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Sounds Australia – Export Music Producer, Glenny G, taking Australian music to the world | Podcast Interview

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Glenny G joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast in Sydney.
Glenny G joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast in Sydney.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #92 Glenn Dickie (Sounds Australia – Export Music Producer).

 
Ever since my early 20s, I’ve based my life choices and career around pursuing what I love in life and Sounds Australia Export Music Producer, Glenn Dickie is a guy who epitomises this.
 
Glenn Dickie AKA Glenny G spent 12 years as a radio presenter at 3RRR in Melbourne and then another 12 at EMI Music Australia in A&R/Promotions/Marketing working with artists such as Lily Allen, Katy Perry, Sigur Ros, You Am I, signing acts such Miami Horror, Ricki-Lee, Oh Mercy and was part of a team that signed The Cat Empire, Airbourne, Alison Wonderland and hip hop acts 360 and PEZ. 
 
He now travels the world with Sounds Australia as Export Music Producer taking the very best of Australian music to all the world’s largest music conferences including SXSW, Canadian Music Week, The Great Escape (UK), Americana, Music Matters (Singapore), Reeperbahn (Germany), CMJ Music Marathon and many, many more.
 
Amongst hundreds of others, Courtney Barnett, Chet Faker, Flume and Vance Joy all played Sounds Australia showcases in their first year of export and benefitted from repeat Sounds Australia performance opportunities in the year following.
 

Anyway, my friendship with GG started back in 2011, when the sister of a friend of mine from my Emirates Airline days checked into the Bowery Ballroom in New York at an event called The Aussie BBQ, with a line-up featuring DZ Deathrays, Paul Dempsey, Bliss N Eso, Blue King Brown and a whole swag of the most amazing Australian musicians.

I was like… “Wow… what a line-up… Whats this all about??”
 
I immediately Googled The Aussie BBQ, got in touch with The Aussie BBQ organisers (Glenny G and Aussie journalist/music industry stalwart Mary Mihelakos) and next minute you know I am jetting over to Austin (Texas) in 2013 to shoot photography/produce social media at The Aussie BBQ and whole swag of other Sounds Australia events. I then returned to the USA for 3 months earlier this year, where I recorded a number of podcasts, shot photos of Michelle Obama’s keynote speech with Queen Latifah and Missy Elliot on #LetGirlsLearn, Vance Joy’s US tour at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Wolfmother’s SXSW packed house at Easy Tiger and much, much more (that’s actually the short version… seriously).
 
I’ve met so many wonderful people through GG and his amazing partner, Van Picken (Comes With Fries), so I was stoked to catch-up with him last week at APRA/AMCOS HQ in Ultimo, Sydney. They have both made an impact on my career & in my life. And I’m just one person in the Australian music industry… Imagine that at scale!
 
Super chats, brother & thanks for making the time. I hope that all you guys listening enjoy this podcast is much as I did. Awesome hangs!
 
Let’s get into it! 

 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #92 Glenn Dickie (Sounds Australia – Export Music Producer).

 
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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).


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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:

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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.

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The rise of Falls. The stuff that dreams are made of.

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Falls stop by from the USA on their Australian tour.
Falls stop by from the USA on their Australian tour.

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Interview #40 – Falls (Australian folk rock band).

It’s that age-old love tale. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Then they break up. And live happily ever after… as an internationally-signed folk rock band… ha ha… couldn’t help myself… True story though.

Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown AKA Falls are a duo from Darwin and NSW, who were originally a couple and now two friends, who are signed with a US record label (Verve Records), booking agent and management – helping them make the transition from independent Australian band to North American touring band.

Utilizing premier Australian music conference BigSound, Melinda’s experience with Eleven music company founder, John Watson at John Butler’s ‘the seed’ and the team at Sounds Australia as a launching pad for Canadian Music Week and South By Southwest, Falls signed a booking agent, management and lawyer on their North American tour in March 2013, followed later in the year by an approach from the Verve Records A&R team at CMJ Music Marathon, a 5 day music & film conference in New York City.

Flash forward 2 years and they have now spent the past 2 years living in the USA, touring the country and recording their debut album ‘Omaha’ due out on October 2nd worldwide! AND they launched their first single from the new album on the Wall Street Journal. Epic!

I’ve not caught up with these 2 since that 2013 SXSW tour when we met and became friends at SXSW in Austin, Texas and it was lovely to have them sitting on the couch in my castle in the sky telling all their tales from the road and what makes these two tick.

Ever wanted to know what it takes to make in the music industry? Then this is the podcast for you. They’ve poured blood, sweat, tears & a whole swag of hard-earned Benjamins into their career on the sniff of a chance to achieve success beyond their wildest dreams. 

Truly an inspiration & makes me happy every single time I see their latest update on social media.

This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Free Download #40 – Falls (Australian folk rock band).  

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360 joins Lollapalooza 2013 line-up

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360 live at Pyramid Rock Festival

360 has just been announced to join Lollapalooza 2013 line-up.

