Amp 09 calls for entries

Eddy Current Suppression Ring The Australian Music Prize (The Amp) is calling for entries for the 2009 award.

The Amp, now in its fifth year, is now accepting entries from all Australian recording artists across every musical genre.

Artists are asked to submit original album-length works (released in 2009) to be in the running to win the cash prize of $30,000

Last year’s winner of The Amp, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, took home the prize for their album Primary Colours.

Since winning the prize, the band has recorded a new album.

“Winning the Amp was definitely a big achievement for the band. It helped a bunch with CD sales, both here and for our labels overseas, attracted attention from parts of the media that didn't seem to notice us beforehand and brought a fresh bunch of faces to the gigs we've had since,” Eddy Current Suppression Ring member Mikey Young said.

“It's effect should be more apparent when we release our new record and start touring again. Financially, it will go a long way in helping us get back overseas next year.”

Artists intending to enter should note there is an early bird entry fee of only $55 applicable from 1 October until 5pm on 30th October.

Entries received after that date will attract a $95 fee. Final entries close at 5pm on 20th November 2009, no exceptions.

To enter go to: www.australianmusicprize.com.au from 1 October.