Since our launch in 2012, Take the Mic has awarded prizes valued over $150,000 including photoshoots, music videos, recording deals and audio production packages. Prizes are chosen to help support and promote an artists image and representation, with essential materials for auditions and professional productions. 

Winners of the National Online Competition will win an audio production package with critically aimed international producer James North Productions. They will win the opportunity to workshop and write an original song and have it professional recorded and mastered! Without even having to leave the house, James North Productions will engineer your very first single release.



Take the Mic is offering a HUGE Prize package to the Melbourne Grand Final Winner inlcuding a fully produced cover band concert including musicians, vocal coaching, venue, staff and publicity! 

Learn what it takes to be a cover band star and lead a band. This is an experience you cannot buy!


Time to boost your exposure with our special portfolio package including professionally developed website and custom email address, video introduction for website, headshot photoshoot, and 1 year subscription to Vocal Alchemy 'Elite Series' online singing course.

Valued over $2,500

*this prize is subject to change


James North Productions is an award winning producer, engineer, composer and musician based in Brisbane Australia. You could have his studio and services to record your own EP or Single!


He works with clients from all over the world from the JNP studio and composes music, writes songs and plays drums, bass, guitar and piano/keys in all genres.  Many JNP clients have regular airplay on national and international radio networks.

Founded in 2012 - Take the Mic Australia

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