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Australia is leading the way in digital audio listening, challenging the perception that younger music fans have abandoned radio for platforms like Spotify and TikTok. According to the seventh Infinite Dial Australia report, 81% of Australians aged 12 and above listen to digital audio monthly, surpassing the figure of 75% in the United States. This includes listening to AM, FM, and DAB+ radio stations online, as well as podcasts and music streaming services.
Frederick the Great wasn’t wrong when he said Carl Theodor was a Glücksschwein, which does not mean ‘lucky pig’ but ‘good luck pig’. Good luck pigs are still to be found on charm bracelets, especially in Germany. What Frederick meant was that Carl Theodor had acquired all his lands and wealth through inheritance, without even once having to go to war, as was customary.
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It’s July. By now all the aspiring pianists around the world have learned whether they were successful and made the cut for the 32 competitors who will battle it out on the keyboard for this year’s winner.
Mary Jo and Lloyd Capps are passionate about music and travel. They’ve travelled the world with their earliest musical trip being to New York to hear the NY Phil and the Met, Blue Note and Birdland. None of which disappointed.
APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre are thrilled to announce that the Art Music Awards of 2023 will take place on Tuesday, August 15th, at Carriageworks in Sydney, on Gadigal land. This grand event aims to celebrate the remarkable achievements of exceptional talent in the composition, performance, education, and presentation of Australian music.
Born On This Day Jazz On This Day
Georgie Fame is without a doubt, a hugely iconic figure in the UK jazz scene, renowned for his unique blend of jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul. Born as Clive Powell on June 26, 1943, in Leigh, Lancashire, Georgie Fame displayed exceptional musical talent from an early age.
Ngarra-Burria (‘To Listen, To Sing’) is a program instigated by Dharug composer and teacher Christopher Sainsbury in 2016 to encourage and enable indigenous composers to ‘create notated compositions and industry connections’.