After an overwhelming response from the inaugural competition a couple of months back, Happy Mag have wasted no time in putting the wheels in motion, and this time it's so much bigger than the last! With their new 7" single edition, meaning all you have to do is submit your single to go into the draw to win a 250 x 7" vinyl pressing package from Zenith Records, have a live performance video shot and recorded by JMC PLUS a slew of epic other prizes including a year of free eats at Beach Burrito. On top of this, you can also go into the draw to win a bunch of studio gear, synths and production software.
The winners of the competition will be announced by a wonderful lineup of judges, including Jon Cloher, Aaron Curnow from Spunk Records and renowned producer Monkey Marc.
Happy Mag's inaugural edition was a massive success last ear, with Kardajala Kirridarra taking out the top prize and got to press her fantastic debut album on to vinyl!
Please note, this competition is only open to Australian or New Zealand local both signed and unsigned artists. You CAN submit multiple entries, as long as they're separate. Demos are a-ok too!
Entries, which close on March 31, are super simple. All you need to do is:
1. Paste the URL for for your single (released or unreleased via SoundCloud or BandCamp only) to the NiTH enter page and pay the $5 entry fee via PayPal.
2. The Happy Mag team will listen to every submission and decide on 10 finalists
3. From the 10 finalists, our guest judges will decide on the winners and runners up.
The Prizes include:
1st prize: 250 x 7-inch vinyl copies of single pressed by Zenith Records with full colour packaging plus a high production live video recording of your single from JMC Academy worth $5000 PLUS, a new addition to the competition, One $150 food voucher per month EVERY 12 months, valid at Beach Burrito venues.
2nd Prize: Up to $2000 worth of studio gear from Audio- Technica Australia. PLUS one $150 voucher valid at Beach Burrito venues.
3rd Prize: A KORG MicroKorg synthesizer/ vocoder (RRP $799) PLUS a $100 voucher valid at Beach Burrito venues
4th Prize: A $700 Software bundle from IK Multimedia.
The remaining 6 runners up will receive a single mastering package from Enmore Audio worth $200 each
For more information, follow this link: hhhhappy.com/happy-presents-needle-in-the-hay/
Or skip straight to the entry here: hhhhappy.com/needle-in-the-hay-enter/#enter-now
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