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AMEX ANNOUNCE 50 STUDIO WEEK WINNERS 

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 14, 2020

Winners of the American Express Music Backers Studio Week, part of the $1 Million American Express Music Backers Fund, have been announced with 50 Australian musicians heading into some of the best recording studios around the country, with artists in studios from last week. Successful Music Backers Studio Week winners…

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IRON MAIDEN’S ADRIAN SMITH & WINERY DOGS’ RICHIE KOTZEN ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 13, 2020

Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith and Winery Dogs, Poison and Mr. Big’s Richie Kotzen  combine for an exciting new side-project.  Part-time LA neighbours, full time friends with a healthy mutual respect. Both artists are seasoned performers on the global stage, having honed their skills throughout their careers to create their own…

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BLUES MUSIC VICTORIA HALL OF FAME 2020

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 11, 2020

The Blues Music Victoria Hall of Fame event took place last night at St.Kilda’s Memo Music Hall, where local blues legends Phil Manning and Geoff Achison were honoured. Phil Manning was voted people’s choice Victorian Blues Legend 2020 and was presented the award by Kelly Auty. Geoff Achison was inducted…

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ROBERT GODIN RECEIVES ORDER OF CANADA HONOUR

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 11, 2020

Godin Guitars is proud to announce that Robert Godin has received the Order Of Canada Honour (C.M.) by the Governor General for his research and development activities in guitar manufacturing.  Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours…

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YAMAHA MUSIC INTRODUCE NEW FEATURES + FINISHES TO PACIFICA RANGE

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 10, 2020

Introducing some brand new features and finishes to the Pacifica range of guitars. The Yamaha Pacifica 612VIIFMX and 612VIIX guitars combine renowned Yamaha build quality and playability with premium third-party components. The Pacifica 612VIIFMX sports a flamed-maple veneer top with a Fired Red finish, and the Pacifica 612VIIX is available…

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AROUND THE GROUNDS WITH MUSIC RETAIL 11/12

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - December 10, 2020

It’s two weeks today folks before Christmas Day and your local musical instrument stores have so many gift options that you need to check out. To make things easier, we’re doing regular whip arounds to see what’s in stock. Let’s check out what your local music stores have been promoting…

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AUSECUMA BEATS: BOUBACAR GAYE INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 10, 2020

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips catches up with Boubacar Gaye from 9 piece world music ensemble Ausecuma Beats to talk about Bouba’s musical roots and their new self-titled album. Ausecuma Beats are more than just a band, they are a philosophy. Led by master djembe player, Boubacar Gaye, the nine-strong…

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THE 2020 MUSIC VICTORIA AWARD WINNERS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 9, 2020

At last night’s 16th annual Music Victoria Awards Sampa The Great justified her name, as the talented artist took out 4 major awards, following up her 2019 win as best hip hop act. Held at the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Music Victoria Awards honoured Victoria’s best acts, albums, songs and…

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TRUETONE’S 1 SPOT: DURABILITY FOR YOUR CREATIVITY

Posted in Accessories, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - December 9, 2020

In their 25th year of operation, the Truetone brand is now world famous for many products including their fine range of guitar pedals such as the Jekyll & Hyde, Route 66, H20 and VS-XO. However, it’s their 1 Spot Power Supply units that have perhaps become their most talked about…

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ROLAND ANNOUNCE AEROPHONE PRO AE-30 DIGITAL WIND INSTRUMENT

Posted in Blog, Brass, Wind, Gear    //    Post Date - December 8, 2020

If there’s one constant in an ever-changing music world, it’s that the Roland Corporation never give up on a great idea. Once their designers get a notion in their head, they research, tweak, talk constantly to the end-user and keep innovating until they arrive at a product they are proud…

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