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REPORT: ISOL-AID THE INSTAGRAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak shutdown the live music industry worldwide, independent musicians in Australia got busy and banded together last weekend to perform for ISOL-AID, a unique, socially (media) distanced music festival. Gigless music industry workers Merpire (Rhiannon/ Small Time Group), festival organiser Em Ulman (Brunswick Music Festival/Small Time Group)…

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GIBSON OPERATIONS IN THE USA TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 22, 2020

Gibson has maintained the highest standard of protocol and recommended hygiene practices throughout the evolving COVID 19 situation, including daily leadership briefings and pro-active communication to all employees. This also included the monitoring of accordance with federal, state and local entities – and other professional sources. Until last Friday, the majority of…

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MUSIC INDUSTRY UNITES WITH CREATIVE SURVIVAL IDEAS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 19, 2020

The knock-on effect of the coronavirus is proving to be devastating for music communities worldwide, both economically and emotionally. Everyday we are waking up to ever-changing scenarios which are catching us all off-guard. Not only are we losing our livelihoods through the cancellation of gigs and events of all sizes…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2020 POSTPONED

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - March 19, 2020

In the light of developments and the impact of the coronavirus, the Australian Music Association, organiser of the Melbourne Guitar Show, which was scheduled for August 1 & 2, 2020 has announced the postponement of the August event. The Guitar Show, which has become a crowd and music industry favourite,…

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COVID-19 AND PIANO CARE    

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - March 17, 2020

In these unprecedented times, we turn to the experts to give us guidance on all kinds of matters. There are many things we wouldn’t even think about if they weren’t pointed out by people who know best. The following important piano care article from the Piano Technicians Guild in America…

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Support Act’s Australian Music Industry Fundraiser

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 16, 2020

There’s been a lot of talk about how much the coronavirus has effected those in the local music industry. With the cancellation of so many avenues of work, many are wondering how they’ll pay their rent, mortgage or even eat during this shocking period. As you would expect from our…

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COLE CLARK #1 SERIES IN SOUTHERN SILKY OAK

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog    //    Post Date - March 15, 2020

Cole Clark’s Miles Jackson shows us the new #1 series with Southern Silky Oak top, back and sides, available in Fat Lady and Angel models Founded in 2001, Cole Clark combines classical construction with innovative design and manufacturing techniques to produce a lighter, stronger, unique guitar with a natural amplified…

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LPA calls for urgent stimulus response to protect $2.5 billion industry

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 13, 2020

The economic stimulus package announced by the Federal Government yesterday will provide some welcome support for households and businesses, but will need to be expanded to cover other sectors of the economy as the public health response to COVID-19 continues to develop. Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today called on…

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REVIEW: PAT METHENY – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 9, 2020

Friday March 6, Palais Theatre Review: Greg Phillips. Photos: Stuart McKay Pat Metheny has enjoyed such a long and eclectic career, authenticated by the fact that he’s the only person in music history to win Grammys in 10 different categories. From his acclaimed solo albums and recordings with the Pat…

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GIBSON GIVES TO TORNADO AFFECTED MUSICIANS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - March 5, 2020

In the wake of the recent severe storms in Nashville, Gibson Gives is stepping up for musicians and those who need support. Gibson Gives is working to make guitarists affected by the recent Tennessee Tornado whole again, providing immediate help by giving a guitar to any musician whose instrument was damaged…

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