#music Archives - The Creative Issue - News for Creatives
Theatres and concert halls may be closed but opera continues to ring through the homes and hearts of Australians, uniting people through song during this time of isolation.
Rock trio Columbus have just released a new single for 2020. Following their 2019 release, ‘Can’t Hide From What Hurts’, the new track ‘Out of Time’ hits in a similar way with an important message hidden behind the upbeat rock tune.
In the last month, the world has become incredibly quiet – not only because most of the population is in self-isolation, but also because the music industry’s plans for the year have been completely wiped out since the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to all live music for the foreseeable future.
Songwriters, rejoice! The 2020 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition invites songwriters from around the world to enter their song for a chance at a career-changing first-place cash prize of A$50,000, courtesy of Australasian music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS, legendary music company Alberts and the world’s fast growing music company, BMG.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Brisbane’s acoustic virtuoso, Patrik Williams. In this interview, Patrik discusses the local music scene, overcoming anxiety through writing and gives some advice for rising artists.