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01 Apr Anonymous Musicians: ‘Isol-Aid Music Festival’


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I’m going to post all the Anonymous Musicians podcasts from my new Hmmm Podcasts channel on Ripe. At least until Hmmm Podcasts catches on.

On this ‘Isol-Aid Music Festival’ episode of Anonymous Musicians: Host Fran, Emily Ulman, Merpire and Forever Son discuss the feeling of hopelessness when all the venues shut their doors. Raising money for support act. When Merpire came up with the idea. Being nervous for a live show on their phones. Merpire breaking down during the second weekend of Isol-Aid Music Festival. Balancing the line-ups each weekend moving forward. Being Blocked by Instagram. The comment section reenacting the conversations heard at a music festival. How much money was raised in total. Their favourite creative approaches to a livestream on Instagram while remaining socially distant from bandmates and more!

Support Act: Supportact.org.au
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Sunbeam Sound Machine

You can follow and listen to Anonymous Musicians podcasts on:
Spotify
Apple iTunes
Google Music
SoundCloud
Pocket Casts
iHeartRadio

Email questions to MarcusRimondini@gmail.com

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22 Mar Anonymous Musicians: ‘COVID-19 Effects On The Music Industry’


Graphics by Carla Scotto


I’m going to post all the Anonymous Musicians podcasts from my new Hmmm Podcasts channel on Ripe. At least until Hmmm Podcasts catches on.

On this ‘COVID-19 Effects On The Music Industry’ episode of Anonymous Musicians: Host Fran, Sui Zhen (artist), Paris Martine (venue booker at The Curtin) and Bonnie Knight (sound technician) discuss the moment artists realised SXSW wasn’t happening and then having their gigs were cancelled here too. (18:10) The emergency meeting between all the venues. (31:43) What sound technicians are now doing to find any work they can. (47:53) How viable running a live-stream every night would be. (1:05:50) Reducing expectations moving forward.

Support Act: Supportact.org.au
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Sunbeam Sound Machine

You can follow and listen to Anonymous Musicians podcasts on:
Spotify
Apple iTunes
Google Music
SoundCloud
Pocket Casts
iHeartRadio
Stitcher
etc
Email questions to MarcusRimondini@gmail.com


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14 Mar Anonymous Musicians: ‘Defining Success’


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I’m going to post all the Anonymous Musicians podcasts from my new Hmmm Podcasts channel on Ripe. At least until Hmmm Podcasts catches on.

On this ‘Defining Success’ episode of Anonymous Musicians: Host Fran, Rhiannon and Pete discuss how musicians define their success. (14:08) How society views a musicians success based on the how much money they’re making. (22:56) Don’t be afraid to go pop and sell out. (30:54) Melbourne audiences vs audiences in rural Australia. (35:26) Hitting social media milestones. (39:54) Are musicians too soft on each other? (49:07) Why you need realistic and unrealistic goals as a musician.

Support Act: Supportact.org.au
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Sunbeam Sound Machine

You can follow and listen to Anonymous Musicians podcasts on:
Spotify
Apple iTunes
Google Music
SoundCloud
Pocket Casts
iHeartRadio
Stitcher
etc
Email questions to MarcusRimondini@gmail.com


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23 Feb Anonymous Musicians: ‘Social Media – Best Practice’


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I’m going to post all the Anonymous Musicians podcasts from my new Hmmm Podcasts channel on Ripe. At least until Hmmm Podcasts catches on.

On this ‘Social Media – Best Practice’ episode of Anonymous Musicians: Host Fran, social media marketer Ollie Hall, and songwriter and singer Anita Lester discuss how musicians can approach social media. (07:52) What they each think social media does well. (14:43) We breakdown Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. (28:10) Ollie advises Anita on how to post on social media. (35:25) Why we feel the need to create social media content. (38:42) They dive into the benefits of analytics. (46:08) Where to spend money.

Best Practice Steps:
1. Choose your platform/s
2. What do you want to say?
3. What does your ‘brand’ (artist profile/idea) stand for?
4. What is the theme of your music
5. You control your relationship between your music and your ‘brand’ (and how much of your personality you want to inject into it)
6. What should I be posting about?
7. Traditionally brands and social teams use content pillars. For a car brand this could be motor sport, history of brand, family, outdoor experience etc.

