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PUTTING KIWI ARTISTS CENTRE STAGE

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IMUGI

Silky smooth electronic R&B duo. Navigating themes of belonging, culture and self-awareness through nonchalant, charismatic vocals over a haze of synth-driven production.

Episode 1 - A Dragon is Born

Imugi may represent a Korean serpent that's fallen from the sky whilst aiming for the heavens, but they’ve definitely landed on a good thing. Their sound is effortlessly smooth yet carries weight well beyond their years. Themes and motifs of cultural identity, sex, colour and creed run deep throughout their work. While lead singer Yery ruminates on what it means to be a woman of colour in this post-colonial country, Carl’s beats provide a sonic landscape which feels intimate yet expansive.

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WANT TO BE ON CENTRE STAGE?

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new balance music grant

We're currently taking submissions from up and coming artists who need a helping hand

Have you got demo’s that need to be fully realised? Need a local legend to help divine your next move? Got a vision for your next visual masterpiece? Or do you just need that new piece of kit to finish off your performance setup?

APPLY HERE

Custom prize packs can include

INDUSTRY
EXPERTS

Mentoring

Songwriting

Collabs

STUDIO
SESSIONS

Studio Time

Mixing

Mastering

CREATIVE
COLLATERAL

Music video

Press photos

Branding / Graphic Design

MUSIC
EQUIPMENT

Instruments

Studio Equipment

Software Packages

We've got 4 sponsorship packages up for grabs throughout 2019. If you are one of the successful applicants of the NEW BALANCE MUSIC GRANT you'll receive a custom prize pack tailored to your specific needs. Whether that's a week of studio-time at Roundhead, a new video and press photos, mentoring from leading industry experts, new equipment or a combination of all of these - we at New Balance want to help you out. Let us know where you're at in your musical journey via our application form here, explaining why you deserve sponsorship and what you need, and we'll customize the perfect pack to bolster your creative output.

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ARE YOU A BEAT MAKER LOOKING FOR SOME STUDIO TIME TO EQ & MASTER YOUR MAGIC? SONGWRITER NEEDING SOME VOCAL TIPS? FUNDING AND DIRECTION FOR YOUR NEXT VIDEO CLIP? A MIDI CONTROLLER, MPC OR LATEST SOFTWARE UPGRADE? TELL US WHAT YOUR IDEAL PRIZE PACK IS?

If you would like to be considered for the New Balance music grant please fill out the form with the relevant information, links and contact details.

All submissions will be reviewed quarterly. 4 artists throughout the year will be selected for funding. The rest will remain in consideration for future projects.

Only one entry per artist will be considered so no need to submit multiple entries.

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