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Guy Sebastian choses Sennheiser and Neumann

21 Aug 2013

Guy Sebastian’s single ‘Battle Scars’, from his seventh album Armageddon, has sold more than a million copies in the US to date and continues to receive heavy radio play. Guy Sebastian has proven himself to be one of Australia’s premier vocalists over the past ten years and has firmly established himself as a world class…

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Jands Supplies The New JMC Academy

20 Aug 2013

Established in 1982, JMC Academy was originally founded in Sydney to meet the demand for qualified professionals in the entertainment technology industry. Recently, the Academy relocated to a new purpose built three level campus in Ultimo, Sydney. The PA People were called in to supply and install the audio visual requirements of the campus including…

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Rode’s Colin Hill. Vale

19 Aug 2013

Peter Freedman writes: It is with great sadness that I inform you that Colin passed away this morning at 6.30am with his wife Lesley by his side to comfort him. Colin fought hard over the last two years after being diagnosed with lung cancer, and even when I went see him on Tuesday he was…

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Economic signs align for boom

13 Aug 2013

The fastest retail turnaround ever started when the enormous Woolworths group lost their marbles and decided to take on Bunnings Hardware. So far they have burned massive sums and appear to need a miracle to ever make money from their big Masters stores. The CEO admitted recently they didn’t know what they were doing, little…

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Frank Ward: Remarkable

10 Aug 2013

Frank Ward lived and died better than the vast majority of men. He was the Head of Production at Arts Centre Melbourne, which means he just oversaw one of the most exciting and challenging projects possible, the rebuild of Hamer Hall. Then he died in the arms of his family, after almost a year of…

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New Company Launches SGM Lighting in Australia

9 Aug 2013

New company, Entertainment Technology Australia launched the reviatlised SGM lighting brand at this year’s Entech Tradeshow held in Sydney during July. SGM was purchased in early 2012 by Peter Johansen the former founder of Martin lighting. Since taking over SGM he has relocated the company back to his homeland Denmark and put together a world leading…

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Beyond partners with Lightsounds for Newcastle

7 Aug 2013

Beyond Sound and Lighting have partnered with the Lightsounds brand to provide an increased presence for entertainment lighting and sound in Newcastle. Owner operator Josh Maynard has always maintained an avid interest in pro audio and lighting way back from his school days, finally turning his passion into a full time business in 2009. Josh’s…

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Australia’s Multi-Millionaire Roadie

7 Aug 2013

This is a story about a back room operator who is one of the most successful and respected guys in the global music industry. Yet most people don’t know who he is. Right now his act is the biggest selling female performer in terms of live concerts in Australia, and that of course is Alecia…

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ENTECH 2013 a resounding success for Show Technology

6 Aug 2013

As the leading entertainment lighting distributor in Australia, Show Technology was expected to produce something special for ENTECH 2013 and they did not disappoint! Not only was there a myriad of new product to tinkle with, there were plenty of experts on hand and a stunning light show to dazzle even the most road-weary attendees.…

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BiAmp extends network into Australia/NZ

5 Aug 2013

Biamp Systems, the dominant player in the Australian DSP and networked processing market, is pleased to announce the addition of James Harvey to the Global Sales Team as the new Australia/New Zealand Area Manager. Based in Melbourne,  Harvey will report to Matthew Packer, Asia Pacific Regional Director. As the Area Manager, Harvey will oversee sales…

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Global TV set to be sold

5 Aug 2013

Catalyst Investment Managers have flagged the sale of Global TV, Australia’s largest outside broadcast and TV Studio operator. Catalyst is an independent Australian fund manager with around $1 billion of funds under management across around eight diverse corporate investments. Global TV was acquired by Catalyst in 2007 for around $46 million, from the Ten and…

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CX-TV at ENTECH – special

3 Aug 2013

Our biggest CXtra show yet! CXtra is the industry talk show watched by more people, on demand 24/7. We start with Piggy Peel, talking about the Australian Road Crew Association and how it aims to stem the frightening rash of suicides amongst older crew – especially lighties. There is a LOT of industry news and…

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