Author: Zaya Altangerel

William Grant & Sons appoint their 100th ambassador

January 22, 2017

As part of their international spirits ambassador programme, luxury spirits company William Grant & Sons have selected Australian award-winning bartender Richard Blanchard as their 100th ambassador. Appointed as the Glenfiddich Ambassador after working for the brand as a “whisky specialist” for the past three years, Blanchard will be responsible for growing the iconic single-malt Scotch […]

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The State of Affairs (13th January 2017): FBi Radio announce new Music Director, Australian Blues Music Festival reveals ‘Chain Award’ nominees & more

January 13, 2017

Welcome to 2017! The new year is getting off to a great start in terms of the local music scene, with the 37th annual St Kilda Festival releasing its full line-up of confirmed acts, FBi Radio announcing the appointment of a new Music Director, and Melbourne’s beloved King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard being announced as the […]

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State of Affairs: Australian Music Hall of Fame, St Kilda Festival & more

December 15, 2016

In this week’s industry wrap up, the Victorian State Government promised to provide $10 million funding to create the long awaited Australian Music Hall of Fame, St Kilda Festival released their first confirmed line-up for 2017, and more! An Australian Music Hall of Fame is finally coming After 15 years of lobbying from Australian music big-names Michael Gudinski, Molly […]

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Review: QT Hotel’s Pascale Bar and Grill – CBD (Melbourne)

December 7, 2016

With its industrial-chic interior design inspired by the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street, QT Melbourne’s signature restaurant, Pascale Bar and Grill feels almost tailor made for Melbourne foodies who love a fashionable and luxurious fine-dining experience. Everything in the dimly-lit restaurant; from the stuffed peacock, the grand staircase adorned with a plush sapphire-blue carpet, right […]

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The State of Affairs: 2016 ARIA Week program announced, Triple j Breakfast announced new hosts for 2017 & more!

November 25, 2016

This week in the music industry, the annual ARIA Week returns for its sixth year to celebrate Australian music in and around the Sydney area, triple j announces a brand new team of hosts for their popular Triple j Breakfast show & the winners of the Unified Grant are revealed! 2016 ARIA Week On Thursday 17th of November, the […]

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Sydney based Oscar Wylee opens their first Melbourne store

November 22, 2016

Just the other week, Australian designer eyewear brand Oscar Wylee officially opened their very first Melbourne store. Located on the ground floor of Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, next to Footlocker, the brand new store’s interior design is bright and chic, an appropriate capture of their vintage-inspired eyewear. Created by Michael Lim and John Teoh, Oscar […]

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Review: Hot Sauce at QT Hotel – CBD (Melbourne)

November 21, 2016

Melbourne is a lively city renowned for its ever-changing laneways full of hidden cafes and bars. So it’s only natural for QT Melbourne, the city’s newest hotel to create their very own laneway getaway. Tucked into Portland Lane, just around the corner from the main entrance of the hotel lobby, Hot Sauce is a brand […]

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The State of Affairs: APRA AMCOS and RECOGNISE join forces, a new All Ages Access Grant is created by City of Sydney and MusicNSW & more!

November 18, 2016

This week in the music industry, APRA AMCOS joins forces with the RECOGNISE campaign to raise awareness for the need for change in the Australian constitution, and the City of Sydney partnered up with MusicNSW to create the brand new “All Ages Access Grants” program. APRA AMCOS joins the RECOGNISE campaign Earlier this week, APRA AMCOS announced that they will be joining […]

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The State of Affairs: MTV Breaks winner Australian DJ Brady Flockart performs at the 2016 MTV EMAs, Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 announced & more!

