Needle In The Hay (NITH) Comp

Happy brings you the inaugural Needle In The Hay (NITH), a vinyl competition targeting next generation of exciting musical talent across Australia. 

The intent of the annual Needle In The Hay competition is to foster greater awareness of artists, and offer them the opportunity to release their music on vinyl, with the help of Zenith RecordsAudio-TechnicaJBLYoung Henrys and Enmore Audio.


1st Place: Pressed Vinyl
 250 copies of your EP or album pressed at Zenith Records with full colour packaging worth $3000.

2nd Place: Studio Microphone
 An AT4050 URUSHI Mic from Audio-Technica worth $2000.

3rd Place: Speaker Pack
2 x JBL Wireless Speaker & Headphone packs $700 each.

There will also be 7 x Runner Up Prizes of Single Mastering Packages from Enmore Audio, worth $200 each. 

The process is simple...

Paste your album or EP – either released or unreleased – URL (a SoundcloudBandcampSpotify or other streaming link) to the NITH Site and pay the $5 entry fee via PayPal.

The Happy team will listen to every submission and decide on 10 finalists.

From the 10 finalists, the Happy team, alongside our guest judges Jake Stone (Bluejuice), Magoo (producer for RegurgitatorMidnight Oil) and Julia Wilson (Rice Is Nice) will choose the winners and runners-up.

Entries close 1 August.

Click here to enter.

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