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Shane Howard’s “Solid Rock” performed on Countdown
With Shane Howard joining us tonight for Reading on Vocation: Musicians, we thought it was the perfect excuse to visit the song he’s best known for with this brilliantly mimed version of “Solid Rock” on Countdown. A giveaway that it’s mimed is the fact there’s no didgeridoo player in the song’s opening.
Just Another Manuscript Monday
For several years, publisher Allen & Unwin has accepted manuscript pitches from aspiring writers every Friday with a service it aptly called the Friday Pitch. Now Pan Macmillan has inaugurated its own version of the Friday Pitch - Manuscript Monday. Pan Macmillan will consider pitches for commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, children’s books and young adult fiction, so long as they are emailed…
Music to Melbourne’s Ears
Campaigning Premier John Brumby has announced that a $24.7 million headquarters for contemporary music will be established in Melbourne.
The organisation will host Australian Independent Records Labels Association and youth music organisations The Push and FreeZA. The Age reports that the new Australian Music HQ will be located in the city and feature live gigs. The proposed package also includes support for music venues…
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