Win with Pro-Ject

Ever wanted to design your own turntable. Now’s your chance!

The competition this year from Pro-Ject is to design and win your own turntable plus  a Pro-Ject sound system worth more than $2,000.

You don’t get to pick the platter motor or tone arm, but you get to create the design for on the base of the machine.  And then it will be manufactured in a limited edition run and sold in shops.  Real shops!

Pro-Ject designs have been featured in art galleries around the world, including the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. There’s a standard to meet here!

Competition entry info explains it all.  Deadline is Tuesday 21 April at noon.  Dream your dream.

Tim Dalton is back on the team

Tim Dalton is back on the team

Tim Dalton.Man about musicTim Dalton is our blogger outreach person. Before he came to Australia (and gave it all up for love) Tim was tour manager, audio engineer and producer for a billion bands you’ve heard of from Emerson, Lake and Palmer to Public Enemy, from Faith No More to Transvision Vamp. He was A&R for Sony and lived in Nashville for some years as a producer. Tim is now a resident of Melbourne and working as a music biz academic and blogger. He’s producing short guest blog posts on request for RSDA. So if you’re a blogger who’d like a guest post about RSDA give us a yell!

Joe Camilleri is ambassador for RSDA 2015

Joe Camilleri is ambassador for RSDA 2015

Iconic Australian musician and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, we are excited to welcome Joe Camilleri as an ambassador for RSDA 2015.

As leader of Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons and The Black Sorrows and writer of songs such as Hit And Run, Shape I’m In, Hold On To Me, Harley and Rose, and Chained To The Wheel, Joe’s music has become part of Australian music culture. In 2014 Joe celebrated 50 years in the music business. The release of the critically acclaimed album Certified Blue from The Black Sorrows added to the 50th celebrations by giving him his first mainstream chart appearance in almost a decade, peaking at number 2 on the ARIA Jazz and Blues Chart and remaining in the Top 10 for forty weeks. The Black Sorrows follow up the success of Certified Blue with two limited edition 12” vinyl LPs titled Endless Sleep Chapter 46 and Chapter 47, to be released simultaneously on April 17. Joe and The Black Sorrows will perform instore at Basement Discs Melbourne on Saturday 18th April to launch the new release.

Joe is a man who truly loves and lives music, and the perfect ambassador for a day that is all about music and music lovers.

Joe Camilleri said: “It’s an honour to be ambassador for Record Store Day Australia this year. It’s always easy to talk about what you love. As a lad of fifteen or sixteen, with a gang of change, I’d head to Batman Records in Melbourne. It was always a great day if I found a vinyl disc that would take me somewhere new…it seemed like a never ending supply as a music fan. I’d find it, buy it, tuck it under my arm like an accessory and then walk 10km home cos I spent the bus fare. For me that’s the record store experience.”

Check out the media release.

Dave Grohl talks vinyl and record stores

Dave Grohl talks vinyl and record stores

Dave Grohl is the ambassador for the US RSDFoo Fighters Dave Grohl, ambassador for the US Record Store Day, talks vinyl and what music writer Iain Sheddin calls “the annual celebration of the old-school method of buying music in a shop”.

This is from the blog at The Australian. Not behind a pay wall. Excellent reading.

Nate Hall and Tym Records: limited edition vinyl release

Nate Hall and Tym Records: limited edition vinyl release

Nate Hall limited edition release from Tym RecordsSinger/songwriter/musician/activitist: Nate Hall is hard to categorise. His musical exploits run the gamut from folk to psych to rock. The only thing we can predict is that he has a limited edition vinyl out through Tym Records on RSDA 2015 Nate and Tym Records.  Two songs taken from Fear of Falling, remixed and remastered for vinyl and pressed into a very special, limited edition 33RPM 7″ with hand drawn artwork by Dase Beard and liner notes insert by Nate.

Two amazing slabs of psychedelic folk rock played with as much distortion and conviction as any human could muster.

Amber Lawrence is RSDA ambassador 2015

Amber Lawrence is RSDA ambassador 2015

Amber Lawrence!! Award winning singer songwriter, reigning 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar Female Artist of the Year, 15 singles in the Top Five, recipient of no less than 12 country music awards, 8 Golden Guitar nominations, 2 APRA nominations and now the Female Artist of the Year. We’re honoured to have her on our roster for 2015.

And yes she’s available for media interviews. Spread the word! Media release is here.

Fifteen singles in the Top Five, recipient of no less than 12 country music awards, 8 Golden Guitar nominations, 2 APRA nominations and now the Female Artist of the Year. We’re honoured to have her on our roster this year.

Amber Lawrence said, “Record stores are the lifeblood of my business – retailers Australia wide have helped introduce my music to a wealth of new people. Musicians need record stores, more importantly, music lovers need record stores!! I can’t wait to meet more music lovers on Record Store Day Australia.”

Amber will be instore at St Mary’s Sound, in Western Sydney on the day. More details to be announced.