Carnage in the Arts: Experts Respond to the Australia Council Cuts – The Adelaide Review

“The South Australian theatre scene in particular has received a mortal blow. Three theatre companies that have been at the forefront of artistic innovation have been defunded: Brink, Slingsby and Vitalstatistix.”

Source: Carnage in the Arts: Experts Respond to the Australia Council Cuts – The Adelaide Review

NB: And here’s the response to these very cruel cuts.

65 arts organisations lose funding from Australia Council

More than half the applicants failed to receive organisational support from the Australia Councils four-year funding round, and 65 previously-funded organisations no longer have funding.

Source: 65 arts organisations lose funding from Australia Council

NB: There are a few Arts Orgs from SA that are losers in this…

A Journal of Musical ThingsThe Secret Message Hidden in David Bowie’s Blackstar Album – A Journal of Musical Things

David Bowie knew he was dying when Blackstar was released on January 8. Hidden within the artwork is a secret message that celebrates the vastness and mysterious of the cosmos. Here’s how to find it.

Source: A Journal of Musical ThingsThe Secret Message Hidden in David Bowie’s Blackstar Album – A Journal of Musical Things

NB: Just beautiful…

5 Things You Need to Consider When Selling Gear So That You Don’t Regret It Later

Now, for whatever reason, you’re thinking about moving on – you’re thinking about selling your gear. Whether it’s because you’re trading up, changing priorities, or just feeling like you need cash, there are a few things to watch out for so you don’t walk away with regrets.

Source: 5 Things You Need to Consider When Selling Gear So That You Don’t Regret It Later

NB: There are so many musicians I know that need to read this me included. There’s been a few things I’ve sold over the years that I regret… Don’t let this happen to you.

The pressing issue of vinyl production gets a local solution – CityMag

Roundabout Records in the Adelaide Hills is putting it all on black to preserve the art of analogue music production by investing in a pressing facility.

Source: The pressing issue of vinyl production gets a local solution – CityMag

NB: Long live vinyl… In Adelaide:)

University Of Adelaide Music Institute To Be Named After Sia – Music Feeds

The University of Adelaide has announced that it will name its new music institute after Adelaide-born musician, producer and writer Sia Furler.

The notoriously media-shy Sia did not attend the University, but that hasn’t stopped her from lending her name to the Conservatorium Of Music’s new ‘Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media’.

Source: University Of Adelaide Music Institute To Be Named After Sia – Music Feeds

NB: Awesome news… Adelaide Uni putting resources into contemporary music and media can only be a good thing:)

“Terrible festival – the worst by a long shot”: Has Adelaide gone beyond the Fringe?

So began a withering critique of South Australia’s iconic annual alternative arts festival by British comedian Alexis Dubus – a critique that garnered empathetic plaudits from a raft of visiting artists – bemoaning the mindset of local audiences and alleging the March mainstay has been compromised by “greed and complacency”.

Source: “Terrible festival – the worst by a long shot”: Has Adelaide gone beyond the Fringe?

NB: I’m not the biggest fan of the Adelaide Fringe either and this is exactly why. Very interesting article from someone on the outside.