A panel of international judges have awarded the latest round of the $30,000 Levi’s® Music Prize to Melbourne’s explosive punk rock four-piece, Amyl and the Sniffers.
Now in its third year, the coveted prize provides $25,000 cash plus an additional $5,000 in travel from Stage & Screen to financially assist Australian and New Zealand acts - who have previously showcased at BIGSOUND – achieve their export goals.
Showcasing at BIGSOUND 2017, Amyl and The Sniffers hit the ground running during their breakout year with international appearances at The Great Escape (UK) and a North American tour supporting Australian label mates, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Following multiple sold out shows in the UK and Europe in 2018, the band signed to Rough Trade Records for the rest of the world – the first Australian band to ink an album deal with Rough Trade since The Go-Betweens.
The decision was made by a panel of international music industry buyers including representatives from Domino Publishing, ATC Live and Eat Your Own Ears.