November 11, 2016

This week in the music industry: MTV Breaks  Australian winner Brady Flockart performed  at the 2016 MTV EMAs, winners of the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 were announced, and Cooking Vinyl Australia and Epitaph Records announced a new label services partnership. Brady Flockart at the 2016 MTV EMAs Last week, on 7th of November, young Australian DJ Brady Flockart was announced […]

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Samantha Gash finishes her charity run across India for World Vision Australia

November 9, 2016

After a total of 76 days, 32-year-old Australian ultramarathon runner Samantha Gash has successfully finished her 3,200km charity run across India, for World Vision Australia.  Samantha began her journey on the 22nd of August at the Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, one of the world’s driest deserts. From there, she ran across the foothills of the Himalayas […]

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Review: The Fish & Burger Co. – Doncaster East (Melbourne)

November 8, 2016

This Saturday 12th of November, The Fish & Burger Co., one of Melbourne’s newest burger joints will be celebrating their first birthday. Since opening in late 2015, the locally owned restaurant’s photo-ready super milkshakes and gourmet burgers have helped it gather quite a following on social media. Almost every burger-loving foodie in town had mentioned […]

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The State of Affairs: WA contemporary music industry worth around $1 billion, public voting now open for the National Live Music Awards & more!

November 4, 2016

This week in the music industry: public voting for the People’s Choice categories of the inaugural National Live Music Awards opened, a new study by Edith Cowan University has estimated the West Australian contemporary music industry to be worth around $1billion, and the Americana Music Association of Australia is officially launching in Sydney this week. Voting for the National […]

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The State of Affairs: APRA AMCOS release their 2015-2016 review report, Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition winners announced & more!

October 28, 2016

This week in the music industry, APRA AMCOS released their full review report for the 2015-2016 financial year period, Melbourne’s Gretta Ray won the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition, a new social networking app for the music industry was launched, and tickets to the inaugural National Live Music Awards are available now. APRA AMCOS 2015-2016 […]

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The State of Affairs: The Great Escape 2017 announce lead international partner, City of Parramatta Council form new partnership with Live Music Office & more!

October 21, 2016

This week in the music industry: the City of Parramatta Council have joined forces with the Live Music Office to foster the growth of the city’s live music scene and drive economic growth in its hospitality industry, Switzerland was announced as the lead international partner of The Great Escape; and the inaugural recipients of the Victorian Government’s brand […]

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State of Affairs: ARIA Awards 2016 nominations, Melbourne Prize for Music and Awards 2016 finalists announced, & more!

October 7, 2016

This week in the music industry: the ARIAs presented the winners of the 2016 ARIA Awards for the Fine Arts Artisan & Best Comedy Release during the nominations ceremony in Sydney, the Melbourne Prize for Music and Awards 2016 announced their finalists and the opening keynote speaker for the 2016 LISTEN Conference was announced with additional panelists. 2016 ARIA […]

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Review: The Crux & Co. – CBD (Melbourne)

October 4, 2016

Setting up a brand new café directly opposite The Kettle Black, – one of Melbourne’s most popular gourmet cafés – is a bold move, but that’s exactly what Kevin Li (Lights in the Attic, 3Lives) did with his newest project The Crux & Co. Located on the ground floor of The Emerald Apartment on Albert […]

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State of Affairs: Keep Sydney Open installs plaques outside live music venues, Live Nation and Air New Zealand announce new partnership & more!

September 30, 2016

This week in the music industryL Keep Sydney Open garnered wide media attention from all over the country when they partnered with 18 internationally successful homegrown artists to install plaques outside shutdown live music venues across the city, Live Nation and Air New Zealand announced a new partnership, and EMC 2016 announced their first lineup of […]

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Review: The Middle Brighton Baths – Brighton (Melbourne)

September 25, 2016

“We eat with our eyes first”, a famous saying taken to the next level by The Middle Brighton Baths, one of Melbourne’s most scenic fine-dining venues. Situated just above Port Phillip Bay, The Baths’ upstairs restaurant recently underwent a full interior renovation under the creative vision of Wendy Bergman from Eades and Bergman Interiors. Teaming […]

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State of Affairs: National Live Music Awards, Face the Music, Proudly Pokies Free & more

September 23, 2016

This week in the music industry: the official 2016 board members and venues for the National Live Music Awards were announced,  Face the Music released their second round of speakers and announced their official venue for 2016. The National Live Music Awards This week, the National Live Music Awards announced their official board members for 2016, and confirmed seven venues […]

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The State of Affairs: BIGSOUND secures funding for the next four years, Melbourne Music Week announces 2016 Hub & more

