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Bush Music Fund Announces 2024 Partners: Ripple Effect Band, Mulga Bore Hard Rock and James Range Band –

Bush Music Fund Announces 2024 Partners: Ripple Effect Band, Mulga Bore Hard Rock and James Range Band –

The Bush Music Fund has announced this year’s recipients of its grant funding to support regional Indigenous artists.

Bush Music Fund has just announced three artists it will be collaborating with in 2024.

This year’s beneficiaries include Ripple Effect Band, Mulga Bore Hard Rock and James Range Band, who will receive financial support, personalized professional development and music industry services over the next two years.

After securing a whopping $60,000 in crowdfunding over the past year, the fund will provide three tiers of financial support to grantees, including “new artists,” “emerging artists,” and “established artists.”

Each grant ranges in size from $10,000 to $30,000 and is intended to provide meaningful and targeted support in the areas of education, equipment, mentoring, tourism, public relations and management.

Recipients 2024

The first winner is the Ripple Effect Band, an all-female band from Maningrida in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

As the first women in this community to play instruments and form a band, we can’t wait to see what these talented women have in store this year as “Esteemed Artists.”

Another ‘emerging artist’ this year is Mulga Bore Hard Rock, a six-piece teenage band comprised of family members from a remote desert community in central Australia.

We had the opportunity to support KISS on their Australian tour and we can’t wait to see what these young musicians have in store for us.

Finally, the James Range Band is this year’s ‘new artist.’ With stories of family, culture and community to tell, the proud family band from the Pitjantjatjara community of Utju will be working with the Bush Music Fund for the next two years.

The Bush Music Fund was established to enable First Nations musicians in remote regions of Australia to pursue their musical careers.

Co-founder Jack Parsons established the Bush Music Fund to support remote communities by giving them the opportunity to have their music heard in a musical space.

“The concept for the Bush Music Fund came from my own personal experience of seeing, listening to and meeting incredible bands from remote communities.”

“The difference in services, infrastructure and opportunities available to musicians from the city or surrounding areas compared to musicians from remote and outer regional areas is significant.”

“Creating opportunities for artists from remote areas to work with them to overcome the barriers they face in the industry is a noble cause and something that will benefit us all.

If you would like to make a donation, your support will go directly to musicians from the heart of Australia.

You can find more information here.