For an artist this might be:
1. Creative process
2. Local community
3. Venues
4. Collaborators
5. Diversity
6. Mental health
7. Body image

Support Act: Supportact.org.au
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Sunbeam Sound Machine

You can follow and listen to Reasons To Rant podcasts on:
Spotify
Apple iTunes
Google Music
SoundCloud
Pocket Casts
iHeartRadio
Stitcher
etc
and anymore suggestions are welcomed!


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18 Feb Anonymous Musicians: ‘Meadow Festival 2020’


Graphics by Carla Scotto


I’m going to post all the Anonymous Musicians podcasts from my new Hmmm Podcasts channel on Ripe. At least until Hmmm Podcasts catches on.

On this ‘Meadow Festival 2020’ episode of Anonymous Musicians: Host Fran, Cameron from Meadow, Elizabeth, and Stuckey from Surprise Chef (3:08) breakdown the mechanics of Meadow Festival. (14:21) Who each guest is most excited for this year on the Meadow lineup. (21:25) Why festivals are very supportive about artists mental health. (29:30) How Meadow supports artists mental mealth. (35:30) Meadow Festival adopting the no dickhead policy. (39:30) How all the festivals cancelled by the fires this season effects Meadow moving forward, and how Meadow is supporting their local CFA. (47:10) What each guest would like to see changed about the music industry’s approach to Music Festivals.

Support Act: Supportact.org.au
Meadow: Meadowmf.com

You can follow and listen to Anonymous Musicians podcasts on:
Spotify
iTunes
Google Music
SoundCloud
Pocket Casts
iHeartRadio
and anymore suggestions are welcomed!


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16 Jan Ripe Podcast at the Music That Matters Bushfire Benefit


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On Tuesday the 14th of January 2020, Francesca Gonzales and Marcus Rimondini went down to The Gasometer during the daytime soundcheck to interview five of the artists on the amazing Music That Matters Bushfire Benefit lineup. Ripe wanted to capture the thoughts on this crisis, and ask how the artists feel about not only the horrific fires, but the unbelievable response by the music community in raising funds to support the ongoing recovery efforts. We start with Good Morning and Joe Alexander of Bedroom Suck Records. (17:42) Then Leah Senior and band member Jesse Williams. (28:18) Tim Harvey, Mimi Gilbert of Julia Jacklin‘s band come in. (40:39) Tanya Batt who performs as Batts. (52:45) We finish with artist El Tee and Sarah who was one of the sound engineer’s on the night.

Thank you Lorrae McKenna & Emily Ulman for putting on such a special event, and allowing us to record a podcast during soundcheck. Thank you Sunbeam Sound Machine for music featured in the podcast.

Link to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities:
https://au.gofundme.com/f/fire-relief-fund-for-first-nations-communities

We don’t know the total funds raised from this event yet, but you can still bid on the silent auction prizes.
Here’s the link: Music That Matters Silent Auction

1. 2x tickets to Weyes Blood at Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on 7th March, plus accommodation for one night at The New Northern Hotel, plus a $60 food + drink voucher for Theatre Royal. Very generously donated by Mistletone.

2. Bumper vinyl and Merch pack, with items donated by Barely Dressed, Bedroom Suck, Caroline Australia, Chapter Music, Dot Dash, Inertia Music, I OH YOU, Milk Records, Music In Exile, Our Golden Friend and Remote Control Records.

3. The Festival Frenzy pack, with double passes for Grampians Music Festival 2020, Meadow, Boogie Festival and Jerk Fest (ANTI FADE records).

4. A beautiful, original piece by Frances Cannon Artist “Regrow”, framed and ready to hang.

5. The penny drop golden ticket, which includes a double pass for all Penny Drop shows for one year.

6. The Our Golden Friend golden ticket, which includes a double pass to all Our Golden Friend artists headline shows for one year.

100% of funds from this auction will be donated directly to the NSW RFS, CFA (Country Fire Authority), Wildlife Victoria & The Fire Relief Fund For First Nations Communities to support those directly affected by the fires.


