Monday, January 17, 2022

Kate Ellis


**Barnstorming New Music Video for Scars Out Today! 📺
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📣 I’m very excited for you to see the official music video for Scars that's premiering on Folk Radio UK today! 🎸 Shot by amazing music filmmaker Benny Trickett I think it captures brilliantly the attitude and energy of the song.It was a thrill to work with Benny with all his talent and experience and a lot of fun. And we even managed to re-locate one of my favourite music venues the Green Note from Camden Town to Nashville! 🤔

I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it. You can see it HERE. 👀 

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✨ I love the new T-shirts designed by legendary studio Pentagram for the 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗹𝘀 album merch. They’re available for 𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗢𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 along with the CD and other goodies 👉 HERE.

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🗓 Sat, 26th March 2022 is the date of the Spirals album launch – you can get your tickets in advance HERE or by clicking the link below. Thanks for all your support and have a lovely weekend! ❤️
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Bill King - Summerheat


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Artist: Bill King
Title: Summerheat
Genre(s): 70s Soul / Disco
Label: 7 Arts
Year: 1979 (2022 Reissue)

"5/5 Gorgeous"
- Dj Goldfinger CIUT 89.5 FM - Toronto Canada

"Great tune!!!"
- Jos van den Boom BRTO FM 87.5 - Bergen, Netherlands

Mid-1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, I was between sessions with southern soul singer Len Wade with my long-time Jamaican drummer and guitarist Everton ‘Pablo’ Paul and Wayne McGhie in town and hanging at our bungalow in Marietta, Georgia. Wade was pacing about, stretching out studio time. I realized that with time booked and still in play, Why not drop a few studio jams on tape? I grabbed a pen and pad and started writing chord patterns and basic themes. One by one, we recorded. I do this with two rhythm sections, one anchored by legendary NYC bassist Harvey Brooks of Miles Davis Bitches Brew and Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait, and Florida’s King of White Soul—Wayne Cochran’s drummer Kevin White also Pablo and Wayne. Nine tracks recorded over the two sessions. Out of these comes, the radio hit Summerheat featuring McGhie, King, Billy McPherson and Paul—string arrangements by Skip Lane.

While on tour with saxophonist John Klemmer a year earlier, we played the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and afterwards hit a jam session downtown. From that session, a memory of an illustrious saxophonist who embraced the best of southern soul and contemporary jazz, Billy McPherson. That memory sent me in search of this local hero and hiring for the recording.

Summers in Atlanta were a mix of excessive humidity, and temperatures hovered in the mid-nineties. Late at night, sweat drips from the leaves of magnolia trees. You could hear the incessant howling of cicadas view the rigid grip of the Kudzo vine wrap its massive tentacles across the landscape. Summerheat captures that life with its bracing reggae rhythms, lush strings, and melodic and harmonic inflection.

A note about the cover photo. Prior to Atlanta the players in photo were part of my house band at the El Mocambo in Toronto. Everton Paul, Wayne McGhie and Tommy Cosgrove played on these sessions. Kenny Baldwin down front was my long-time tenor man, and George Philip right introduced me to reggae.

Bill King – Keyboards
Everton ‘Pablo’ Paul - drums
Wayne McGhie – guitar
Anthony Holmes – bass
Billy McPherson – tenor sax
The Atlanta Strings arranged by Skip Lane

Engineered by Les Horn and Greg Webster. Axis Sound Recording

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2022 is here

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! On behalf of the CBAA we wish you all a warm welcome to the New Year. We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season and is ready to take on the year ahead. 2022 has some incredible opportunities instore for the CBAA and our members. Including our postponed 2021 Conference to be held in Cairns 24-26 March. We will also launch the Community Radio Plus App soon, and as it is the 50th Anniversary of community radio, it will be a fun-filled year. We look forward to continuing our championing community radio and the heroes that make them possible. 

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Graduate Destination Survey

The CMTO are calling on graduates of their training programs to complete a short survey in order to assist with their quality assurance processes, ongoing course development, and a national community broadcasting research project conducted in partnership with the Griffith University Centre for Social and Cultural Research to explore the link between community media training and creative industries careers.Complete the survey now.

