The A&R Department – “RAW” Indie Recording Competition

We are running a Music Comp to find a killer indie band to record and release a single for FREE.

You’ve got the chance to become one of the first bands to record in Australia’s state of the art, brand new recording complex at Hercules Street Studios, Surry Hills, Sydney, owned by the renowned songwriter/producer Harry Vanda (AC/DC, Easybeats, Flash In The Pan). The prize includes the tracking, recording and mixing at Hercules Street Studios with Dan Vandenberg and Matt O’Connor. The track will be mastered by Don Bartley of Benchmark Mastering.

Included in the prize is a FREE indie release package (radio and online servicing) courtesy of The A&R Department, plus a show at Oxford Art Factory.

The winning band will be selected by a guest music panel of industry professionals.

Artist Rules:
Please email with links to tracks at any stage of production (demos, rough mix, mastered tracks) on SoundCloud, as well as social media links and a brief band history. Alternatively, fill in the below form.

The competition is open to bands and artists based in Australia. Please note, all flights and accommodation costs must be covered by the band/artist.

Competition closes on 1st May // Winner announced on 7th May

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Band/Artist Name (required)

SoundCloud Link (required)

Brief Bio (required) - Please Include Social Media Links


JOIN us in supporting MORE Aussie bands. You’ll be helping Aussie artists reach their potential, by being played on more radio stations 
You’ll also be able to win free tickets to gigs and other giveaways, so to see more upcoming bands and stay up to date with industry news.