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AROUND THE GROUNDS WITH MUSIC RETAIL 8/12

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

As you’d expect there’s a lot happening in music retail this week with only two and a half weeks until Christmas. As usual we take a look at what the stores have been promoting on social media over the last 24 hours. At time of promotion, the listed gear was…

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ZACHARY LEO: THE ‘FEELS’ EP INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 7, 2020

As Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips tells Melbourne-based funk, rock, and soul artist Zachary Leo in our recent video interview, for such a young and vibrant local artist, musically he possesses such a wise old soul. While Zachary sites modern day soul and funk artists such as Jamiroquai  and Red…

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UMG ACQUIRES ENTIRE DYLAN CATALOGUE

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

Universal Music Group (UMG), today announced the acquisition of Bob Dylan’s entire catalog of iconic songs by Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).  The deal covers 600 song copyrights including; “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Lay Lady Lay,” “Forever Young,” “Knockin’ On Heaven’s…

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AMBER TECHNOLOGY TO DISTRIBUTE WIDI-MASTER IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - December 7, 2020

Singapore-based professional audio manufacturer CME Pro has appointed Amber Technology to distribute their WIDI Master wireless MIDI over Bluetooth adapter in the Australian and New Zealand music instrument (MI) markets. WIDI Master offers a complete solution that will save time and expand the ways to use MIDI, opening new possibilities…

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FESTIVE FEELS: PLASTIC FACE + WHARVES

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - December 6, 2020

More holiday season sentiments, this time coming from oddball Sydney-based duo Plastic Face, who deliver their end of year thoughts in a manner only they could express. Also sending you warm wishes is the Ballina-based band Wharves PLASTIC FACE Experimental Sydney-based duo Plastic Face have announced their brooding, delightfully bizarre…

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AMY SHARK ANNOUNCES 2021 HEADLINE TOUR + NEW TRACK + ALBUM DATE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 4, 2020

Homegrown multi ARIA award winning, singer-songwriter Amy Shark has announced a massive headline tour of Australia in June/July 2021 in support of her highly anticipated sophomore album, CRY FOREVER, set for release April 30, 2021 and available to pre-order now. Shark’s national CRY FOREVER tour will be the Gold Coast local’s most ambitious live…

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INTRODUCING BOSS TB-2W TONE BENDER

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - December 3, 2020

On December 1, Boss unveiled the TB-2W Tone Bender. The legendary Sola Sound Tone Bender MK II fuzz from the 1960s, meticulously recreated with BOSS Waza craftsmanship.  BOSS and Sola Sound Unite to Reimagine the Iconic Tone Bender MK II BOSS and Sola Sound have come together to introduce the TB-2W Tone Bender, an authentic sonic…

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FENDER® LAUNCHES ALL-NEW TASH SULTANA SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER®

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 3, 2020

  In truly wonderful news today, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has released the all-new Tash Sultana Stratocaster®, which is Tash Sultana’s first artist signature model with the iconic guitar brand. Sultana has long played Fender to create their signature sound: layered loops that fuse indie with ambient rock and…

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AUNTY DONNA TALK MUSIC: Mark Bonanno & Tom Armstrong Interview

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - December 3, 2020

Comedy trio Aunty Donna exploded onto the Melbourne comedy scene in 2012 with a unique brand of surreal, fast paced, alternative sketch. Having met throughout high-school and their time at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy, Aunty Donna are a collective of creative cats dedicated to bringing the funny across all mediums:…

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NAMM CONGRATULATES TOP 100 AWARDS DEALERS, INCLUDING FIVE AUSSIE STORES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 3, 2020

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is pleased to announce the list of enterprising music product retailers to be honored at the organization’s Top 100 Dealer Awards and it includes five great Australian stores. Now in its tenth year, the annual awards honor retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to…

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