Posts tagged julie kerr
VIDEO: Did you miss the Vivid Ideas all women music industry panel discussion? Catch up here!

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. 

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GALLERY: Music Love x Vivid Ideas, Pathway to Platform 2017

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!

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Episode 5: Four women talk about forging a music career in Australia. Jazz artist Frances Madden, composer Ella Macens, indie-folk artist Hannah Robinson and electro pop artist Ruby May

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.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Pedestrian TV, Buro 24/7, Collective Hub and Vice say Pathway To Platform is a key event at Vivid Ideas this year. Hear from women working in the Australian music industry

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

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Episode 4: Music Reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald and Rolling Stone Australia, Jessie Cunniffe.

Jessica Cunniffe is a music reviewer who has been providing album reviews for five years for the Sydney Morning Herald, and more recently, Rolling Stone Australia. Jess is from the Blue Mountains, NSW and one day when she was 19 years old and at the University of Western Sydney, she attended a lecture with Bernard Zuel whois the music editor for the SMH. She handed him a music review of Missy Higgins' album The Ole' Razzle Dazzle, which had been published in a local newspaper. He took it home, read it, and invited Jess to be one of his reviewers. In this conversation with Julie Kerr, Jess discusses the art of music reviewing and her thoughts on the future of music journalism. She also talks about her other music job which is as a piano teacher, and her full time study load completing her Masters in teaching so she can teach high school students.

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Catherine Marks is a force! The London-based award-winning producer answers Antonia Gauci and Julie Kerr's many questions

In 2001, Catherine J Marks found herself in Dublin as part of her degree in architecture. Having being involved in music during her formative years, learning and performing classical music, Catherine branched out into contemporary music. After joining some bands here and there, she took up a degree in architecture and decided to do her placement in Dublin. A hive of creative activity, Catherine met many inspiring artists and creators, including members of U2 and Irish band The Frames. One night, she met producer Flood and apparently told him she wanted to be like Britney Spears. "Well, that’s never going to happen but if you want to do something in music, maybe you can come and work for me?" Catherine eventually returned to Australia to finish her degree, and then moved to London to work with Flood. She started out making tea and vacuuming floors. From there, Catherine has gone from strength to strength. She has been nominated for a Grammy and in 2016, won Breakthrough Producer of the Year at the Music Producer's Guild Awards. She is a wealth of knowledge, a creative and artistic force and one heck of a role model for any Australian young people who want to produce and engineer great music. Catherine took some time to talk to Music Love's Julie Kerr as well as Australian producer on the rise Antonia Gauci (Studios 301) about women in music, her musical path to date, gear (of course), and her quest to champion women in rock. 

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PODCAST: A conversation with country music star Fanny Lumsden on crowdfunding, being nominated for an ARIA, and living and working in rural Australia

Well, finally! The Music Love Australia Conversations podcast is here! Listen in as founder of Music Love and artist Julie Kerr interviews Australian women working and playing in all areas of the music industry. The first episode is with ARIA Award nominated and Golden Guitar Award winner Fanny Lumsden. This conversation between Julie and Fanny took place in a lounge room over wine, cheese, crackers and chocolate on a very hot November day, days out from the 2016 ARIA Awards. Fanny's band-mate and at the time fiancé (the two were married over Summer) Dan was also there listening to Julie and Fanny talk about life on the road (like 42,000 kilometres over last year), getting mental blocks on stage, mentoring kids in rural Australia, being in a school where only five other people were in her year in Tallimba NSW and what her favourite song is right now. Subscribe, rate and review in iTunes!

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PLAYLIST: Australian Soul Sisters

There are so many soul artists in Australia. It's not the most played genre when it comes to radio, but that should change. Listen to  Hiatus Kaiyote, Wilsn, Renee Geyer, Thando, Jade Macrae, Kylie Aldist, The Bamboos, Jessica Mauboy, Gabriella Cilmi, Meg Mac, Emma Donavon, Ms Murphy, Vika and Linda Bull, Julie Kerr, and more.

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