Lazy Ghost Take Home $25,000 In Good Intent’s ‘Greater Good’ Initiative

11 March 2024 | 11:12 am | Ellie Robinson

The guys had a vision for every aspect of the initiative and we can't wait to see how 2024 and beyond unfolds for them!”

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Sydney-based music services company Good Intent have announced Lazy Ghost as the grant recipients for the third instalment of their annual ‘Greater Good’ program, bestowing the band with a $25,000 package to further their career.

In addition to a $4,000 cash grant, the Cavanbah/Byron Bay band will receive a suite of support for their next release through Good Intent and their litany of partners. For starters, Lazy Ghost will be able to record at Sydney’s renowned Studios 301, with production, mixing and mastering all sorted through the package.

Ben Mitchell (Bootleg Rascal, Critical Slide) will then offer his showstopping graphic design services, Zenith Records will press 150 copies of it on vinyl, Make Merchandise will provide t-shirts and PLAKKIT will sort posters, and the band will have an EPK developed in collaboration with award-winning photographer Billy Zammit.

Then the campaign itself will be handled by Good Intent, with their services spanning PR, radio pitching, DSP servicing and digital marketing. They’ll also offer consultation meetings for artist management, while Media Arts LawyersRob Glass will lead a one-hour consultation and strategy session, and Matthew Tan of White Sky will assist on consultation across the accounting of their business.

In a press release, Good Intent’s COO Rick Bridgman said of this year’s initiative: “It was another super competitive year, the team and I trawled through hundreds of applications, and we're thrilled to award Lazy Ghost as this year’s recipient. The guys had a vision for every aspect of the initiative and we can't wait to see how 2024 and beyond unfolds for them! We've seen acts utilise Greater Good in the past two years, and there's nothing more we love than seeing emerging artists thrive.”

The band themselves seem chuffed, adding in a statement of their own: “We've never won anything in our career as a band. The first, last and only time we tried to win, was a battle of the bands type competition, we got beaten by a reggae band that covered Wasn't Me [by] Shaggy in Canada – it was so good, I even voted for them. We're very grateful to be chosen for the Greater Good initiative, it's nice to have some big players in the industry backing an independent band and their above average songs and ridiculous plans.

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“I think the next [six to 12] months are going to be huge and we're stoked to see where this all leads us.”

The news comes ahead of Lazy Ghost releasing their first single for 2024, EAT YOU ALIVE, this Wednesday (March 13). It’ll have its radio premiere tonight (March 11), hitting the triple j airwaves on at 7pm AEDT.

The band released a trio of standalone efforts in 2023, starting with Summer Is Here in January, followed by Happy Days in February and then Good Ol’ Days in October.