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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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STEVE VAI TO STAGE LIVE FACEBOOK Q&A’S 

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 30, 2020

Steve Vai’s Live Facebook sessions to take place: https://www.facebook.com/stevevai/ TUESDAYS AT NOON PACIFIC USA. 6AM WEDNESDAY AEDT AUSTRALIA: ALIEN GUITAR SECRETS LIVE: MUSIC AND YOU THURSDAYS AT NOON PACIFIC. 6AM FRIDAY AEDT AUSTRALIA UNDER IT ALL: HARD QUESTIONS Guitar legend and Ibanez marquee endorsee Steve Vai will stage two weekly…

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REPORT: ISOL-AID #2 – THE INSTAGRAM MUSIC FESTIVAL REAPPEARS

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 29, 2020

In the short time it has taken for the world to shutdown, the arts community has just as quickly turned to the internet to spread joy and hope, while at the same time trying to find a way to survive. The Isol-Aid online Instagram Music Festival, which first captured our…

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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN – THE YAMAHA MUSIC PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording), Special Features    //    Post Date - March 28, 2020

In our last couple of articles on home recording, we’ve mainly focused on the angle that your basic tool requirements are: your instruments, a computer, DAW, interface, microphone, monitors and headphones, plus a controller keyboard or pad if you need one. As Yamaha Music Australia’s Matt Livingstone tells us, under…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 25, 2020

We caught up with Eliza and Kurt from Australian indie rockers Eliza and the Delusionals, who are in lockdown due to recently returning to the country from the USA where they were on tour with Silversun Pickups. Eliza & The Delusionals is a Northern New South Wales/Gold Coast band founded…

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MUSIC RETAIL IS OPEN! (posted MARCH 25)

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 25, 2020

Music Retail is still open for the time being as of March 25, 2020, There is much uncertainty for music retailers about how long they will be able to service the needs of its customers, who, we understand might have their focus on other needs at the moment.  But for…

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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: ANT BEARD (CARAVANA SUN)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 24, 2020

Like many other bands, the Covid-19 outbreak has haulted the momentum of many Australian bands who were making significant progress into markets overseas. Caravana Sun is one of those bands. Off the back of their massive signing deal with Berlin’s Embassy Of Music and news of appearances alongside the likes…

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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN – THE LINK AUDIO PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 24, 2020

Continuing our series on the home-based musician, we chat with Michael Jago from Australian music product distributor Link Audio, who offers some home recording advice and options. Click on any online article about home recording and they’ll tell you that the main elements you require to begin producing quality recordings…

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DO YOU NEED SUPPORT ACT’S WELL – BEING HELPLINE?

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 24, 2020

It is heartbreaking to experience the fear out there in the music community as people try to come to terms with the fact that they may not have any income for months. legendary musicians who have entertained us for years but rely on the touring circuit for income are having…

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