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Six8 Gig Finder: making it simple to find gigs in your local area

As some of you may have read, this week we launched a brand-new Gig Finder as a part of Six8. This is something we’ve been working on for a few months now – largely in response to conversations...

Top 5: Live music events that are exciting us for Vivid 2019

 It’s that time of year where the air is chilly, and Sydney’s annual festival of lights begins to ramp up around the city. Vivid has grown well beyond light shows into a two week...

Musicians paid just $8 an hour: when online businesses go bad

Money for nothin’ and chicks for free – am I right? When Dire Straits first penned those lyrics decades ago, they were challenging the widely held perception that life as a professional musician is...

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5 of the Best: Venues with regular live music in Sydney

  Live music has had a bit of a rough trot in Sydney lately, so we wanted to shout out to some of the unsung heroes of our industry – the venues who stick around providing regular, high-quality music week after week. The beauty of live music is that there’s...

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Six8: Inspiration for your next live music experience

There have now been hundreds of hours of amazing, local live music booked through Six8. Where better to seek inspiration for your next live music experience than the amazing events that have taken place to date! For those of you that don’t know what I’m...

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Featured Artist: Amy & Ant

A massive congratulations to this Week’s Featured Artist Amy & Ant! They will be heading to Queensland’s outback later this year to be part of the line-up of for the new Woop Woop Festival. If you haven’t heard about it yet, then do yourself a favour and...

Featured Artist: Chris Neto

Chris Neto is this week’s featured artists and I for one, am so glad. We all know that music has the power to evoke, transport and compel us. Therefore, Chris with his guitar, beautiful instrumental compositions and deep poignant lyrics is exactly what I’d suggest we...

Featured Artist: Jeremy Hunter

Jeremy Hunter is this week’s Featured Artist. He is also an amateur astrologer, sci-fi movie buff, Indian food fan (apparently you just have to say garlic naan and he starts to salivate in anticipation). Plus, most importantly, he is an endearingly humorous and an...

Featured Artist: Plum Green

“I’m a witch with my cauldron” is a befitting statement from this week’s Featured Artists Plum Green. Seemingly it does not matter if you are seated at Plum’s dinner table or in the band’s audience, as either way you will leave gorged, satiated and roused having...

Featured Artist: Not a Lemur

Not a Lemur are live music lovers and lovers in life. They are also this week’s Featured Artist. Rubi Matthews and Dominic Smith are the impressive couple behind this musical ensemble. We are not sure what came first to bring this duo together the music or the love....

Featured Artist: Black Bird Hum

Swing into 2019 with these chilled-out tunes and check out this week’s Featured Artist, Black Bird Hum. A band who evidently love playing for live audiences. Especially given the amount of time they spend on the road. Heading  across the Australian East Coast to...

Featured Artist: Mel Kay

More than a singer songwriter, this week’s Featured Artist Mel Kay is an inspiration. Mel Kay graduated with honors from Western Australian Academy Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2015 only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease . Living through the nightmare of...

Featured Artist: Rachel Caddy

Switching a science degree for music is a decision that we applaud this week’s Featured Artist Rachel Caddy on. Audiences across Australia are grateful that Rachel followed her talent and gifts and like many others we too have become bewitched with singer, songwriter...

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