Last days to enter program

INDEPENDENT musicians from Gympie have until next Thursday to enter the Telstra Road to Discovery, one of Australia's most recognised talent development programs. Up to six local musicians will be selected from video entries to perform live at the Bundaberg heat on September 9.

The Bundaberg heat winner will receive a return trip to Melbourne in November to experience the next stage of the program - a three day music mentoring workshop where they will gain an insight into the music business, from publishing and touring, through to song construction, performance and publicity.

They will also be competing for a chance to win a 12-month music mentorship package, including the ultimate experience of performing at the Americana Festival in Nashville USA.

Musicians can enter via telstra.com/trtd before midnight Thursday, August 16.

Mushroom founder and chairman Michael Gudinski is widely recognised as one of the most influential figures in the Australian music industry. He congratulated Telstra on its 10 year milestone.

"At Mushroom we know a lot about Australian talent - I've lived my life for it," he said. "At the moment there is probably the greatest cluster of Australian acts I've ever seen. It's very competitive out there, so if you're an unsigned artist you should jump on board this incredible opportunity with the Telstra Road to Discovery."

Local independent songwriters have until October 14 to take part in the program when entries close nationally in the songwriting category.

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