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Mojo Rising Band Comp 2017

25 Aug

Cool Nights Perth has launched a new band comp with a twist at crucible of independent music in WA, Mojo’s Bar. Mojo Rising Band Comp will help one lucky WA band significantly help themselves. Prizes include a consultation with world-beating local manager Phil Stevens, recording and mastering time at leading studios, band photography and the setting up of multiple industry relationships designed to give bands the tools for a sustainable career.

Relationships and a strong sense of community is integral to everything Cool Perth Nights and Mojo’s do – Mojo Rising has been designed around this philosophy. The competition is a phoenix-like reboot of a talent drive run in 2010 which has now been adapted to suit to the realities of the music industry in 2017. Mojo Rising believes that connecting up-and-coming artists into a supportive network of contacts and carefully guiding them through their first years in the industry is now as important, if not more, than a traditional cash prize. With this experience in mind, Mojo Rising has been designed as a supercharged musical ‘buddy system’ where the winning band will be nurtured by the Cool Nights Perth team and networks over a year.

In short, Mojo Rising is a competition that aims to give the winner the tools to help themselves.

Prizes include:

First Prize

ϟ  A recording and mastering package for a single at Blackbird Sound Studio with Dave Parkin and Forensic Audio with Simon Struthers

ϟ  A one-on-one music consultancy session with local manager Phil Stevens (John Butler, San Cisco, The Waifs, Pow Negro,
Stella Donnelly)

ϟ  A band photography session with leading local photographer Dan Grant

ϟ  A graphic design package from Red Room Design

ϟ  Advertising campaigns with RTR FM and Scenestr Magazine

ϟ  A schedule of regular planning and network meetings and ‘check ins’ with the Cool Perth Nights booking and publicity team. Each of these meetings will involve CPN introducing you to the relevant people we work with to further your career

ϟ  Booking prioritisation at CPN-booked venues Rosemount Hotel, Mojo’s Bar, The Moon and Babushka

ϟ  A Cool Perth Nights digital promo package reaching out to an audience of 47,000 + engaged music followers

Second Prize

ϟ Booking prioritisation at CPN-booked venues Rosemount Hotel, Mojo’s Bar, The Moon and Babushka

ϟ  A photoshoot with leading local photographer Dan Grant

Third Prize

ϟ  A Cool Perth Nights digital promo package for campaign of the band’s choice reaching out to an audience of 47,000 + engaged music followers.

ϟ  More generally, all of the bands who enter this competition that make a buzz in the room will end up with more visibility and shows ’round town in general.

Entries to Mojo Rising are open now and close on September 7 – very soon!

Heats take place every Wednesday at Mojo’s from Sept 20 – Nov 8 ($5 entry). Semi finals take place on Friday November 17 and 24 with the grand final held on Saturday December 2 ($15 entry).

Each competition will judged by a panel of five judges selected from a pool of WA musicians, music industry and media.

For more information and to enter, visit the Mojo Rising website.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.