Hello and welcome back to our weekly wrap of music industry shenanigans that have happened around Australia (and the world). It’s been a few sleepy weeks with Santa bringing all kinds of things for everyone. Everyone seems to now be busily making tunes or wheeling’ deals again, so let’s get into the thick of things.
This week: ARIA action for 2012 and in the last week, more Australian acts announced for SXSW, and a new crowd-funding site specifically for musicians to fund albums, projects and videos.
In This Issue: Mumford & Sons travel the American heartland on the Big Easy Express, The Fringe Furniture 2012 entries open, graphic novelist Alan Moore teams up with director Mitch Jenkins for short film series, Faber-Castell and AGNSW Kids Drawing Prize competition opens, Regurgitator’s Ben Ely exhibits his lust for old video games, No Worries photo exhibition by Martin Parr opens at Brisbane Powerhouse, The Twilight Markets in South Melbourne get set to raise money for kids in need, The Creators Project transforms Paris’ Grand Palais, and Australian horror film Muirhouse is added to iconic Fright Night Film Festival.
Start firing up the Splendour In The Grass rumours; Bloc Party have announced their first post-reunion show at the Melt! Festival in Germany.