News 8 November 2017

2017 Aria Week Program Announced Celebrating Its Biggest Line Up Ever


2017 Aria Week Program Announced  Celebrating Its Biggest Line Up Ever
ARIA Week returns to Sydney for the sixth year from November 19th with its biggest, dynamic and exciting line-up yet. ARIA Week presents a program of special one-off gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney in celebration of Australian music. This week of events culminates in the 2017 ARIA Awards where this year - for the firs time - ARIA is working closes with Apple Music. Presented in partnership with the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, ARIA Week will once again see Sydney abuzz with the very best new artists and ground-breaking music industry conferences, showcasing the wealth of talent and opportunity the Australian music scene has to offer.
ARIA is thrilled to confirm that Zane Lowe, Creative Director and DJ for Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1, is confirmed to be the keynote speaker at the invitation-only ARIA Masterclass held at the Telstra CIC on Monday November 27th.
ARIA Chief Executive, Dan Rosen said “ARIA is delighted to welcome Zane Lowe to Sydney as the keynote speaker for this year’s ARIA Masterclass. With more than 15 years in the business, Zane Lowe has been at the forefront of the global music industry. As one of music’s most influential radio DJs and now the head of Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station, we look forward to him sharing some of the unique insights he has gathered throughout his extensive career.”
Starting Monday 27 November, Zane Lowe will also broadcast his Beats 1 radio show from Sydney which will stream to Apple Music’s worldwide audience. The three shows will put the spotlight on Australian music and showcase local artists to Zane’s international audience in over 100 countries. Considered one of the most influential tastemakers in music and the foremost music broadcaster in the world, Lowe’s recognition of artists is highly regarded in the industry and this reputation has led to some of the biggest names in music appearing on his Beats 1 show including Adele, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Drake, The Weeknd and Miley Cyrus and Australians Flume and Sia.
Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show is available only on Apple Music. Fans can tune in from their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch Series 3, Mac and iPod touch.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall said, “ARIA Week is a fantastic celebration of Australian music and the perfect time to see breakthrough artists perform and hear industry icons share their expertise. We’re delighted to host this incredible line-up of events and performances in Sydney.”​
The ARIA Awards is the flagship event of the Australian music calendar, and the coinciding ARIA Week is certainly no exception. It is a provoking and significant celebration of local music that presents the best and brightest of the unique and distinctive Australian music industry throughout the venues of Sydney.
Sydney venues can become an official part of the ARIA Week program by registering their shows on the ARIA Week website - Registered shows will be added to the list of official gigs on the ARIA Week website.
Sunday 19th November  - ONE DAY at Beach Road @ The Beach Road Hotel, Bondi
Sunday 19th November - Laneway & ARIA Presents Matthew Young & Muki @ The Lansdowne
Monday 20th November - Laneway & ARIA Presents Hatchie & Good Morning @ The Lansdowne
Tuesday 21st November - Laneway & ARIA Presents Dear Seattle & Eliza & The Delusionals @ The Lansdowne
Tuesday 21st November - Music & Vision - Universal Sync Licensing Panel Event @ Universal Head Offices
Thursday 23rd November - Producer's BBQ @ Studio 301, Jones Bay Wharf
Thursday 23rd November - Vance Joy Tour @ Enmore Theatre
Friday 24th November - Swarovski Spring Summer Launch Party
Saturday 25th November - SummerSalt Hunter Valley @ Hope Estate
Saturday 25th November - The New Noise @ Oxford Art Factory
Sunday 26th November - SummerSalt Sydney @ Bondi Beach
Monday 27th November - ARIA Masterclass @ Telstra CIC
Monday 27th November - [V] Island Party
Monday 27th November - Songwriting Masterclass @ Forbes Street Studios with International #1 Songwriter (TBA)
Sydney’s much loved hip hop day party hits the Eastern Suburbs for the first time - One Day at Beach Road on Sunday, 19th November.
Created and curated by Inner West collective One Day (Spit Syndicate, Horrorshow, Joyride and Jackie Onassis), One Day Sundays began in as a chilled out Sunday session in Marrickville before exploding in popularity and turning into a mini-festival which now tours the country.
With Summer just around the corner, it’s high time that the party makes it to Sydney’s most iconic beachside venue. One Day will be curating two massive stages with a selection of Sydney’s best hip hop DJs: Jayteehazard, Hau (DJ set), Klasik, Nes, Jade Le Flay, Bad Deep DJs and of course the One Day Djs.
Plus, BL Burgers will be on hand to feed the hungry and word has it a One Day burger is in the works… What better way to usher in Summer than a beachside, rooftop Sunday session?
Best of all, it’s FREE ENTRY, but make sure you come down early because capacity will be limited; we’re going from 1pm - 10pm.

