We are always keen to see musicians given the opportunity to receive grants, scholarships and awards so it it great to see that following the recent Budweiser Producer/DJ of the Year Award the brewing giant is again throwing itself behind a another competition to find the best of Australia’s rising producers. This time round the award is free to enter and the winners will be judged by a public vote. Electronic music in Australia seems to be gaining a lot of traction in recent years from the underground sounds of Jonti, Rites Wild and Dro Carey right through to the populist appeal of Flume so there are bound to be a ton of producers throwing submissions together for this award, especially with the range of genres including dub, house, techno, pop and hip-hop.
After submitting their best tracks for free via HERE a shortlist will be selected, from which the public will vote for their faves. The winner will receive a $5,000 DJ Warehouse voucher and exclusive studio time that will lead to a limited edition vinyl pressing of their own record.
Voters will also have a chance to win a night out for four people, including flights to Sydney, five star accommodation, and VIP attendance to the Australian Independent Music Awards (AIMAs).
Submissions are open right now and close at midnight on Sunday, October 27th ahead of voting opening from midday on Monday, October 28th and ending at midnight on Saturday, November 2nd.
The four most popular artists as voted by the public will be flown to the AIMAs on November 7th, where the Budweiser People’s Choice 2013 will be announced.