BIGSOUND has long been the launching pad for young Australian musicians, and Levi’s® have revealed even more reason to get involved this year.
Over the years, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND has played an important role in exposing some of Australia’s best young talent, including Methyl Ethel, Gang of Youths, DMAs, Kingswood, The Temper Trap, DZ Deathrays, Ball Park Music, Tash Sultana, The Jezabels and more.
BIGSOUND will be back again once more this year from Sept 5-8, and now there’s even more reason for young musicians to apply to be involved this year, thanks to a not-so-little contribution from Levi’s®. They’ve just announced that as part of the Levi’s® Music Prize, they’ll be giving away $100K annually, for the next three years, to stand out artists/acts that perform at BIGSOUND. The total will be divided equally into four grants of $25K, which is the kind of funding that could be the ‘make or break’ difference for some young Australian musicians.
Sitting pretty at $100K, it’s not surprising (due to both the large sum and the Australian government’s pitiful funding of the arts) that it’s the largest prize in Aus music history. The sad truth is that some of Australia’s best musical talent wouldn’t have gotten to where they are today without a bit of financial support behind them, so shoutout to Levi’s® doing their part to fill the void of music funding left by the Australian government.
To be eligible for the big bucks, apply here to play at Big Sound.