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FENDER EXTENDS FREE FENDER PLAY® LESSON OFFER TO ONE MILLION

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 10, 2020

To support the community during social distancing, Fender continues to offer new users three months of complimentary lessons on Fender Play, the complete online learning app for guitar, bass and ukulele. After bringing these free lessons to everyone three weeks ago and an outpouring of support from over 150 artists…

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SUPPORT ACT WELCOMES GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 8, 2020

The Board, management and staff of Support Act have today welcomed the $10 million funding package announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP. “Since COVID-19 shut…

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SUMMER NAMM SHOW 2020 OFFICIALLY CANCELLED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 8, 2020

As expected, NAMM has officially announced the cancellation of its Nashville based show scheduled for July 9-11 at the Music City Center, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NAMM Chair CF Martin and NAMM President Joe Lamond released the following statement today. “Dear NAMM Family, After speaking with so many of…

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HEART IN THE DARK – A GIFT TO AN ARTIST

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

For nearly 30 years the family-run business, Bakehouse Studios in Richmond, has provided a home, a place and a voice for our beloved music community. Like many venues and businesses at this difficult time, Bakehouse has had to close their doors for the good of the public health. Around 400…

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Free Mental Health Support Videos available for Australian Entertainment Industry

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 2, 2020

Thousands of people from the Australian Entertainment Industry are set to benefit from the free mental health support videos which have been specifically produced by Entertainment Assist to support members of the industry during the COVID-19 crisis. The Entertainment Industry has been devastated by the crisis, resulting in thousands of…

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FENDER® LAUNCHES ALL-NEW TOM MORELLO SIGNATURE ARTIST STRAT

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 31, 2020

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the all-new Tom Morello “Soul Power” Stratocaster. Tom Morello collaborated with Fender on his first artist signature Stratocaster which features unique customizations from the original “Soul Power,” like a kill switch that helped shape his radical sound and riffs from the Audioslave era…

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STEVE VAI TO STAGE LIVE FACEBOOK Q&A’S 

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 30, 2020

Steve Vai’s Live Facebook sessions to take place: https://www.facebook.com/stevevai/ TUESDAYS AT NOON PACIFIC USA. 6AM WEDNESDAY AEDT AUSTRALIA: ALIEN GUITAR SECRETS LIVE: MUSIC AND YOU THURSDAYS AT NOON PACIFIC. 6AM FRIDAY AEDT AUSTRALIA UNDER IT ALL: HARD QUESTIONS Guitar legend and Ibanez marquee endorsee Steve Vai will stage two weekly…

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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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MUSIC RETAIL IS OPEN! (posted MARCH 25)

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 25, 2020

Music Retail is still open for the time being as of March 25, 2020, There is much uncertainty for music retailers about how long they will be able to service the needs of its customers, who, we understand might have their focus on other needs at the moment.  But for…

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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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