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WORD ‘ROUND TOWN, November 2014

News and events for musicians


Face The Music reveals full 2014 program

Face The Music is happening this weekend (Friday 14 and Saturday 15) and the full program has just been announced.

There are some exciting panel discussions and workshops to attend, plus an opportunity to join a masterclass with Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm.

For more information, head to www.facethemusic.org.au


New arts hub to replace Collingwood Tech

The Victorian Government has provided $4 million to support a brand new arts hub, which will be taking over the former Collingwood Technical School site, providing a home for multiple arts organisations, exhibitions, events, etc.

For more information, head to www.arts.vic.gov.au


New soundproof grant from the City of Yarra

Supporting 50 live music venues in its region, the City of Yarra has created a fund of $25,000 to help soundproof various buildings. The grants will cover the costs of installing insulation, air locks, noise-measuring devices and building surveyor fees, among other things.

For more information, head to www.yarracity.vic.gov.au


2014 AWME conference program announced

A celebration of the finest in roots music, the 2014 AWME (The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo) conference program is up and available, featuring panel discussions and talks with various national and international guests, including Ash Grunwald and Nicky Bomba. It all happens on Friday November 14 and Saturday November 15 in the Lower Playhouse Foyer; Arts Centre Melbourne.

Visit the www.awme.com.au


Historic Railway Hotel re-opens

Brunswick’s Railway Hotel will re-open this month, featuring live bands and DJs from Wednesdays to Sundays. Keep your eye on railwayhotelbrunswick.com.au for more info.


New song writing course available at JMC Academy

Looking for a course that specialises in song writing?

JMC has you covered. Exploring the fundamental song writing techniques and preparing students for the world of record labels, music publishers and producers, JMC’s brand new national course will commence in February 2015.

Apply now via www.jmcacademy.edu.au


More and more speakers announced for Face The Music

Face The Music is coming up fast and an exciting third line-up of guests has been announced.

The third announcement includes Ayisha Jaffer from Lorde’s management team, Planetary Group’s Adam Lewis, Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance, Melbourne’s very own neo-soul queen Nai Palm and the enigmatic Kirin J Callinan.

For the full program, head to facethemusic.org.au



*As part of Melbourne Music Week


 Christopher Sprake’s song writing group, every Tuesday night, 7-9pm, 19-21 Belgium Ave, Richmond

In partnership with BAHN neighbourhood houses, producer/singer Christopher Sprake is hosting a brand new song writing workshop, involving collaborative song workshopping and writing exercises.

Contact Christopher on 0438 325 334 for more information.


AWME, 13-16 November, various venues

Australasia’s roots music expo.

Conference held 14-15 November, Lower Playhouse Foyer; Arts Centre Melbourne.


Face The Music (M.M.W*), 14-15 November, Arts Centre Melbourne

Presentations and panel discussions led by international and local music industry heavyweights.


Regional Victoria: The Great Untapped Market, Friday 14 November, National Gallery of Victoria

Panel discussion on the importance of touring regional Vic.


Chutzpah or Kibosh – Expert Advice on What Your Press Kit Says About You, Friday November 14, Arts Centre Melbourne

Panel discussion on creating impressive press kits.


SAE Open Day, Saturday November 15, 11am-3pm

Register now via http://is.gd/Jh8G51


AIM Open Day, Saturday November 15, 10am-3pm

For more info, head to http://is.gd/4wJZiB



Geovanni Hidalgo LIVE in clinic, Sunday November 16, Allans Billy Hyde (Bourke St), 2pm

For more info and to register, head to http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/


Little Bands (M.M.W*), Saturday November 22, Signal, FREE

A panel discussion paying tribute to the history of Melbourne’s post-punk underground. Live performances included.


JMC Academy Information Session, Saturday November 29, 11am.

RSVP now via http://is.gd/FBVCoD



Platinum Vocal Workshop Series, Wednesday December 3, JMC Academy

With acclaimed vocal coach Robert “RAab” Stevenson (Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna).

Exclusively for JMC students.

Head to http://is.gd/GoW4RV for booking information


JMC Academy High School Music Workshops, Monday December 15, 10am-2pm

For information on how to book, head to http://is.gd/sIvDdn


SAE Information Night, Friday January 16 2015, 6-9pm

For more info and to register, head to http://is.gd/ZUHIEP





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