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ROLAND

Posted in MSF Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - September 30, 2018

About the Exhibitor: Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of musical instruments including pianos, keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices. Roland shaped synth history since it’s beginnings and continues to do so to this day….

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MANNYS

Posted in MSF Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - September 30, 2018

About the Exhibitor: Mannys is a musical wonderland where you can play with Moog Model D synths, top end Pioneer DJ gear or Custom Shop Fender guitars – and everything in between! We have the biggest range of hi-tech & pro audio gear in Melbourne. Moog, Korg, Nord, Elektron, Novation,…

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LINK AUDIO

Posted in MSF Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - September 30, 2018

About the exhibitor: Link Audio is a specialist hi-tech distributor showing the full line of German made Waldorf synthesizers. Starting with the synth everyone wants to play, the amazing new Quantum. Has to be heard to be believed. Also check out the legendary Blofeld synthesizer keyboard and module, the range…

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1010 MUSIC

Posted in MSF Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - September 30, 2018

About the Exhibitor: Based in Los Angeles, 1010music builds innovative musical instruments that combine the best of digital signal processing with intuitive touch screen interfaces. MFS Hightlights: 1010music will be showing our line of Eurorack modules, including our sampler bitbox and our sequencer, toolbox.

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ELECTRIC FACTORY

Posted in MSF Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - September 30, 2018

About the Exhibitor: Electric Factory (aka ELFA) have been a leading supplier of premium musical instrument and technology brands since the early 1970’s. Our stable includes powerhouses such as Nord, Akai Professional, Alesis, M-Audio, Denon DJ, Rane DJ, Numark, Serato, Phase, UDG Gear, Ortofon DJ, Auralex, Alto Professional, Samson, Hercules…

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YAMAHA

Posted in MSF Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - September 29, 2018

About the Exhibitor: Beginning with our release of the SY-1 in 1974, Yamaha’s rich history of development and production of synthesizers has now reached the 44-year milestone. As a musical instrument that lets you create exciting new sounds and express yourself freely, the synthesizer has been at the cutting edge…

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STEINBERG

Posted in MSF Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - September 29, 2018

About the Exhibitor: Steinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984. Today, Steinberg is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of music and audio software and hardware, with millions of users worldwide. The Steinberg range…

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PP ARNOLD RETURNS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 28, 2018

The ‘60s Soul/Swinging London icon returns in November & December for more shows with her band featuring Tim Rogers, Andy Kent and Russell Hopkinson of You Am I, Talei & Eliza Wolfgramm and James Black; as well as select shows the Rockwiz Orchestra.

PP Arnold‘s CV includes Ike & Tina Turner, Mick Jagger & Andrew Loog Oldham, The Small Faces, The Nice, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Nick Drake, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Roger Waters, The KLF, Ocean Colour Scene, Primal Scream, Oasis and Paul Weller.

She was the Los Angeles teenager who became London’s First Lady of Soul after hitting town in 1966 with Ike & Tina Turner and coming to the attention of Mick Jagger. She’s best known for her beautiful and classic mid-to-late ‘60s hits including “The First Cut Is The Deepest”, “(If You Think You’re) Groovy” and “Angel of the Morning”, as well as the powerful chorus of the Small Faces’ iconic hit “Tin Soldier”. She became so identifiable with that era that she guested alongside Marianne Faithful in the final episode of the original series of “Absolutely Fabulous”.

Having toured here as featured vocalist in Roger Waters band in 2002 and 2008, PP undertook her own first concert tour of Australia in May this year. The forever young singer and her hand-picked band comprising Tim, Andy & Rusty from You Am I, James Black from Rockwiz and Talei Wolfgramm, wowed crowds across the country. They did it on the back of two days intensive rehearsal and a mutual admiration and love that positively radiated from the stage.

With Talei’s sister Eliza now set to join, PP and her gang return to Australia in December for another round of shows. Whilst all the hits will remain and most of the favourite deep cuts, several surprises are promised, including a tribute to PP’s #1 musical inspiration.

Before she hooks up with the You Am I-based band, PP will perform a few select shows backed by the esteemed Rockwiz Orchestra – James Black, Peter Luscombe, Mark Ferrie and Ashley Naylor. Befitting the Rockwiz team’s love of all things PP, one of those shows will take place at Rockwiz’s spiritual home, the Gershwin Room at St Kilda’s iconic and newly refurbished Esplanade Hotel .

The November-December tour will cap a busy year for PP Arnold, which has seen her tour extensively on the back of the release of “The Turning Tide”, an album of unreleased recordings she made with Barry Gibb and Eric Clapton in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. With her memoir soon due for publication and a new album. “The Further Adventures of PP Arnold” in the can, co-written and produced by the Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Craddock and including a contribution from long-time supporter and fan Paul Weller, 2019 promises to be a big year for PP Arnold.

