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GYROstream has launched a new artist discovery and development competition entitled the ‘Big Boost’.

Australasia’s newest digital aggregator aim to give Australian and NZ artists an additional leg up through the scheme which offers prize package valued at $10,000.

The winner will get the chance to produce a professionally mix and mastered single at Airlock Studios, the Brisbane-based facility owned by Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug, which then be backed by a global PR campaign developed by GYROstream’s in-house PR division. As well as free return flights from either Auckland or any Australian capital city, the prize package also includes three nights accommodation at Airlock, industry mentoring sessions, $1,000 worth of new music equipment and a 2019 BIGSOUND delegate pass.

To enter, artists need to create a free GYROstream account and fill in the entry form with links to their social networks, bio, image and a private Soundcloud of your demo.

Entries close on December 2, with the winner – which will be judged by a panel of top industry professionals – announced on December 10. Recording sessions will take place January/February of 2019.

Launched in June, Queensland-based GYROstream offers a one-stop shop for acts looking to get their tracks on the big global streaming platforms, along with a complementary suite of music services, such as publicity, playlist plugging, grant writing and even entertainment insurance.

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