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Demi Louise – a little ray of sunshine, building a brand & travelling the globe!

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Demi Louise and Hot & Delicious founder, Dan Wilkinson, chat social media, music & travelling the globe!
Demi Louise and Hot & Delicious founder, Dan Wilkinson, chat social media, music & travelling the globe!


PODCAST – #64 Demi Louise (Australian folk singer/songwriter & digital entrepreneur).


CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast interview in full via iTunes.

Oh man… that Demi Louise… she’s just a little ray of sunshine!

Demi and I met a few years back via Twitter and since we’re both jetting off to Austin (TX) in just 4 weeks for SXSW, we were like… let’s hang out and do a podcast together! 😃

Demi Louise is an Australian folk pop singer songwriter who has travelled the world with her music performing at the world’s largest music conference, SXSW (Austin, TX), International Folk Alliance (Kansas), CMJ Music Marathon in New York, Liverpool Sound City Music Festival (UK), MUCON & Zandari Festival in South Korea and Canadian Music Week (Toronto).

At age 22, the Melbourne based singer/songwriter made a bold decision to travel the globe, build a fanbase organically through solid live shows and tap into international audiences beyond the Australian market by interacting and connecting with fans of international artists of a similar style to her own from around the world on Twitter.

As a result of this simple, but astute foresight, Demi Louise now boasts a combined social media following of more than 60K+ and she has racked up almost a quarter of a million views on YouTube. These are exactly the kind of digital tactics that all Australian musicians should utilize if theyre hoping to move beyond a small and saturated music market of just 23 million people that reside within our shores.

Demi’s down with the selfies, a demon on Twitter & Snapchat, so don’t forget to show her the Twitter love while you’re listening to today’s podcast and say hey to us both. Her social links & mine are all in the podcast show notes.

I’ve got so much admiration & respect for individuals who put in the hard yards to create their own worlds and their hard-earned money where their mouth is – Demi has not only self-funded all recording of her music, but all of her travels around the world! 

Yes, Demi Louise, you are damn inspiring, girl… go get ‘em, tiger!

Let’s get into this podcast:

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview in full via iTunes.

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If you haven’t already heard Demi Louise’ beautiful folk tunes, then get yourself a sneak peek below, check out our photos of her live set at Fed Square Live last week and don’t forget to pre-order ‘Taxi Driver’ via iTunes – due out Feb 26th.

Demi Louise performs live at Federation Square in Melbourne.

Photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet):

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Demi Louise in full via iTunes.

Connect with Demi Louise online & check out her amazing tunes:
http://www.demilouise.com/
https://twitter.com/demilouisemusic
https://www.instagram.com/demilouisemusic/

https://www.youtube.com/user/demilouisemusic

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Inspiring Australian photographer Aleksandar Jason – working with kick-ass brands & living the dream!

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet interview with wonderful Aussie photographer, Aleksandar Jason.


PODCAST – #63 Aleksandar Jason (Aussie photographer & entrepreneur).


CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast interview with #63 Aleksandar Jason (Aussie photographer & entrepreneur) via iTunes.

Sitting here buzzing after my interview with Australian commercial, sports and wedding photographer, Aleksandar Jason.

Aleks and I met in Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Melbourne) back in 2011 through wicked Aussie bands The Belligerents and The Griswolds. At the time, Aleks was shooting for his music photography blog, adamNoteve and working with Johann Ponniah (founder of Australian music company, brand and independent record label, I Oh You!), whilst I was working in the music industry and also shooting freelance music photography for Hot & Delicious/various other publications.

Flash forward 5 years and Aleks now has an impressive list of commercial clients that he’s worked with including Nike, Vice Magazine, Oakley, HeinekenJameson Whiskey, General Pants just to name a few… Not only that, he has a thriving wedding photography business, is Melbourne City’s (A-League Football) official photographer and has well over 140,000 followers on Instagram.

Super inspiring chats as we talk of Aleks’ experience of being flown to Spain as Heineken’s official photographer/Instagrammer for the UEFA Champions League, being followed on Instagram by Instagram and featured by Instagram on their platform… twice! and much, much more.

Aleksandar Jason exemplifies the hard work, hunger and determination it takes to build a successful business doing what you love for a living.

Just awesome… Let’s get amongst it!

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Aleksandar Jason (Aussie photographer & entrepreneur) in full via iTunes.

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland Williams at the Astrodome, Houston, 1966. Aleks’ favourite photo of all time shot by Neil Leifer.

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The photo that won Aleksandar Jason the opportunity to shoot for Heineken at the UEFA Champions League.

 

@aleksandarjason photography featured by Instagram
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One of @aleksandarjason favourite memories from Ibiza, Spain where for he shot for Heineken and was their official photographer/Instagrammer at the UEFA Champions League.

 

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Connect with Aleksandar Jason on the socials & check out his amazing photography:
http://www.aleksandarjason.com/
https://www.instagram.com/aleksandarjason/
https://twitter.com/aleksandarja sonHit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

iTunes Festival kicks off in just 20 hours incl. Lady Gaga, QOTSA, Ellie Goulding, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Justin Timberlake.

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iTunes Festival 2013 Line-upiTunes Festival is back for the 7th year in a row with 30 free shows across 30 days, streaming live concerts by the world’s top artists from London across the month of September.

Held at London’s historic The Roundhouse in North London, the 2013 iTunes Festival line-up includes:

30 Seconds to Mars, Arctic Monkeys, Avicii, Bastille and The 1975, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and Janelle Monáe, Dizzee Rascal, Ellie Goulding, Elton John and Tom Odell, HAIM and Dan Croll, Jack Johnson and Bahamas, Jake Bugg, t, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Ludovico Einaudi, Paramore, Phoenix, Pixies and No Ceremony, Primal Scream, Queens of the Stone Age and Palma Violets, Rizzle Kicks, Robin Thicke, Sigur Rós, The Lumineers, Tinie Tempah and Vampire Weekend.

Stream each day of the month-long festival live via itunes.com/festival or through your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch by downloading the iTunes Festival app. Lock in your favourites below with the full list of iTunes Festival 2013 performances sorted by date.

For the love of music. Amazing!

Stream Mumford & Sons iTunes Festival 2012

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iTunes Festival 2013 performances by date:
Lady Gaga, Sep 1
Sigur Rós, Sep 2
The Lumineers, Sep 3
Paramore,  Sep 4
Rizzle Kicks, Sep 5
Queens of the Stone Age and Palma Violets, Sep 6
Phoenix, Sep 7
Bastille and The 1975, Sep 8
Arctic Monkeys, Sep 9
Jake Bugg, Sep 10
Kings of Leon, Sep 11
Elton John and Tom Odell, Sep 12
Avicii, Sep 13
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and Janelle Monáe, Sep 14
Vampire Weekend,  Sep 15
Jack Johnson and Bahamas, Sep 16
Ludovico Einaudi, Sep 17
30 Seconds to Mars, Sep 18
Kendrick Lamar, Sep 19
Primal Scream, Sep 20
HAIM and Dan Croll, Sep 21
Ellie Goulding Sep 22
Jessie J, Sep 23
Robin Thicke, Sep 24
Pixies and No Ceremony, Sep 25
Tinie Tempah, Sep 26
Dizzee Rascal, Sep 27
John Legend, Sep 28
Justin Timberlake, Sep 29
Katy Perry, Sep 30