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THE TRUTH ABOUT MONEY IN MUSIC

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Today, a new documentary titled ‘The Truth About Money in Music’ has been released featuring a raft of Australia’s brightest music talent.

In a raw, honest and no holds barred look at life in music, artists including the likes of Kate Miller-Heidke, James from Violent Soho, The Cairos, Remi and KLP offer up their views on increased competition, the big bucks they make (or lack of) and what it means to be a ‘sell out’ in the modern music landscape.
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The Dead Daisies flawless as they perform across the States

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With rave reviews pouring in, The Dead Daisies are impressing even the staunchest of classic rock fans with their lives shows, as they wrap up their support tour with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd, before heading off to join the juggernaut summer tour that is Def Leppard & Kiss as it moves across the States, during August.

“The Dead Daisies played second on the bill, and did a fine job, assuredly, of gaining new fans with a flawless half-hour set.”– Buffalo News
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Exhibition | “The ACCREDITED” – Group Exhibition by Sydney’s dirtiest live events photographers | July 30 – August 10, 2014

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“The ACCREDITED” brought to you by Young Henrys

Curated by Onur Karaozbek, Rohan Anderson and Kierra Thorn

Also featuring: Toby Taylor, Alicia Stephenson, Brandon Voight, Andrew Pittman, Ben Hosking, Gwendolyn Lee, Anette Geneva, Clinton Bryant, Pete Coates, Liam Cameron, Nick Lalak, Jared Leibowitz, Dan Turner, Kevin Bull, Rhiannon Hopley, Cameron D’Antone and Mick Goddard.
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LORDE sells out Festival Hall date on eve of Australian tour

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Frontier Touring have announced that Lorde’s first date at Melbourne’s Festival Hall has sold out. There are only a few tickets remaining to both Hordern Pavillion shows and all others are selling fast.

The recipient of the APRA Award for Outstanding International Achievement has been attracting rave reviews for her recent European and US tour, while the accolades (Grammys, Billboard Awards, Silver Scolls) for her multi-million selling debut and singles continue to roll in. Don’t miss these shows; the last Lorde will play in Australia for quite some time.
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Karen Leng announces her final Kinky Afro

KAREN LENGMelbourne community radio station 3RRR 102.7FM has announced that after 29 years as a volunteer broadcaster, Karen Leng is leaving her program Kinky Afro in order to pursue other creative endeavours with ABC radio. Karen has made an amazing contribution to 3RRR and is very highly regarded by the station’s volunteers, staff and subscribers.

Since beginning with Triple R in 1985 Karen has presented many celebrated music programs including Station to Station, Hotwire and since 2001, Kinky Afro.
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ELLIE GOULDING announces BROODS as support on Australia & New Zealand 2014 tour

Gould_07_077B_4colFrontier Touring has announced that brother-sister duo Broods will be joining Ellie Goulding on her forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand!

This tops off what has been a huge year for Georgia and Caleb Nott from Nelson, New Zealand with the release of their hugely successful debut single ‘Bridges’ (watch the clip for ‘Bridges’ here) and their first self-titled EP (download Broods EP here).

Since its release in October last year, the single has racked up almost half a million plays on Soundcloud, in addition to the duo nearing 12,000 likes on Facebook!
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Tour News – 360 Announce Supports for the UTOPIA Regional Dates – 2015

360tour Tickets on sale now from www.360music.com.au

Rising Perth star Coin Banks and Melbourne’s LEVA will be joining 360 as main supports on all dates on the Utopia Regional Tour, alongside Lane Harry x Ike Campbell, also 360’s only support for his forthcoming date at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane this month, KALE for all Northern NSW shows, Lee Monro x Ello C in Wollongong, Mistress of Ceremony in Victoria, and Creed Birch opening proceedings for all WA shows.
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ARCH ENEMY announces new singer

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In early June 2014, ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan. With this upcoming release, the band will introduce a new member to their ranks: Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of Canadian extreme metallers THE AGONIST. Angela Gossow, who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now classic Wages Of Sin (2001), will be stepping down as front-woman and focusing on management, while Alissa takes her place.
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BIGSOUND Surprises Again: Performances Announced for Billy Bragg, Robert Forster and Regurgitator

Just when you were packing your bags, checking your makeup and cleansing your liver ready for BIGSOUND next week, Australia’s biggest industry gathering has doubled down on musical treats, announcing live performances from seminal musicians Billy Bragg, Robert Forster and Regurgitator.

