Tony Subam Fellowship extended another two weeks

<p>The deadline has been extended to March 15 to allow PNG musicians to produce their demos for submission.</p>

<p>TSF was unveiled by Wantok Musik Foundation (WMF) in early January in association with APRA AMCOS.</p>

<p>The annual fellowship is open to bands in PNG with a strong element of cultural expression in their work and is administered by WMF.</p>

<p>It is named after and in honour of the late Tony Subam, former member of the Sanguma band, which pioneered the use of traditional PNG music and songs in harmony with western music.</p>

<p>Wantok Musik label manager Amy Chapman is calling on musicians to submit their work quickly before the deadline as this will be the only extension given.</p>

<p>After March 15 the panel will deliberate and a winner will be announced in April.</p>

<p>The winner of this prize will be a band or group who the judges believe build on exporting the different PNG sounds and performances as Tony Subam had achieved with Sanguma.</p>

<p>The recipient of TSF will be awarded a recording session with acclaimed sound engineer and producer Emmanuel Muganaua in Port Moresby.</p>

<p>The recordings will be released on the internationally-recognised Wantok Musik label alongside artists such as Telek, Ngaiire, Mogu, Airileke and Black Paradise from West Papua.</p>

<p>The leader of the group will be mentored by producer David Bridie to learn skills to assist the band discover the right career path for their music.</p>

<p>Additionally, two members of the band will be flown to Brisbane, Australia to attend the BigSound music conference to learn about ways of the world music industry.</p>

<p>To enter to win this fellowship, Wantok Musik requires a demo recording of your music, a band photo, a brief description of the band/group, and your contact details.</p>

<p>Contact Amy Chapman at to apply. Applications must be digital.&nbsp;</p>