AMIN and Travel Beyond Group announce travel deal for Musicians

Australian musicians are set to save thousands of dollars a year in touring costs after a new preferred supplier deal negotiated between the Australian Music Industry Network and Travel Beyond Group.
In an Australian first, Travel Beyond Group has designed a dedicated travel portal available to members of AMIN’s associated state and territory bodies which offers discounted Virgin Australia fares, heavily discounted accommodation rates and ground requirements.

Highlights include:

  • Savings on Virgin Australia fares
  • Discounted rates and reduced excess on Car Hire
  • Multiple drivers, flexible driver age below 25 (over the age of 21 and full licence required)
  • Online portal to book hotels and apartments at best rate including QuestMantraOaksAccorIHGStarwoodCrown and other boutique properties both in Australia and internationally for groups under 10
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge memberships
  • Excess Baggage allowances continue with Virgin Australia and QANTAS
  • Free wifi and onsite parking at selected hotels and apartments.

Last year AMIN surveyed its members about what discounts and benefits they would like us to negotiate for them to complement the excess baggage deal we negotiated with Virgin Australia in 2011” said AMIN Chair Patrick Donovan.

Travel Beyond Group are delighted to be selected as the preferred travel partner of AMIN,’’ said Wonitta Atkins, Business Solutions Manager for the Travel Beyond Group. “The portal is simple to use and offers a travel solution not seen previously in the music industry. We are really excited to be a part of this ‘game changer’ for the industry and look forward to continuing to support local music.’’

The first portal on the Music Victoria site will be set up by March 23 for its annual membership drive, and the other state portals rolling out soon afterwards. Members self-register on the portal where all available fares can be seen so the best available deals can be bought. Musicians can book their entire tour on the portal and will be provided with a detailed itinerary.

You must be a member of one of the following organisations in your state or territory to access the deals:

QMusic http://www.qmusic.com.au

MusicNSW http://www.musicnsw.com

MusicVic http://www.musicvictoria.com.au

MusicSA http://www.musicsa.com.au

WAM http://wam.org.au

MusicNT http://www.musicnt.com.au

MusicTAS http://www.musictasmania.org

MusicACT http://musicact.com.au

AMIN is proudly supported by APRA/AMCOS

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AMPLIFIED+ Royal Hobart Regatta Showcase

Get along to The Royal Hobart Regatta on Saturday 7th February from 5:30pm, to check out some great Tasmanian music from Paper Souls, Bansheeland, and Shanti Dreads.

More details here: http://www.royalhobartregatta.com/

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Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on the 20th of January at 6:00pm, upstairs at The Republic Bar (299 Elizabeth Street).  Members are invited to nominate and vote for board positions.  Non-members are welcome to attend and will be able to sign up for membership on the night.  The benefits of membership are detailed on our membership page.

The President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary will be elected from the 10 people elected onto The Music Tasmania Board.  The Constitution has been updated to comply with the new Tasmanian Model Rules (2007).

To nominate for a position on the board, members must fill out a board nomination form.  DOWNLOAD the nomination form here: MT-Board-nomination-form

Please email completed forms to the following address: dane.cmst@gmail.com

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Telstra Road To Discovery 2014

After canvassing the country for Australia’s next generation of songwriters, 10 aspiring musicians have made it through to the Grand Final of the Telstra Road to Discovery talent development program.

This year’s journey started in July, touring across Australia and selecting a total of 18 unsigned musicians from eight live music performance heats and a digital component, with 10 artists making it through to perform at the Grand Final.

The 10 finalists chosen to compete at the Grand Final on 3 December include:
1. Gordi (Sophie Payten), 21, Canowindra NSW (alternative folk, acoustic guitar), online entry
2. Reuben Koops, 21, Launceston TAS (alternative folk, guitar), online entry
3. Loren Kate, 30, Aldinga SA (alternative folk, acoustic guitar), Adelaide heat winner
4. Asch-Rose Steadman, 23, Sandgate QLD (country blues, acoustic guitar), online entry
5. Joe Mungovan, 20, Kiama NSW (indie/roots, acoustic guitar), Sydney heat winner
6. Dylan Wright, 21, Cronulla NSW (folk/pop, acoustic guitar), online entry
7. Hannah Rosa (Hannah Morrison), 22, Gordon Park QLD (alternative folk/pop, acoustic guitar), Brisbane heat winner
8. Teischa (Teischa Jones), 17, Jolimont WA (contemporary folk, guitar), online entry
9. Riley Pearce, 21, Dalkeith WA (indie folk, acoustic guitar), wildcard entry
10. Larissa Tandy, 38, Murchison VIC (roots, acoustic guitar), online entry

Hosted by Melbourne singer-songwriter Ella Hooper, and alongside performances by the Semi Finalists, audiences were treated to acts from last year’s winners Helen Shanahan from Perth and Christopher Coleman from Hobart.

