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Up-and-coming musos get a Homegrown leg up thanks to Isol-Aid

Do you know an emerging muso who would be destined for world domination if only they had a little bit of exposure and financial support? Perhaps you are one yourself?

Well, you’re in luck because online music festival and gathering space Isol-Aid is on the hunt for some fresh musical talent as part of its new initiative Isol-Aid Homegrown.

The 16-week program invites emerging local acts to perform alongside established artists as part of Isol-Aid’s online festival.

25 acts will also receive $2,000 worth of design work from professional freelance artists from the 99designs by Vistaprint community to create promotional materials such as t-shirts, posters, album art or other merch, which will be produced by Vistaprint.

Also, one act will be selected by a panel of judges to receive a $10,000 grant to boost their career and creative growth, alongside a dedicated mentoring session from Killing Heidi singer and solo artist, Ella Hooper.

“I’m so excited to be able to join the Isol-Aid and 99designs teams in providing some of Australia and New Zealand’s most exciting emerging musicians with real, tangible support while the industry is very much in recovery mode,” Ella said.

“It’s going to be incredible to see people getting around their favourite Homegrown artists as we come together to celebrate our local music community and help discover new talent.”

Emily Ulman, Isol-Aid Festival founder added, “This next chapter of Isol-Aid is particularly exciting. It’s wonderful to be able to continue delivering incredible live local talent to audiences on TikTok, regardless of their location or lockdown.”

“It’s extra amazing to now be able to offer Homegrown musicians the opportunity to collaborate with incredible designers who can make their artistic visions for merch, tour posters, album art etc become a reality; to literally grow.”

Fans and bands can nominate their favourite Aussie and Kiwi acts (or themselves) to be a part of Isol-Aid Homegrown here.

Isol-Aid Festival will stream live on TikTok every two weeks, starting on Wednesday 14 July from 6pm to 7.30pm. Each bill will feature at least one of the selected Homegrown acts. 

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