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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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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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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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THE HOME BASED MUSICIAN: THE ROLAND PERSPECTIVE

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 23, 2020

In these unprecedented times, we’re all being encouraged to spend more time at home. While we’re understandably stressed about the unknowns, the blessing is that we do have this unexpected time on our hands. For musicians it does offer the opportunity to create, record and even live stream your music….

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CREATING LIVE VIDEO CONTENT (feat BEN KELLY & ROLAND VR-1 HD AV STREAMING MIXER )

Posted in Artists, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording), Special Features    //    Post Date - March 6, 2020

This article written by Greg Phillips originally ran on Roland’s Blog at: https://rolandcorp.com.au/blog/creating-live-video-content Finding your target audience Sometimes it feels like it’s a jungle out there for those trying to navigate the online world. You’re trying to reach your target audience, figuring out why one post or campaign worked so…

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: A KURIOS BAND OF MUSICIANS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 20, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips catches up with Marc Sohier and Paul Butler, two key members of the Cirque du Soleil band currently playing in the show KURIOS The notion of a circus coming to town conjures up all kinds of nostalgic thoughts. A parade of bohemian strangers arriving in a…

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NAMM 2020: JONI MITCHELL MELTS HEARTS AT TEC AWARDS 

Posted in Blog, Special Features, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - January 21, 2020

Pics by Greg Phillips (except where indicated) Winners in 23 technical and eight creative excellence categories were announced at the 35th Annual NAMM TEC AWARDS, Saturday, January 18, from the global NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Presented by The NAMM Foundation and held annually, the event recognizes the exemplary achievements and innovations behind…

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THERE’S A NEW BAND VAN OPTION IN TOWN

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 27, 2019

You’ve put in many years of hard work and you’re starting to get some regular gigs (or maybe even a tour!) coming in. Now for your next challenge: how do you transport all your band members and their gear to all the gigs filling up your calendar? The obvious answer…

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EXCLUSIVE: FENDER CEO PROMISES RETURN OF THE BROADCASTER & MORE!

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - October 14, 2019

From humble beginnings in Whitburn, a small town wedged between two of Scotland’s biggest cities Glasgow and Edinburgh,  where he played in punk bands as a teen, Andy Mooney eventually crossed the Atlantic to make a name for himself in the business world in America, achieving great success, firstly at…

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