Levi’s Music Prize and BIGSOUND award $90,000 to six emerging Australian music acts

Levi’s Music Prize and BIGSOUND award $90,000 to six emerging Australian music acts

Birdz (L) and ASHWARYA (R)
Words by Kate Streader

The winners will each walk away with $15,000 cash to help boost their career.

Now in its fifth year, Levi’s Music Prize has announced this year’s winners, in partnership with BIGSOUND.

The six emerging Australian music acts chosen will each receive a cash prize of $15,000 to help boost their career.

What you need to know

  • This year’s Levi’s Music Prize winners have been announced
  • The winners will each be awarded $15,000 cash and additional support packages
  • Since partnering with BIGSOUND in 2017, Levi’s has awarded almost half a million dollars to Australian musicians with its Music Prize

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Joining past winners such as G Flip, Amyl & The Sniffers and The Teskey Brothers, ASHWARYA, Beddy Rays, Birdz, Jerome Farah, JK-47, and Sycco have been announced as this year’s Levi’s Music Prize winners.

As well as taking home a collective cash prize of $90,000, each act will receive an online mental health workshop provided by The Indigo Project, plus a custom BLOCKS by Bolster digital marketing workshop, and an outfit from Levi’s.

“Our musicians and the music industry at large continue to be one of the hardest hit sectors, having to prove their resilience time and time again in the face of cancellations and tougher restrictions than other industries,” said QMusic CEO, Kris Stewart.

“The Prize will go a long way to supporting these talented BIGSOUND artists to not only survive but thrive through COVID and beyond.”

The announcement comes hot on the heels of last week’s devastating news that BIGSOUND 2021 will not go ahead due to COVID-19.

Head to the BIGSOUND website for more information.