Auditions: 2018 Sonic Presence DJ Competition

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    I understand that this application does not guarantee an audition or place in the competition. Successful applicants will be interviewed and auditioned for a place within the competition. I understand the Universal School of Music reserves the right to refuse any application and decides course places as per the discretion of the interviewer/judge. Applicants are considered for entry into the competition on many levels and are subject to musical background, experience, availability, musical merit, personal interview and audition. Criteria for scoring points may include programming, beat matching, genre diversity, improvisation and showmanship.
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Now is your chance to register for an experience of a lifetime and audition for the ‘Sonic Presence’ DJ Competition for your chance to win!

Judges & Mentors:

BETH GRACE – KISS.FM Radio Presenter & DJ

Beth is the official presenter of the ‘Like That’ Show on KISS FM, every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm, featuring new tracks as well as featuring dear friends from the music scene on the show! Keeping you up to date with news, laughs and tunes! What a tunesday!

In her own right, disco-jockey Beth Grace has been a regular on the gig circuit since ’14, when she took on getting behind the decks, rather than the biddie begging for song requests. With her eyes set abroad, nothing is stopping her. She describes a ‘bucket list’ of venues and festivals that are on her ‘TO-DO’ list, (Yes… she went there)

SIMON SALERNO (USM Mentor)

Simon has released show-stopping tracks on labels such as Ministry of Sound, Sweat it Out, Onelove, Etc. Etc & Vicious Recordings, which lead to his music being played on Australian soil (which he calls home) and abroad, featuring on BBC Radio 1 UK, Nova 100 & the Fox.
His Music has been played & supported by the likes of Maseo (De La Soul), A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, Tommie Sunshine, Stanton Warriors & Timmy Trumpet. This exposure lead to a string of high profile remix opportunities for artists & bands Savage, Guy Sebastian, Alpine, Accadamy, Arthur Baker, Jam Xpress & Rob Pix.

Simon has since achieved many accolades, some of which include supporting high profile artists Snoop Dog, Mylo, Hardwell & Deorro at festivals all around the country at Stereosonic, Summadayze, Future Music Fesitval & Parklife to name a few. He has also toured & held residencies at some of the countries premiere live music venues such as Revolver, Electric Circus, 161, World Bar, Billboards & Mynt Lounge.

He has held the number one position on the Beatport House & Pulse chart along with a string of top ten placing in the ARIA Club chart even taking out the number one position for his remix for Murph & Petch featuring Livingstone – You Can Call Me Al. But this is not the end of his story; he has learnt the craft of audio engineering, to provide an experience in the studio, to accompany his musical talent, gelling his skills together, to cross boundaries and keep pushing forward and to find that new undiscovered sound that sparks interest with his trained ear. There is no doubt that Simon is accomplished in his skill, knowledge and talent, he is full of passion, encouragement and vision, for himself, as well as mentoring the future generation of artists to help guide them along on their journey in today’s evolving music industry.

Bio by Beth Treguits

2017 Sonic Presence DJ Competition Results

The inaugural Sonic Presence competition was a resounding success with the aim of providing a platform for budding artists to share their sound in front of industry professionals.

During the rounds the judging panel were treated to a melting pot of genres. Everything from House, disco, hip-hop and trap.

The grand final saw our artists go head-to-head, all vying for the grand prize of exclusive air play on kiss, a club gig and free mentoring.

After a tough decision that went down to the wire there was to be two winners! Mikhail and Leon who took out the grand prize with third place recipient Daniel not too far behind.

Since the Sonic Presence DJ competition Mikhail, Leon and Daniel have earned their success, this includes exclusive radio play on kiss, the release of three singles, building of their brand, club gigs and managing events.

We are excited to announce the commencement of the 2018 Sonic Presence DJ Competition. We are looking forward to providing many opportunities for our next round of artists as we strive to provide the ultimate experience, mentoring and growth.