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Win $12,000 cash + more as Aloft Perth calls for WA acts to enter new comp!

9 Aug

Project Aloft Star is now open to Australian acts, aligning with the launch of its first hotel in Australia – Aloft Perth.

It’s your chance to be discovered and stand a chance to win $12,000 plus a Believe Distribution Services Deal, with the Australasian finals hosted right here in Perth.


Think you or your band have what it takes to be the next global sensation? Introducing Project Aloft Star, the competition aimed to kick-start the careers of budding musicians and bands – launching in Australia for the first time. Project Aloft Star, amplified by MTV, is broken into three contest clusters: Australia and Southeast Asia; Greater China and South Korea. The winner of each cluster will receive AUD$12,000 and a Believe Distribution Services Deal for mentorship, marketing and distribution.

Project Aloft Star promotes the brand’s commitment to supporting self-expression by identifying the latest emerging music talent around the world. Since 2008, Aloft has been putting the spotlight on rising stars, offering an ongoing music concert series at every one of the brand’s 126 hotels. The response from musicians and fans to Project Aloft Star has been tremendous and the competition is a highly anticipated event that’s become known for showcasing original music from aspiring acts.



Submission details

The competition covers key markets in the Asia Pacific region via three contest clusters consisting of Southeast Asia and Australia (Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand), Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), and South Korea.

Bands, artists and songwriters are invited to submit their original compositions [1] – either through YouTube or SoundCloud [2] links to the website at




Public voting for People’s Choice Finalist

Four finalists will be shortlisted for each cluster – three will be selected by judges from MTV, and the fourth will be a People’s Choice finalist. From 25 August to 11 September, the public can vote for their favorite artist from curated entries on One voter per cluster will also stand a chance to win AUD$1,200.

Rocking the world since its debut, Aloft Hotels is a trailblazer in the live-music scene worldwide. The brand has always been committed to cutting-edge music programming, leading the way as an industry innovator by supporting live acts in its hotels through its Live at Aloft Hotels music program held at its buzzing W XYZ bars across the globe. The popular, no-cover acoustic sets showcase emerging talent with live, intimate performances in W XYZ bars for both guests and music-loving locals.


Finals will be held from October to November 2017. The four finalists from the South East Asia and Australia cluster will battle it out at Aloft Perth on 20 October in front of a live audience and a panel of judges from Aloft, MTV and the music entertainment industry. Only one will emerge as 2017’s Project Aloft Star winner. For full details on the competition and to submit an entry head to the Project Aloft Star website here.

[1] All original entries will receive a free single release from TuneCore to get your music distributed to Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and other digital music stores.

[2]  Songs must be submitted through YouTube or SoundCloud.



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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.