On Saturday 10 June in Sydney, Music Love and Vivid Ideas hosted a very special morning event called Pathway to Platform. An all women panel of experts from all areas of the Australian music industry spoke to a very engaged audience who came out on a cold, rainy morning to hear wisdom from women who excel in technology, policy, performance, business, production, marketing and more. Industry magazine The Industry Observer were clever and kind enough to film the entire morning for those who couldn't come! So prepare a place for yourself with a notebook, and some back to back beverages, enjoy, be informed and inspired.Read More
What pulls people out of bed on the first day of a Winter’s long weekend to be in the rainy City of Sydney at 9am? An all women in music panel, that’s what. On the weekend, an eager crowd gathered to hear from a group of Australian music industry experts talk about their individual pathways to have sustainable careers in music in Australia. We heard from women who work in education, policy, business, technology, performance, and production in all genres and spaces. We were also treated to two wonderful acoustic performances Iluka and Sophie Koh, both fresh off very early morning flights!
Thank you to all the artists, teachers, students and more – including many men! - who came out to be at our very first Music Love event. Enjoy the gallery!Read More
Working in the music business is not all lights, cameras, rock 'n' roll bands and stage make-up. The end result of a performance, album, or film in all musical genres and expressions, is very much the result of countless hours of hard work, writes Julie KerrRead More
Today, we wanted to re-run our interview with retro singer/songwriter Iluka who will be flying in between her support slot for Killing Heidi just to sing for us at Vivid Ideas! We look forward to hosting you at our first event Pathway to Platform. In the meantime, enjoy this interview from February this year.
Nikki Thorburn's voice was made to tell stories. The Sydney-based artist - strike that, Sydney-based-"ish" more on that later - is better known under her musical moniker ILUKA whose voice consistently compels you to listen. Now, she has released two new singles from her upcoming EP Blue My Soul which is due out 17 February, and they are bangers. If these two songs, Blue My Soul and Blue Jean Baby, are anything to go by, the rest of the album will continue to cement her place as an Australian artist we should all be proud of. ILUKA took the time to chat with Music Love all about her new album and tour, being a spiritual person and how she will never cease to travel the world.Read More
On a cold night, a couple of days out from the beginning of Winter, Julie gathered four impressive music makers. All Australian, all women, and all under 25. One jazz singer, one composer, and two indie/pop artists, to talk all things music. What is like to independently build up your music business as an artist? Social media, marketing, artistry, down time, up-skilling, finding new people to present your music to, community radio, commercial radio, day jobs, wedding gigs, and more. Meet Hannah Robinson, Ruby May, Frances Madden and Ella Macens and learn all about the day to day lives of independent artists.Read More
At Music Love, we endeavour to place a big bright spotlight on women from all over the music industry in Australia. Actually, over the past six months since our launch on 2 November, we have profiled just over 100 women in music. And it would seem, that our audience and those beyond, cannot get enough. So we decided it was time to hold an event where we can all come together in the same room and hear from women who have incredible careers and stories. It is with this in mind, that we are working with Vivid Sydney 2017 to have an event at Vivid Ideas! on June 10, from 9-11am at the gorgeous Museum of Sydney in the Rocks, Music Love will present a panel discussion called The Pathway to the Platform.Read More
Dr Rita Crews is the President of the Music Teachers’ Association (MTA) of NSW, editor of The Studio journal and Deputy Chair of the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) NSW where she represents private music teachers. She has over 30 years teaching experience at private and tertiary levels, has been an AMEB examiner since 1988, and is currently Chief Examiner for written subjects in NSW and for online examinations for the Federal AMEB. Rita has published many articles and reviews, and some of her piano works are included in the AMEB syllabus. She is currently writing the history of the AMEB for the 2018 Centenary. Rita was named International Woman of the Year for services to music education by the Cambridge Biographical Centre in 1992-93, and in 2002 created a Fellow of the Australian Society of Musicology and Composition for her contribution to Australian music and composers. The 2008 inaugural edition of Who’s Who in NSW contained her biography as does the 2017 edition of Who's Who of Australian Women. In 2014 Rita was honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia and in 2015, the Distinguished Alumni Award of the University of New England. Here, she reflects on a life in music education, with some fascinating insights. Like the fact that the Music Teachers' Association has been negotiating with the Government for 88 years to properly recognise and register studio music teachers. We look forward to hosting you at Vivid and for our audience to hear from such an esteemed Australian woman. (Remember to subscribe and receive 25% off the ticket price!)Read More
Vicki is a panelist for our Vivid Ideas: Pathway to Platform event and at Music Love, we wanted to introduce her to our readers before the event. She kindly took the time our of her busy schedule to answer some questions with some powerfully wise words. Make sure you don't miss her in person at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on June 10, 2017 at 9aRead More
In 2016, three Sydney-based women - Marisa Marsionis, Jen Finnley and Mari Stuart - came together and created Pink Noise, a fortnightly show that airs on Bondi Beach radio, and streams on their website. It's been one year since the first show that plays only plays music produced and performed by women as well as non-binary artists and DJs, in an effort to counter years of male only line ups in spaces that play electronic music. The first year has been a success, and in celebration Marisa, Jen and Mari have released the first of, what will be, many mixtapes. The Pink Noise Mixtape Vol. 1 is available as a free download via Bandcamp, and features twelve artists including Wallace and Mei Saraswati. Also, during Vivid Sydney this year, a special free event will be held at Cake Wines Cellar Door with live performances by BUOY, Jaala, GC O’Connor and more. Marisa, Jen and Mari gave Music Love this interview where they discuss their radio show and mixtape, their favourite Australian women in music, as well as some thoughts on whether or not men and women are biologically wired to hear differently.Read More