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An album made on iPhone

October 1, 2009

Technically, this is spam, but it at least seems relevant. And I guess, seeing as it likely stems from the last post mentioning iphones a couple of times, serves to illustrate some points about networks…

“To Whom it May concern:
Nuclear O’Reilly has just released the world’s first album made entirely on an iPhone.
I am curious if this story is appropriate for your blog and would love to speak more.
Nuclear O’Reilly is a music production duo from New York.

We can immediately supply a press release, photos, and anything else you may need.
The album is currently available for free on

Thank you for your time and attention.”


What Is Music Festival needs bands

September 7, 2009

What Is Music? Festival is looking for bands – for a *minute*~! Drop a line asap if interested…

Whatismusic festival is presenting a very special large scale event for the 2009 festival – the project is called 50/50. 50 bands in 50 minutes, all set up simultaneously in a single room. Ambitious – yes, crazy – well…yes as well. At the moment we’re looking for keen young (and old) go-getters who would like to be a part of the event – if you have gear and a minute’s worth of creativity, or even pure derivative hilarity, then we’d like to hear from you!

The event will be taking place at the ABC’s Iwaki Auditorium Southbank on the 19th of December, and will be recorded and broadcast by Radio National an hour following the gig. A project of such absurd and amusing magnitude has never been attempted on Australian shores, and should prove to be an amazing experience for anyone involved.

If you would like to be on the bill, send through a short description of who you are, what you do, and preferably a link to a short soundclip of your work to and we will endeavour to get back to you ASAP with some more details about locking your group in for the project.

Looking very much forward to hearing from you all, and making some ludicrous large-scale history!

all the best,
Robbie Avenaim & Lloyd Honeybrook

Lucy Benson’s Travel Blog

May 7, 2009

And up in the Northern hemisphere, Lucy’s been getting her blog on (( too many new media festivals, so little time.. )). See if you can add her as a link in your sidebar…

Week 8: Jumping Into The Blog World

April 27, 2009

Bachelor of Music Industry links and information from WEEK 7 : Harnessing The Network

This Week?

– understanding blogs and the importance of links / referencing / embedding links within blog posts
– understanding blogs, podcasts and subscription technologies
– understanding RSS / getting a google reader account to subscribe to blogs and other online media sources

As discussed last week, the network should be engaged with ( for communication / feedback / research / production ), not just treated as an end point for distribution / marketing.

Good examples of blogs being used to engage in a network:

rocketboom, boingboing, kottke, four eyed monsters, we make money not art

Questions for this week :

Why are blogs of interest to professional audio workers?

Why are links interesting?

What is RSS / web feeds and subscription technology?
The BBC’s succinct explanation ofRSS feeds
Explaining RSS in Plain English ( youtube video ). : very useful, featured blog engine

google reader : online RSS subscription tool. ( tutorial here )

Tasks :
1. Exploring links – write a blog post – with link to your delicious homepage ( ) ,
to the group’s collective bookmarks ( ), and other accounts you have set-up, and a link to a bookmark from someone else you have found interesting ( describe briefly why ) Email your blog address to :

2. Write a brief blog post about the benefits of blogging for musicians, include links and description, ideas it generates for you.
Or write a blog post with links to 3 blogs who regularly post information relevant to your professional interests.

3. Get a google reader RSS account, and subscribe to this blog, the rmitmusic09 tag @ delicious, and 3 other music related blogs.

( Use technorati, google blog search engine to discover blog links )

Relevant reading : Social Engagement for Electronic Musicians