Needle In The Hay: Judges and $30K Prize Pool Revealed

Happy Media has officially confirmed the details for this year's edition of Australia's largest independent music competition.

Monday 16th November. NSW, Australia: As the anticipation for Australia's biggest annual search for indie talent turns up to 11, Happy Media has announced full information regarding this year's prize pool while additionally confirming the judges for this year's competition.

A Chance To Have A Hit Single

The prize pool, totalling over $30,000 in value, has been tailor-made to give the winning musicians the tools they need to take their careers to the next level. The Grand Prize is a pressing of the winning single on vinyl by Zenith Records, plus additional prizes from JMC Academy, Spinnup, Zippo, IK Multimedia, Baby Audio, ujam, and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Runner-up prizes include packages, vouchers, and products from Audio-Technica, Turramurra Music, and more.

Happy Media have also announced the 2020 competition judges, who will ultimately decide the winners after Happy Media picks 30 Needle In The Hay finalists.

The 2020 judges are artist Megan Washington, journalist Bernard Zuel, producer Eric J, and television and radio presenter Julia Zemiro.

Needle In The Hay: 2020 Prize Pool

- 250 x Your Single Pressed to 7″ vinyl by Zenith Records
-1 x Live Music Video recorded at JMC Academy
-1 x Year of Free Unlimited Distribution via Spinnup
-1 x IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 Workstation
- 5 x Customised Zippo Lighters
- 1 x ujam Full Bundle
- 1 x Baby Audio Plugin Bundle
- 1 x Jameson Irish Whiskey Prize Pack

- $2,000+ Audio-Technica Prize Pack
- 1 x IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 Workstation
- 1 x ujam Full Bundle
- 1 x Baby Audio Plugin Bundle

- $2,000 Turramurra Music voucher
- 1 x IK Multimedia SampleTank 4
- 1 x Baby Audio Plugin Bundle

RUNNER UP PRIZE (4th to 10th Place)
- 1 x IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 Workstation
- 1 x ujam Guitarist, Bassist, or Beatmaker Bundle
- 1 x Baby Audio Plugin Bundle
- Needle In The Hay: 2020 Judges
- Megan Washington
- Bernard Zuel
- Julia Zemiro
- Eric J

About Needle In The Hay

Needle In The Hay is an annual music competition run by Happy Media, now in its fourth year. Created to give artists a shot in the arm when they need it most, the competition has supported the early careers of dozens of Australian and New Zealand musicians now receiving international recognition.

Previous Needle In The Hay winners and finalists include Spacey Jane, IV League, Kardajala Kirridarra, Tones and I, Haiku Hands, and Egoism. With a prize pool totaling over $30,000, including the Grand Prize of a hit single up for grabs, this year's competition is set to be bigger and better than ever. For whichever act can strike the right chord with the judges, it promises to deliver life-changing outcomes.

Happy Media's Radi Safi (Director) and Tom Cameron (Editor) are available for interviews upon request.

More information is available at Alternatively, Happy Mag's press contact Tom Cameron can be reached at 0295199922 or Postal queries can be directed to Level 1, 325 King Street Newtown NSW 2042.

Contact Info:
Name: Tom Cameron
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Organization: Happy Mag
Address: Level 1, 325 King Street Newtown NSW 2042
Phone: 0295199922

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