In This Issue: Big Scary take home the 9th Coopers AMP, WOMAD get $400,000 richer, fly to London with FBi and more.
Melbourne's Big Scary have taken out the 9th Australian Music Prize (AMP) for their album Not Art! As winners, they've taken out the coveted $30,000 prize, courtesy of the principal partner PPCA. The album, which has been a favourite of ours here at the AU, represented the great musical range of both Tom Iansek and Jo Syme - a well deserved winner of the prestigious prize!
In This Issue: For the first time in history digital music has outsold physical purchases, Liberation Music resolves copyright legal dispute, Gudinksi listed on Billboard’s ‘International Power Players List’, and more.
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While Melbourne music venues are up for sale, a new venue is launching in Sydney that combines free live music and ten pin bowling. Amaaaaazing.
For those Austin-bound for SXSW next month, this showcase is set to be one of the highlights of the 2014 music program for sure. NPR Music have announced their annual showcase, going down at Stubb's on March 12th, to feature sets by none other than Damon Albarn, St. Vincent and more.
In This Issue: Couples around the world may be inking their love for one another today, but in the land of music, the world is falling in love with some of our best Australian artists, and inking love contracts of their own.
Our good friends at the Korean Cultural Office in Sydney is organising a mass K-Pop dance performance at Parramatta Stadium on Wednesday 26th February for Western Sydney Wanderers against Ulsan Hyundai match in the Asian Champions League.
In what continues to be a rollercoaster of a ride for the Soundwave Festival, it has been announced today that the Perth venue, originally set for the Claremont Showgrounds, has been changed to Arena Joondalup. Soundwave has been having struggles with local and state governments over locations of the festival, but it seems like a good deal has been struck with this move to Joondalup.
Sydney’s darling 120-year-old Marble Bar have brought back their fantastic DISCOVERED competition, giving a worthy platform to some of the best local talent our city has to offer. The simple, social media driven, competition encourages live bands and performers to upload their demos through Marble Bar’s Facebook page in the hope of winning the luxurious prize of a 2 month residency in the iconic establishment.
Following on from SXSW in March, industry folk from all over the globe are set to head to the US East Coast, where New York Sound City is set to return for another year in 2014. Held at The Wythe hotel in Brooklyn during the day and at the Knitting Factory at night, New York Sound City brings the model of Liverpool Sound City to the US and showcases some great UK artists through the showcase for a whole new audience of music lovers.
In This Issue: So many industry shake-ups this week! The Corner Presents team grows, the Workers Club secure a new team, Hub the Label and Dine Alone join forces, Kate McCabe joins Recon and a stack more.
There was much uproar from within the Sydney artistic and creative communities when the NSW Government declared that 1:30am lockouts would be enacted for inner city venues from February, along with many other restrictions. In response to these new laws, which effectively will stunt the growth and continued success of many venues within the city, the Sydney Late Night Culture Alliance was formed. Comprising of key Sydney live music and performance venues, cultural organisations, artists and music industry stakeholders, the alliance has been formed to oppose and fight the new laws which so drastically effect this community.
MIDEM 2014 will host the first ever meeting in Europe of TRANS4M.
In This Issue: Woah... the gloves are out this week. Is Sydney’s live music scene dead? Is the Big Day Out in the shit? Did RÜFÜS really need to change their name? Will Secret Service take over the world? You decide.
VIVID Sydney has announced its 2014 dates, when the largest light, music and ideas event in this part of the globe takes place for another year. 2013's VIVID festival brought so many creative minds and ideas to the city and we can't wait to see what this year stands to bring for the Sydney creative community as well.