Launching in 2017, The Levi’s® Music Prize is both an exciting and unique initiative that enables emerging Australian & New Zealand artists to take their music and creative talent to an international audience. The prize, administered by QMusic and Sounds Australia, not only provides funding, but also advice and counsel from these leading industry bodies. All Australian & New Zealand artists who have performed on the official BIGSOUND line-up in the past five years are eligible to apply. Find out More
$120K In prizes to be won annually Now in its third year, the Levi’s® Music Prize provides $25,000 in cash - plus an additional $5,000 in travel from Stage & Screen and a content piece; to four emerging artists/acts per year (awarded quarterly). It is Levi’s® desire to give these incredibly talented artists every opportunity to succeed by providing them with the much needed financial support that emerging artists typically need to pursue their creative projects, export dreams and help provide the means to take that next step in their career. Find out More
PAST LEVI’S® MUSIC PRIZE WINNERS
Alex Lahey “I am extremely honoured and grateful to have been awarded the Levi’s® Music Prize,” Alex said on receiving the award. Learn More
Hatchie Rising Brisbane singer/songwriter Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie) was awarded the fourth round of the $25,000 Levi’s® Music Prize. Learn More
Stella Donnelly The panel of 10 international music industry buyers unanimously awarded the singer the $25,000 prize; the first of a three-year commitment. Learn More
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER Melbourne five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have been awarded the third round of the coveted $25,000 Levi’s® Music Prize by a panel of international judges. Learn More
EMERSON SNOWE Emerson Snowe blew the panel of international selectors away with a blistering showcase at Woolly Mammoth. Learn More
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS Melbourne punk four-piece Amyl and The Sniffers have won $30,000 in the latest round of the Levi’s® Music Prize to support overseas plans. Learn More
THE TESKEY BROTHERS Going from strength to strength, four-piece Victorian soul/blues band The Teskey Brothers have taken home the Levi’s® Music Prize. Learn More
ECCA VANDAL Melbourne singer-songwriter and rapper Ecca Vandal has been awarded round 4 of the Levi’s® Music Prize by a panel of international judges. Learn More
GORDON KOANG To round out an incredible week at BIGSOUND 2019, Blind South Sudanese Musician Goardon Koang has been announced as the latest winner of the Levi’s® Music Prize. Learn More