In Brief: Radio Valerie, Dress Up Attack!, Jager Awards, APRA
News posted Monday, August 13 2012 at 12:00 PM.
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– Melbourne’s first DIY freeform online radio station has hung up its headphones. Radio Valerie, which began broadcasting in July 2011, hosted its final segment – a restaging of a 1964 work by Delia Derbyshire – on July 27. “Radio Valerie is now officially offline,” read a statement posted on the Radio Valerie website. “Everybody who has listened to, or broadcasted at the station has brought us much joy. We thank you!” Launched from a secret location in Fitzroy and named after a Broadcast song, the station was helmed by Louis Center and Georgia Hansford. “It’s not a homogenous thing,” Center said in an interview with Broadsheet earlier this year. “The majority of our presenters haven’t had radio experience before, but we throw everyone in from day one. They can say what they want and play what they want.”
– An inaugural music and arts festival for kids will take place at Addison Road Centre in Sydney’s inner-west on September 1. Dress Up Attack! will feature performances by Holly Throsby (playing songs from her ARIA-nominated children’s album See!), Spurs For Jesus, SPOD, Teddy Rock and ABC 4 presenter Jimmy Giggle. Curated by a “group of music-loving, community-minded parents who just happen to be music industry professionals”, Dress Up Attack! will also feature music, dance and baby care workshops; installations; a jumping castle; and food and drink. Tickets via Moshtix.
– For the second year running, the seventh annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards will be held at Revolt art space in Melbourne. Presented by The Australian Independent Record Labels Association, the awards acknowledge “the country’s highest achieving independent artists across all genres”. This year sees the addition of a new category for Best Australian Independent Label, as well as the return of a photographic exhibition of independent music photography. Photos from last year’s awards here.
– APRA’s Live Performance Returns are due on August 31. If you perform original songs or covers in pubs, clubs or other public places, you need to submit one of these to get paid. Log in to the APRA/AMCOS website and submit details of each show you’ve played in the past 12 months. Instructional video below.