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14 Mar Anonymous Musicians: ‘Defining Success’


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 ‘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’


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 ‘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


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


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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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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10 Jun Ripe Podcast with The Ocean Party


Lachlan Denton and Liam Halliwell came in for a Ripe Podcast to talk about the end of The Ocean Party. [1:58] That time when Ripe recorded The Ocean Party live in The Tote front bar and then lost the footage. [4:50] We talk through the timeline of The Ocean Party from the beginning. [18:50] Having troubles getting shows when they moved to Melbourne. [29:43] Heading to the USA to play shows in 2014. [46:44] The influence of Mess+Noise and Dolewave being Zac’s process for coming to terms with who he was. [1:06:50] When Zac passed away, the media coverage was a real shock back home. [1:23:00] What becomes the focus after The Ocean Party.


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24 May Ripe Podcast with Elle Young from PBS 106.7FM & Cool Explosions


Elle Young is the presenter of Headhunters on PBS 106.7FM at 5pm on Mondays. She’s also the lead singer of the neo-soul three piece Cool Explosions. [8:23] Elle recaps falling in love with South American music. [12:50] Where she finds all her music. [12:27] The time Cool Explosions played in a Sydney Karaoke bar. [33:20] How does a band reach the audience they want in 2019. [46:41] Explains what happens during the Work Your Magic Radio Festival at PBS, [56:45] The forthcoming PBS move to the new Collingwood Arts Precinct (CAP). [1:02:11] How PBS shows have diversified over this decade.


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08 May Ripe Podcast with Jess Ribeiro


We sat down with Jess Ribeiro to breakdown her new album LOVE HATE on Barely Dress Records. Jess tries to remember the first time we met in Brooklyn late 2015.  She tells us the story of what happened the next morning when she met Leonardo DiCaprio. Breaks down the difference between the previous album Kill It Yourself and LOVE HATE. Dissect all 12 tracks on LOVE HATE. Why a friendship in Berlin inspired LOVE HATE and why the album then took so long to be released.

Tour dates:
July 12 – Bearded Lady, Brisbane
July 13 – 14 – Bello Winter Festival
July 18 – OAF Gallery, Sydney
July 19 – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul
July 26 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
July 27 – Grace Emily, Adelaide
August 2 – Rye Hotel, Rye
August 3 – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine


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02 May Ripe Podcast with Joanna Syme


Joanna Syme of Big Scary now runs her own music label called Hotel Motel. Joanna came on the Ripe Podcasts to talk about Melbourne real estate, what’s been happening since the last Big Scary album, the inability to search Spotify via music labels, how the Up The Guts tour works, meeting Tom Iansek and starting Big Scary, getting artists to post on social media, a break down of all the current releases on Hotel Motel, and what’s like touring India.

Hotel Motel have new EP releases from L.A. Mood and Romeo Moon, while Pieater have a new No Mono single out next month. Listen to the full podcast on the Ripe SoundCloud and Spotify accounts.


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