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The roster features many of Australia’s top entertainers including The Audreys, Jeff Lang, Tim Rogers, Ben Salter, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Mojo Juju , The Snowdroppers, Chris Lilley, Born Lion, Lee Kernaghan, Sara Storer, The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Giggle and Hoot, Play School, Bananas In Pyjamas and many more.

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Now in its 24th year, triple j’s Hottest 100 remains the most talked about and listened to radio event of the year, counting down the hottest songs of 2016. This year’s Hottest 100 Volume 24 will wrap up another huge year in music on an awesome double album.  Pre-order your copy now to secure a limited edition Scratch-and-sniff scented album cover!Out Feb 24th 2017!
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Pre-order Adam Brand – Get On Your Feet to receive a signed copy of the CD, a bonus badge and wristband! Limited to one of each bonus item per transaction. Whilst stocks last.Adam Brand has built a career that has seen him sell over half a million CDs and DVDs while earning three platinum and five gold albums. Still, the one thing that continues to define Adam Brand ‘the artist’, is his desire to evolve and move forward. Blazing a sonic trail fuelled by what is happening right now in music, GET ON YOUR FEET is a stellar release for this contemporary country star. Recorded between Nashville and Sydney, this collection of songs is destined to make you GET ON YOUR FEET. 
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Peg + Cat is an animated series that follows an adorable spirited little girl, Peg, and her sidekick, Cat, as they encounter unexpected problems that require fun and creative solutions. In order to solve the problems, Peg and her Cat must add, subtract and apply basic arithmetic.‘Really Big Album’ is a collection of 22 songs from the show, designed to help further the series’ maths and problem-solving curriculum.As the school holidays wind down, this album will help the little ones get in the mood for learning before the big school year ahead, with tunes such as “100 Is One Zero Zero,” “Sorty Sort Sort” and the series’ popular theme song.
 
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As the summer holidays wind down, ABC Music will release ‘Sing and Learn’, new collection of playful educational tunes that will help ease children back to school. Featuring many much-loved ABC KIDS personalities, this compilation is designed to captivate and entertain children, and prepare them for the year of learning ahead.
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All children love to sing, and all children are fascinated with animals of all sorts. Now acclaimed children’s songwriter John Field brings the two together with an album of ‘Animal Songs and Sounds’, a collection that’s great fun for all creatures big and small.It’s a musical zoo where you can sing along with monkeys, kookaburras, elephants, alligators, puppies, platypuses and other shaggy, furry, hairy animals! Perfect for young children, ‘Animal Songs and Sounds’ is ideal for the home or car and will keep kids singing and dancing for hours.John Field is one of the most successful writers of children’s music in the world today. A true creative spirit with an entertainer’s soul, John has received a plethora of awards in recognition of the success and quality of his writing. He has penned more than 400 songs for The Wiggles, all music for the hit ABC Kids TV series SplashDance, and his music features within televisions series, movies and advertising campaigns around the globe.
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Hit Country is one of Australia’s leading country compilation series. This specially themed version celebrates Australia Day with all the big names and rising stars of Aussie country (and a few Kiwis as well). Featured artists include The Wolfe Brothers, Troy Cassar Daley, Sunny Cowgirls, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Drew McAlister, Adam Harvey and so much more!Marketing will include a strong Facebook driven campaign, press advertising and retail presence. There will be special focus on the compilation at the upcoming Tamworth Music Festival across the trade.
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After securing both the CMC New Oz Artist of the Year 2015 and CMAA New Talent of the Year 2016, rising star, Christie Lamb, is set to release a brand new album in 2017!‘Loaded’ – released 24 Feb, 2017- comes off the back of her previous album ‘All She Wrote’; which spurned three #1 hit singles and two top 5 singles.Christie has been touring with Lee Kernaghan and previously joined Aussie Rock legend Jon English for ‘The Rock Revolution’ tour, along with Amber Lawrence and Aleyce Simmonds for ‘The Girls of Country’ tour, plus The Wolfe Brothers for the ‘This Crazy Life’ tour. Most recently she performed a duet with Keith Urban at the 2016 Deni Ute Muster.
