FEATURE: Maningrida’s all-female Ripple Effect and Darwin’s Skinnyfish music working together to celebrate Indigenous language and culture

Writing by Molly Mckew // When we heard Ripple Effect’s new single Nguddja, we couldn’t wait to chat to the band about the meaning behind the track. Music editor Molly Mckew got the low-down on Maningrida’s Ripple Effect and their label Skinnyfish, who are working away at supporting and publicising music from remote NT communities.

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FEATURE: We talk to some amazing BIGSOUND talent about diversity in the Australian music industry

Writing by Molly McKew // The annual BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane is a gathering of musicians, producers, media and music lovers over four days and four nights, featuring gigs, panels and networking opps. We thought this would be a great opportunity to pick the brains of some incredible BIGSOUND acts about the hard stuff – what is it like being an LGBTQIA+, non-binary,  or female singer, instrumentalist or producer in the music biz, and what needs to change? Music editor Molly McKew had a great chat about this, and more, with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/producer Beatrice, Paige Court (aka MANE), the gorgeous Northern Territory based Stevie Jean, the amazing Ruby Gilbert and “Newcastle’s favourite boyband”, Rachel Maria Cox.



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