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The Curious Case of Australian Session Musicians And Their Unfortunate Licensing Rights

Are you a session musician? You really gotta read this.  Pete Thoms is the head of the Session Musicians arm of the Musicians Union – UK though he grew up in Melbourne, and studied in Sydney at the Conservatorium before moving overseas. He’s racked up a formidably impressive resume of live performances and tours with the likes …

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New Research To Investigate Harassment In The Music Industry

#metoo, #menomore and #timesup to gain support from new research In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and with #metoo, #menomore and #timesup galvanising public desire for change, one Sydney based researcher is seeking to create a platform for positive change by conducting original research on the scale and nature of workplace harassment in the music …

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Tips for sustainable practices in the industry: feat. Tim Hollo

Festivals and gigs, regardless of how big or small they are, are loads of fun – we go to meet up with friends and family, escape the humdrum of daily life, and to be exposed to new music and culture or simply to be entertained. But we rarely consider the demands our events make of our environment. …

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Book Review: Andrew Watt’s Welcome To The Jungle – Navigating the Music Business in Australia

Detailed, well-researched guides to the music industry are hard to come by, but what is even rarer is a volume devoted to the contemporary Australian context. This is what makes Andrew Watt’s Welcome To the Jungle: Navigating the Music Business in Australia so special. Watt is an entertainment lawyer, writer and educator by trade, and is currently …

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PARENTING THE MUSIC: Navigating the Music World as a Wary Parent

It’s 2021, musical careers are starting younger and the industry is more accessible than ever. Now a kid can write, record, produce and share a song within a day; and they don’t even need an instrument. With platforms like Triple J’s Unearthed and Unearthed High, YouTube, and Soundcloud; the capacity for a musician to have themselves heard …

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How to make sure your career comes with a Schnitty! Five Tips with Jesse Coulter from Grenadiers.

Every now and then we are lucky enough to get words from artists right in the middle of their philosophical prime. Grenadiers singer Jesse Coulter knows his music.. also his metaphors and clichés, mostly. Any simile which includes career success and classic pub feeds is 100 percent to be trusted. Grenadiers are proof that Australian Rock is …

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Ginger And The Ghost’s 5 Tips On Touring Internationally

Ginger And The Ghost are Missy Gilbert and Daniel Bourne. The band spend a hellofalotta time touring overseas, and with the release of their latest single Kindred Spirits, are heading off again to play packed out shows in Europe until the end of August then heading over to Burning Man in the States for a few shows.

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Five Common Myths About Music Production with Simon Moro

Talented music producer Simon Moro (check out his work at ninetynine100.com) took some time out of his day to produce a quick little guide about common music production myths ahead of his panel at the brilliant Live and Local Festival artist development workshop program happening across the City of Port Phillip this week! If you’re in the Melbourne area do check out this fantastic opportunity for …

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