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What do you get when you combine Australia’s finest classical musicians with the pop hits from the 70s to the 90s? The best kind of Mixtape!Alongside their acclaimed performances of standard and contemporary chamber music repertoire, the Benaud Trio have gained international fame for their encore performances of pop covers. Beginning in 2007, a long term collaboration between the Benaud Trio and composer / arranger Nicholas Buc has resulted in a string of hits covering some of the 20th century’s greatest popular music. Youtube footage of their live performance of Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin has been viewed more than 500,000 times.Whilst the fusion of popular music with classical ensembles is not new, such a comprehensive undertaking has never been made by a piano trio. The combination of strings and pianos established by Joseph Haydn in the 18th century lends itself remarkably well to contemporary popular music – and particularly to those songs which have been crafted by the great song-writers of our times, the Haydns of the 20th century. Without backing tracks, the Benauds acoustically recreate all the power, intimacy and optimism of the mixtape era.The album is a survey of ‘top shelf’ popular music made famous by Simon and Garfunkel, ABBA, Billy Joel, The Buggles and Michael Jackson among others. It demands to be heard – as a trip down memory lane, but also as a realisation of the inherent musical brilliance of these songs, brought to life by some of Australia’s best-regarded classical musicians.'Giving a mixtape was a ritual for a generation' said Lachlan Bramble, violinist with the Benaud Trio. 'We wanted to capture that sense of generosity and fun in the album'. BENAUD TRIOAmir Farid pianoLachlan Bramble violinEwen Bramble cello Arrangements by Nicholas Buc
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From the Palace of Versailles grew one of the richest cultures the world has ever known. Music was at the centre of this extraordinary artistic flowering, as the finest composers in the land gathered to celebrate the splendour of Louis XIV, the Sun King.This album takes in the composers who worked in Versailles, from Jean-Baptiste Lully – the son of an Italian miller who became the Sun King’s favourite composer – to Pierre-Danican Philidor, who performed for the King every Sunday in the intimate surrounds of his royal apartments. It also surveys music by composers associated with the court, including Mozart, who visited as a young boy. From grand choral works of the French high baroque to intricate chamber music for two or three instruments, Versailles: Music from the Palace brings alive the music that rang out in the halls of one of the world’s most astonishing cultures.A musical companion to the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition Versailles: Treasures from the Palace, which runs 9 December 2016 to 17 April 2017.Performers include Richard Tognetti, Taryn Fiebig, Fiona Campbell, Rosalind Halton, Benjamin Northey, Ensemble Battistin, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Adelaide, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.
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World-class opera in a spectacular setting: Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns with Turandot, in a lavish production that draws on contemporary cinema and traditional Chinese acrobatics to present a world of splendour and passion.With Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, and brilliant fireworks lighting up the night sky, Puccini’s sublime music rings out in glory and cuts straight to the heart. This is ‘Nessun dorma’ as never heard before – and so much more.Dragana Radakovic stars as Turandot, the beautiful Chinese princess with a heart of ice. Riccardo Massi is Calaf, the mysterious prince who watches the princess behead a rival suitor and falls instantly in love. Hyeseoung Kwon is Liù, the slave girl in love with Calaf, who knows the secret that will destroy him. In a land of executioners, riddles and fear, can love conquer death?PRODUCTION CREDITSTurandot Dragana RadakovicCalaf Riccardo MassiLiù Hyeseoung KwonTimur Conal CoadPong John LongmuirPang Benjamin RasheedPing Luke GabbedyEmperor David LewisMandarin Gennadi DubinskyPrince of Persia Jin Tea KimOpera Australia ChorusChorus Master Anthony HuntAssistant Chorus Master Thomas JohnsonAustralian Opera and Ballet OrchestraGuest Concertmaster and Leader Sun YiConductor Brian Castles-OnionStage Director Chen Shi-ZhengDesigner Dan PotraLighting Designer Scott ZielinskiChoreographer Chen Shi-ZhengSound Designer Tony David CrayVideo Designer Leigh Sachwitz / flora&faunavisionsSite Designer Adrienn Lord
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Take the majesty of a symphony orchestra, add a 100-voice choir, stir in your favourite festive tunes and sprinkle over a large pinch of musical magic. The result? The very finest kind of Symphonic Christmas.Recorded live at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, and featuring conductor, arranger and pianist Bramwell Tovey, this is a truly delightful album that captures the Christmas spirit with an incredible range of music – from a tear-jerking and intimate I’ll Be Home for Christmas (with violin and piano), to the rousing chorus in God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – with an expected twist! Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ChorusMelbourne Symphony OrchestraBramwell Tovey conductor & piano
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James Morrison, long established as a legend of jazz, introduces the new generation of Australia’s finest musicians. Performing with his hand-picked Academy Jazz Orchestra, Morrison presents both the thrill of a live set and the intimacy of a studio session – all released for the first time on this album.Morrison is a jewel in Australia’s musical crown, and his astonishing virtuosity and musicianship has been witnessed globally through performances at the world’s great concert halls and jazz venues (he also recently played at the White House through the invitation of Barack Obama). In addition to his performing schedule, Morrison is a committed music educator, and his Academy of Music in Mount Gambier is regarded as a world-beating jazz school. The musicians in his Academy Jazz Orchestra were all completing their Bachelor of Music at the time of recording, and had worked closely with Morrison. They are, in his words, ‘amongst the finest young musicians in the country’.The live set was recorded at Hamer Hall, Melbourne, at a packed concert in June 2016; the studio tracks were put down later in the same year. Reflecting on the recordings, Morrison comments: ‘With the exception of Gordon Rytmeister on drums (on the live gig), the band is a collection of students from the James Morrison Academy of Music. Of particular note are the writers in the band, Scott van Gemert, William Morrison and Jake Barden, who penned some of the wonderful arrangements and compositions. There are many soloists featured throughout the disc with stunning and individual sounds. You can hear that the jazz tradition has been well and truly embraced by a new generation of players.’  LIVE IN CONCERT1 Georgia On My Mind2 Second Time Around3 What A Wonderful World4 You’re Always There5 Yesterdays  IN THE STUDIO6 (Back Home Again In) Indiana7 Modus Operandi8 JC's Groove9 Tenderly10 Who Pushed Me In11 You’re Always There  James Morrison Academy Jazz OrchestraJames Morrison director