Face The Music add exciting new session to this years event, ‘Vote For Me! State Election – the Parties bring it!’ The contemporary music industry in Victoria has grown up a lot in the last four years. With the live music industry valued at $1 billion, the major parties have put their weight behind the sector, funding Music Victoria and promising everything from contemporary music hubs to export programs if elected.
Early next year Australia is getting a visit from Seattle songman Mike Hadreas, better known in music town as Perfume Genius. The reason for the visit is his third album Too Bright, a 33-minute burst of an album recorded with Adrian Utley of Portishead.
Top up those credit cards, apply for annual leave and update your iPod because A Festival Called Panama is back for round two. Announced so far for next years festival are; Bombino, Sharon Van Etten, Harmony, Scotdrakula, Cactus Channel, Violet Swells and Ben Salter.
Having received thousands of votes for the 12 finalists, the general public’s votes have been tallied and Bank of Melbourne has announced the top four semi-finalists of the Melbourne Music Bank competition. The lucky musicians are Heloise, NY, Selki and Under The Arch.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone loves going to the zoo. But if you need a guise to check out the cute and fluffy critters then the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series is it. Not only will you get to satisfy your zoo cravings, you’ll get to see some incredible bands play as the sun sets and the stars come out.
Having already locked in an appearance at CMC Rocks, country superstars Lady Antebellum thought they would make good use of their time in the sun by adding on a couple of shows. Formed out of Nashville in 2006, the trio made their debut on Jim Brickman’s ‘Never Alone’ before signing to Capitol Records.
After a bit of touring, some recording and a near-death experience Cisco Caesar are set to release their new album, Burnt and Broken. The band will be celebrating their new release with a few gigs around Victoria taking Skip Tucker along for the ride.
This years Future Music Line Up has been announced with American hip-hop’s main man, Drake, headlining proceedings! Swedish DJ super-star Avicii will be there as will electro veterans The Prodigy. It would hadly be a ‘Future’ festival without the sounds of South African rap-raver’s Die Antwoord and there’s so many other sounds to tickle you fancy, including…
With kick-off bearing down on us, we thought we should take a bigger (and hopefully brighter) look at the Face the Music industry conference. In a nutshell, Face the Music is one of the most important events on the musical calendar. Reaching out to the music-loving community, the conference provides those with an ear for music opportunities to enhance their skill set.