The line was around the block at The Cambridge Hotel last night with people waiting to celebrate the final of the Tip Jar Song Competition for 2017.
MC Gavin Morris led proceedings with Tip Jar Ambassadors Amy Vee & Maree Lowes on hand to present the prizes.
After hearing the top ten songs from each category the winners were announced.
WINNER OF THE PUBLIC VOTE: Benn Allsop
Benn’s song, Here To Tell You took out the public vote. There were over 2000 individual votes on the Tip Jar website during the competition with Benn’s song taking the lion’s share.Click to hear the song
WINNER OF THE INDUSTRY PRIZE: Paris Grace
15 year old Paris Grace was shocked when her song was announced as the winner of the judges vote. Her entry, Longer This Time, was recorded only days before entries closed and impressed the judges so much that she took out the top prize.Click to hear the song
What do they win?
10 hours recording time working with award winning engineers & producers – Thanks to TAFE NSW.
Artist promotion including media appearances & advertising – Thanks to Newcastle Live & Newcastle Mirage
Marketing collateral & press pack including photography, video & design – Thanks to EAO Entertainment & Sawtooth Studios Newcastle
Industry masterclasses on publishing deals and getting your song heard by the right people – Thanks to Source Music
Thanks to Jesse Rowbottom
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