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FENDER’S DIAMOND DAYS

Posted in Artists, Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 16, 2021

Founded in 1946, the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and its Fender brand have become synonymous with contemporary music. Everyone knows what a Fender guitar is and many of rock ’n’ roll’s most famous guitarists have favoured the Fender brand, from Buddy Holly to Hendrix and Clapton, Kurt Cobain and Elvis…

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WATCH: MATON ANNOUNCES 75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND EDITION GUITAR

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Artists, Blog, Gear, Special Features    //    Post Date - January 19, 2021

To celebrate 75 years of continuous guitar production in Melbourne, Australia Maton has decided to produce a guitar that showcased the best design and construction that they could bring to a guitar, as well as to celebrate the tonewoods they love and cherish. In recent times, Maton has produced a…

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WATCH: VAN HALEN DEBUT ALBUM PLAYED IN FULL MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2019

Posted in Artists, Melbourne guitar Show News, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 19, 2020

At the 2019 Melbourne Guitar Show, Simon Hosford’s Fair Warning performed Van Halen’s debut album live from track to track, just as you play the record on your turntable. Thanks to Peter Rickman’s (Advanced Audio Melbourne), plus Simon Hosford’s amazing mixing effort, we can now deliver you the full performance….

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GRAHAM HOSKINS – CONCEPT MUSIC PERTH 40TH ANNIVERSARY INTERVIEW

Posted in Interviews, Special Features    //    Post Date - October 26, 2020

This year, Perth music retail store Concept Music celebrates 40 years of servicing the needs of WA musicians. We spoke to Concept Music owner Graham Hoskins about the history of the store, changes in music retail, and celebrating 40 years in the business. About Concept Music: Concept Music is an…

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OUR PETER GREEN TRIBUTE NOW ONLINE HERE. WIN A VOX AMP!

Posted in Artists, Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 30, 2020

REMEMBERING PETER GREEN: Fans and Friends Tell their Stories has now premiered! Watch it below Australian Musician presents a special two and a half hour livestream tribute to guitar great and founding member of Fleetwood Mac, the enigmatic Peter Green, who sadly passed away in late July this year. Fittingly,…

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MISSED OUR ISO MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW? WATCH IT HERE!

Posted in Artists, Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 26, 2020

On Make Music Day (June 21) this year, Australian Musician magazine online presented a very special virtual version of the Melbourne Guitar Show featuring some of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar and other fretted instruments. The two hour show is now viewable on the Australian Musician Youtube Channel and Facebook page…

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DAWS: WHO’S USING WHAT AND WHY?

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording), Special Features    //    Post Date - June 25, 2020

The 2020 Grammy Awards will be forever known as the year that home recording was legitimised. With Billie Eilish’s album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, an album recorded by her producer brother Finneas in their childhood home winning multiple awards, it proved that you don’t need…

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MUSIC RETAIL IS OPEN, OPTIMISTIC AND LEARNING TO ADAPT

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - April 20, 2020

We’re now three weeks into Covid-19 lockdown and Australians are doing their best to adapt to a new way of life. The flattening of the curve means that there’s reason for cautious optimism. Permitted to trade, most musical instrument stores are not only open but many are experiencing an unexpected…

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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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