Industrial Strength

Flume, Jagwar Ma, lead nominations for Independent Music Awards

The awards are held again at Revolt Art Space in Kensington on October 9, with performances by Archie Roach, Violent Soho, Saskwatch and nominees Big Scary, Seth Sentry and RÜFÜS. Keep updated with awards news via www.air.org.au.

Mushroom and Frontier Team With Future Music

Next year, Good Life Festival (under 18s) will expand from Melbourne and Sydney to include Brisbane and Perth.  Its lineup will be announced in the coming months.

Melbourne Has Biggest Audience For Pink For Any City In The World

The Australian leg of The Truth About Love Tour boasts 46 shows and more than 600,000 tickets sold nationally.

Palais Theatre Introduces Fan-To-Fan Ticket Resales Service

The fan-to-fan ticket resales service is available from their website.

Melbourne’s Jazz and Classical Names Triumph at Art Awards

A full list of winners are available at the APRA website. 

Arts Victoria Unveils More Funding For Victorian Musicians

All applications will be completed online through their website. Those wanting to apply are encouraged to go to the site to register and create their client profile, before the portal opens for applications on Monday September 2. Applications close on Wednesday September 18 for projects starting from January 2014.

Face The Music Returns With A Sneak Preview Of Speakers

Go to facethemusic.org.au for more information and to buy tickets.

Melbourne Posts Highest National Jump For Radio Ad Revenue

See commercialradio.com.au for more details.

Bruce Springsteen To Return In February 2014?

If the story is correct, tickets go on sale on Wednesday August 21.

Independent Music Awards Gain A New Sponsor, Add New Classical Category

Other categories include Best Independent Album, Best Independent Artist, Breakthrough Independent Artist of The Year and awards for Dance/Electronica, Hip Hop, Punk/Hard Rock, Country and Blues And Roots.

Snakadaktal Debut In ARIA Top 10

However, the local stars of this week’s ARIA chart were Sydney hip hop outfit Horrorshow who debuted at #2 with their third album King Among Many.

Spectrum’s Bill Putt Dies From Heart Attack

A champion backgammon player and avid follower of the Tigers AFL team, Putt was gentle, gracious ands intelligent. “One of nature’s gentlemen” musician Sam See posted. Broadcaster and DJ Max Crawdaddy remembered him as “a gracious, kind, gentle, artistic  soul with a heart as big and as legendary as his bass playing. Thank you Mr. Putt for your wonderful art and your wicked wit.”

Loon Lake Sign To Caroline

Established in June, Caroline has already released albums by She and Him, Laura Marling and City and Colour.

Inertia Buys Into Gaga Music

Gaga's full team will remain in Melbourne with Inertia’s directors Ashley Sellers and Colin Daniels joining the company’s board.

Jason Singh Signs With Ambition Records

Singh has had two Top 10 ARIA Club hits The World As You Know It and One World which he says “gave me a lot of confidence in my ability as a songwriter and fuelled my desire to make my own album of original songs.”

Remote Control Launches Recon

Recon’s clients so far include the Sugar Mountain Festival, Kirin J Callinan, Forces, Jen Cloher, Jeremy Neale, Go Violets, Feelings and Civil Civic.

Entries Open For Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award

Head to their website for more information.

Paul Kelly and Kylie Minogue Lauded at Helpmann Awards

Check out the full list of winners at helpmannawards.com.au.

Melbourne Shines In Live Performance Australia Survey

Music festivals together grossed $98.3 million (8.2% share), up 2% share from 2011, while total attendance was up 18.7%. Average ticket prices fell by 7.4% from $138.97 in 2011 to $128.71. As far as music festivals went, Victoria strayed behind NSW. It dropped by 7.1% in revenue to $14.1 million which represented a 14.4% of the national share. NSW’s music festivals also dropped in revenue by 3.4% to $46.8 million but had a 47.7% share. In terms of attendance, attendance at Victoria’s music festivals dropped by 6.9% to 178,523 to a 15.3% share. NSW, however, rose by 2.4% to drawing a total of 501,130 people, making up 42.9% share.

More Shows For Hanging Rock

The internationally known site is about to get a $4.3 million upgrade, helped last month by a $2 million grant from the Federal Government. Aside from concerts, Hanging Rock will be set up markets and other tourist-attractions. Mayor Cr Roger Jukes said the upgrades included two new visitor shelters, the supply of electricity, water and informal lighting to the main reserve and picnic grounds, improved pedestrian access and car parking, with plans to improve wildlife corridors and habitat. These will inject $22 million into the region over the next ten years and create ten equivalent full time jobs annually. 

Atoms For Peace To Launch Melbourne-Made App In London

Visit soundhalo.com for more information.

Rdio Promises Marketing Dollars For Aussie Acts, Festivals and Tours

Rdio Australia is a partnership between Rdio Worldwide and DMG Radio Australia which operates the Nova and Smoothfm stations.

Vale Frank Ward, Arts Centre Head Of Production

A celebration of his life will take place at 1.30pm on Wednesday July 17 at Peter Scullin Reserve.