Are you an aspiring musician? Do you think you can write a killer tune? Are you looking to break into the music industry and pursue your passion for performance?

Recording at Sing Sing studios, a film clip by Oh Yeah Wow, and mentoring from the industry’s finest, is all on offer for the winner of this year’s Melbourne Music Bank competition.

Off the back of an extremely successful campaign last year, Bank of Melbourne has announced the return of the community music initiative that gives aspiring artists a chance to break into the industry.

Melbourne Music Bank calls on Victorian musicians and bands to submit an original song for a chance to win the ultimate kick-starter pack for a career in music. The winner will receive a toolkit for success, comprising two days of recording at Melbourne’s famous Sing Sing studios, a film clip by Oh Yeah Wow, album artwork, printed CDs and the chance of their winning song to feature in a Bank of Melbourne TV ad.

This year the prize also includes the expertise of a dedicated A-team of the industry’s finest including management and mentoring by Chris Robinson, publicity by On The Map PR, radio plugging by Varrasso PR and gig bookings by 123 Agency.

Jac Phillips, Head of Brand & Marketing for Bank of Melbourne, said the bank was delighted to present Melbourne Music Bank for the third year. “There’s a deep pool of musical talent right here in Victoria, and this competition is a great way to discover and foster up-and-coming artists.”

To be eligible, musicians must be from Victoria and submit an original song. Four finalists will be voted by the public (from a shortlist of 12 entrants) who will then perform live on stage on October 8 at Melbourne’s iconic Arts Centre’s State Theatre in front of a panel of industry experts who will choose the winner.

ARIA winner and Melbourne-based musician, Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi, The Verses, Spicks & Specks) returns as Melbourne Music Bank’s ambassador.

Last year’s competition uncovered indie singer, Héloise. The folk songstress secured airtime for her winning song, ‘This Is Home’ on community radio around the country and recently sold out her single launch show at The Workers Club.

To enter, musicians should submit at www.bankofmelbourne.com.au/melbmusicbank before August 23rd deadline.