Posts tagged Zan Rowe
Kate Bradley and Liz Thomas were sick of hiring gear, so created a brand new musical equipment crowdsource space called Everywhere Roadie.

Being an independent musician is expensive. Often the cost of performing is equal to, or in some cases, greater than, the money you get at the end of the night. The overheads mount up. Line items like gear hire, photographers, petrol, van hire, accommodation if you are out of town, and so on and so forth. One day two musicians from Melbourne got sick and tired of breaking the bank to perform. So they came up with an idea called Everywhere Roadie, a website where you can locally and cost effectively crowdsource everything from an amp to a camera. It's so wonderfully simple, it's nothing short of genius, and it's hard to believe no one else has thought of it. Launched in June 2016, Everywhere Roadie is now being delightfully hit up by happy musicians in Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, UK, and Ireland. Kate and Liz are headed to music festival South by Southwest as one of twenty music start ups chosen to showcase their ideas, and the two took some time before they leave for Austin, Texas to tell Music Love all about Everywhere Roadie.

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Amy Shark: "The best thing I ever did was not care about the game."

Amy Shark has tapped into something. Her songs are extremely emotive, and her lyrics unpack dark and heavy themes, yet when it lands, they weigh no more than a dandelion. This is her appeal. Light, shade, heart-warming, super cool. 

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Meet triple j presenter Bridget Hustwaite. You will love her

You would be hard pressed to find someone more joyful about music than Bridget Hustwaite. A champion of Australian music and the live music scene, Bridget attends festival after festival, scours the deep trenches of the web for new music, and has a secret Facebook group comprising of a musical sisterhood who share their insights. She's awake between 1am and 6am working in triple j's Melbourne studio and having a rollicking good time. She has presented and produced community TV and radio shows, a pathway that led her to triple j, working the mid-dawn shift as well as casually hosting for Weekend LunchHouse Party and Home & Hosed. Bridget is a dream and took the time to discuss her love of music with Music Love

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