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WE CHAT TO PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL’S CAROLINE MOORE (DIRECTOR)

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 2, 2018

Wikipedia tells us that Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. It lies on the Princes Highway in the Shire of Moyne, 28 kilometres (17 mi) west of Warrnambool and 290 kilometres (180 mi) west of Melbourne, at the point where the Moyne River enters the Southern Ocean. In…

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YAMAHA MUSIC GREAT START GRANT FOR SCHOOLS

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 28, 2018

Yamaha Music Australia has announced it’s second annual Great Start Grant – a nationwide initiative that will see one school awarded a $50,000 music grant, plus an exclusive performance from Dami Im, Australia’s X-Factor winner and most successful Eurovision entrant. With the potential to help foster creativity and build social…

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GUITAR TUNER FEATURE: PART ONE-WHAT THE PLAYERS USE

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 28, 2017

There’s no joy in a tune if it’s out of tune. Even the world’s finest musicians can sound cringe-worthy if their A’s are flat or their C’s aren’t sharp. Just because you’ve tuned your guitar before you walked on stage, doesn’t guarantee it’s going to stay that way for the…

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GUITAR TUNER FEATURE: PART TWO – TUNER OPTIONS

Posted in Accessories, Artists, Gear, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 28, 2017

In part one of our guitar tuning feature, we spoke to a number of local players about the tuners they use and why. In part two we now look at some of the tuning options currently available on the market. TC Electronic Distributed in Australia by Amber Technology PolyTune is…

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ROCKFEST 2017 PRESENTED BY CRANBOURNE MUSIC

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 11, 2017

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips headed down to Templestowe College last week to witness the state final of ROCKFEST 2017 and was mighty impressed with the level of talent. Here’s the report. RockFest is the brainchild of Luc Travers, Education Manager at Cranbourne Music. It’s a competition run through Victorian schools…

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TEN YEARS ON: THE 50 MOST SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS IN AUSTRALIAN POP/ROCK

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - July 14, 2017

Ten years ago, during the winter of 2007 we celebrated the 50th printed issue of the national quarterly Australian Musician magazine with a very special feature; the 50 Most Significant Moments in Australian Pop/Rock history. Holed up in a pub and armed with nothing but a blackboard and two boxes…

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF GWYN ASHTON

Posted in Articles, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 13, 2016

It was not a typical week in the life of expat Aussie guitarist, songwriter Gwyn Ashton but a mighty fine one all the same. Gwyn suddenly found himself anointed as ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor’s guitar tech for the night at a Jack Bruce tribute gig in London which featured Ginger…

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The Understanding of Music Seminar

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 6, 2016

The Understanding of Music Seminar By Rob Walker (CEO Australian Music Association, bass player for Jack Howard and The Ambassadors of Love, Crakajak) It was with a great deal of interest that I first read about the Understanding of Music Seminar. Learn to Read and Play Music in Three days…

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TAX TIPS FOR MUSICIANS

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - May 25, 2016

Richard Berkman CA is Managing Director of Big Music in Crows Nest. Richard offers some great tax saving tips for musicians. Tax time is stressful for those working in the music industry. Most of us have multiple income sources including teaching, performing and other full-time or part-time work. Gathering tax…

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WATCH: MARCUS RYLE INTERVIEW (CEO of LINE 6)

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - April 19, 2016

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips was honoured to chat with Marcus Ryle, President and Founder of Line 6, also one of the developers of the ADAT in his early days. In this 2 part interview, Marcus discusses his early days, Line 6 products and the future. Line 6 distributed in Australia…

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