Posted 28 May 2020

Australia’s largest annual music prize, the Levi’s® Music Prize, is changing to support more Australian and New Zealand artists through the COVID-19 crisis.

This week the first Levi’s® Music Relief Fund round winners have been announced. A well-deserved congratulations to artists:  Tkay Maidza, The Beths, Miiesha, Haiku Hands and Jaguar Jonze

The redesigned Levi’s® Music Relief Fund is assisting 10 artists, distributing between them $45,000 in cash. Each individual will also receive an online mental health support package from The Indigo Project and a customised digital upskilling course from ‘Blocks’ by Bolster.

“Levi’s® is deeply connected to the music industry, and over the past four years we’ve seen Australian music legends make it big overseas through the support of the Levi’s® Music Prize… we celebrate the passion, creativity and music of our first five winners of the newly created Levi’s® Music Relief Fund”.

“Our people at Levi’s® and BIGSOUND understand how hard the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry and its artists, so together we created the idea to support more Australian and New Zealand musicians to get through this challenging period by going beyond just funding, and investing in their professional and emotional needs”- Head of Marketing at Levi’s® Australia and New Zealand, Trent Bos.

All Australian and New Zealand residents who have showcased at BIGSOUND during its 18 year history are eligible to apply to the Levi’s® Music Relief Fund. Previous winners of the Levi’s® Music Prize include G Flip, Gordon Koang, Ecca Vandal, The Teskey Brothers, Amyl & The Sniffers, Stella Donnelly, Alex Lahey, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hatchie and Emerson Snowe.

Applications for the next round are open now and close at 11:59pm (AEST), Sunday 5 July 2020.

For more information visit: https://www.bigsound.org.au/music-festival/levis-music-prize


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