Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At Age 70

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has passed away at the age of 70. A representative for Womack’s label XL Recordings confirmed his death to Rolling Stone  and said the cause of death was currently unknown.

via Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At Age 70 : Genres : Music Times.

RIP 😦

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No Big Day Out 2015 “Anywhere In Australia”: Report – Music Feeds

After Music Feeds broke the news earlier today that AJ Maddah has stepped down as director of the Big Day Out and transferred over his stake to US company C3 Presents, reports have now surfaced that the event will not be held anywhere in Australia next year and that former CEO Adam Zammit has been terminated.

via No Big Day Out 2015 “Anywhere In Australia”: Report – Music News, Reviews, Interviews and Culture – Music Feeds.

How Much Is The Australian Live Music Industry Worth?

Live music performances and music festivals are the biggest contributor to Australia’s live performance sector, which has been valued at $2.55 billion and responsible for employing nearly 35,000 people in a new report by industry body Live Performance Australia LPA.

But these figures conflict with previous LPA reports which show that the industry much less than the proposed $2.55 billion.

via How Much Is The Australian Live Music Industry Worth?.

NB: “… valued at $2.55 billion and responsible for employing nearly 35,000 people…” You can’t tell me that the Australian Live Music Industry shouldn’t be taken a little bit more seriously by the Government and the general public 🙂

Brian Eno: Inside the Noisy Lab of One of Rock’s Greatest Producers

Brian Eno began his workday by drawing a small card from a box that sits on a desk in his London studio. The box was labeled Oblique Strategies, a system Eno devised in the 1970s with artist Peter Schmidt to help break creative logjams, giving cryptic suggestions like “Emphasize the flaws” or “Honor thy error as a hidden intention.” “Today, mine was ‘Be extravagant,'” Eno says. “I thought, ‘I’ll be extravagant with time.’ So we went for a walk in the sun, on this flimsy artistic excuse.”

via Brian Eno: Inside the Noisy Lab of One of Rock’s Greatest Producers | Music News | Rolling Stone.

NB: I LOVE Brian Eno…