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Montaigne made the Top 20, but didn't feature on the Top 10 Albums of 2016

Controversy over the lack of women in triple j’s best albums of 2016

Maeve Marsden · December 20, 2016

triple j is no stranger to controversy when it comes to gender imbalance, despite the fact their music staff is roughly half/half. Every year frustration rises at the low percentage of women in the station’s much  celebrated ‘Hottest 100,’ and every time the station launches another “best of” list, it feels like groundhog day for the triple j’s feminist listeners: few or no women are included, and we are reminded of the extra challenges facing young women pursuing a career in contemporary music.…

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What To Do with The Kids Musically Over The Summer Holidays

Graham Strahle · December 19, 2016

What to do with the kids over the school holidays can become a nagging problem for parents and caregivers as the summer weeks roll on. Trying to think of activities to occupy bored or fractious children can be a major challenge, especially if one wants to provide them with something educational as well as fun.…

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Nature Schools: A New Way of Teaching Music to Young Children

Graham Strahle · December 19, 2016

There may be a better way for teaching music to young children than inside the four walls of a classroom, and that is outdoors. A movement gaining ground in the UK, North America and now Australia called Nature Pedagogy is taking the early learning curriculum including music into gardens, nature parks, forests and other wild places.…

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What Did You Share This Year?

Maeve Marsden · December 16, 2016

We were lucky to cover a lot of hot topics in 2016, some of them thrilling developments for our industry, others such as funding cuts, a little less exciting. You came to the intellectual party, sharing our stories and debating the issues with great gusto.…

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Vale 2016

Maeve Marsden · December 16, 2016

With the passing of George Michael on December 26, the idea that 2016 was a curse of the music world was cemented in the minds of many. The past year has seen us lose so many musical legends, the end of the year is being welcomed by many with  playful memes about how painful it’s been and comedy articles like SBS’ Celebrities who are absolutely not allowed to die in 2017.…

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Composing for Video Games: A 101 Guide For Getting Your Music Heard

Scarlett Di Maio · December 16, 2016

In April the Australian Government released a comprehensive report called Game on: more than playing around: The future of Australia’s video game development industry. According to the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association’s (IGEA) submissions to the report, the global interactive games industry currently generates US$60.7 billion a year.…

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Help Write the Biggest Song of 2017!

Clare Kenny · December 6, 2016

Music: Count Us In encourages young people to become passionate about music and music education. The annual Music: Count Us In program is built on the development and nationwide performance of the original program song – a song for students, by students.…

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MA illustrations final selection-communityLearn about community music in Australia.

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