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Entries CLOSE for Needle In The Hay 2020 Vinyl Competition

August 9


The Process

  • Paste the URL for your single (either released or unreleased) to the NitH enter page and pay the $10 entry fee via PayPal – please only submit streamable links (Soundcloud or Bandcamp only), any other submissions may be delayed or voided.
  • The Happy team will listen to every submission and decide on a set of finalists.
  • From the finalists, three guest judges will choose the winner and runners-up.
  • All finalists are eligible to play our Finalists’ Party in September 2020 at the Marlborough Hotel in Sydney.

Please note that NitH is open only to Australian or New Zealand artists, either signed or independent. You CAN submit multiple singles, however, these must be separate entries. Demos are a-ok too!

The intent of Needle In The Hay is to foster greater awareness of upcoming artists, and offer them the opportunity to release their music on vinyl. We are on the side of new Aussie and New Zealand bands and Happy Mag hopes to play a part in developing the careers of these artists, shining a light on the next wave of emerging talent.

The Prizes

1st Prize: 250 x 7″ vinyl copies of your single pressed by Zenith Records with full colour packaging, plus more to be announced.

Previous Winners

Kardajala Kirridarra – Self-titled
Spacey Jane – Thrills
IV League – When You Lose Me


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