With more submissions than we have ever received, Studios 301 would like to extend a big thank you to all of our applicants for their participation in the ALL ACCESS music competition. We were truly blown away by the calibre of entrants and the songs that were sent in. Unfortunately in this instance we can choose only one winner, but with so many upcoming singers, songwriters, bands, artists and music makers applying, we are really looking forward to hearing what comes next! This brings us to our announcement…
Studios 301 and theMusic.com.au are proud to announce the winner of the 2018 All Access Competition:
Amy is talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Newcastle, NSW who has established herself as seasoned Australian songstress in the art-folk world. Not only will Amy be one of the first artists to record in the new Studios 301 facility, she will receive a mix and master package, in addition to a national advertising and editorial campaign from theMusic.com.au to the value of AU$15,000.
We caught up with Amy briefly after winning the competition and she had the following to say:
301: Amy, Congratulations!!! How does it feel to win?
Amy: So amazing! Getting recognition for the track from the judges was incredible in the first instance. The song comes from a really vulnerable place and to know it connects with others is reward in itself. But then seeing how much my fans got behind it in the final was truly overwhelming.
301: What impact has being involved in the competition had on you?
Amy: Well, firstly it’s made me realise how much I’m not alone on this path -- so many people stood behind me to get the track heard and I spoke to literally hundreds of people about getting their support and they were all 100% with me. I can’t even tell you how that feels.
Secondly, actually winning this prize will have a major impact on my next release. It puts a whole series of things in place that I wouldn’t have been able to achieve otherwise, and hopefully opens up my music to new audiences previously out of my reach.
301: What’s next for you, and how do you plan to utilize the prize package?
Amy: I’ve been demoing some new stuff with my producer Gareth Hudson and we already have some great ideas about how we can most effectively use the space and all the tools that will now be available to us. There is still some work to do but I can say without doubt that we will have some exciting new work to share really soon and we’re so thrilled to see where the partnership with 301 will take us.
We look forward to working with Amy in the studios and send a big thank you again to all of the finalists and entrants of the ALL ACCESS competition.
Check out Amy’s winning submission here: