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The Journey To Radio Air-Play

Becoming a radio sensation isn’t easy. We’ve all dreamt of having our own song surprise us on our favourite radio station – but, as John Zucco from The Right Profile told me, “the fact is most artists don’t get any [radio play], as it’s super competitive.” So, how does an independent artist get their music on the radio? …

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

It’s 2018, 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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Music Reviewer

Tips on How to Be a Good Music Reviewer

Every artist who gains some traction in a professional field will come under scrutiny. It’s the self-improving nature of a game that’s fun to watch and listen to for all involved, and one that generates artistry through experience. But to be the person scrutinising, seeking a conclusion to the set that had the occasional mishit but commanded …

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Attracting an Audience: Handy Tips for Managing your Social Media

Social Media isn’t just a place to plaster your t-shirts and gig photos. It is a vital tool, and source of interaction between your brand and the public. You can earn countless fans or lose them through different interactions over different platforms, so it’s important to know how to use each platform to your best advantage. We’ll …

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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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Music Venues

The Changing State of Music Venues In Australia

The Hi-fi as we know it is dead, but not buried. Since being placed into administration in February, the venues in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne have all been sold and are now named aptly after their new owner/salvation: Max Watt’s Operating Pty Ltd. The Chief Executive Greg Bourke told TheMusic.com “We’ve been able to save these venues from …

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Handy Apps for Musicians

The words “organised” and “musician” are not everyone’s idea of a natural pairing. That needs to change. The music industry is fast-paced and multifaceted, so having your ducks in a row can put you a step above the rest. There are definite challenges involved in managing all the different aspects of your project, especially when you most …

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How to Sell Your Music Online: Class 101

With CD’s going out the window or used as coasters, bands now distribute their music online. It’s easy to see why bands are making the jump when 2014 had more than $1,209 Million digital music purchases. As an alternative to outright purchasing, companies like Spotify and Pandora have helped to accumulate 164 billion on-demand music streams in …

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