Paris Grace & Benn Allsop take out Tip Jar Song Comp 2017

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.


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.

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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.

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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

Written by Newcastle Live

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