PP ARNOLD – NOV/DEC 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
With TIM ROGERS, ANDY KENT & RUSSELL HOPKINSON OF YOU AM I, JAMES BLACK and THE WOLFGRAMM SISTERS
Except * with THE ROCKWIZ ORCHESTRA & THE WOLFGRAMM SISTERS

*TUES NOV 27 MELBOURNE Gershwin Room
*WED NOV 28 MELBOURNE Caravan Club
FRI DEC 7 CASTLEMAINE Theatre Royal
SUN DEC 9 NEWCASTLE Cambridge Hotel
TUES DEC 11 SYDNEY Club York
WED DEC 12 SYDNEY Club York
THURS DEC 13 ADELAIDE The Gov
SAT DEC 15 MELBOURNE Athenaeum Theatre.
SUN DEC 16 PERTH Astor Theatre

Tickets from: davidroywilliams.com/tours/pp-arnold-2018/

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TERRA NINE (AKA MICHAEL WESTCOT) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 28, 2018

Terra Nine interview by Baz Bardoe Long term readers will know how highly I rate Terra Nine aka Michael Westcot. He combines his accomplished violin playing with synthesis to create a very approachable and evocative kind of ‘chill’ music and I think because he is an actual musician who can…

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MORE ADDED TO AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 28, 2018

Australian Music Week takes over sunny Cronulla Beach in Sydney, 7-9 November with over 150 live performances, 20 panels and masterclass workshops and a dedicated music film festival 10-11 Nov. Organisers have just announced a whole bunch of additions to this this accessible, grassroots music industry conference, which is a great opportunity for artists, industry and the general public to come together for real music discovery, relevant discourse and good times with great people … and at an affordable price.

Just announced are another 40 artists joining the 7-9 November lineup, as well as a look into the program featuring world-first music technology and a special ‘Live Sessions’ show with multi-platinum, ARIA-winner, Diesel.

Jessica Irwin, an emerging Australian musician with cerebral palsy, will showcase groundbreaking tech at Australian Music Week, performing live with her idol, multi-platinum, award-winning musician, Steve Balbi (Mi-Sex, Noiseworks), thanks to the world’s first eye-controlled music software, Atmosphere from Pyskinetic.

Jessica and Steve will also join Pyskinetic’s technology team, who they helped to develop this game-changing software, to discuss the future applications of eye-controlled tech in music, which enables pre-recorded and programmed notes, chords and sound sequences to be triggered and controlled by eye-movement and blinks.

The conference agenda covers a full range of music-related topics to sink your teeth into from touring, management and marketing to mental health, diversity, the business of music, streaming, radio and more. It also includes dedicated sessions on heavy, folk and Americana music. Just announced are:
• On Tour: The Musician’s Guide To Surviving The Rock Star Lifestyle
• Export Masterclass: Pathways to International Adventures
• Pyskinetic Atmosphere: World-First Eye-Controlled Music Technology
• Association of Artist Managers Presents: A Deep Dive into the Artist/Manager Relationship
• The Power of Radio: Is Australian Radio Selling Our Own Talent Short?
• Media and Marketing Masterclass: Launch for Success
• Oztix Presents: Dominate Your Digital Space
• Plus Supports: How to Nail It As The Opening Act
• Creative Income Streams: Ideas to Generate Additional Income from Your Music (Besides the Bleeding Obvious Ones!)
• Getting Heavy 1: Is Rock Dead?
• Getting Heavy 2: Heavy Music Festival Bookings…I Think I’m Ready, Am I Though?

Of the latest program announcements, conference director, Jonathan Howell said, “Australian Music Week is all about arming artists and industry professionals with relevant, relatable information they can take away use to make a difference in their career and the industry, today.”
“We have more gold to reveal soon, but these panels and masterclasses give great insight into the breadth and depth of conference topics. We are really excited to be working with leading Australian musicians and industry professionals to deliver meaty, must-know material at this year’s conference.”

Ushering in the second line-up announcement are UK rock/electronica act The Ramona Flowers, who are set to support rock supergroup Stereophonics on tour, ARIA nominated singer/songwriter Danny Widdicombe & Trichotomy, Sydney indie-pop artist, Oly Sherman and punk-rockers, SCABZ, Australian electro-pop streaming sensation and Teen Vogue USA ‘Breakout Artist’ Lucy Neville, Rolling Stone certified singer-songwriter Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar) and Australia Council’s Dreaming Award-winner, Nooky.

Australian Music Week brings a little left of centre with inventive Gold Coast harpist ELSKA looping up pop dreams, joining Melbourne MC Soliloquy, conscientious singer-songwriter David Spry, Tasman Keith, Sydney’s son of Aboriginal hip-hop pioneer MC Wise and local indie acts, Hollie Col and Pirra, all showcasing.

With powerful international partnerships in place, the Canadian contingent is strong with a dedicated showcase, “Canadian Blast”, presented by CIMA, The East Coast Music Awards and BreakOut West featuring Adyn Townes, Declan O’Donovan, Luca Fogale, Mo Kenney, Random Recipe and Hawksley Workman.

An inclusive event that opens its arms to all genres and celebrates artists doing things differently, today’s announcement testifies to the diversity and abundance of talent on show at Australian Music Week this year.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are for this year’s showcases, so much new talent, a lot of artists that will turn heads. The Australian Music Future shines very bright ” said Australian Music Week program director, Geoff Trio.

Taking over Sydney’s Cronulla Beach, 7-9 November, Australian Music Week brings together artists and industry professionals at the forefront of the grassroots music scene for more than 150 live performances, 20+ industry panels and masterclass workshops, as well as a dedicated Music Film Festival (10-11 Nov).

Tickets are on sale now via Oztix with prices ranging from $25 for a one night live music pass to $129 for a full conference pass.

Tickets are also on sale for an exclusive Studios 301/ AMW Live Session in The Church on Saturday 10th November with multi-platinum, ARIA award-winner, Diesel, as he heads out on his 30th Anniversary Tour.

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