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"The Music Real is a podcast sharing stories from every industry that music touches. From artists and venues to politicians, doctors and engineers, we uncover how music connects us and shed a light on those who need our support now more than ever"

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"The Music Real is a podcast sharing stories from every industry that music touches. From artists and venues to politicians, doctors and engineers, we uncover how music connects us and shed a light on those who need our support now more than ever"

    Zohar Spatz – the Importance of Community

    Zohar Spatz – the Importance of Community

    In the Music Real Episode 167 my guest is La Boite Theatres executive director and incoming CEO Zohar Spatz. Zohar talks about how lockdown impacted La Boite. We explore the newly funded La Boite Artist Company and we address the changes now happening in the Arts Economies around the globe as a result of the COVID interruptions. Time for representation, relevance and transformations in our industries and Zohar and her team at La Boite are setting the bar high indeed. https://themusicreal.com.au/2020/12/16/zohar-spatz-the-importance-of-community/

    • 22 min
    Mik Auckland – Home of the Arts

    Mik Auckland – Home of the Arts

    In the Music Real Episode 166 I chat with Mik Auckland Director, Programming and Presenter Services at HOTA, Home of the Arts. Mik was involved in delivering some of the world’s greatest productions, including the Olympic Games, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games so has a keen perspective on all things entertainment and culture. We look at how HOTA managed during and post Lockdown and hear his thoughts on suitable pathways forward to better support the Arts Economies in Australia. https://themusicreal.com.au/2020/12/08/mik-auckland-home-of-the-arts/

    • 16 min
    Wesley Enoch – Artists are about finding the vocabulary for the future

    Wesley Enoch – Artists are about finding the vocabulary for the future

    My guest is renowned Playwright and Sydney Festival Artistic Director and Australian Arts and Culture Thought Leader, Wesley Enoch. We hear about the upcoming Sydney Festival in his own words “Sydney Festival 2021 is all about kick starting the Australian arts sector by injecting more than $6 million into the pockets of those who have done it tough,”. We talk about the value and importance of art in our society especially as it enters recovery. We explore 21st century audience needs and how Arts Economies can diversify and future proof. “Artists are about finding the vocabulary for the future” Wesley Enoch. https://themusicreal.com.au/2020/11/25/wesley-enoch-artists-are-about-finding-the-vocabulary-for-the-future/

    • 25 min
    Aly Cook – Community and Grace in the Music Industry

    Aly Cook – Community and Grace in the Music Industry

    In the Music Real Episode 164, I chat with New Zealand Publicist and Music Artist, Aly Cook who has never been so busy. Post COVID, she has been busy releasing a plethora of new music. Aly shares about working with Community Radio Stations across Australia and New Zealand. We talk about the importance of acknowledging the volunteers that man these stations. We hear about the lesson that BB King taught her and review the business practice of GRACE. https://themusicreal.com.au/2020/11/24/aly-cook-business-is-busy-post-covid/

    • 25 min
    Emily Ulman goes into Isolaid

    Emily Ulman goes into Isolaid

    In the Music Real Episode 163 I chat with Emily Ulman, Managing Director and programmer of award-winning online music festival Isol-Aid. Emily and the Festival are being documented at the Melbourne Museum as part of their state heritage collection. Isol-Aid Festival won a J AWARD in the “Done Good” category!!!  At the recent 2020 AIR awards, Emily received the Outstanding Achievement Award. Having recently spoken at Big Sound, Emily addressed the fact that the face of Australian Music has changed for good in this episode. https://themusicreal.com.au/2020/11/24/emily-ulman-goes-into-isolaid/

    • 15 min
    Tal Chalak – Real Talk about the Value of Venues in the Music Industry

    Tal Chalak – Real Talk about the Value of Venues in the Music Industry

    In the Music Real Episode 162 I chat with Tal Chalak, Promoter and Music Industry Consultant and currently the organiser of Sunday Setlists at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville Sydney. We have a frank conversation about what is happening for Venues across Australia as the country gradually reopens its pubs and clubs and music venues. Together we explore the impact that the COVID lockdowns have had from a venue and promoter perspective as Tal offers guidance and tips for indie artists wanting to build their brand in the live scene post COVID. And more importantly, Tal highlights the incredible opportunity that these lockdowns have afforded many aspects of this sector. https://themusicreal.com.au/2020/11/17/tal-chalak-real-talk-about-the-value-of-venues-in-the-music-industry/

    • 17 min

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