Webinar Recap

Trauma, Adaptability and Community Broadcasting

Knowing how trauma impacts individuals, communities and whole societies allows community broadcasters to build skill sets that can inform and enrich our work; support our loved ones and build our own resilience. This webinar aims to equip broadcasters to stay resilient and effective in the face of trauma by understanding trauma and resilience, and why community broadcasters need to know the reality of covering traumatic events. Catch the webinar now. 

Resources & Opportunities

Community Broadcasting Foundation

Round 1 Grants Open Now!

Round one of the Community Broadcasting Foundation 2022/2023 Content, Development & Operations and Specialist Radio Programming grants are now open!Applications close Tuesday 1 March 2022. ​​​​Apply today.

BankWest and Curtin University

WA Leaders Scholarship 2022

BankWest and Curtin University, in partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation, have launched a scholarship opportunity to support those living in Western Australia working for not-for-profit organisations. Offering 20 full-fee scholarships to undertake either the Graduate Certificate in Project Management or the Graduate Certificate in Business at Curtin University in 2022. Applications close 20 February 2022. Apply now.

What's Happening in Community Radio?
The CBAA is thrilled to announce in December 2021, our very own CEO Jon Bisset was inducted into the Associations Hall of Fame for his contribution to community radio.Positive Media has announced the departure of CEO Jarrod Graetz after 12 years in the role. Graetz has a wealth of achievements including the launch of three new media brands under the banner of Positive Media.Graetz says the last 12 years “have been some of the richest and fulfilling of his life” and thanked listeners, supporters, staff, and volunteers for their support during his time as CEO. We wish Jared all the best and look forward to seeing what he does next.
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2022 Theme Announced

'Get up! Stand up! Show up! Has been announced as the 2022 NAIDOC theme The theme symbolises the ongoing need to fight for justice and equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples. As well as celebrate the many who have driven and led change in communities across the country. ​​​​​​Read more on this year's theme, and how you can get involved. 

In Case You Missed It
2021 National Features and Documentary Series available nowAll entries are now available for stream and airplay.  
CMTO Community Journalism WorkshopThe CMTO has delivered Workshops to enthusiastic teams at 4ZZZ in Queensland and 8CCC in the Northern Territory. Listen to the stories they created and hear 4ZZZ & 8CCC teams unpack their training experience on the CMTO website.  
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Monday, January 3, 2022

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How Much Do Artists Make Per Stream? Here’s the Latest Breakdown — From Rapper T-PainRapper T-Pain has reignited discussion about the question that so many in the music industry have asked – “How much do artists make per stream?” – with a new social-media post.The Story Continues Here. 


Morgan Wallen Tops the Hip Hop Charts — Now He Wants Wants to Work With Kendrick LamarMorgan Wallen ended 2021 at the top of the hip-hop charts thanks to his collab with Lil Durk, “Broadway Girls.”The Story Continues Here.

Apple Music Boss Admits Most People Can’t Hear a Difference Between Lossless and Compressed AudioApple Music hailed lossless audio as a step forward in the music listening experience – but Apple exec Eddy Cue doesn’t agree.The Story Continues Here. 

Sony Music Chairman Rob Stringer Receives CBE Honors From Queen ElizabethThe Queen of England has honored Sony Music Chairman Rob Stringer with a CBE ranking.The Story Continues Here. 

How Much Does Spotify Cost? Here’s the Price In Every Country Worldwide (Updated for 2022)Spotify is the music streaming service of choice for almost 300 million people, with 130 million paying customers.The Story Continues Here. 

Dior ‘Indefinitely Suspends’ Travis Scott’s ‘Cactus Jack’ Collection

In the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, Dior has opted to “postpone indefinitely” its Cactus Jack collaboration with Travis Scott.The Story Continues Here. 

Madonna Issues Legal Warning to Tory Lanez — On Instagram — Over Alleged ‘Into the Groove’ InfringementMadonna has issued a firmly worded legal warning to Tory Lanez for allegedly infringing upon her “Into the Groove” (1985) song in “Pluto’s Last Comet,” the eighth track on his newly released Alone At Prom effort.The Story Continues Here. 



When Is Spotify’s HiFi Release Date? A Look at the Missing Lossless Streaming LaunchWhen is the Spotify HiFi release date? The company said by the end of 2021. So where is it?The Story Continues Here. 

Most ReadIssa Rae Says the Music Industry is the “Worst Industry I’ve Ever Come Across”Issa Rae made some choice comments about the music industry in a recent interview. Here’s what she said.The Story Continues Here. 


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