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the AU interview: John Butler (WA) talks The Seed Fund Fundraiser Concert and Pozible Campaign!

Eleven years in, John Butler and Danielle Caruana's Seed Fund is giving incredible opportunities to musicians all over Australia. And now they're asking for the support of Australians to help them keep giving back, launching their first ever fundraising campaign through Pozible and announcing an incredible fundraising concert happening in Melbourne next month. To talk about it all, we caught up with Mr. Butler himself:

The Seed announces first ever fundraiser Feat. Missy Higgins, San Cisco, and more

The Seed Fund, a not-for-profit organisation developed to facilitate musicians to become self-sustained professionals, has announced their first official fundraising campaign with an all-star line-up event at The Athenaeum Theatre on Monday October 12. Hosted by Triple J’s Zan Rowe, some of the talents who will be performing include San Cisco, John Butler, Missy Higgins and Emma Louise. The money raised will go towards the provision of grants, workshops, partnerships and initiatives that will support professional artists within Australia.

Live Video Feature: Watch Mama Kin touring 'The Magician's Daughter' through Europe (2014)

WA songstress Mama Kin released her latest album, The Magician's Daughter to much acclaim earlier 2014 which was then followed up by bouts of touring both in Australia and overseas. When she took the album through Europe, her time on the road was captured in this brilliant short, which also features a special performance of "Jenny" alongside her husband, John Butler, in Dublin.

The Australian music industry rallies behind Support Act and the launch of the 'BANDWAGON' fundraising drive!

Launched officially at Allans Billy Hyde's Melbourne store was the 'BANDWAGON' fundraising drive by Support Act. The crowd funding appeal run via Pozible aims to raise $100,000 for Australian music industry charity. Support Act, which provides financial relief to music professionals facing illness, injury or other life crises, has helped members in all different fields from singers, songwriters, roadies, techies and more. Helping launch 'BANDWAGON' in Melbourne today were Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, Hannah Findlay (Stonefield), Ian Haug (The Church, Powderfinger), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Eric McCusker (Mondo Rock), Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley (The Seekers).

Album Review: John Butler Trio - Flesh & Blood (2014 LP)

The John Butler Trio are back! It’s coming up to four years since the trio released their last record, April Uprising, and the announcement of their early 2014 release date for sixth studio album Flesh & Blood certainly set the Australian music scene abuzz with anticipation.

The John Butler Trio announce extensive 2014 tour.

After recently playing/selling out a quick run of shows around the country, showing off the new tunes and the new drummer, the John Butler Trio have announced their first extensive tour in four year. The tour will see the blues band play 13 shows throughout the country with some very special guests!

Jagermeister Independent Music Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have been announced, with Chet Faker leading the pack with five nominantions! The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards is returning for its seventh year in 2012, acknowledging Australia's brightest emerging artists alongside established and well-respected performers. Check out the full list of nominations below!


John Butler Announces "Tin Shed Tales" for North Queensland Fans!

When John Butler embarked on his solo "Tin Shed Tales" tour, he sold out shows all over the country, with fans provided the rare opportunity to hear Butler's iconic music in a completely different setting. Butler is please to announced that he will be taking this format of gig to Mackay, Townsville, and Bundaberg during September and October!

Live Review: The WAMi Awards and Closing Party - The Bakery, Perth (02.06.12)

San Cisco swept the board at last night’s WAMi Awards in an evening hosted by Triple J’s Dom Alessio and TV personality Claire Hooper, with the band winning all eight of the awards they were nominated for; including Most Popular Group and Pop Act of the Year. Another of the evening’s big winners was Abbe May who finished the evening with six awards including Most Popular Solo Artist and Rock Act of the Year.

The State of Affairs – Latest Music Industry News: Friday 25th May 2012

In This Issue: the Lollapalooza Annual Remix Competition, Saskwatch sign to Northside Records, Taylor Swift wins “Woman of the Year” Award, WAMi Festival more speakers announced, Triple J jump on Spotify and Rdio, Gurrumul to appear at Queen’s Jubilee Concert, John Butler legal settlement, ARIA Charts, Triple J Unearthed gets new hosts, British India sign to Mushroom, the APRA Music Awards 2012, Repressed Records move shop, the James Brown video challenge, Jagermeister Charts, Triple J join with NIMAs to unearth Indigenous artists.

Album Review: The Best of Blues and Roots (2012 Double LP)

There are a couple of ways to judge a compilation album: firstly, by consistency and overall flavour of the album; or secondly, by the sheer breadth and quality of the song selection that the album covers.