Posts tagged Tina Arena
Introducing the Australian Women in Music Awards led by an all star cast of iconic Aussie ladies

Some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry have united to create and support the very first Australian Women in Music Awards & Forum (AWMA) in Brisbane in October this year.

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From the panels to the stages, boss ladies bring their A-game as BIGSOUND delivers lady powers in spades.

BIGSOUND is one of Australia's most prominent music industry events  and this year's conference and showcase was held in Brisbane last week. Music writer Sosefina Fuamoli was on the ground and says that BIGSOUND was a moment where more sectors of the Australian industry have begun either waking up to the fact that Australian women in music are finally experiencing more agency and prominence, or perhaps, they’re becoming more comfortable in embracing it. Check out her highlights from the panels to the stages here. 

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Pack away the synthesisers for a moment, and let Carla Troiano and her band Mayfield demonstrate what an electrifyingly fun experience a skilled live band can be.

In a world filled with pre-recorded backing tracks and photoshopped-esque sonics, it is refreshing to get back to a live band - locked in, rehearsed, loose and tight all at once, with riffs and hooks for days, months, years. Meet Carla Troiano as she tells Music Love how she loves live music because audiences will witness something that will never be recreated again. Indeed. 

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UPDATE: The wonderful Jacqui Louez Schoorl has been added as a panellist to our Vivid Ideas event! She is nothing short of a powerhouse. Our interview here!

Where does one start with Jacqui Louez Schrool? Firstly, she is without a doubt the loveliest and kindest person one could ever hope to meet. Ask anyone, and they will verify this claim. On to the professional stuff. Jacqui is the CEO and co-founder of Jaxsta, which is a huge music database. Jacqui is also the founder of a wonderful networking group in Sydney for women who work in the music industry - Women in Music Sydney. Before Jaxsta and Women in Music, Sydney,  Jacqui was kicking goals all over the film and music industry. Jacqui’s career spans two decades, encompassing roles in project development, physical production, post production, film distribution and marketing, for the likes of Channel 9, George Lucas and Baz Luhrmann. Jacqui took some time out of her very busy work and travel schedule to answer some preliminary questions about her life and work in music and film. 

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Kate Martin, from Townsville to Melbourne, this intelligent, moving artist talks about her much loved long, winding, and sometimes lonely, musical road

Any successful artist will tell you the journey is not always straightforward and that things don't always come easily. Songwriter and guitarist Kate Martin has given in to the hard times with her new single Set My Life To Fire. The songstress who hails from Townsville says that fire burns, but also that it purifies. The challenges that are associated with the life of an artist - most notably for Kate, her somewhat lonely move to Melbourne five years ago - have made her who she is today. "This is gonna shake me, gonna cost me.... I need the northern air on my southern skin... the middle of my compass always points to north, give me the water, give me the water," she sings. Inspiring stuff. But not the "You lift me up, I am a brave tiger" brand of inspiration. Kate is brutally confronting hard realities and choosing to embrace them. Yep, beautifully relatable. Kate previous single Kintsukuroi had similar themes. The word comes from a Japanese ancient art form where shattered ceramics are repaired with gold and end up making something more beautiful, but this beauty would not have occurred should the vessel had never been broken. Wise words from Kate who has supported many Australian acts, including The Waifs and fellow Townsville friends The Middle East, performed relentlessly, had songs on television, and is just about to release her brand new album. Kate is a killer guitarist with luscious vocal tones who has been making and releasing music since 2011. The title track of her next album Set My Life To Fire  was produced by Jon Hume of Evermore, and is a moving song that arrests your attention with its compelling lyrics. Her album is set for release in June this year. Meanwhile, Kate gave Music Love this insightful interview where she talked about her musical pathway so far, her life in Melbourne, what she misses about Townsville, and, of course, her brand new song.

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Everything you need to know about the women at the 2016 ARIA Awards

The Australian music industry will celebrate the success of our nation's contemporary music stars at Wednesday's 30th Annual ARIA Awards. And Music Love will be there bringing you all the photos and stories from all of the Australian women in music who are attending the Aussie music's night of nights.

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About the night before last. The powerful moment at the Her Sound Her Story launch

I travelled down to Melbourne on Wednesday night to witness the launch of the Her Sound Her Story exhibition which celebrates decades of Australian women in music. It would have been no easy or quick task to pull everything together in order to eloquently showcase the diverse and long-lasting talent that exists within the roster of Australian women in music. The exhibition and accompanying documentary,  which will be shown tomorrow from midday, was two years in the planning. By Julie Kerr

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Music Love Playlist: Women of the 30th Annual ARIA Awards

All the female nominees in the 30th Annual ARIA Awards. The ARIAs will be held 23 November, 2016 and Music Love will keep you updated on Australian women involved in the awards. For now, take a listen to the incredibly diverse talented up for an award. Includes Courtney Barnett, Delta Goodrem, Montaigne, Sia, Justine Clark, The Veronicas, Sarah Blasko, Emma Pask and Kate Miller-Heidke

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