OCT 24 2012 By Julius Grafton Last year I joined the NPRG (National Project Reference Group) organised by IBSA (Innovation and Business Skills Australia) to deliver the CUA training package for entertainment and events. In October a group of industry practitioners, educators and government signed...Read more ?
17 OCTOBER: ADELAIDE A glimmer of good news after today's depressing note from corporate undertakers Ferrier Hodgson that they will shut all the Allens Billy Hyde stores (except for the franchise stores). Plus throw 500+ staff into the dole queue, albeit quickly so they 'can access the Government...Read more ?
17 OCT 2012: This received today: (Pic: Billy Hyde Adelaide today. Store closing) The Receivers and Managers of Australia’s largest independent music retailer, Australian Music Group Holdings Pty Ltd (AMG), trading as Allans Billy Hyde, have announced that efforts to sell the business have...Read more ?
MON 15 OCT 2012 Ferrier Hodgson released a statement (below) which means Guitar Centre are out and Con Gallin is back in. Mr Gallin is the Managing Director of Australian Musical Imports (AMI) and Gallin’s Musician’s Pro Shop retail stores. This story has moved fast: on Wednesday last week...Read more ?
Something is not right with the Allans Billy Hyde (Australian Music Group) liquidation, according to the next largest retailer Con Gallin. Mr Gallin is the Managing Director of Australian Musical Imports (AMI) and Gallin’s Musician's Pro Shop retail stores.He made his fondest dollar importing Gibson...Read more ?
Here's a big shout out to the crew and creatives behind the best looking show on Australian TV just now. It's a shame the networks no longer show credits after a show, nor do they post a crew list anywhere on the show website - least not where CX can see. X-Factor Australia is lush, clever and cleverly...Read more ?
MONDAY OCT 1, 2013Last week a group of Vice Chancellors debated the threat from Masssive Open Online Courses offered by edX, Coursera, Udacity and our favorite, the Khan Academy. The Vice Chancellors say their profession may be at the tipping point, and noted how the internet has upended Newspapers,...Read more ?
Friday 28 September 2012. (Picture above from Allans Billy Hyde website) Woolworths has just sold the 325 store Dick Smith chain for just $20 million. The Dick Smith chain was 'divested' because it was a management distraction. After closing unprofitable stores, Woolworths wrote down the value...Read more ?
Chris Puplick lashed NIDA in an essay where he accused the head as being ‘Thatcherite’. This was to compare Lynn Willians with Tory leader Margaret Thatcher who was once described as adopting male aggression to rule the UK. The NIDA debate caused media to cost the outcomes, with 40 student graduates...Read more ?
We're joined at the expanding CX by Andy Stewart, former editor of Audio Technology Magazine. Also new this month is Clinton Hughey-Trueman who writes on lighting matters.Sad news this month as Australian Musican mag was binned after 18 years.CX will be the last magazine standing after the media Armageddon...Read more ?