Every year, we hear about just how much harder it is for artists to get their start in the music industry, with plenty of digital tools making it easy (in theory) to get their music “out there”, but also making it a confusing industry to navigate, and hard at times to actually get that music into people’s ears.

Despite that, we’ve got a huge amount of untapped talent in Australia that just needs a bit of a nudge in the right direction, and it’s that musical ability that the crew of musos and industry veterans behind Melbourne’s GRID Series (standing for ‘Grass Roots Indie Development‘) is hoping to nurture with its artist development program for emerging acts – a brilliant government-supported initiative that’s helping our next crop of Aussie talent get its foot in the door of the Australian music industry, and navigate its many twists and turns.

If you’re an emerging musician or band hoping for the chance get your music heard, the GRID Series might be your perfect next step . It’s open now and free to enter, and all you need to do is send your demo recording. If it’s a little rough around the edges, that’s fine, because this is all about helping new acts take their music to the next level.

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