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WATCH: TC ELECTRONIC’S SKYSURFER REVERB

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - October 28, 2016

Skysurfer Reverb is the one-stop solution to all of your basic reverb needs. Whether you want to dive into deep splashy oceans or ride the ambient airwaves above, Skysurfer lets you do it via its three high-quality reverb algorithms, all housed in a sturdy and compact pedal that won’t break…

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WATCH: ROLAND JC-22 JAZZ CHORUS AMP

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - October 27, 2016

Legendary Roland “JC” tone in a small, portable package for home or stage. The JC-22 Jazz Chorus delivers Roland’s classic JC clean tone and famous Dimensional Space Chorus effect in a compact amp that’s perfect for playing at home. Offering the essential features of the popular JC-40 in an even…

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ALLAN HARRIS: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 27, 2016

Acclaimed American vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Allan Harris is in Melbourne this week playing a  residency at Birds Basement. So highly regarded is Harris that the great Tony Bennet has proclaimed Allan to be one of his favourite singers. Over the past 20 years, Harris has steadily developed his reputation…

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MELBOURNE MUSIC BANK FINAL 2016

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 26, 2016

The 4th annual Melbourne Music Bank final took place last night at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. Created by the Bank of Melbourne, the Melbourne Music Bank offers Victorian musicians the opportunity to enter one of their songs into the competition with the chance to win a career-changing prize package valued at…

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BACK ON THE STREET AGAIN: WARREN DALY TALKS BIG BEATS & PHAT SOUNDS

Posted in Uncategorized    //    Post Date - October 25, 2016

Festival Records have released yet another brilliant compilation of long lost treasure from their vaults. This one is  Back On The Street Again, a compilation of funk, soul and psych rarities from the 60s and 70s. AM editor Greg Phillips spoke to Warren Daly, whose group the Daly-Wilson Big Band…

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AUSTRALIAN SONGWRITING IN EXCELLENT HEALTH

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 23, 2016

It was with a great deal of pleasure that we received news from APRA AMCOS (music licensing and royalty distribution service) last Friday of a record annual revenue figure for 2015-2016 period of $333m; 14 per cent growth in payments to songwriters, composers and publishers and a huge increase of…

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SYNCING YOUR MUSIC TO TV, MOVIES, GAMING MADE EASIER

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 22, 2016

You don’t need us to tell you how hard it is to make a buck from music these days. While physical, digital music sales and streaming are up in general, it’s still difficult for an indie artist to make a living from recorded music. Selling merch is great if you…

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JAMES TAYLOR 2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 19, 2016

Iconic singer-songwriter JAMES TAYLOR today announced he will return to Australia for the first time in seven years for a series of indoor and open-air performances.   With a career spanning nearly 50 years since first signing to The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968, James Taylor’s music embodies the art of…

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ZOOPERB LINEUP FOR 2017 TARONGA & MELBOURNE TWILIGHTS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 18, 2016

Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and Melbourne Zoo Twilights are thrilled to today announce their summer 2017 music program. A calendar staple and the ultimate destination for music lovers each year, both concert series will run from Friday 27 January to Saturday 11 March, set amongst the unique environments…

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NOAH EARP – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - October 18, 2016

Local songsmith Noah Earp has recently released a new single The Raw and the Cooked, a broad, sweeping stroke of alternative folk-rock. To accompany the single, Earp has also released a self-made film clip that endears the viewer with its undeniable quirk.  The Raw and the Cooked is the first…

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