September 16, 2016

This week in the music industry: Melbourne Music Week announced the main venue for 2016, BIGSOUND secured a four year funding deal with the Queensland Government, and the first round of showcasing artists were unveiled for the 2017 instalment of SXSW. BIGSOUND secures new funding After a successful run for the 15th year in a row, BIGSOUND have secured […]

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The State of Affairs: UNIFIED announces new music grant, APRA AMCOS wins case & more

September 9, 2016

This week in the music industry, the Australian music industry service provider UNIFIED announced the launch of a new grant targeting young people looking to make it into the behind-the-scenes of the music industry, APRA AMCOS successfully won a copyright legal battle with a Soulfest promoter, and the first lineup of guest speakers have been announced […]

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The State of Affairs (August 26, 2016): Music NSW launches Sound Advice series & more!

August 26, 2016

This week in the music industry: Music NSW announced the launch of their new music industry panel series Sound Advice, and  APRA AMCOS won Australian Disputes Centre’s Corporate Team of the Year Award. Sound Advice by Music NSW This year, Music NSW are launching Sound Advice, a new panel discussion and masterclass series aimed at artists, managers and emerging […]

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The State of Affairs (August 19, 2016): Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant applications open & more!

August 19, 2016

This week in the music industry: the second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant has opened, Melbourne contemporary music summit Face The Music released their first lineup of speakers, and the 2016 Art Music Awards winners were announced. Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant   The second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development […]

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The State of Affairs (August 12, 2016): Universal Music Australia launches Casablanca Records Australia & more!

August 12, 2016

This week in the music industry: Universal Music Australia revives and launches the illustrious Casablanca Records in Australia, the LISTEN Conference announces dates and first round of guest speakers for 2016, and the Live Music Office calls for inner Sydney businesses to participate in the second round of Amplify. Casablanca Records Australia Earlier this week, Universal Music […]

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Ultramarathon runner Samantha Gash looks ahead to her Run India challenge for World Vision

August 10, 2016

For the vast majority of Australians, it’s difficult to imagine having no access to any source of education. Australia is one of the most developed countries in the world, and as a result around 74% of Australians graduate high school by the age of 19. This is a stark contrast against the education levels in […]

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The State of Affairs (August 5, 2016): Live Music Office launches new mapping tool for musicians & more!

August 5, 2016

This week in the music industry: Th Live Music Office launched their brand new online mapping tool specifically designed to help musicians on tour, the first round of artists to showcase at the 2016 Australian Music Week has been announced and the entry deadline for the 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition has been extended. Live Music Map […]

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The State of Affairs (29 July, 2016): SXSW announces first line of speakers & more!

July 29, 2016

This week in the music industry, SXSW announced the first line of guest speakers for their 2017 event, CEO of Ministry of Sound Australia Tim McGee joins the PPCA Board,  and a new online music data platform Jaxsta launches in Australia. SXSW announces their 2017 lineup of guest speakers Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, […]

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The State of Affairs (July 22, 2016): Dark Mofo receive new 5 year grant & more!

July 22, 2016

This week in the music industry, Tasmania’s hugely successful midwinter festival Dark Mofo has received a new five year funding agreement from the Tasmanian Government, the finalists for the 2016 Art Music Awards have been announced and the National Live Music Awards announces its launch. New funding for Dark Mofo The Tasmanian Government, through Events Tasmania, […]

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Mio Locale introduces hearty Italian Sunday feasts to Brunswick Street (Melbourne)

July 17, 2016

Starting from 17th July, on the last Sunday of each month, Mio Locale will be hosting a special four course Sunday Feast lunch event. Located on the quieter end of Melbourne’s lively Brunswick Street, Mio Locale is a family run café serving Italian and Mediterranean influenced cuisine. Mio Locale’s new Sunday Feast lunch events are […]

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The State of Affairs (July 15, 2016): Perth’s 2016 Fringe World Festival breaks records, 2016 NT Song of the Year winners & more!

July 15, 2016

This week in the music industry, records were broken at both the 2016 NT Song of the Year Awards and Perth’s 2016 Fringe World Festival. Perth’s Fringe World Smashes Records in 2016 Perth’s Fringe World has become one of the fastest growing events of its kind and 2016’s event has proven it’s development and progression in […]

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