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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW SURVEY

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 17, 2017

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The 2017 Melbourne Guitar Show was great but we’d like to make it even better. If you attended this year, we’d appreciate your feedback. You will also go into the draw to win some fab BOSS pedals including the MO-2 Multi overdrive, BC-2 Combo Drive and TU-3 Chromatic Tuner.
Click through to survey here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SF5V8KD

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JEN CLOHER INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 16, 2017

Want something done? ‘Ask a busy person’, goes the saying. Melbourne based singer songwriter Jen Cloher, is one of those busy people who achieves a lot. As co-founder of Milk Records, she has been able to position the label so that it could function along with the best of them…

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REX BROWN: THE ‘SMOKE ON THIS ‘ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 15, 2017

As bass player for Pantera and Down, Rex Brown has laid down some of the heaviest, punchiest bass notes in metal history. But as his recently released solo album Smoke On This … proves, there’s more to Brown than holding down a solid bottom end. Australian Musician Reza Nasseri spoke…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2017 HIGHLIGHTS REEL

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 13, 2017

The Melbourne Guitar Show is done and dusted for another year. Thanks so much for everyone who came along. Here’s a little video highlights reel we put together. See you next year!

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OLIVER TANK (HANSAA GUEST VOCALIST) – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - August 11, 2017

Electronic newcomer Hansaa, otherwise known as Vinay Matta, has been honing his craft as a producer and producer in Los Angeles for the past two years; but has recently announced his debut single Need To Know, co-produced with LA-based production duo soso and featuring the stirring vocals of Oliver Tank….

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THREE THINGS MUSICIANS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE RELEASING MUSIC

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - August 11, 2017

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Live and Local, your free winter music festival runs from 19-26 August across the City of Port Phillip. One of the must see sessions for any artist this year is called the ‘Muso’s Guide for Living Lawfully’

As a preview to the session, the fine folks at Arts Law Centre of Australia have sent us this list of the top 3 things muso’s need to know before releasing your music.

Three Things Musicians Need to Know Before Releasing Their Music

1. Have Your Agreements in Place
Contracts and agreements might seem extremely boring and/or serious but they really are the best way to make sure you’re getting a good deal for yourself and to make sure you are protected in case anything goes wrong. We love when clients come to us with their agreements in writing because it means there will be clear ways we can help them enforce their rights and resolve the issue. Any working relationships you have with others around your music should be clear: band partnerships, recording studio arrangements, session musicians and distribution deals – get it all in writing!

2.Know your rights, who owns what?
Song writing can be a solo activity or a collaborative effort. In some writing partnerships it’s clear who writes the musical work who writes the lyrics. Alternatively, it may be that each person has made an equal contribution to the authorship of the particular musical work or lyrics so you want to allocate different percentages of ownership and shares of revenue. Before you release your music into the world make sure you know who owns what rights in each song to avoid difficult conversations later down the line…

3. Register with collecting societies to collect your royalties
Get to know how to make money from copyright licensing. Registering with collecting societies is crucial so you can get those royalties once your music is out in the world. APRA|AMCOS collect royalties for the performance, communication and some reproduction of musical works and lyrics and pays the copyright owners in accordance with the distribution polices of APRA|AMCOS. APRA|AMCOS also has relationships with international collecting societies so they collect royalties from the overseas use of the work of their members. PPCA provides licences covering the public performance of sound recordings and collects the licence fees from broadcasters and businesses publicly playing recorded music or music videos, and distributes the money to copyright holders. This is a revenue stream you do not want to miss out on, especially when your song is being played in every café in the country.

For more information on the ‘Muso’s Guide for Living Lawfully’ session click here

For the full festival line up, click here

 

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MGS 2017: WASHBURN’S JONATHAN LEE & KIRK LORANGE (ARTIST)

Posted in Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 10, 2017

We were honoured to have Washburn’s Chief Designer, Jonathan Lee attend the Melbourne Guitar Show last weekend, where he presented an informative session on America’s guitar making history, along with Washburn artist Kirk Lorange. Kirk Lorange is an acclaimed Australian slide guitarist who has played with some of our greatest…

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MGS 2017: DREAM THEATER, BOSS PEDALS & EASYFEVER WINNERS

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 8, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came down to the Melbourne Guitar Show and entered our competitions. Here’s a list of our winners. Dream Theater Meet & Greet: Dabel Alvarez Dream Theater tickets:  Andrea Valent www.ticketmaster.com.au EasyFever tickets: Shane Sala Easyfever tickets: Craig Harrison www.ticketmaster.com.au Boss pedals: BOSS MO-2 Ian Speechley BOSS…

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DIESEL: MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW INTERVIEW

Posted in Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 7, 2017

After wrapping up a year long tour in support of his Americana album, Diesel is now about to embark on a national tour to celebrate 25 years since the release of his classic Hepfidelity album. It will be a 2 part show showcasing hits from Diesel’s 30 year career to…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW: JASON ROSEWARNE’S VIEW

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - August 7, 2017

Every year we let Jason Rosewarne loose at the Melbourne Guitar Show, armed with a lens and his magic eye. Here’s a sample of his wonderful photography over the weekend.  

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