With Bragg and Regurgitator already speaking at the event, these music royals now also join the BIGSOUND festival program which includes a host of the hottest bands from Australia and beyond, including Megan Washington, Busby Marou, Calling All Cars, Mama Kin, Stonefield, The Trouble with Templeton, Adalita and many more.
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Nat Dunn Announces New Single + BIGSOUND & Busby Marou Tour Dates

NAT DUNN signed a publishing deal with Mushroom when she was just 16 years old and, a decade later, released her debut EP “A Fool’s Fate”.

After selling out her EP Launch at Black Bear Lodge, Nat has now been added to the lineup for Australia’s premier music conference, BIGSOUND as well as being selected by the boys from Busby Marou to open their shows on their national tour for new single “Get You Out Of Here” throughout October and November. Nat will be using this tour to launch her latest single and title track from the EP “Fools Fate”.
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BIGSOUND Music+Design Final Event Program and Design Showcases Announced

BIGSOUND Music+Design has stepped up another level with the announcement of its final program, along with details of the CMD Live Design Lab, and Artisan Beer+Design design showcases. The new design showcases build on the huge success of BIGSOUND’s live artist showcases, bringing together creative product with industry and public, resulting in a discovery experience like no other.

An Australian first, the CMD Live Design Lab is a purpose built facility where designers from all sides of the industry, Music+Design speakers and delegates come together. Led by strategic design and innovation studio CMD, a core team of Brisbane studios will work collaboratively to explore and solve music industry problems, live and on site at BIGSOUND. Whether it’s designing concepts or simply continuing discussions started on the panels, the multidisciplinary Lab will be a unique opportunity to bring about discourse and action. The CMD Live Design Lab runs 10am-4pm, 10-12 September.
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BIGSOUND Announces Gurrumul for Keynote Speech, Releases Program

Australia’s global music industry gathering BIGSOUND has thrown its cards on the table today with the announcement of final speakers for 2013 as well as the unveiling of the BIGSOUND festival program.

The event, held in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley September 10-13, is pleased and honoured to announce an exclusive keynote interview session and performance from the artist Rolling Stone dubbed Australia’s most important voice, Gurrumul. Appearing alongside his friends (and Australian of the Year nominees), Skinnyfish Music’s Mark Grose and Michael Honhen, the session will unpack the complexity and artistry behind Gurrumul. It will explore both the culture and the business decisions which led to a blind Indigenous prodigy who writes and sings in language making the leap from remote Elcho Island, to performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and achieving a couple of multi-platinum albums along the way.
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BIGSOUND Music+Design Announces Speakers, Beer, and Nick Cave

The inaugural BIGSOUND Music+Design today adds a slew of speakers, led by none other than Nick Cave. An icon of modern culture, Cave has been performing for more than thirty years as the singer of The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. He is an acclaimed film score composer, scriptwriter, novelist and occasional actor.

The new program, connecting the worlds of design and music will ignite Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on September 10 and 11, with two days of conferences, showcasing and networking. Music+Design is accessible via its own ticket, while entry is included with all BIGSOUND delegate passes. Registrations for both are open now at www.bigsound.org.au.
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BIGSOUND 2013 Live Artists Announced!

Australia’s biggest festival of tomorrow’s hottest artists BIGSOUND has today unveiled another 80 artists joining its lineup for 2013. Presented by Oztix, BIGSOUND’s Live program takes over Fortitude Valley over 2 nights and 12 stages this year from September 11-12 2013, with performances from some of the world’s most exciting new acts.

Leading the charge in this new announcement are a host of artists industry insiders are chasing including Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Jonti, KINGSWOOD, Darren Middleton, Gossling, Blue King Brown’s Natalie Pa’apa’a, Canada’s Yukon Blonde, Calling All Cars, The Trouble with Templeton, Chance Waters, Regular John and many more!
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BIGSOUND Live 2011 | 80 Artists – 8 Venues – 2 Nights

  Australia’s biggest celebration of breaking artists has hit new heights with the announcement today of OVER FIFTY new artists joining the BIGSOUND LIVE lineup.

Today’s announcement is headed by latest EMI signing Papa Vs Pretty and prog rock supergroup FloatingMe, featuring members of Karnivool and Cog.

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