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SHIHAD’S PHIL KNIGHT Q&A

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 27, 2016

Legendary Kiwi rockers Shihad are half way through an Australian tour in which they are celebrating 20 years since the release of their 1996 break through album; the Self Titled opus that became affectionately known as The Fish Album (in reference to the album cover image). In April this year, they re-mastered and re-issued the album,…

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CASIO MZ-X500 MUSIC ARRANGER- Get to Know the Pads

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - June 27, 2016

The MZ-X Series is the evolutionary successor to Casio’s powerful MZ-2000 Series instruments. It will jump-start your creativity with its authentic sound, intuitive Color Touch Interface, and extensive control. In this demo, learn what the pads on Casio’s MZ-X500 Music Arranger can do. For more information, please visit http://www.soundtechnology.com.au/

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WATCH: ROBBEN FORD BLUES CUBE TONE CAPSULE

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - June 27, 2016

SIGNATURE BLUES AND FUSION TONES FOR THE BLUES CUBE AMP SERIES The Robben Ford Tone Capsule brings the signature tones of the noted blues and fusion guitarist to the Roland Blues Cube amplifier series. Installable in seconds, this modification circuit changes the sound and response characteristics of the Blues Cube…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW TIP: FINDING YOUR PLACE

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 27, 2016

Melbourne guitar identity Phil Ceberano chats about finding your musical place within a band. Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6&7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse presented by Triple M and Australian Musician. Footage courtesy www.interactivemediasolutions.com.au

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW TIP: MUSIC TEACHER VS ONLINE LESSONS

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 24, 2016

James Ryan (Fender clinician, Kate Ceberano, Racer Axe) chats to us about the benefits of a real music teacher as opposed to learning guitar online. See James at the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7 Caulfield Racecourse presented by Triple M and Australian Musician.

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW TIP: PLAYING IN A STAGE SHOW

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 23, 2016

Session and stage guitarist Troy Male discusses the attributes required to play guitar in a theatre show. Triple M and Australian Musician presents the Melbourne Guitar Show Aug 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse. www.australianmusician.com.au

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW INTERVIEW: BOB SPENCER PART 2

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 22, 2016

Bob Spencer is bonafide Australian guitar legend. He was a member of the legendary Skyhooks and The Angels and is an ARIA Hall of Fame inductee. His soon to be released solo album Saints & Murderers is full of pounding riffs, infused with Bob’s quirky personality. Bob will be appearing…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW INTERVIEW: BOB SPENCER PART 1

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 22, 2016

Bob Spencer is bonafide Australian guitar legend. He was a member of the legendary Skyhooks and The Angels and is an ARIA Hall of Fame inductee. His soon to be released solo album Saints & Murderers is full of pounding riffs, infused with Bob’s quirky personality. Bob will be appearing…

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW TIP: GET SOME MIDS IN YOUR AMP

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 22, 2016

I Built The Sky’s Rohan Stevenson suggests you dial in some mids to your amp when playing hard rock and metal tones on stage. Triple M and Australian Musician presents Melbourne Guitar Show August 6 & 7, 2016 Caulfield Racecourse.

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2016 MELBOURNE MUSIC PRIZE ENTRIES AT HALF WAY MARK!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 22, 2016

 

Genevieve Lacey, former MMP winner and on 2016 judging panel

Genevieve Lacey, former MMP winner and on 2016 judging panel

The Melbourne Music Prize entry period has just passed the half way mark!

Valued at more than $130,000 in total, the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Awards is one of the most valuable music prizes in Australia, providing significant opportunities for Victorian musicians across all music genres and career stages. Entries in the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Awards close on July 11 at 5pm.

For Entry Guidelines, judges and the online entry form please visit www.melbourneprize.org

The Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 and Awards include the following categories:
$60,000 MELBOURNE PRIZE FOR MUSIC 2016 is for a Victorian musician, or group of musicians, whose work has made an outstanding contribution to Australian music and has enriched cultural and public life. Supported by The Vera Moore Foundation.
$30,000 OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS AWARD 2016 – plus $2,500 Qantas international travel is for a Victorian musician or group for a recent work representing outstanding creativity and skill. Supported by the Melbourne Prize Trust.
• $25,000 BELEURA AWARD FOR COMPOSITION 2016 is a new category supported by The Tallis Foundation in memory of John Tallis (1911-1996) for a composition of outstanding musicianship, skill and creativity. All genres of composition are eligible.
• DISTINGUISHED MUSICIANS FELLOWSHIP 2016 is a new category supported by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) providing a commercial engagement with the VCA and MCM to the value of $20,000.
• $16,000 DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2016 is for an early career musician or group, 30 years of age and under, demonstrating outstanding musical talent with the potential to develop their professional career – comprising a $6,000 rrp. Yamaha Music Australia music instrument and equipment grant and $10,000 cash supported by The William Buckland Foundation.
• $4,000 CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2016 supported by Readings for the finalist with the highest number of public votes. Voting opens on September 6th. Voters will go into the running to win a luxury overnight stay at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Melbourne’s Hotel for the Arts.

The 2016 judges include six esteemed music sector professionals – Patrick Donovan, CEO Music Victoria and Chair Australian Music Industry Network, Professor Paul Grabowsky AO, Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Director Monash Academy of Performing Arts, Genevieve Lacey, Recorder Virtuoso, Artistic Director and Collaborator, Marshall McGuire, Head of Artistic Planning Melbourne Recital Centre, Helen Marcou Co-founder Bakehouse Studios and SLAM and Ronald Vermeulen, Director of Artistic Planning, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

KEY DATES.

Entries close 5pm July 11th
Finalists announced September 6th
Winners announced November 9th
Free public exhibition held at Federation Square, the Exhibition and Events partner of the Melbourne Prize Trust, between 7 and 21 November 2016.

For information and to enter or nominate visit www.melbourneprize.org

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