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Aria Awards 2013

2013 ARIA Awards – Winners and Performances

It’s that time of the year again where Australia celebrates homegrown and international musicians at the 27th ARIA Awards.

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Oh my Lorde! Lorde will be performing live at the ARIA Awards!

With only a few days left to the 27th ARIA Awards show, the Australian Record Industry Association isn’t holding back to present the best award ceremony yet. With an A-list of ‘true blue’ musicians including Flume, Guy Sebastian, The Potbelleez, Birds of Tokyo + many more, as well as the international pop sensation and ‘girl on fire’, Alicia Keys, the ARIAs have topped it yet again!

What better way to get chummy with our fellow New Zealanders than to invite their biggest ‘it’ girl in the music industry, Lorde, to perform as a special guest for this year’s ARIAs show! That’s right Lorde fans, put on your ‘royal’ attire because the ARIA’s have confirmed that Lorde will be performing her latest hit single, ‘Team’, at the ceremony. ARIA CEO, Dan Rosen, couldn’t be more proud to have the teen kiwi music-sensation on-board, “Lorde is an extremely talented artist and performer and one of the biggest artists in the world right now, so we are thrilled to be able to welcome her to this year’s ARIA Awards as a special guest performer.” 

You can catch Lorde and many other talented musicians performing at the 27th ARIA Awards show on Channel GO ( 99) this Sunday from 7:30pm. For those of you who have been living under a rock and haven’t listened to Lorde’s incredible vocal talent, her hit single, Royals, below will surely ring a few bells.

Source: Pedestrian.tv


Robin Thicke Is Bringing His ‘Blurred Lines’ to ‘The Voice’

Latest hashtag overkill hit sensation, Robin Thicke will be performing in Australia at the second season finale of The Voice on June 17th.

Thicke will sing his massive hit ‘Blurred Lines’, which has taken Aussie music fans by storm after spending five consecutive weeks on top of the ARIA Singles Charts. Along with Thicke, Delta Goodrem’s coaching partner and One Republic frontman, Ryan Tedder, has also signed up to perform and it’s rumoured that he’s likely to sing his hit single ‘Apologise’.

So save the date for June 17th, as it will be one epic night on The Voice–as long as #Thicke leaves the hashtags alone.


Flume hitting new Records?


When Flumes debut album first dropped back in November, it was beaten to the top spot in the ARIA charts hierarchy only by One Direction. At the time, claiming the #2 position behind a worldwide tween-pop juggernaut seemed like a pretty good outcome for a 21-year-old bedroom producer from Sydney. But now, three months on, Harley Streten’s come back swinging: Flume has just hit the #1 spot on the ARIA Albums Charts, booting Justin Bieber down to #2. No mean feat for an album that’s been out for months now – especially given it jumped a whopping 15 places from last week’s position of #16 to get there.

So what helped him shoot up 15 places? Well, Flume hype is certainly as high as it ever was. The chart-climb might be down to the press from triple j’s Hottest 100, where Flume took four spots on the countdown – the highest being Holdin On at #4 . He’s also just kicked off his first couple of slots at Laneway Festival in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne over the weekend, and was announced as part of the Groovin the Moo bill last week. Capping off a very good week, on Friday his album was shortlisted for the 2013 AMP prize, alongside the likes of The Presets and Tame Impala.

Flume’s self-titled debut was crowned ITM’s #1 album of 2012, our reviewer describing it as “music laden with soul, purpose, pathos and hope; sometimes gloomy, sometimes optimistic, but always fucking cool.” Revisit it below, or for a taste of Flume: the selector, dive into Streten’s recent 45-minute mix for Fact Mag. Below is the latest music uploaded on the official Youtube account for you to check out!



EMC: Asia-Pacific’s first Electronic Music Conference!

As an official part of ARIA week Sydney hosted its first inaugural Electronic Music Conference (EMC).

Taking place at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Nov 27-28 the conference saw some of the most influential names in electronic music gather to discuss numerous issues and topics relating to the Electronic Dance Music industry today.

Australia has been one of the leading markets in dance music for more than a decade.

Taking in over $75 million dollars annually from over 750,000 people attending dance music festivals and with Australians starting to make their mark on the international industry, its about time Australia hosted its own conference to bring the scene together and cement its place in the global market.

Hosted by Sound Alliance (inthemix, Fasterlouder and The Hype Machine)

EMC hosted Masterclasses, keynotes, round table discussions and of course some amazing showcases of emerging and established artists.

Day one opened with Australia’s own Grant Smillie leading a keynote discussion with industry heavyweight Tiesto.

The legendary DJ revealed it takes 35 people to run ‘Team Tiesto’ but he only works with people who are ‘hungry and eager to work with him.”

When asked about this transition from trance to playing the likes of Avicii and Porter Robinson, ” it was a very organic process, I just started liking other music more then trance music. Some fans stuck with it others left, but new fans came.” Although he insisted there was no possibility of an RnB collaboration “that’s up to David Guetta and Calvin Harris.”

Laidback Luke was joined by Nina Las Vegas, Goodwill, & Sam La More for the round table discussion “Beyond Button-pushing: What makes a DJ?” which sparked some interesting comments towards Deadmau5 with Goodwill calling him a “legend manipulator. He probably doesn’t even know what real djing is”

You can watch the entire discussion here…

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Other topics up for discussion included: Underground music, Social media, legal agreements, Surviving as a label, EDM explosion in America, Does EDM need its own industry body? Selling out and the future of Festivals.

These topics were discussed in depth by industry heavyweights such as: Jack Tregoning (inthemix) Scott Commens (Subsonic) Simon Caldwell (Mad Racket) Dan Rosen (ARIA) Stephan Pavolvic (Modular) Tim Mcgee (Ministry of sound) Tommy Trash, Mike Brown (Twitter) Ken West (Big Day Out) and many more…

Moshtix presented the Emerging Artists Showcase at Marquee to close the first day with the line up chosen from hundreds of applications to find the best up-coming EDM artists.

The Chosen six were: The Kite String Tangle, Arcane Revolver, Blunt B, Big Dumb Kid, Laancelot and the Rodskeez.

Day 2 Opened with a controversial discussion on the role of DJ’S with Tommy Trash, Diplo, Nina Kraviz, Matt Stafford and Marlo, moderated by inthemix’s Jack Tregoning.

With comments such as “A lot of DJ’s don’t write their own records but they are still their records”-Diplo if you were not there you definitely want to keep an eye out for the video, uploaded soon to the EMC website.


Other interesting panels of the day included: How to make it in Australia, Avicii case study, Organising Festivals, How to break radio, The future of nightclubs, and the team behind successful artists.

Amazing speakers such as: Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J) Scott Horscroft (EMI) Ash Penury (Manager-Avicii) Timmy Bryne (Kiss FM) amongst others led these discussions.

The conclusion of EMC was Celebrated at The IVY Pool, artists included: Nina Kraviz, The Knocks, Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl, The Only, Peking Duk, Tom Piper and Walden.

EMC was an all round success from the organisation to the calibre of speakers, and is a necessity on your calendar next year for those in the dance music industry!

You can see photos, videos and get more information from EMC at their official website: www.electronicmusicconference.com