The profile Australian rapper who polarizes audiences with his outspoken voice on social media, announces the news on the back of a string of recent North American performances including South-By-South-West and Canadian Music Week. With the ever-present debate on whether Australian hip hop can crack the US market, this is a surely a massive thumbs up and a step in the right direction from this internationally-renown festival.

Conceived in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza was created as a farewell tour for his band and has now grown to boast festival dates in Chicago, Brazil and Chile.

360 joins the likes of The Cure, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Queens of the Stone Age, Grizzly Bear, Crystal Castles, Lana Del Rey and so many more in Chicago on August 2-4.

Whether you like him or hate, Matt Colwell (AKA 360) is an amazing live performer and it appears he’s destined for even bigger things to come!

Click here for the full Lollapalooza line-up

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360 live at The Aussie BBQ - SXSW.

Jack Carty Exclusive Release recorded live at SXSW – “What Does Your Heart Say?”

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Jack Carty – Official SXSW Showcase
Stephen F’s Bar on Congress
Austin, Texas

“…shouldn’t you have that stirred?”

Stephen F’s Bar was dead silent, the crowd captivated by Australian singer/songwriter Jack Carty.
His song had reached it’s climax, when the silence was broken from behind the bar with one of the punters ordering a cheeky martini and subsequent vodka-shaken racket.

The rattle of the martini shaker was swiftly followed by  “…shouldn’t you have that stirred?”… Jack’s quick retort and easy, off-the-cuff banter what I’ve come to expect from the Sydney-based artist, both on stage and in person. Jack wowed his Austin audience with the light & colour of beautiful, ranging vocals and delicate guitars, which also featured a guest appearance from Hannah Shepherd (Emma Louise‘s talented keys player, vocalist and close family friend).

Having seen a number of performances live in LA and SXSW, I’ve fallen in love with Jack Carty’s music and so upon arriving back at the hotel room earlier in the evening to find him warming up for the show, my automatic 1st response was to capture the moment.

Jack Carty’s latest single with Casual Psychotic “What Does Your Heart Say” is the song we recorded and this moving impromptu rendition from a Texas hotel room is the first release from Jack’s latest ‘The Predictable Crisis of Modern Life’ – EP.

Jack recently completed a run of North American dates, released the new single in the USA and has just been on an Australian national tour, so I suggest if you haven’t seen him live already, that you get down to one of his shows stat. Immediately it will become clear why this lovely, talented and amiable guy has played alongside the likes of Josh Pyke, Matt Corby, Katie Noonan, Husky & more and featured at a bunch of Australian and international festivals including SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Woodford Festival, Peats Ridge and Playground Weekender.

Success could not come to a more deserving artist.

Enjoy..

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Jack Carty & Casual Psychotic‘s new track ‘What Does Your Heart Say?”

Jack Carty exclusive live acoustic performance from South-By-South-West (SXSW)

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Fell in love with The Trouble With Templeton on the road to USA

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The Trouble With Templeton.The Aussie BBQ - SXSW.Image by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group)
The Trouble With Templeton live The Aussie BBQ – SXSW.
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Fell in love with The Trouble With Templeton’s tunes & saw them live for the first time in LA. WOW!

For months I’d been listening to “6 months in a Cast”, “Bleeders” and “I Wrote A Novel” on my triple j Unearthed playlists, but had never seen one of their shows and stood captivated at The Aussie BBQLA.

The love-child of enigmatic singer/song-writer, Thomas Calder, this talented 5-piece BrisVegas band are in the closing stages of a North American tour, which has incorporated The Aussie BBQ showcase tour (Los Angeles, South-By-South-West, Canadian Music Week, NYC), a bunch of SXSW/CMW showcases and a performance tonight at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall.

2 weeks ago they released latest TTWT single “Like A Kid” and next up they’re jetting off to The Great Escape (UK) in May with a new album launch in June!

This is just the beginning!

Images of The Trouble With Templeton live at The Aussie BBQ – SXSW
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Free Downloads via triple j Unearthed

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Emma Louise taking on USA & the world. New album stream & exclusive SXSW pics

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Emma Louise live at The Aussie BBQ - SXSW. Maggie Maes.Image by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).
Emma Louise live at The Aussie BBQ – SXSW. Maggie Maes.
Image by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).

Take a breath.. it’s been an AMAZING week at South-By-South-West & lots of Hot & Delicious content still to come, but wanted to take the opportunity to plug fantastic Australian singer/songwriter, Emma Louise.

Emma Louise has been WOW-ing fans in North America with a show in Los Angeles, 10 count ’em 10 showcases at SXSW and now off to NYC to play iconic New York venue Rockwood Music Wall and Canadian Music Week in Toronto.

Hot & Delicious were fortunate enough to catch several of Em’s Sounds Australia performances in Austin at SXSW and they were simply put, quite beautiful in every way.

Emma Louise’s debut album vs Head vs Heart is due out March 22nd. Stream it prior to release using the link below for a limited time via her Facebook Page

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Emma Louise live at The Aussie BBQ - SXSW. Image by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).
Emma Louise live at The Aussie BBQ – SXSW.
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