Kat Ferguson

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




Hots Sarah McLeod

Dallas Frasca

Pat Farmer


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




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.




MusicOz Awards



Sydney Opera House



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Taken on May 15, 2012