Chaminda Samaraweera, Kat Ferguson, Kay Fallico

Each year, the awards highlight up and coming musical talent in 18 musical categories including singer, songwriter, alternative, blues, country and pop.

 

Celebrities...

 

Hots Sarah McLeod

Dallas Frasca

Pat Farmer

Kamahl

Mickey Avalon from the USA with Finalist Kid Mac

The Playboy Mansion Girls - Crystal Harris, Melissa Dawn Taylor and Ciara Price

Cam Tapp and Glenn Whitehall from The Voice

Gok Wan - UK TV Show - How to Look Good Naked

Melissa Wu - Australian Diving Team and Olympic Gold Medallist

Mark Gables - The Choir Boys

Fat Pizza Crew

Liam Burrows and Chooka from Australia's Got Talent

Amali Ward - recent Tour support for Seal

Jim and Dan from Art Vs Science

 

 

Background...

 

Musicoz is a national initiative dedicated to improving the quality of original music culture in Australia. Forover a decade Musicoz has been developing the music industry at the grass roots level by seeking out, recognising & encouraging the talents of unsigned and independent artists and providing them with much needed development support and opportunities as they carve out their careers.

 

Musicoz achieves these aims through:

 

Annual National Musicoz Awards Program

 

Covering 18 genres of music with over 5000 entries each year. Known in the media as "The Unsigned ARIAs", The Musicoz Awards give vital recognition, exposure to a national audience through our TV special of the awards being aired on national Television, as well as development opportunities to finalists and winners and the opportunity to work alongside well known artist surrounding the awards evening. These awards are the biggest and most credible awards for unsigned and independent music artists in Australia. Our media partners include: BigPond Music, YouTube and Facebook.

 

Musicoz Development Program

 

Ongoing mentoring, artist development and support throughout the year as they develop their potential. The Program Includes:

 

Comprehensive songwriting Feedback service

 

Support and advice on Publicity, promotion, advertising, management, contracts, touring

 

Advice on music royalties, Booking Agents/Venues and Venue Bookers

 

Production/Recording/Mixing/Mastering/D uplication development

 

Business plans/Timeline/Budgeting/CD launch

 

Professional consultation on Presentation and image

 

Artist product development including CDs, DVDs, Promotional material

 

Recording Project Management

 

A&R Consulting Service referrals

 

Musicoz provides a range of benefits including:

 

The opportunity for all artists in all genres to receive recognition and much needed publicity

 

The opportunity for all artists to receive developmental help mentorships from industry sponsors

 

Valuable work experience for students of entertainment industry training centres.

 

Employment opportunities within Musicoz events.

 

Valuable industry contacts through Musicoz activities

 

Success Stories

 

Porcelain - signed to Universal Music U.S.

 

The Jezabels

 

Art Vs Science

 

Sender-Signed to Sony/BMG Australia- Reached no 19 on the national ARIA charts

 

Bliss'n'Eso-Signed to Illusive Records Australia-Reached no 7 on the national ARIA charts

 

Sick Puppies-Now a sensation in the U.S and signed to Roadshow Music.

 

Blue King Brown-No 1 on the Australian Independent charts

 

The Sunpilots-No 1 indie band on Myspace, No 1 added band to commercial radio FEB 2008

 

The Fumes- Album of the week FBI Radio and The Drum Media

 

Felicity Urquhart- 2007 Golden Guitar winner and No.1 video on CMC.

 

Anthony Snape - Currently Touring the U.S

 

Gian - Signed to ABC/Warner Music

 

Stone Parade - No 17 ARIA charts, No 1 AIR charts May 2008

 

Plus many more

 

There is no other initiative across Australia that provides this form of support/benefits in the music industry.

 

 

Websites

 

MusicOz Awards

www.musicoz.org

 

Sydney Opera House

www.sydneyoperahouse.com

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

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