Orchestral Musician Wins Court Ruling Over Lost Hearing

Spare a thought for orchestral musicians when it comes to hearing loss. …we associate hearing loss in a musical setting with rock/pop bands, but the fact of the matter is that orchestral players have more incidences of sonic impairment than electric musicians. Article Link: Orchestral Musician Wins Court Ruling Over Lost Hearing – Bobby Owsinski’s Music… Read More Orchestral Musician Wins Court Ruling Over Lost Hearing

New Research Proves Australian Commercial FM Radio Stations Aren’t Supporting Local Acts

“Well DUH!” said every local musician EVER Research conducted by a music industry veteran has concluded that radio listeners are not being exposed to new local music because Australian commercial FM radio stations are failing to support them. Article Link: New Research Proves Australian Commercial FM Radio Stations Aren’t Supporting Local Acts I wonder what is going… Read More New Research Proves Australian Commercial FM Radio Stations Aren’t Supporting Local Acts

Google created an AI-based, touchscreen music synthesizer

Looks a little bit like a Korg KaosPad but promises so much more… Move over musicians, AI is here. Google’s ‘NSynth’ neural network is designed to take existing sounds and combine them using a complex, machine learning algorithm. The result? Thousands of new musical sounds, and an instrument you can play them on. via Google… Read More Google created an AI-based, touchscreen music synthesizer

Stephen Hawking on the Meaning of the Universe

Vale Stephen Hawking… At twenty-two, Stephen Hawking (January 8, 1942–March 14, 2018) was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — a rare motor disease — and given a few years to live. He lived for more than half a century thereafter. Despite the increasing bodily limitations inflicted by the incurable disease, he went on to soar… Read More Stephen Hawking on the Meaning of the Universe

Arts training is an essential part of an innovative nation

To describe creative arts training as a “lifestyle” choice in my view demonstrates a lack of knowledge of what is involved and what is produced. There seems to be no understanding or recognition that artists/arts workers are trained professionals who are highly skilled, knowledgeable and adept. They are also highly employable in many industry sectors… Read More Arts training is an essential part of an innovative nation

I was surprised to learn my career is actually a ”lifestyle choice”

Apparently, we appear to have reached the point in Australia where pursuing a creative career is considered a “lifestyle choice”. One that won’t lead to satisfactory career or economic outcomes, and is therefore unworthy of government assistance. Source: I was surprised to learn my career is actually a ”lifestyle choice” NB: I couldn’t believe what I… Read More I was surprised to learn my career is actually a ”lifestyle choice”

Duran Duran Were Always Great | Music Aficionado

Thirty-five years ago, a little baby band called Duran Duran seemed poised to be critics’ darlings. They certainly had the right pedigree. Influenced by David Bowie, Kraftwerk, and Roxy Music, they’d slogged it out on the Birmingham, England, post-punk club scene alongside future indie heroes like the Lilac Time’s Stephen Duffy and the Jacobites’ Dave… Read More Duran Duran Were Always Great | Music Aficionado