For more information and to follow the Top 10’s journey through to the Grand Final, visit telstra.com/trtd.

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Help UTAS Discover The Value Of Live Music

The University Of Tasmania is calling for responses to a survey it is conducting in order to understand the intrinsic value of live music.

The project, titled Cultural And Economic Contributions Of Live Music Making In Australia, and is designed to compile data through which policy makers and regulators will be able to make better-informed decisions when it comes to Australia’s live-music landscape, and is seeking as many opinions as possible to construct the most comprehensive picture they can of Aussies and live music consumption.

The study is a joint initiative of primary backers the Live Music Office in conjunction with the City Of Sydney, the City Of Melbourne and the South Australian state government, as well as personnel from the University of Technology, Sydney, and RMIT.

To have your say and help the researchers develop the most comprehensive understanding of the ways in which Aussie punters consume live music, head here and fill out their survey – you could be helping to shape the future of the industry.

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CONTROL 2014 – Now Calling For Applications.

CONTROL, the dynamic five stage programme designed to assist music managers from Australia and New Zealand grow their businesses, is now calling for applications.

CONTROL will incorporate two residential labs to be held near Sydney, the first from 23-26 November 2014. Six music and business advisers including Paul McKessar (Manager of Brooke Fraser, The Naked and Famous, Lydia Cole, Breaks Co-op)and Correne Wilkie (Manager of The Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson, Harry James Angus)will work with participants on their leadership skills and business models.

CONTROL will provide participants with practical business guidance. It will include a comprehensive review of the different business models found in the contemporary music sector, as well as deep analysis of each business model brought to the lab. This will be the first time that managers from New Zealand will also take part in the programme.

http://www.amin.org.au/

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Amplified+ at The Junction Arts Festival

Amplified+ Showcase (Thursday 11 September, 5pm-11pm):

A bespoke format of Music Tasmania’s major music industry showcase Amplified, Amplified+ features live performances by Tasmanian artists.

Hosted in The Junc Room on Thursday 11 September, Amplified+ showcases an infusion of sounds, from raucous folk-punk and psychedelic jazz-rock, to melodious folk and acoustic singer-songwriters, featuring live performances by Tasmanian artists The Stayns, Josef Josef, Paper Souls, Siobhan Corcoran and Marty Kooistra.

Amplified+ Workshop (Friday 12 September, 12pm-1:30pm):

Delegates Carin Waterson from Adelaide Film Festival, Tom Larnach-Jones from The Gasometer Hotel and Pam Merrigan from National Folk Festival will present a workshop on live performance and touring.

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open-access arts festival with over 900 events, 4000 artists and audiences over 1.9 million in 2014. Carin Waterson is the Artists & Venues Manager and works with artists and venues in supporting them to participate in the festival. www.adelaidefringe.com.au

Pam Merrigan is Director of the National Folk Festival, an annual celebration of everything folk from the quirky to the more traditional notions of the genre. Pam Merrigan has extensive experience in music arts and education, arts production and management.

Tom Larnach-Jones is currently the booker of Melbourne venue The Gasometer Hotel and has previously booked The Toff and Revolver Upstairs. In past lives Tom founded and ran an independent label Trifekta Records, was the Melbourne side-show coordinator at the Big Day Out, did everything from packing boxes to A&R at Shock Records and worked with songwriters and composers at APRA AMCOS.

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Edge Radio – Radiothon 2014 (Sept 5 – 13)


Friday 5th – Edge’s birthday party featuring mainland act, Pierce Brothers with Lulu and The Paige Turners at The Republic Bar.

Tuesday 9th – Live broadcast with special guests, Tim Davies and Ben Wells.

Wednesday 10th – Face The Music Quiz at The Brisbane Hotel.

Saturday 13th – Radiothon closing party with Tantric Sax, Catsuit, Pines and Mess O’ Reds at The Brisbane Hotel (front bar).

http://edgeradio.org.au/

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Employment opportunity at Music Tasmania – Program Coordinator

Music Tasmania is seeking a responsible individual with good communication skills and a passion for music to join our organisation in the role of Program Coordinator.

The position of Program Coordinator will include the management and monitoring of Music Tasmania’s rehearsal facility, the Bunker Music Studio located in Hobart, and marketing communication tasks.

Download the complete Position Description

Please address the Selection Criteria and along with your CV, submit to manager@musictasmania.org.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 8 August 2014.

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Employment opportunity: Venue Manager, The Odeon Theatre

MONA is seeking an experienced and professional Venue Manager to join their team in Hobart on a part time contract basis for up to 12 months.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of the Odeon Theatre as a commercial live performance and events venue.

For further details on the position, visit MONA’s employment page.

Applications close Monday 18 August 2014.

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