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ADALITA INTERVIEW PART 1 – SPRING LOADED FESTIVAL 2021

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 8, 2021

In part 1 of this interview, Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips catches up with Adalita to chat about Magic Dirt’s return to the stage as part of the massive Spring Loaded Festival lineup, which features Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies,…

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JOSH PYKE: ‘SUNSET SOUNDS’ FESTIVAL INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 7, 2021

Acclaimed Australian singer songwriter Josh Pyke is one of the fabulous artists on the bill of the upcoming Sunset Sounds festival gigs in Victoria and NSW in November, along with Xavier Rudd, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Josh Pyke, Ben Lee, The Church, Kyle Lionhart and more. We caught up with…

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LISTEN UP! $10,000 SINGER SONGWRITER PRIZE FOR LOW INCOME ARTISTS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 5, 2021

Award-winning mental health music charity Listen Up Music and philanthropic group Wyatt Trust have joined forces to create a songwriting competition to campaign the need for increased support for JobSeeker. A new song competition with a $10,000 cash prize will be launched on 6 July 2021 to give voice to those who are unemployed or underemployed. …

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PRE SONUS REVELATOR io24 USB-C COMPATIBLE AUDIO INTERFACE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - July 5, 2021

Pre Sonus have just released the new Revelator io24, a USB-C™ Compatible Audio Interface with Integrated Loopback Mixer and Effects for Streaming, Podcasting, and more. Built on a legacy of professional recording, the Revelator io24 delivers polished, professional-sounding results for your stream, podcast, or production with high-headroom mic preamps, onboard…

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DAN SULTAN & FIRST NATIONS ARTISTS COME TOGETHER FOR PLAYABLE ART AUCTION

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - July 5, 2021

In celebration of NAIDOC* week, Dan Sultan has brought together Aboriginal artists Otis Carey and Niah McLeod to create two pieces of unique playable Fender® art that will be auctioned for Children’s Ground. Children’s Ground believes every First Nations child born today should experience a lifetime of opportunity, entering adulthood…

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MARK OPITZ AM TO PRODUCE JACOBS RUN’S NEW ALBUM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 4, 2021

Legendary multi-award winning Australian record producer Mark Opitz, will produce the new album by Melbourne melodic indie rockers, JACOBS RUN. Opitz was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his sizable contribution to the performing arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2020. Widely known for…

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NATIONAL JAZZ AWARDS SUBMISSIONS OPEN

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 2, 2021

The search is on for Australia’s leading young jazz pianists . Australia’s most prestigious jazz performance competition, the National Jazz Awards, returns in 2021 placing the spotlight on young, talented pianists. Each year the Awards focus on a different instrument – piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, brass, drums or vocals.  The piano was last featured…

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LOCK IT STRAPS CLASSIC DESIGNS AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted in Accessories, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - July 2, 2021

Lock-it guitar straps are now available in Australia. Made from the same space age polymer used in bulletproof helmets and vests, Lock-It Straps provide durability and reliability… every time, all the time! Forget having to drill in your prized acoustic or vintage electric. Lock-It Straps work easily with your existing end-pins to provide a…

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MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS RETURN WITH NEW CATEGORIES + SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 1, 2021

It’s time to roll out the red carpet, steam-cleaned and covid-safe of course! The Music Victoria Awards return in 2021 with submissions now open for the 17th annual instalment. Every year the Music Victoria Awards looks back on the incredible achievements of the Victorian music community over the previous 12…

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MARYSVILLE MUSIC WEEKEND ANNOUNCES 2021 PROGRAM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 1, 2021

If there’s one thing the last year or so has taught us is that we should never take a weekend away in the country for granted. Throw in some excellent music, a few drinks and good friends, and that weekend away is looking better and better every day. You can…

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