Laneway Presents, in-conjunction with ARIA, are proud to present three intimate shows at The Lansdowne Hotel for 2017 ARIA Week with Apple Music from November 19th - 21st. Curated by the Laneway team, these nights are a showcase of emerging acts who are representative of an exciting new wave of Australian music. Built on the same philosophy that has helped make St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival a success, Laneway Presents showcases what's fresh for genuine lovers of music.
Matthew Young (New Zealand), Muki (Sydney)
Tickets HERE
Good Morning (Melbourne), Hatchie (Brisbane)
Tickets HERE
Dear Seattle (Sydney), Eliza & The Delusionals (Gold Coast)
Tickets HERE

Universal Music Australia’s licensing department is scheduling to hold the event on the morning of Tuesday, November 21st.   

We all know that the right song in the right moment can enhance a human experience. But where do we start when trying to find the perfect song to create that moment?

In partnership with 2017 ARIA Week with Apple Music, Universal Music Australia will be hosting a panel with some of Australia’s leading music and creative figures to discuss how recorded music can empower a creative vision. With a focus on how the panel engage with music in their day to day, they will discuss the process of placing music in productions and how best to navigate the world of music licensing as well as taking questions from the floor.
The free event is targeted to agencies account managers, industry journos, musos. They will cover the basics, best practice and what’s in store for the future by taking an exclusive look into the music licensing world to provide the best insight and tools to best combine music with campaign creative vision. The event will be followed by a special performance from Odette.
Captivating in presence, Odette’s songs are deeply personal and see her flutter from spoken word into warm, soulful vocals, with arrangements circling soul, jazz and pop. Born in England and raised in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, Odette grew up with an eclectic musical palette. Her South African mother introduced her to African music, soul, funk and rhythm; while her English father, hailing from a long line of jazz pianists, introduced her to new wave, jazz and passed on his musical talents. Odette has played piano since she was a child and her highly emotive use of the instrument lives at the centre of her songs, a grounding motif of her heritage.
Graham Donald - (Creative Director @ Channel 7)
John Watson - (General Manager @ Eleven Music)
Karl Richter - (CEO @ Level Two Music)
Emily Crews - (Sync & Licensing Director @ Universal Music Australia)
Mediated by Philip Mortlock (Owner of ORiGiN Music,
 former Head Of Repertoire at Alberts Music/Publishing)


Following a period of writing and recording abroad, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and local favourite Vance Joy has unveiled a brand new single, ‘Lay It On Me’ (Listen here), with an accompanying video. In a further treat for fans, the Melbourne musician has also announced two headline shows for this November, in both his hometown and Sydney.
Thursday, November 23 - All Ages
@ Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Lay It On Me’ received its worldwide premiere via triple j’s breakfast team, and is the first taste of new music from Vance Joy since 2014’s hugely successful, ARIA #1 debut album, ”Dream Your Life Away”. The album is certified platinum in Australia with 115,000 sales and includes the singles ‘Riptide’ (Listen Here) (8x platinum) ‘Fire and the Flood’ (Listen Here) (3x platinum), ‘ (Listen Here) (2x platinum) and ‘Mess Is Mine’ (Listen Here) (2x platinum)


Studios 301 and team up to host the invite only 2017 ARIA Week Producer & Engineer's BBQ, an annual event that honours and celebrates the often unsung heroes of the music industry - our audio producers and engineers.

