In This Issue:Vice’s Youtube Channel, Adele and Flo Rida hold strong in the ARIA charts, WAM Hall of Fame inductees announced, EMI Australia signs worldwide publishing deal with Timomatic, Mutemath to pay your rent, Tonight Alive nominated for Kerrang! Awards, Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music Busking competition, AMRAP funding cut, Jagermeister charts, The International Space Time Concerto competition, Daniel Smallman launches new label Battle, Triple J’s Tom and Alexercise programme, International Songwriting Competition winners, performance opportunities for Folk and Blues musicians, and much more…
VICE’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
Vice launched their brand spanking new channel a few weeks ago and now the time has come to showcase their new Rap Show, kicking it off with an interview with Killer Mike.
Watch The Rap Show with Killer Mike on the Noisey Youtube channel: http://youtu.be/grXtyFR9S-U
ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 14th May 2012
1. Adele ‘21’
2. One Direction ‘Up All Night’
3. Ed Sheeran ‘+’
4. Carrie Underwood ‘Blown Away’ (debut)
5. Lana Del Ray ‘Born To Die’
ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 14th May 2012
1. Flo Rida ‘Whistle’
2. Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe’
3. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa ‘Payphone’
4. EdSheeran ‘Lego House’
5. Nicki Minaj ‘Starships’
2012 WAM HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED
Every year WAM inducts key players in the WA music industry into the WAM Hall of Fame. The inductees for 2012 have been announced – comedian Tim Minchin, the late hip hop artist Robert Hunter, and former CEO if WAM Paul Bodlovich will all be added to the hall of fame on Friday May 25th at the Charles Hotel in WA.
MUTEMATH TO PAY YOUR RENT!
Mutemath have a competition running on their facebook page where they’ll gladly pay your rent for 2 months!
Find them on facebook and answer a series of trivia questions in record time, if you come out on top of the leader board at the end of the competition you will win 2 months free rent (up to $2000).
TONIGHT ALIVE NOMINATED FOR KERRANG UK AWARDS!
Australia’s Tonight Alive has received two nominations for the highly regarded Kerrang! Awards 2012. The band has been nominated for “Best International Newcomer” and female member Jenna has been nominated for the “Hottest Female” award. Winners will be announced on 7th June, 2012.
Since the album “What Are You So Scared Of” hit the streets in 2011, Tonight Alive’s fan base has triple both locally and internationally. The album secured #15 on the ARIA Charts and debuted at #37 in the US Heatseeker Charts.
EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING AUSTRALIA SIGNS TIMOTHY OMAJI AKA TIMOMATIC TO A WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT
EMI Music Publishing Australia is proud to announce the addition of Timothy Omajii (Timomatic) to their roster.
Timomatic has gained impressive exposure from his appearances on tv shows “So You Think You Can Dance?” and “Australia’s Got Talent”, his debut single “Set it Off” achieved triple platinum in Australia and has been picked up by 28 countries across the world. His most recent single “If Looks Could Kill” is currently in the ARIA Singles Charts and has reached platinum after 5 weeks.
Timomatic’s debut album will be released worldwide in late 2012.
PERISHER SNOWY MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC ONLINE BUSKING COMPETITION
The Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music has announced a new competition for 2012 – The Snowies Online Busking Competition, which would see the winner performing their work at Australia’s only music festival in the snow!
All entries should be submitted by 28th May 2012, the winner will get the chance to play at the festival, 2 nights accommodation at the show, and a festival pass for their band, as well as national publicity.
Register at http://go.madmimi.com
AMRAP FUNDING CUT
Its been announced that funding for The Australian Music Airplay Radio Project has been discontinued.
AMRAP has had a considerable influence in the music industry over many years. In 2011 alone over 1,00 unsigned artists, 100 record labels, 1,500 broadcasters and 300 community radio stations used Amrap to get music to air and promote it online. The benefits and achievements of the project make it hard to believe that funding has been cut.
JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC CHARTS
Jagermeister Singles Chart w/c 14h May
1. “Somebody That I Use To Know Gotye feat. Kimbra
2. “Child” 360
3. “Boys Like You” 360 feat. Gossling
4. “100% No Modern Talking” Knife Party
5. “Plans” Birds of Tokyo
Jagermeister Album Chart w/c 14th May
1. “Drinking From The Sun” Hilltop Hoods
2. “Don’t Funk With Me” Alston
3. “Falling & Flying” 360
4. “Making Mirrors” Gotye
5. “Home” Troy Cassar-Daley
DARREN SMALLMAN TO LAUNCH BATTLE
Ex Low Transit Industries label manager Darren Smallman is launching a new record label “Battle” based in Tunbridge Wells, UK. The first releases will include the back catalogue of bands Darren has managed in the form of The Sun & The Silver Anthology. More artists and projects are soon to be announced so keep a watch on www.battle-music.com
A NEW COMPETITION LAUNCHES TO CELEBRATE CUTTING EDGE CREATIVITY
The International Space Time Concerto has opened entries to undergraduates, postgraduates or international students, or alumni of any Australian tertiary institution, who have a keen interest in musicianship and cutting edge creativity.
The competition has two categories – the historical form of the concerto, and the innovation category.
The competition is looking for musicians from all genres inclusion virtuoso classical instrumentalists, orchestral musicians, jazz, contemporary, electronic and new media artists and more.
Entries for The International Space Time Concerto Competition will be open from 1st May – 1st June 2012. To enter and for additional information head to www.spacetimeconcerto.com
TRIPLE J’S TOM AND ALEXERCISE
Triple J presenters Tom and Alex have decided that a good musical work out is what the people of Sydney need. The pair will coordinate a 3 hour marathon show of booty shaking work out music, inspirational quotes, healthy diet tips, stretching technique and some daggy dancing in between.
You can join them for their 3 hours of power on Wendesday 16th May from 6-9am.
INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS
Emma Louise has claimed two places in the International Songwriting Competition, with her song “Jungle” coming in secong in the Pop/Top 40 category and her track “1000 Sundowns” taking out the third spot in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category.
Nadia Sunde with 'Shake It Down' in Children's Music category.
The Trouble With Templeton (Thomas Calder) with 'Bleeders' in Folk/Singer-Songwriter category.
Steve Seaton with 'Gastown Serenade' in Lyrics Only category.
K9SLANG (Patrick Mwamba Mwilambwe & Nkulu Eric Mwilambwe) with 'Thinking About U' in R&B/Hip-Hop category.
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOLK MUSICIANS
If you play Folk, Bluegrass, World Music, or the Ukulele is your instrument of choice you might be interested at performing at the following festivals:
Illawarra Folk Festival
Bulli Showground, Wooloongong NSW
17 - 20 January, 2013
Apply by 30 June 2012
Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival
26 - 28 October, 2012
Apply by 30th May
Cairns Ukulele Festival
5 - 8 July, 2012
8 - 11 March, 2013
Apply by 1st August