A collective of creatives supporting creatives and
independent funding for emerging Australian musicians.
This project is inspired by passion for supporting emerging Australian musicians and their journey in sharing their poetry in the form of melodic magic with the world.
There’s something beautifully raw in the pure authenticity of creative expression. Something that connects us all as humans through resonance in common experiences. When sound, lyrics, and emotions collide it can touch heartstrings, spark joy, elevate vibrations, bring people together, and heal in the most profound ways.
In the words of Rick Rubin:
The reason we’re alive is to express ourselves in the world. And creating may be the most effective and beautiful method of doing so. Art goes beyond language, beyond lives. It’s a universal way to send messages between each other and through time.
What started as a small token of gratitude at a gig for two talented artists, Tom Harrington and Austin Mackay, has now evolved into a much larger mission to bring greater awareness to supporting all musicians, their creative journeys, and original music.
Over the next 12 months, The Soundhive will contribute $500* a month to emerging musicians to support their journey and growth in the music industry.
To all musicians, in addition to being in the running for the funding, this is a great way to get eyeballs/ears on your music and grow your social presence.
All genres are invited. There’s something intriguingly exciting about the cross-pollination of sounds and ideas through new juxtapositions and collaborations. For example on a recent trip to Wagga Wagga, we experienced the beautiful blend of opera and German heavy metal!
Ultimately, this platform will transform into a hive of activity, a nexus between musicians, listeners, and industry professionals to fuel more original music in this world.
This is an ever-evolving project and we're sure you may have some curiosities. Please feel free to contact us or submit your EPKs at email@example.com
Thank you again for visiting - follow The Soundhive Instagram page to see this project unfold.
Stay curious and true to your creative pursuit.
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Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
You can email your Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you label the original song (1) you'd like to submit for the month.
If you don't have an EPK, MusicNSW has some great information on how get started at https://www.musicnsw.com/resources/best-practice-guides/ or let us know and we can work something out. For example here's a simple checklist to get you going:
Nope, no way - no fees are required for submitting your entry and music. You can submit new music up to 4 times a year. Please note, due to this competition being held on Instagram, we will consider entries from artists with up to 8,000 followers at time of entry.
Yes, you will need an ABN to receive funding from The Soundhive.
MusicNSW has a really useful guide on how to approach the numbers side of the music business (including ABN information). You can also visit the ATO website.
At this stage the goal is to feature a number of artists per month. To be fair to all the wonderful talent out there, artists will have the opportunity to enter up to 4 times a year. A callout for submission will be posted on Instagram the month prior - first in best dressed :)
The aim is to showcase a mix of genres where possible. Although we welcome all genres, The Soundhive is a space where artists can share their stories and sounds without use of explicit and derogatory content and promotion of violent behaviour. There are dedicated platforms for this scene. Thank you for your understanding.
Yes, by entering the competition, you agree to also share and promote posts and stories and tag The Soundhive on your social media platforms to drive engagement with your music.
The Soundhive will actively promote all artists, but will definitely need your help to bring people to the platform, get them following the page and liking your music. The more viral your content becomes, the greater the likelihood of you becoming the #1 featured artist of the month and being awarded a contribution of $500* to your musical journey.
Well firstly, congratulations!!
The Soundhive will contact you within 5 business days to organise either a $500 cash award or contribute the equivalent value to something you need for your musical journey (e.g. flights to your next gig, studio recording, fuel card for your tour van, or new equipment).
Please help the project out by creating a post or story on Instagram and tag The Soundhive showcasing what you've used the funds for. It's pretty exciting and I'm sure the collective would love to hear all about it!!
100% yes! The Soundhive (Soundhive Collective) is a powered by EdgeX Ventures. ABN 77 274 676 182. We are currently independently funding this project to support emerging Australian artists over the next 12 months. It's a passion initiative inspired by the love for all things creative and music as medium for connecting people.
We believe in creatives supporting creatives and hope to spark and build a new wave of independent community funding and support for emerging musicians :)
Yes of course! This platform has been created for you and other artists. Just shoot through an email to email@example.com to withdraw your submission and we'll get onto it ASAP (within 48 hours).
For sure! Always happy to partner with likeminded organisations and people in pursuit of supporting emerging Australian artists. We truly believe The Soundhive is the start of something monumental for the music community and growing the breadth of this network is definitely on the long-term agenda.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Soundhive acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians. We recognise their cultures, histories and diversity and their deep connection to the lands, waters and seas of Australia. We acknowledge the Jagera people and the Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands on which we operate, meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Jagera and Turrbal Elders past, present and emerging.
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