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Making Your Voice Heard: Artists Who Mix Politics and Music

Music and politics have always been deeply entwined. From the centuries old seemingly innocent nursery rhymes with a hidden agenda (Baa Baa Black Sheep took a swipe at the tax man, for instance) to the more in-your-face, occasionally expletive-ridden melodic laments on the state of things today, it seems both musicians and devoted listeners get a real kick out …

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A Week In The Life Of… Rage TV’s Programmer & Producer, Tyson Koh

Meet Tyson Koh, Producer and Programmer for ABC’s iconic Rage show. His tasks include sourcing guest programmers, liaising with PR and record label representatives, and being a mermaid (merman!) on NSW’s southern beaches. He also hosts his own show on FBi Radio called Loose Joints and runs an anti-lockout campaign called Keep Sydney Open. Read on for insight …

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How to Guarantee a Return Invitation: A Guide To Gig Etiquette

Live gigs are a necessary, lucrative and essentially unavoidable part of being a working artist. Most musicians have played a gig or two – or three, or three hundred – in their careers. These moments are often crucial for networking, promotion and, of course, for gaining new listeners. As well as putting on a killer show, it’s …

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A Week In The Life Of… Foxtel’s Head Of Digital, Danny Yau

Danny Yau is a multi-tasker to the max, heading up digital for Foxtel, and also self-managing his own music career. Read on for a week in Danny’s life, plus tips on social media, sourcing news and keeping up with today’s fast-paced digital world… Job Description I am the head of digital for Foxtel’s music properties. That includes …

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A Week In The Life Of An… Online Music Distributor, Sarah Hamilton

Sarah Hamilton is international company Ditto Music‘s Client Manager for Australia, a FREEZA mentor, as well as one of the founders of the One Of One initiative, a web presence shining a light on women in Australian music. Sarah is adept at switching between multiple roles in the industry: rolling out PR campaigns, organising digital distribution, sourcing new material …

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A Week In The Life Of… A Screen Composer, Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown is an accomplished, multi-talented screen composer and musician. You may also remember her as a former member of legendary indie band The Go-Betweens. While Amanda’s composition credits are extensive, she is also a screen composer ambassador for APRA and a part-time composition teacher with AIM. Cues, contracts, collaboration and of course, creativity, are some key …

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Weird & Whoa: How To Hack An Eggplant And Make Music

“I realized that this bag and these clothes and the trampoline you have at home and the pencil sharpener, everything you have is made out of either a tree or a rock or something we dug out of the ground and did some process to…” Ever seen a guy play ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ with…his lunch? How …

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Ways You Can Make Your Merchandise Venture More Successful

Merchandise can be tricky. A failed attempt to sell something printed with your name or logo can end with a garage full of shot glasses and a cutlery draw full of limited edition forks. There’s market price to consider, local and global trends, your own image, where your tours will take you and which screen printing company …

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Digital Tech and Strengthening Your Audience Relationships : Part I with KLP

Here’s a question I know has been on your mind more than once, guaranteed; ‘how do I make someone like me?’ Now don’t get ahead of yourself here, this isn’t a cheesy matchmaking website. But seriously, how do you get past that stage of begging and reminding your best friends, regular supporters and mum to come to every gig …

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