Australian Music Prize Longlist Revealed

The AMP (Australian Music Prize) has announced its not-so shortlist of local solo artists and bands contending for the $30,000 prize awarded to the most outstanding Australian album of the year. As explained by The Music Network, The AMP has made the award more accessible to all Australian musical acts by altering this year’s format.

Firstly, The AMP waved the entry fee, meaning that even if you’re a penniless busker who spent all your change on recording an album, you can still submit your work and perhaps move from the street to the studio with $30K burning a hole in your back pocket. The second alteration is the automatic consideration of all Australian albums provided their official release date is sometime in 2012.

As announced on The AMP’s Facebook page, award officials have listed over 230 Australian LPs as eligible for this year’s prize, with the judging panel having so far listened to 130 records and narrowed it down to the 26 records listed below. Once entries have closed, nine finalists will be announced early in 2013.

If you are an Australian artist whose record has not been listed but is eligible, you can submit your music to The Coopers Amp/DMDS 60 Upper Deck Jones Bay Wharf, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009. The AMP asks that musicians send one copy of their album on CD (although CDR is acceptable).

For more info check out The AMP on Facebook

Australian Music Prize Longlist

AlpineA Is For Alpine

BearhugBill, Dance, Shiner

BushwalkingFirst Time

CatcallThe Warmest Place

Charge GroupCharge Group

Children CollideMonument

Deep Sea ArcadeOutlands

Dirty ThreeToward The Sun

DZ DeathraysBloodstreams

Emma RussackSounds Of Our City

Forty Thousand SistersGoodbye Broken Sled

Grand SalvoSlay Me In My Sleep


Hilltop HoodsDrinking From The Sun

House Vs HurricaneCrooked Teeth

Jess Ribeiro & The Bone CollectorsMy Little River

Liz StringerWarm In The Darkness

Made In JapanSights & Sounds

Missy HigginsThe Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

OlloApe Delay

PondBeard, Wives, Denim

The BamboosMedicine Man

The Hello Morning The Hello Morning

The Maple TrailCable Mount Warning

Tim HartMilling The Wind

Xavier RuddSpirit Bird

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