UNIFIED Introduce The Game-Changing Unified Grant At BIGSOUND
Overnight, tech titans Apple held their annual iPhone keynote event – as everyone expected, they announced the iPhone 7 (it has a new camera and comes in black again!) and a new Apple Watch (it… Actually, we’re not sure what’s so good about this one), and dropped some semi-bombshells with the news that Super Mario and Pokémon GO would make some dedicated iOS debuts.
BIGSOUND is kinda like that for the music industry: keynotes go down where huge, prolific statements are made, we’re hit with interesting announcements left, right and centre, and, at the end of each night, Fortitude Valley’s bar and club district becomes this huge inter-connected festival where we all get fucked up and watch cool indie bands we either don’t know or froth crazy hard.
During his keynote speech during yesterday’s conference block, UNIFIED founder and CEO Jadden Comerford announced a total game changer for up-and-comers leading the next generation of Australia’s music industry. The Unified Grant is a welcomed foot in the door for those looking to break out in an industry that is rough at best – a $5,000 investment that five budding media legends will each receive to help their brands evolve.
“As someone who started a business with nothing, at a young age and on my own, I want to encourage more people to follow their dreams,” said Comerford. “For me, early on this grant would have helped me do CD pressings, or fly to SXSW.”
To apply for The Unified Grant, you’ll need to fill out an (honestly, super easy and hella accessible) questionnaire explaining why you’re best suited for a $5K leg up. Maybe you want to start your own website that puts a new spin on music coverage, or chuck together the next big music documentary that makes critics at Sundance lose their shit with hype. Applications are open to any ‘behind the scenes’ professional, and they’re open, like, right the fuck now.
Applications for The Unified Grant close October 31st.
To apply, visit theunifiedgrant.com