13th October, 2016

Sound Advice Panels Next Week!

We’ve got another great doubleheader Panel night on Tuesday next week (October 18), featuring more industry experts! Full Story >

11th November, 2015

11th AMP – Submit your albums!

The 11th Australian Music Prize is currently mulling over their longlist with the final announcement soon to be revealed. Are you an artist who has released a record in 2015? You can submit your album for consideration. All you need to do is the following:

Send an email through to info@australianmusicprize.com.au with the artist name, album title, release date and a link to where the judges can listen to the record.

The artist must be an Australian, the album must be at least nine tracks long (33 1/3 minutes of music) and the album must be a new release of 2015. The winning artist will take home $30,000 prize money thanks to the PPCA. Check out the albums already longlisted – the AMP’s short list announcement will be made in January, with the final result being unveiled in March.

THE 11th AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE LONGLIST (SO FAR…)

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Daniel Johns – Talk

Daughter’s Fever – Daughter’s Fever

Dick Diver – Melbourne, Floride

Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene – Facing the Ruin

Grenadiers – Summer

Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light

High Tension – Bully

Jess Ribeiro – Kill It Yourself

Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams

Melanie Horsnell – Quatre Chemins

Methyl Ethel – Oh Inhuman Spectacle

Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love

Oisima – Nicaragua Nights

Peter Bibby – Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician

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Music blog AU Review are hosting the 10th and final event as part of AU Sessions at the Hive Bar in Erskineville during ARIA Week 2015 and we highly recommend heading along! Performers include Caitlin Harnett and Jordan Léser plus the event will also feature a special screening of all the finalist music videos from the competition Captured Australia, with additional special guests to be announced. Not to be missed!

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Are you a young aspiring musician aged 16-25? Have you ever wondered how to write the perfect pop song? On Friday 16th October The Wingham Akoostik Festival pairs with our all-ages project Indent to run a specialised masterclass in songwriting with triple j’s high-rotation act Art vs Science!

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18th September, 2015

WAYS Youth Services presents BLYMP

Bondi BLYMP returns to Bondi Beach on Saturday 10th October! BLYMP is an under 18’s live music event featuring 5 upcoming young bands. The festival provides the young musicians with the chance to perform in front of a large varied audience. It takes place in The High Tide Room (at Bondi Pavilion) from 7:00pm-11:00pm, attracting around 300 young people. Playing at BLYMP are local Bondi bands GONE ELECTRIC, HAZE TRIO, and PLAN B. Joining them are STONE HAVEN and CAPEWOLF from Sydney wide. These talented musicians hail from schools such as Moriah, Rose Bay Secondary College, Cranbrook, AIM, St. Andrews, and Newtown College.

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26th August, 2015

Face The Music Conference

Annual music industry conference Face The Music Conference returns this year and the first round of speakers have been revealed.

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BIGSOUND have just added more speakers to their conference, including Pitchfork’s Jessica Hopper and WME’s Marc Geiger.

Named as one of the 20 most influential people by industry bible Billboard, Marc Geiger is a partner and Head of Music WME Entertainment.  He looks after live bookings for some of the world’s biggest names including Jack White, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, The Flaming Lips, Jane’s Addiction, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty, Pixies, Trent Reznor and Rihanna. Prior to WME Geiger served as the Executive Vice President of A&R, Marketing and New Media at American Recordings and later launched ARTISTdirect. He also co-created Lollapalooza, which has since expanded to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Germany.

Jessica Hopper is one of the world’s most influential music journalists as senior editor of global music bible Pitchfork and is one of the leading female voices in the music industry having penned the books ‘The Girls Guide to Rocking’ and ‘The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic’ which was recently named by Amazon as one of the best books of 2015 so far.

This year’s event will take over Fortitude Valley from September 9th-11th, with special rate tickets available from www.bigsound.org.au until July 31.

BIGSOUND Live tickets are available now through Oztix.

