Music OZ Awards 2012, a set on Flickr.
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
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
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
Porcelain - signed to Universal Music U.S.
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.
Sydney Opera House
Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
Eva Rinaldi Photography
Music News Australia