This week we say farewell to a legend, breathe life into the forgotten stomping grounds of St Kilda, and celebrate the birthday of an industry icon. Here is this week’s news.
Over the past 10 years, FBi Radio has been the launchpad for many burgeoning Sydney artists and has continued to foster a creative and supportive networks for the artistic community. The station is proud to announce a series of fundraisers called 'All Our Friends', a run of gigs which are set to celebrate a decade on air.
For the fist time ever for Digital & Music Matters, YouTube in conjunction with their partner HP will be bringing the stars of YouTube to the conference held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia in Singapore on the evening of 20-21 May.
The National Indigenous Music Awards have announced that the legendary Yothu Yindi will be celebrated at this year's ceremony. Along with some top performances by some of our best indigenous acts, the NIMA's will be dedicating the event to the iconic musical group and their legacy.
Says Music NT's Manager Mark Smith:
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!
Despite winter insistently creeping through the last cracks of summer the word on the street is JOY and the streets are paved with GOLD. News from Vance Joy, JOY 94.9 and Laine Lane and The Amity Affliction go gold.
BIGSOUND returns for its 12th year in 2013 and tonight, they have revealed the first lot of artists and industry professionals set to perform and speak at the music conference in Brisbane later in the year. The September 11-13 event will be represented by some of the best in the international and local market, with the following artists set to perform, with more still to be announced:
The John Steel Singers
Bleeding Knees Club
The biggest showcase of Australian music in the UK that is, of course, the Aussie BBQ, will be returning to Cargo for another 12 massive hours of music and food this month! May 12 will see the London venue host and showcase the best international Australian music in a quintessentially British setting.
Presented by Sounds Australia, in its fifth year in 2013, the Aussie BBQ will be featuring the amazing talents of these artists:
Deep Sea Arcade
With the 2013 Digital and Music Matters summit in Singapore just around the corner, more details emerge on how the Australian market is set to be represented. A huge contingent of Aussie industry professionals and performers are set to fly the flag during the conference and entertainment series - the only even in the Asia-Pacific region which 'brings the entire entertainment ecosystem under one roof'.
New signings this week for Dan Cribb, Jordie Lane, and Wendy Matthews, as well as a will.i.am promo visit and ARIA Chart happenings. And if you've been wondering whatever whatever happened to Andrew Stockdale - he of the crazy 'fro and the even crazier voice - read inside for good news.
As the nation remembers our unforgotten soldiers this ANZAC day we also celebrate some brilliant successes in Australian music. Big news for Australian artists with new signings, competitions for budding artists, and some meaty updates from across the shores.
Digital & Music Matters, set to take off next month in Singapore, has released its full programme; the event which 'brings the entire entertainment ecosystem' together for three days of interactive workshops, panels and sessions plus five days of entertainment, is celebrating it's eighth year in 2013!
This week in industry news, Daft Punk leak some fabulous collaborating artists and more info on the new album, Allday's debut storms the charts, and K-Pop superstart Psy releases his latest single (be prepared for annoying dances and people sounding ridiculous in a language they don't understand). Also happening this week: Queensland Music Awards announce judges as the deadline draws near, plenty of new labels being launched, and more industry gossip behind the cut! Have a good week!
The music world is awash with news this week: signings, chart toppers, competitions. A metal surprise in the Aria charts and what looks like a festival but isn’t? Find out..
After setting Facebook and the internet on fire last night with a fake (we think) Australian tour announcement, the latest piece of news - which has actually been confirmed - out of the hype surrounding Daft Punk's forthcoming album is that a small regional NSW town will host Random Access Memories' global launch.