BIGSOUND 2015 INDUSTRY SPEAKERS / BUYERS
NEWLY ANNOUNCED

Marc Geiger (USA) – William Morris Endeavour (WME) – Keynote
Jessica Hopper (USA) – Pitchfork – Keynote
Adam Bauer (USA) – Fleming Artists
Adam Lewis (USA) – The Planetary Group
Andy Farrow (UK) – Northern Music Co.
Ben Martin (AUS) – Golden Era Records
Danny Zook (USA) – Alien Music Services
Darryl Bailey (AUS) – Six Boroughs Media
Dean Bein (USA) – True Panther Sounds
Emily Kelly (AUS) – Deathproof Presents
Joe Schiavon (UK) – Global Live
Johann Ponniah (AUS) – I OH YOU
Kate Hennessy (AUS) – Freelance Journalist
Kween G (AUS) – Artist
Matt Ash (USA) – Raw Power Management
Michael Goldstone (USA) – Mom + Pop Music
Michael Nieves (USA) – Sugaroo! & Native Tongue America
Niki Roberton (USA) – IAMSOUND
Paul Sloan (AUS) – Billions Australia
Rebecca Reato (AUS) – Deathproof Presents
Rob Zifarelli (CAN) – The Agency Group
Robb Nansell (USA) – Saddle Creek Records
Sarah Casey (UK) – Leighton Pope Organisation
Si Jay Gould (AUS) – Wondercore Island
Tyler Childs (USA) – Sony ATV
Tyler Treeves (USA) – Double C Promotions

10th June, 2015

FBi Click Turn One!

FBi Click are celebrating their first birthday at Goodgod Small Club on June 27! There will be a full venue takeover, with DJ sets from:

Motorik, Picnic, Astral People, Purple Sneakers, Bare Necessities, Body Promise, Goodgod Sound Unlimited, Lazy Radio, Foreigndub Airwayvs, Thump

… plus a special guest DJ set from Black Vanilla!

EVENT INFO //

FBi Click’s first birthday
Saturday June 27, 10pm-late
Goodgod Small Club (full venue takeover)
55 Liverpool St, Chinatown
$15 on the door / $10 FBi supporters

Event page: http://fbiradio.com/event/fbi-click-first-birthday/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/110656915936329/

FBi Click: http://fbiradio.com/click
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ListenToClick
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/fbiclick

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Annual music conference Bondi Wave has announced it’s industry speakers for 2015. Bondi Wave Music Industry Conference is a free conference happening on Friday 15 May at the Bondi Pavilion from 10am-4pm, and aims to provide it’s attendees with an overview on what you need to know to break it and make it into the music industry.

The conference features a range of prolific industry representatives such as label and venue owners, artist managers, publishers, promoters and more.

Speakers: 

Greg Carey (Umbrella)

Pam Thornback (Inertia)

Dom Alessio (triple j)

Dan Mac (Art Vs Science)

Philip Mortlock (Alberts/ORiGiN Music)

Jean-Paul Fung (Writer/producer who has worked with Birds Of Tokyo, Silverchair, Cold Chisel and more)

Katie Stewart (Lunatic Entertainment/St Jerome’s Laneway Festival)

Dean Ormston (APRA)

Lynne Small (PPCA/ARIA)

For more info head here.

Presented by City of Sydney and Musica Viva Australia, this season of Late Night Library is about the connections between music and the written word.

At Customs House Library, City Of Sydney on Wednesday 22 April between 8-9pm, a panel of composers (who write without words) and musicians (who do) will discuss how words and music collide in their work and influence them creatively.

Panelists include ARIA award-winning instrumentalist and song writing tutor Brendan Gallagher, composer and writer Rosalind Page and Roland Kay Smith, a winner of triple j Unearthed. The panel will be moderated by FBi Radio host Johanna Roberts and will include live performances. Best part? It’s all free! Click here for for more details!