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UNIFIED Music Group is an Australian based music company that provides a varied range of services, including Artist Management, Recorded Music, Merchandise Services, Touring and Events.
As a company, we lead professional, passionate and motivated people to achieve extraordinary results.
You can find more about us at www.unifiedmusicgroup.com.
The winners of The UNIFIED Grant were announced on November 21, 2016. The winners and their ideas are listed below. To watch the video about the winners, please click here.
Georgia Beach, Office Gossip Design. Office Gossip Design bridges the gap between creators and their community through graphic design. Located in Darwin, Office Gossip Design works out of the Skinnyfish creative hub and travels to remote parts of the Territory to help indigenous and Northern Territory creatives share their work with a broader audience.
Neal Walters, Photography. Neal Walters is a professional music photographer who captures musicians at their most candid. He is currently working on a photography book that will feature portraits of people in the music industry alongside photos of the subject in their happy place.
Aaron Dobos, Producer/Engineer/Mixer. Aaron Dobos has been working in studios around Melbourne for over seven years and has set up his own space which will allow him to work with up and coming Australian bands with limited budgets to produce a world-class sound that previously may have been out of reach.
Ashleigh Hills, Tram Sessions. Tram Sessions is a Melbourne initiative that takes the joy of live music and seats it next to unsuspecting commuters. Since launching in 2010, Tram sessions has hosted over 100 artists including Paul Kelly, Josh Pyke, Paul Dempsey and Hands Like Houses and recently pulled into Adelaide.
Michelle Grace Hunder & Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, Her Sound, Her Story: Her Sound, Her Story is a collaborative art project that contributes to the very important narrative about women in the Australian Music Industry through photography and film. Her Sound, Her Story documents the experiences of women of all ages, genres, sexuality and ethnicity within the industry with the hope to challenge stereotypes and break down stigmas.
Applications for The UNIFIED Grant will open on September 4, 2017 to all original ideas behind the scenes of the music industry.
You will need an ABN to accept the grant, and to do business within Australia. It’s really easy to obtain one, simply head to abr.gov.au and follow the prompts.
You’re welcome to employ a grant writer, although we don’t feel it is necessary for you to do so. Our questions are purposely simplified so that you should be able to tell your story without needing assistance.
Applications will close on the September 29, 2017 the winners will be annouced in November. All winners will be notified by November 1, 2017.
The UNIFIED grant will be judged by key staff from UNIFIED, with final approval from Jaddan Comerford, our founder and CEO.
If your question is not answered in this FAQ, you can find our contact details on the contact page.
Anyone who has an idea, a solid plan and a strong vision for how they want to do business in the music industry can apply for The UNIFIED Grant.
Yes definitely! You are able to reapply with a further developed version of your original idea or a completely new idea regardless of the outcome of your 2016 application.
Feel free to pitch different business ideas, but we are open to including your fully formed vision all in the one application.
Anyone under the age of 18 will need a Parent or Guardian overseeing their business and proposal.
All applicants must be at least 16 years of age as of September 4, 2017.
No, as long as you’re well researched, and have a strong plan for growth, you don’t necessarily need any prior experience.
No, we are open to receiving applications from anywhere in the world.
We will ask you for supporting materials – which can be budgets, extended plans, graphs, or examples of your work. Send whatever you feel is useful and will support your application in the best way possible.
You will have an opportunity to attach support materials in any format, although we prefer the more widely used file types – PDF, DOC, XLS, JPG etc.
You can still submit extra supporting material right up to the end of September, but the application will remain the same.
If you feel you have strong references that will influence your application, feel free to include them. It’s not something we require, but if it supports your application than you should include them.
Once our winners have been decided we will send an email to all applicants that were not successful. Make sure you add our email domain – unifiedmusicgroup.com – to your address book in case the email goes to “Junk”.
We suggest you both apply at once to avoid confusion.
No, applications strictly close September 29, 2017.
Many of the questions related to the grant can be found in our FAQ. Please direct all other enquiries as per the below:
For Media Related enquires, please contact Amy Simmons – amy[at]unifiedmusicgroup.com
For more information on UNIFIED, please contact Matthew Rogers – info[at]unifiedmusicgroup.com
For Grant related questions and enquiries, please contact our general email – info[at]theunifiedgrant.com