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Performers Spotlight: Meg Mac

  Before Meg Mac performs at the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, we ask the Melbourne-based indie poppet to take us through her pre-show checklist. By Angela Allan   What’s the biggest blunder you’ve committed on stage?
 When I was super nervous once, I tried to put on this pretend confident voice when I…
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Carlton Dry Global Music Grant Shortlist Announced at BIGSOUND

  We’re very excited to have announced the shortlisted artists for the 2014 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant today at BIGSOUND. Established in 2013, the $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant was created in conjunction with AIR to help fund an international tour for an independent, emerging Australian act to boost their profile and further…
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COACH BOMBAY – GIRLS

The new track, Girls, from Coach Bombay opens with a synth line that is reminiscent of Gurge’s Polyester Girl, after consuming the entire snacks table at a six year old’s birthday party in 1995.It’s incredibly difficult to fight the urge to dance along, even when in public.The video for the track is taken from one of Bess Motta’s 20 minute…
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ANNOUNCING: Nominees for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

We are pleased to announce the nominees for the ninth annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. This year’s nominees include some of the country’s brightest emerging artists, alongside established and respected performers, acknowledging yet another extraordinary year for Independent music. Awards to be presented during the evening include Best Independent Album, Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Hip…
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WIN Fair Digital Deals Declaration – Australian Independent Labels Pledge.

AIR was thrilled to see the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) launch the Fair Digital Deals Declaration last week. Countries across the world have teamed up for an initiative to ensure fair and transparent accounting of digital revenue to artists. There has been a strong response from labels and trade associations across the globe including Australia, the…
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