News November 13, 2018

Industrial Strength: November 13

Industrial Strength: November 13
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In the wake of the death of Angry Anderson’s son Liam, all Rose Tattoo shows for the rest of 2019 are cancelled.

The band was to do six shows in NSW, starting last weekend.

It is understood that European shows for next year will go ahead.

The current Rose Tattoo lineup was to go in the studios after the NSW shows to re-record their debut album.

A decision will be made in the next week or so as to when these sessions will begin.


 Busby Marou’s new single ‘Sound of Summer’ is picked up by Seven network as theme song for its cricket coverage this summer

“This is a big tune and feels like it could be our biggest yet,” Thomas Busby said in a statement.

“We’re always being told that we have a distinct sunshine sound, so it felt only natural as we were writing it, to let it become a summer anthem.”

The song came together when Busby Marcou landed in Nashville as part of a North American tour.

“We were hanging out with two Aussie friends, and we were all homesick for the Queensland summer,” Busby goes on to say.

Initially they were not sure if the song fitted in with the Busby Marou sound.

But when Seven chose it as an anthem, the duo figured it’d be prudent to issue it as a single.

Following dates around Australia which wound up on the weekend, the band will focus on their second One Hot Night at Rockhampton Showground on December 29 with Dean Lewis, Tia Gostelow and Silky Fuzz.

Tickets are “going crazy” and they’re offering a batch of free tickets to each high school in Rockhampton and Yeppoon.


Listen Up Music’s signature event, its Songwriter’s Festival, had its grand final late last week in London. The Australian final is on Thursday November 15 at The Factory Floor in Marrickville, Sydney.

In three years the festival has gone from an initial 350 entrants to 2,780 this year.

Artists submitted tracks relating to the theme of “I am here”, spreading positive messages around mental health.

Listen Up Music events support CALM in the UK, and R U OK? in Australia, both are mental health and suicide prevention charities.


Last Sunday saw music lovers tune in for a range of music TV shows.

Nine’s placing Pt, 2 of Queen doco Days of our Lives in a more suitable timeslot worked. It drew 691,000 overnight metro viewers, compared to 296,000 for Pt. 1 last week.

Guy Sebastian’s 3-part Don’t Stop the Music launched with 465,000.

Seven’s All Together Now was up to 684,000 from 660,000 the week before. Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week got 289,000.

The Sunday Project featuring Kylie Minogue who’s got a tour to spruik saw 326,000 tuning in.

Seven’s Sunday Night with an interview with The Who’s Roger Daltrey drew 432,000.


Copyright Agency lodged action in the Copyright Tribunal against Universities Australia, which represents 39 centres of learning.

The action comes after a breakdown in commercial negotiations with Universities Australia, for a new licensing agreement, beginning in 2019.

The Copyright Agency’s licence covers more than 10 million pages (digital and hard copy) annually – for the sector’s 1.4 million students, 60,000 academics and 70,000 professional staff.

The annual cost of the university licence is currently $32.5 million, or 9 cents per student per day.

According to the CA: “The fee has been decreasing in real terms, given inflation, the rapid growth in student numbers and the fact there has been a huge increase in the platforms available for copying and sharing material.

“The current copyright fee represents 0.11% of total universities expenditure of $28.6 billion (in 2016).”


American Express’ $1 million Music Backers grants continue to find more recipients.

The latest are electro-pop singer-songwriter GUSSY, Byron Bay-based Adam Harpaz and Adelaide’s Stonecutter Festival.

The brand says: “We’ll back venues, we’ll back music businesses, we’ll back artists and we’ll back fans.”

To apply, head to the official website.


Southern Cross Austereo’s #1 Newcastle station KOFM has rebranded to Triple M. The last ratings showed it had a 14% market share.

All the local news and music shows remain, but it now gets

Triple M’s national drive show Kennedy Molloy, with Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy, as well as the Triple M NRL call Thursday-Sunday during footy season.


Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu who’s made million from cinema screenings of his concerts, is filming his show at Sydney Town Hall this month, with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, The Platin Tenors and guests.

It will screen globally over December and January, through his film distribution company Piece of Magic Entertainment which he set up in July 2017.

Rieu holds the record for the highest grossing music concert in cinemas of all time in Australia after his 2016 Maastricht Concert in cinemas grossed AU$1.5 million.

According to to Piece of Magic Rieu’s concerts draw a global audience of more than 600,000 each year and he has sold more than 40 million albums.


400 songs – some by famous names – have been submitted already for Eurovision Decides 2019, for the public to decide which song and which artists should perform them at the meet in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The figure was revealed by Blink TV head of delegation, Paul Clarke, who says the show at the Gold Coast Entertainment Centre will have spectacular lighting.

The 400 encapsulate all styles of music including, we kid you not, thrash metal.

