Monthly Archives: June 2013

Community Radio: Australian Govt Makes Good On Digital Funding

Community digital radio stations are breathing a sigh of relief today, after the Federal Government announced it will rectify the funding shortfall that has been threatening the future of current services.

via Commit to Community Radio.

NB: Phew, what a relief 🙂

South Australian Music Community Maps Out Its Future

Could the South Australian government’s Industry Participation Advocate – where all or most of its $3.8 billion tendering would go to the state’s companies – be extended to live music? Why not, said Premier and Arts Minister Jay Weatherill

via The South Australia music community maps out its future – Music Industry – The Music Network.

NB: It will be very interesting to see what Martin Elbourne’s full recommendations to the SA government are going to be.

Metallica Sorting Through Nearly 600 Song Ideas, But In No Haste To Release Next Album

Hanging out for a new Metallica record? Well, the band feels your pain, but they’re not in a hurry, with drummer Lars Ulrich saying they have over 600 new song ideas that they’ll turn into a follow-up to 2008′s Death Magnetic when the time is right.

via Metallica Sorting Through Nearly 600 Song Ideas, But In No Haste To Release Next Album – Music News, Reviews, Interviews and Culture – Music Feeds.

NB: I’m not a big Metallica fan myself but I do give them kudos for their hard work and sheer persistance when it comes to picking the right songs for their next album.

600 song ideas… I wish 🙂

And the Largest Music Market in the World Is…

…still the United States.  For now.  But Japan–a country with about two-thirds the US population–could slip into top spot by the end of the year.

via Alan Cross – A Journal of Musical Things – And the Largest Music Market in the World Is….

NB: Apparently Australia is ranked 6th. Cool 🙂

Govts buy local push could include music » InDaily | Adelaide News

Requiring government departments to use local music in advertisements, more funding for music grants and a better gig list are all on the agenda as the State Government’s live music strategy starts to take shape.

via Govts buy local push could include music » InDaily | Adelaide News.

NB: This is all part of the recommendations put forward by Adelaide thinker in residence for live music Martin Elbourne. Sounds like a good idea to me 🙂