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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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Australia’s Top Directors Explain Why You Should Make A Music Video…And How To Get It Right

From birthing a concept to choosing the right director, there’s a lot to be considered before making a great film clip for your song. A standout music video ideally looks smooth and effortless, but like a duck paddling in water, there’s a lot of work going on beneath that calm surface. We’ve asked some of Australia’s most …

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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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