Scene News: Australian Music Week: Announces Music Prize, Electronic Music Program, An Evening with Simon Napier-Bell, Artist Application Extended

Australian Music Week: Announces Music Prize, Electronic Music Program, An Evening with Simon Napier-Bell, Artist Application Extended

Australian Music Week will be extending its artist applications.
Applications for Australian artists will now close Monday 21st August at 10.00 AM.


Andy Golledge, Crystal Cities, Dog Trumpet, Dylan Wright, E for Echo,
Eliza & The Delusionals, Gawurra, Hanlon Brothers , Hot Potato Band,
Hunter Adams, Kingston County, Liam Gerner, Leanne Tennant,
Letters to Lions, Lilly Among Clouds (Germany), Mama Kin, MVRKS,
Neil Murray, Paddy McHugh, Rhythm Hunters, Tenderfoot,
Terra Lightfoot (Canada), The Go Set, The Kava Kings, The Knots,
Tia Gostelow, Wille and the Bandits (UK), William Crighton, Winterbourne,
Yetti Calzone.

Go to for info on all AMW showcasing artists.


Looking for a big break? This is your opportunity to get your music in front of the right people!

At Australian Music Week, we are excited to partner with Studios 301 and some of the most influential people in the music industry to give one lucky artist a career kick-start with this huge competition and music prize.

Up for grabs is a full recording package at Studios 301, showcases at Australian Music Week, HiFi days, Single launch shows along with distribution by MGM, radio servicing, promotion and editorial features in Australia’s leading music publications.

Are you ready? Full winner’s prize package includes:

A single, recorded, mixed and mastered at Studios 301

A showcase at Australian Music Week 2017

Distribution by MGM

Radio servicing by John Zucco – The Right Profile

Media publicity by Graham Ashton – Footstomp music

Single launch shows booked by The Harbour Agency

The opening spot on the main stage at Hi Fi Days Festival

Editorial features in Tone-Deaf, The Brag, The Industry Observer, and AU Review

Entry is open exclusively to all artists that apply to showcase at Australian Music Week. To enter, please submit your application at AMW here:


In partnership with Maker Agency and Studios 301, AMW will now present showcasing opportunities for electronic artists at Miranda Hotel, showcasing artists will preform along side a feature headline artist at Carmen’s Miranda (The Shire’s premier EDM venue)

Australian Music Week is a conference and artist showcase event which is taking place in the Sydney beachside suburb of Cronulla and Miranda Hotel on November 2 and 3. For artists, Australian Music Week is a fantastic opportunity to perform live in front of some of Australia’s and the world’s most influential and successful promoters, agents, venue bookers, managers, labels and media people. Australian Music Week aims to create business and connections for all types of artists, no matter what genre or style.


(In conversation with Stuart Coupe)

Leadbelly – Newtown

Monday 11th September 2017

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Stuart Coupe in conversation with Simon Napier-Bell (rock manager, author, composer, record producer and film maker). In a Leadbelly exclusive, Stuart Coupe speaks with one of popular music’s most influential music moguls Simon Napier-Bell.

As an artist manger, Simon has worked with The Yardbirds, Dusty Springfield, Ultravox, Marc Bolan and T-Rex, Japan, Asia, Candi Staton, Boney M, Sinéad O’Connor and most famously discovered George Michael and Wham.

Wham became the first Western band to ever tour China in the early 80s thanks to Simon’s persistence. In Britain he worked alongside Beatles’ and Stones’ managers Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham, taking notes and observing the workings of the music industry which he later applied to his artists – who all became household names. He witnessed the explosion of punk rock, advised Malcolm McLaren, and watched the birth of dance music and disco.

Simon also discovered Australia’s very own John Paul Young in a Sydney bar – handing him the hit ‘Love is in the Air’ – originally intended for a female voice. Simon’s composition credits include co-writing the 60’s hit ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ first performed by Dusty Springfield, and then by Elvis Presley. He is the author of four best-selling books on popular music and recently directed two film documentaries. Join us for a discussion focusing on Simon’s brilliant career and the history of popular music.

About Australian Music Week

AMW has established itself as an event to watch on the global stage, the music summit is back in it’s home of Cronulla Beach in Sydney, NSW from 1st – 3rd November 2017.

Australian Music Week brings together industry professionals, artists and music lovers from all over Australia and the world to network, learn, and celebrate the latest in music of all genres in a relaxed and friendly environment.


The Gold Conference Pass gains delegates access to all conference sessions, networking events, and live shows taking place November 1- 3.
Gold conference passes are available at the special early bird price of $99 (inc. booking fee). From the 1st of August, conference passes will revert to the full price of $129 (inc. booking fee).

Live Show Tickets gain ticket holders access to 120+ performances in all live venues on the evenings of November 2 and 3. Live show tickets are $20 + bf for one night, $35 + bf for 2 nights.

All ticket types are available through presenting partner Oztix at