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Needle in the Hay is an annual competition and event run by Happy Mag which champions and empowers emerging Australian bands and musicians at a time they need it most in their careers.

With a prize pool of over $20,000 including vinyl pressing, high quality recording gear and studio packages, the competition has been carefully curated to give artists the shot in the arm their projects need.

GRAND PRIZE

Your single pressed to 7″ vinyl with full colour packaging, plus more to be announced

RUNNER UP PRIZES

Over $20,000 in prizes up for grabs

FINALISTS

All finalists have the chance to play the Needle In The Hay Finalists’ Party in March 2021

ALL ENTRANTS

All Needle In The Hay entrants will receive a voucher to upload their first single for free for the first year to all major music platforms via Spinnup
Find out more about Spinnup and how you can redeem your voucher here

NEEDLE IN THE HAY 2020 GUEST JUDGES

Needle In The Hay 2020 Guest Judges Megan Washington

Megan Washington

A two-time ARIA Award winner and multi-platinum album seller, Megan Washington is one of Australia’s most celebrated songwriters and performers.

Needle In The Hay 2020 Guest Judges Eric J

Eric J

Eric J Dubowsky is a Grammy and ARIA Award winning mixer, songwriter and record producer. He’s worked with Flume, The Chemical Brothers, Weezer –  to name a few.

Needle In The Hay 2020 Guest Judges Julia Zemiro

Julia Zemiro

Best known as the host of RocKwiz and her own show Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, Julia Zemiro has become a household name as a TV presenter, radio host, actress, and comedian.

Needle In The Hay 2020 Guest Judges Bernard Zuel

Bernard Zuel

With over 25 years experience across Rolling Stone, the Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age, Bernard Zuel is one of Australia’s most decorated and renowned music journalists.

THIS YEARS NEEDLE IN THE HAY PARTNERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Yes, managers and labels can enter on behalf on artists.
Yes, signed artists can enter the comp.
Yes, your music will stay 100% private.
If you’ve already released your single on vinyl, or if it has featured on another release, that’s totally ok.
Yes, you can enter old singles.
Yes, you can enter as many singles as you like.
Yes, demos are a-ok.
Yes, your music will stay 100% private.
IF YOU’RE INTO FINE PRINT, YOU CAN SEE THE FULL DETAILS HERE