x $25K sums which will go towards funding 4 x quality artists/acts each year. The Levi’s® Music Prize is aimed at early to mid-career artists seeking to capitalise on the initial success that they have already achieved for themselves. It is at this critical stage of many artists’ careers that it is difficult for them to stay on the journey and sustain the momentum that they have created. This happens for a number of reasons – but more often than not it is because of financial limitations.
Everyone knows that BIGSOUND is the place to be for musicians wanting to be seen by the music industry - but did you know that we'd like to create that same opportunity for visual artists?
Visual artists are an important part of the Australian music industry and we'd like to see BIGSOUND become a place where those artists also benefit from having so many of the world's music industry in one place.
If you're a talented and motivated visual artist with the ambition to work with musicians or music festivals from around the world, we'd love to hear from you!
Applications for the 2018 intake will open in May 2018.
Australian and international artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND 2018.
Taking place on the nights of Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 September in Brisbane, BIGSOUND Festival is the showcase opportunity that puts artists in front of the local, national and international music industry delegates attending the BIGSOUND Industry Conference.
Nearly a thousand bands have performed at BIGSOUND over its fifteen year history – it's easy to see why BIGSOUND Festival is the place to be for breaking artists. Previous years’ festivals propelled the careers of Courtney Barnett, Flume, Rufus, Seth Sentry, Gang of Youths, DMA’s, Kingswood, The Temper Trap, Megan Washington, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Boy & Bear, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels, Middle Kids, A.B. Original and Methyl Ethel - and many, many more.
Will you be next?
Applications open in March 2018. Sign up to the BIGSOUND mailing list to find out first!
BIGSOUND wouldn't be possible without the 200 volunteers that generously donate their time and energy to ensure the event is a success.
Volunteering at BIGSOUND is a unique opportunity to gain experience working on a premier event. It’s also a chance to show some hospitality to music industry players from around the world. Who knows who you’ll meet? Your fellow BIGSOUND volunteers could end up being your most valuable future industry contacts.
We also welcome Brisbanites of all persuasions who are passionate about contributing to their local community.
Volunteer applications for 2018 will open in June.