There’s still a hush-hush as to who the judges will be for the Australian decision, and which well known performers will perform at the decision event

However, when SBS and Blink pitched the event to the Gold Coast Council, there were rattling around names as Peking Duk, Delta Goodrem and Rickie-Lee.


Australian digital media company The Noise Network Pty Ltd,, parent of music site, announced plans to develop a music, trade and export initiative between Australia, the United States and China.

Its CEO Paul Cashmere said, “The Noise11 music media brand will now expand with this new content product designed to enhance trade and export between the three continents.

“The China music project will create an international promotional platform initially for Chinese acts to achieve overseas success and then reciprocally for North American and Australian acts to find export opportunities in new territories”.

The job partner will be announced this week, Cashmere told TMN, “It is a New York based Chinese TV company with affiliations with music TV networks in China.

“The show will originate out of Xuan.”


Pro-audio site CX reported the recent passing of two members of that sector.

WA audio engineer Kim Goodlet worked with local company Audex and was the in-house Engineer at Mustang Bar.

Addam Crawford started out in Victoria as AV technician at the Hyatt and then took his video lighting skills freelance.

According to Paul Collison he managed the broadcasts of TV projects such as The Voice, and screen content producer for several seasons of the X Factor, The Voice Australia, The Remix India, and Asia’s Got Talent, to name but a few.


Baker Boy couldn’t personally collect his Northern Territory Young Australian Of The Year award as he was away touring. So he got his entire family to do the honours. He was recognised for using “his talent to inspire Indigenous youth to embrace their culture and take up leadership positions”.

Will Drake be spinning us a follow up to Scorpion “sooner than later”, as he says? He’s going into the studio as soon as his North American tour with Migos wraps up.

Kate Bush has dropped the spoken word bits by disgraced beardie Rolf Harris from the reissue of her Aerial album.

The ceremony of the Dolphin Awards of the NSW North Coast will be postponed until organiser NCEIA gets its new website up and running.

The US tour co-headlined by Aussie band The Amity Affliction and America’s Senses Fail has lost its opening act Bad Omens a day after they were announced. According to Senses Fail, “They were unhappy about the size of their name on the artwork.”

The Sunday Herald Sun reveals a Supreme Court case has launched over the property of Darren “Razzle” Thornburgh who ran the Boutique nightclub in Prahran, Melbourne. He died suddenly after a period of drug binges. His eldest daughter Zoe, 23, took it to court when it was discovered he left no will. He had assets of $1.7 million including three properties, a vintage car, a jetski and silver bullion. His debts were $126,565 including almost $76,000 in unpaid child support.

Midnight Oil are auctioning off 40 bits of their music gear on Friday, November 16, including guitars, amps and keyboards, through They’re hoping these items go to musicians who’ll give them good homes. See here for a preview.

A video shoot in a Beverly Hills mansion by 6ix9ine and Kanye West was interrupted by some idiots firing eight shots into the place. Kanye didn’t hang around for too long. Nicki Minaj is on the video but missed out because she wasn’t expected for a few hours after.

In the meantime, 6ix9ine’s manager Shottie (Kifano Jordan) was charged with gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon by NYPD.

Life’s been,umm, hectic for 6ix9ine. Recently he got off with a four year probation for his 2015 arrest for use of a child in a sexual performance. He and his homies went off to a New York restaurant to celebrate the legal win. But someone spoilt the party by shooting at the bodyguard after an altercation

In the New Zealand Artisan Awards, best album cover went to Jaime Robertson & Matthias Heiderich for Sola Rosa’s In Spaces EPs, best engineer to Jordan Stone & Simon Gooding for Neil Finn’s Out Of Silence, best music video for Marlon Williams for his own ‘Vampire Again’ and best producer to Simon Gooding & Tom Larkin for Alien Weaponry’s ‘Hammerhead – Tū’.

Actress Meg Ryan announced she and her musician boyfriend John Mellencamp are to tie the knot.

You had to feel sorry for Tim Booth of the band James. While he was touring these here parts, his family was among the 300,000 evacuated from the fires in California. Lady Gaga had to flee. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker scrammed from a Malibu studio “with my laptop and the Hofner.” ‘Blurred Lines’ singer Robin Thicke and his girlfriend April Love Geary lost their Malibu home, as did Miley Cyrus, One Direction’s Liam Payne revealed the mansion he bought in Calabasas near Malibu for $US12 million in 2015 was in the path of the fire. He said ‘I’m about to lose my house and its memories. Even worse, tragically, people have died.”

Twenty-year-old Kyle Proctor was set to faces Wollongong Local Court on November 12 on charges that he allegedly punched in the face a bouncer working for the Grand Hotel. They told police they wouldn’t let him in because he was allegedly inebriated.

The Guardian reported that while Melbourne band Eddy Current Suppression Ring are on hiatus, singer Brendan Huntley divides his time between his home in the city’s inner north where he paints, and his mum’s home in Frankston where he set up a studio to create primordial clay sculptures.


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