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Evidencing work within the creative industries

Dawn Bennett · November 17, 2014

This article is the first in a series of Music Journal articles focused on music industry and careers. We aim through this series to highlight and explore a number of topical issues and to produce ‘snapshots’ of these for use by practitioners,…


Kings Cross IGNITE: Heat the Street Live Music Festival

November 17, 2014

The Kings Cross live music scene will received a much-needed boost on 23 November, when free festival IGNITE: Heat the Street comes to town. Organised by The Live Music …

To Survive, Orchestras Need to Articulate Their Case

November 12, 2014

Peter Tregear, Professor of the ANU’s School of Music, writes in The Conversation that symphony orchestras and opera companies “can no longer rely on a presumption…

Gotye and The Basics To Run in the Victorian Election

November 12, 2014

Victoria now has its first official Rock ‘n’ Roll Party. Wally de Backer (a.k.a. Gotye)…

National Jazz Awards

November 12, 2014

26-year-old guitarist Carl Morgan took home first prize in the National Jazz Awards at the…

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