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SUPPORT ACT WELCOMES GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 8, 2020

The Board, management and staff of Support Act have today welcomed the $10 million funding package announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP. “Since COVID-19 shut…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION – GRETA STANLEY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 8, 2020

Next up in our Musicians in Isolation series we chat with Far North Queensland singer songwriter Greta Stanley about her career, gear and new single ‘Soak into This’ Blending a new indie-rock influence and smart pop overtones with her folkier roots, Soak Into This is Greta’s most immediate and engaging…

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SUMMER NAMM SHOW 2020 OFFICIALLY CANCELLED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 8, 2020

As expected, NAMM has officially announced the cancellation of its Nashville based show scheduled for July 9-11 at the Music City Center, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NAMM Chair CF Martin and NAMM President Joe Lamond released the following statement today. “Dear NAMM Family, After speaking with so many of…

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HEART IN THE DARK – A GIFT TO AN ARTIST

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 7, 2020

For nearly 30 years the family-run business, Bakehouse Studios in Richmond, has provided a home, a place and a voice for our beloved music community. Like many venues and businesses at this difficult time, Bakehouse has had to close their doors for the good of the public health. Around 400…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: HANNAH CAMERON

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 6, 2020

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and habitual collaborator Hannah Cameron has released a stunning new indie noir single titled ‘Backsliding’. A casual drum beat begins the song, courtesy of Leigh Fisher as Luke Hodgson joins in with a laconic bass line. Soon after Hannah Cameron’s haunting voice eases into the mix. There’s…

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THE WORLD MIGHT BE CLOSED BUT MUSIC IS STILL OPEN TO EVERYONE

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - April 3, 2020

Amid the doom and gloom of the retail world globally, one sector is reporting Christmas-like sales volumes. Music retailers around Australia are telling us that their monthly sales for March were nearing record numbers. Despite some stores closing their doors to physical traffic and those that remain open observing strict…

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Free Mental Health Support Videos available for Australian Entertainment Industry

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 2, 2020

Thousands of people from the Australian Entertainment Industry are set to benefit from the free mental health support videos which have been specifically produced by Entertainment Assist to support members of the industry during the COVID-19 crisis. The Entertainment Industry has been devastated by the crisis, resulting in thousands of…

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GEAR RUNDOWN: GRASSHOLE’S KARIS HAWKINS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 2, 2020

Karis Hawkins, guitarist, vocalist for Melbourne indie rock trio Grasshole presents an in-depth gear rundown for us. Grasshole’s new album ‘Wildfire’ is out now Grasshole is a stoner-punk three-piece from Melbourne that exemplifies the hard work required to make it in today’s music industry. Since the release of their debut…

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FENDER® LAUNCHES ALL-NEW TOM MORELLO SIGNATURE ARTIST STRAT

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 31, 2020

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the all-new Tom Morello “Soul Power” Stratocaster. Tom Morello collaborated with Fender on his first artist signature Stratocaster which features unique customizations from the original “Soul Power,” like a kill switch that helped shape his radical sound and riffs from the Audioslave era…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: COLIN LILLIE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 31, 2020

Alice Springs-based singer, songwriter Colin Lille had a pretty good end to 2019 and a great start to 2020. Coming off an extensive tour with Diesel where he made many new fans, performing at the the Woodford Folk Festival, then traveling to New Orleans to play the Folk Alliance International,…

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