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With the 2016 Triple J Hack report on gender inequality in the music industry, the debate on the widely unrecognised disparity has only recently become national news. It is clear from this report, and many articles following after, that the Australian music industry is unequal in its representation of females and is considered wildly sexist by many in the industry themselves. In the second Girls To The Front investigation by Triple J Hack, it was found that “Male artists are far more likely to be booked on a festival line-upRead More
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Part 2 of our series about issues in the arts industry. Yep, you heard me. That arty kid in the back row is not only the English teacher’s least favourite, but the Government’s. It’s common knowledge that the years of high school are stressful and pressure filled for students. “What am I going to do if I don’t get this A?”, “Am I going to have to repeat year 12 if I fail Maths?”. You’ve probably heard similar questions before, whether you said them yourself or you heard it from someone else.Read More

Posted On October 3, 2017By jbeavisIn Art, industry, Rants

OPINION: The Starving Arts

The first in a series of columns by our writers on issues that affect the local arts community: Why so-called “work for exposure” hurts artists and Queensland’s struggling creative community. Work for exposure. If you’re part of the arts community, or looking to employ an artist, you’ve probably heard the term before. With a seemingly endless supply of information and tutorials available via the internet, it seems as if any average Joe can pick up a guitar or a graphics tablet and call themselves an artist. So if you ever needed toRead More

Posted On September 5, 2017By jbeavisIn industry, Music

Golden Vessel at Bigsound

Brisbane’s prime annual music conference/festival Bigsound is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Bigsound is responsible for laying down the foundations for some of the best new musical acts, including young Brisbane beat lord Max Byrne aka. Golden Vessel. JACK GEISS asked Max some questions about Bigsound and how it’s helped shape his music.   Hey Max! So you’re playing Bigsound this year at the TBC club, how are you feeling about it? Really excited! Bigsound is my fave time of the year cause I get to catch upRead More
Yowsers! Everybody knows this is nowhere near the 1960s and 70s but Neil Young makes new fans every year, with his country-folk narratives, his hard rockin’ anthems, his experimental noise and as a perfect example as how you can still be rock n roll even when you are a millionaire. After the gold rush of phenomenal musicians already announced for Bluesfest 2017 (the last of the blues legends Buddy Guy, punk icon Patti Smith, folk-pop anthem-makers The Lumineers and Santana and so many more!) is the man himself, old Shakey,Read More

Posted On September 13, 2016By bwoodIn Events, industry, News

Music Launch Summit

Music Launch Summit is a world first online event where you’ll hear from 40+ of the world’s most influential music industry experts. You’ll discover what’s working for others like you and get ideas you can action immediately in your career. SK sat down with Music Launch Summit founder Steve Palfreyman to see what’s behind this free online event. SK – Where did the idea originate from/what was the inspiration? Steve Palfreyman – It’s been the culmination of a lot of different experiences. Going to physical conferences has been one of the mostRead More

Posted On September 5, 2016By jbeavisIn industry, Music

Red Wine, Late Nights, Big Sound

Leanne Tennant is currently touring her new album Red Wine Late Nights, including a very special launch at Brisbane’s own Junk Bar. She stays in Brisbane this week for the Big Sound conference/showcase. Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Big Sound? Middle Kids When did you first get into music and know you wanted to be a musician? As long as I can remember In the music industry, what is your biggest fear? And how do you conquer that? Judgement. I’m working on it 😉 When didRead More

Posted On August 24, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Events, industry, Music

Falls Festival Lineup Released!

Fall’s Festival down in sunny Byron Bay, is always a favourite for the 18+ crowd and it’s just a bonus that it falls (pun intended) on New Years Eve. Their recently released lineup filled with artists that are bound to blow your socks off is featured below and we can guarantee you won’t wanna pass on this bunch. Line-up: Childish Gambino (no sideshows) London Grammar (no sideshows) The Avalanches Violent Soho Matt Corby Alison Wonderland* Catfish And The Bottlemen* Fat Freddy’s Drop* Ta-Ku The Rubens* The Jezabels Ball Park Music Grouplove Bernard Fanning*Read More

Posted On July 18, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Events, industry, Music

Official Splendour Pre-Party: Brisvegas Edition

Splendour in the Grass is nearly upon us and if you’re keen on starting the party early Secret Sounds have put on a whacker of Pre-Party in good ol’ Brisvegas that will set you up for the rest of the weekend. Or if you missed out on the real tickets, give you a taste of what could have been. Details are featured below but get on those tickets quick smart, as they are selling out as fast as gumboots on Splendour Weekend. Courtesy of Secret Sounds: Y’all ready for this? Secret SoundsRead More

Posted On July 6, 2016By Emma WhinesIn Art, Events, industry, Music


As what started off with two 17 year old girls, dreaming of creating a better life for someone special to them, has now turned into a year long stint of charity events to help not only those close to them, but also the less fortunate in and around Brisbane City. Hope for the Homeless, is the crew’s next ambitious and phylanthropic event with a name that pretty much says it all. Taking place on the Friday the 5th of August at The Triffid. This fantastic display of charitable youth willRead More