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26 Dec 100 Best Australian Tracks Of The Decade 2010-2019

Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


I couldn’t music blog for the entire decade and not make this playlist post.
In true Marcus Rimondini music blogging fashion, less words, more music.
Enjoy! (tell the kids).

Spotify & Soundcloud playlist links below:

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100. Jade Imagine – ‘Walkin’ Around’

99. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

98. Dannika – ‘Next To You’

97. DRMNGNOW ft. Philly, Adrian Eagle, Culture Evolves- ‘Australia Does Not Exist’

96. Geo Williams – ‘Everything’s a Galaxy’

95. Honey 2 Honey – ‘Tone Of Voice’

94. Cable Ties – ‘The Producer’

93. Kaiit – ‘Natural Woman’

92. Ciggie Witch – ‘Meet Me In The Middle’

91. Primo – ‘Ticking Off A List’

90. Roza Terenzi – ‘Open Me’

89. Lower Plenty – ‘Bondi’s Dead’

88. Shouse ft. Habits – ‘Whisper’

87. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’

86. Sampa The Great ft. Nadeem Din-Gabisi – ‘Energy’

85. Bored Nothing – ‘Let Down’

84. Gold Class – ‘Life As A Gun’

83. Furious Frank ft. Ivy Barkakati – ‘Ahora Sí’

82. Major Leagues – ‘Teen Mums’

81. Body Type – ‘Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?)’

80. Tram Cops – ‘LA’

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79. Knightlife – ‘Don’t Stop’

78. Movement – ‘Like Lust’

77. Chook Race – ‘Hard To Clean’

76. FERLA – ‘In The Night’

75. Amaya Laucirica – ‘More Than This’

74. The Drones – ‘Why Write A Letter That You’ll Never Send’

73. Flowertruck – ‘Bad Dreams’

72. Alex Cameron – ‘Take Care of Business’

71. A. Swayze & the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’

70. Gabriella Cohen – ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’

69. Gregor – ‘A Song About Holding Hands’

68. The Stevens – ‘Thirsty Eye’

67. Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange – ‘Jamaika’

66. Tornado Wallace – ‘Voices’

65. Thigh Master – ‘Head of the Witch’

64. Darcy Baylis – ‘At Sloterdijk Station / the Force Won’t Kill Me’

63. Slow Dancer – ‘I Would’

62. Tetrahedra – ‘Either’

61. Caroline No – ‘Alex’

60. Terrible Truths – ‘Don Juan’

59. Hazel English – ‘Fix’

58. Oscar Key Sung – ‘D.Y.T.’

57. Leah Senior – ‘Pretty Faces’

56. Friendships – ‘When I Feel Like Killing, I Murder’

55. Jaala – ‘Salt Shaker’

54. Geoffrey O’Connor – ‘Whatever Leads Me To You’

53. Planète – ‘Altair’

52. Totally Mild – ‘Christa’

51. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’

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01 Sep Ripe On Pause


Hello!

Just an update on RipeMusic.com.au – it’s not shut down for good. It’s just taking a much needed holiday rest. Not sure how long the holiday is, but when the time is right it’ll come back fresh! The main reason for the pause (aside from fatigue), is to finally get my Podcast company Hmmm in motion.

Hmmm Podcasts will be a local community based podcast company in Melbourne that will focus on those people who need a platform to speak their stories, and to discuss the local important topics that need highlighting. Think RRR, but a Podcast company version. Hmmm Podcasts will be recorded at Kewl Studios. Throughout September we will be in the training and refining shows stage.

We’re also keen to buff the team up to 15 people (currently at 10) – so if you’re keen on the idea, email me at MarcusRimondini@gmail.com. Hopefully we’ll have the first episodes launched in January 2020 🙂

Thanks for reading!
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31 Aug Ripe Podcast with Lee Hannah


We chatted to Lee Hannah who runs Healthy Tapes two months ago.
[1:00] Talk about the 2008 Chillwave era and bloggers of the time. [14:00] Touring Europe. [20:00] The process of trying to market Healthy Tapes. [29:25] The story of the Stella Donnelly release and why Lee couldn’t find a premiere. [49:22] Lee suggest some playlists for artists to target for releases. [1:01:45] We discuss the whether artists are potentially more creative during their University period. [1:09:20] The future of Healthy Tapes.


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