Anniversary celebrations are coming up for both the iconic Hottest 100 and the legendary FBi Radio this month, and Laneway has unveiled its lineup for the Detroit leg of the festival. Also new signings, a new short-form record label named after an obscure webcomic (as far as we can tell), and a great opportunity for songwriters. Here is the industry news for the last week!
David Sefton’s inclusion of Van Dyke Parks in the 2013 Adelaide Festival was always something I’d been looking forward to, yet being at the show itself completely blew any expectations I’d previously had out of the water. The American composer, producer and everything else arts-related, it seems, brought with him a bit of a career retrospective through to the Thebarton Theatre, as well as two very special guests in Silverchair frontman/object of my teenage dreams, Daniel Johns and Grammy holding, NZ pop princess, Kimbra.
Both bad and good news in this week's State of Affairs, with music venues not winning any awards by closing and Australian musicians winning actual awards overseas from a Prince. We also learn about Eskimo Joe's winning skills in fundraising and the industry's economic growth as a whole
Pictured: Bat For Lashes.
Pictured: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Singapore.
In this Issue:Big Day Out have some exciting news, Kimbra sings alongside an Australian favourite (and no, it’s not Gotye), Fun announce sideshows and much more!
Adelaide heated up as a slew of local and international artists swept through the city for the Summadayze Festival on New Year's Eve 2012. Mark Davies was there for the AU and brings you the following party snaps!
This years Festival Of The Sun saw itself through with brilliant weather and plenty of crowd pleasers. Held at the Sundowner Tourist Park at Port Macquarie’s Breakwall Beach, the festival stage was about 50m from the shoreline and the ground full of sand – genius construction as feet on this terrain are able to dance wilder and stand stronger through performances.
Claire catches up with Kimbra at Homebake Festival, where she tells us about her rituals before heading the stage, her live shows, Grammy nominations and much much more....
Arguably the biggest night of the Australian music industry, the ARIA Awards, took place in Sydney overnight and brought some of the country's heavy hitters in music out, as well as some international guests. From Taylor Swift's performance through to Russell Brand presenting Gotye with his umpteenth award of the night, the ARIAs of 2012 seemed to go smoother than the ceremony did last year.
After a week away, it’s time now to delve into what’s been happening in the world of industry once again. This week: conferences ahoy! The ARIA Week announces its events prior to its big awards show, and Gossling gets signed to Dew Process, plus more.
After a beautiful first day that was kicked off into fine form by The Wombats and closed out by Australia bound The Black Keys, clouds hung ominously as over 70,000 punters descended on Zilber Park in Austin, Texas for the second day of the 2012 Annual Austin City Limits.
It would go on to indeed be a day broken up by a couple of brief rainstorms, but this did little to hamper the spirits of punters as the day continued.