This year's BBQ will feature a live podcast with 2017 ARIA Producer Of The Year recipient, Adrian Breakspear, to chat about his role co-producing and engineering Gang of Youths highly acclaimed, “Go Farther in Lightness. The double-album has scored the band an impressive eight ARIA nominations, including Apple Music Album Of The Year.

Rainbow Paradise Collection
Spring/Summer 2018
 2017 ARIA Awards Red Carpet Launch
Swarovski’s new SS18 collection, Rainbow Paradise, celebrates the brand’s signature creative spirit and colour expertise in jewellery and watches that you can see deeply rooted in the brand’s DNA. A bold, vibrant and daring collection Swarovski drives a strong #BrillianceForAll branding message throughout the campaign, an ethos underpinned by individuality, diversity and inclusiveness and a topic that has never been more relevant for Australia. Reinforcing Swarovski’s long history within the music and entertainment industry globally, Swarovski have never been more excited to launch this new collection and celebrate our Red Carpet sponsorship during the 2017 ARIA Awards Week schedule on Friday 24 November.

For a very special inland edition of SummerSalt, we’re heading to Australia’s oldest wine region, the gorgeous Hunter Valley at Hope Estate Winery.
We are substituting the rolling waves for the rolling hills just for you, and we’re excited to bring this special event to the picturesque Hope Estate Winery.
SummerSalt is a new national concert experience celebrating our iconic summertime locations – a day of fun in the sun with the perfect soundtrack to match. Be prepared to immerse yourself in a new and vibrant concert atmosphere, as vivid as the summertime Hunter Valley sky.
Performing will be the proven and beloved musicians The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd, creating the perfect setting to either dance with your friends or chill on the grass.
Patrons are encouraged to check online for all ticketing information first, as each venue has different restrictions. As part of our efforts, you can purchase a Green Ticket for an additional $3.00 and this will be invested into native
reforestation projects across agricultural land in NSW & QLD. These projects help offset the emissions generated by the SummerSalt concert series.
Get ready for some sun, fresh air and sweet music. / Link for info and tix to this show HERE


The New Noise 2017 is a FREE ALL AGES event that will showcase Australia’s most exciting up and coming bands at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Saturday November 25. Coinciding with ARIA Week 2017, in its second year, The New Noise 2017 will take place over two stages and will feature huge sets from Columbus, The Brave, Belle Haven, Eat Your Heart Out, Far Away Stables, The Beautiful Monument and Easy Life.
The room has a limited capacity and people will gain entry via reserving their tickets from Moshtix. A maximum of two tickets per person can be reserved.
RSVP to secure your tickets here.


SummerSalt is a brand new concert event which exemplifies the great Australian outdoor summer.  SummerSalt will take place on the sand of Sydney‘s most famous picturesque location – Bondi Beach - on Sunday 26 November.
Performing will be the renowned The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd. With sun, salt air, and sweet music to wash over the Australian coast, SummerSalt will create the perfect setting to dance the afternoon away with your friends and chill on the beach. This is going to be a fabulous afternoon of great tunes and which will showcase two of our best musical talents. SummerSalt will also bring cultural attractions, placing a very heavy emphasis on local community and sustainability. This will be a first of its kind.
The concert event will include a dedicated SummerSalt Lounge area (for lounge tickets holders only) for those who wish to enjoy the show at their own pace & leisure.  There will also be access for concert goers to market stalls, mobile food options and activities to bring culture and community together. This event is family friendly and welcomes people of all ages. Patrons are encouraged to check online for all ticketing information first, as each venue has different restrictions. As part of our efforts, you can purchase a Green Ticket for an additional $3.00 and this will be invested into native reforestation projects across agricultural land in NSW & QLD. These projects help offset the emissions generated by the SummerSalt concert series.
 Get ready for some sun, fresh air and sweet music.
Link for info and tix to this show HERE


The legendary [V] Island Parties are back in 2017 for another summer of unmissable intimate gigs on the iconic Sydney Harbour. As the hottest ticket all summer, the first [V] Island Party will be held at sunset on Monday 27 November, in conjunction with ARIA Week. All we can say at this stage is that it is a 2017 ARIA Award nominated artist. For your chance to be there, go to for all the details.
Further details to be announced.