Musicians wanted to make NOISE

- Press Release

NOISE is the Australian Federal Government’s leading youth arts initiative, which develops and profiles young artists (25 and under) and their work across radio, television, in print and online.

Launching in July ’05, over the next four years NOISE will be showcasing young artists right across the globe, via extensive media partnerships and brand new international NOISE festivals in both Singapore and northwest England.

Current partners include: triple j, ABC (TV, radio and online), Channel [V], The National Gallery of Australia, The National Museum of Australia, magazines International Design Network [IdN], Art + Australia, Black + White, Frankie … plus more to be announced.

‘Music’ is one of NOISE’s most popular categories.

In NOISE 2003, hot up-and-comers (think Little Birdy, Love Outside Andromeda, Ground Components and more) were profiled within the NOISE magazine; Silverchair gave NOISE artists the opportunity to remix “Tuna In The Brine”; stations such as triple j, Triple R, FBi - plus syndicated programs “The Hot Hits”, “Take 40” and “Planet Rock” - gave airplay to unsigned NOISE artists. Via, Blunt, Smash Hits, Cyclic Defrost, Australian Music Online, “Rage”, SBS, AMRAP and many more, NOISE Music was everywhere.

“NOISE supports and raises the profiles of young Australians, their ideas and their stories. It’s a unique project with many success stories and it’s one that triple j strongly supports.” Chris Scaddan, triple j Program Director.

Musicians (aged 25 and under): we want your music. All styles welcome. Electronic. Indie. Rock. Hip-Hop. Punk. Dub. Pop. R&B. Classical. Country. Jazz. The Unclassifiable. Head to to submit.

SOYA 2005
In 2004 NOISE teamed up with our major sponsor, Qantas, to run the “Spirit of Youth Awards” (SOYA) project. This year, young artists submitting their work to NOISE before August 31 will automatically also be eligible for SOYA 2005.

The finalist in SOYA’s 2005 Music category will take home $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in flights – and undertake a professional mentorship with über producer and engineer Magoo! He’s worked his magic from Butterfingers to Decoder Ring, Midnight Oil to Regurgitator – and now one lucky NOISE artist will have their turn, all thanks to SOYA.

Last year’s winner, Fergus Brown, found himself recording in a studio alongside his SOYA mentor, Paul Mac. “My mentorship with Paul has been way cool. He’s the nicest guy on the block and has been helping me greatly, both with my music and with my understanding of the music industry.”

Submit to NOISE: - SOYA deadline: August 31.


Entry to NOISE is open to all artists aged 25 years and under from anywhere in the world. Notwithstanding this our primary media showcasing takes place in Australia (and in Singapore and the United Kingdom via our international partners).

You can submit as many artworks as you like to NOISE.

Entry to SOYA is open only to citizens or permanent residents of Australia, aged 25 and under.

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