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Push It! Youth Music Competition + Workshops


The Mid North Coast now has its own online band competition specifically for local young musicians aged 12 to 25 years.  The Youth Website Genwire Artspace run by Arts Mid North Coast, has just launched Push It! an online music competition with accompanying workshops.

Two prize winners in the competition will go on to record a single at professional studio The Bakehouse in Port Macquarie and will also get a professional photo shoot package. Selected songs from the competition will also be played on local radio stations. Any genre or size musical act (from soloists through to large bands) who write original music are encouraged to enter.

The Push It! Workshops will take place in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie next month.

A small team of music industry experts will share their experience and insights into the music industry with young people of the region. The workshops will be led by Ted Gardner (who has managed Tool and Queens of the Stone Age), Scott Mesiti (co-founder and director for Festival of the Sun) and Kell Stoner (musician, publicist and Genwire Project Manager).

However, the workshops won’t be just talk fests. Half the time will be devoted to actually helping young musicians in practical ways – writing a biography, working on Youtube clips, honing an image and getting promo packages online.

The Push It! online band comp is open until 31st May 2013.

Participants in the competition and the workshops must be aged between 12 and 25 (inclusive of 12 and 25), reside on the Mid North Coast of NSW, they must be unsigned and their music must be original and the creation of the entrants. Workshop participation is limited to two members from any one band.



Competition deadline: 31st May 2013

Workshop 1:

Workshop 2:

Web: Push It!

Bookings: 02 6658 9400 (spaces are limited!)


The Genwire Artspace website has been developed, designed and implemented with the assistance of project funding from Arts NSW.