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22 February 2016

Episode 228

28 minutes

This week we’re spinning the globe 180 degrees and zooming in on Australia to explore the people making waves in the music, radio, television and newspaper industries. We get music tips from Sydney’s coolest record label Future Classic, speak to seasoned broadcaster Myf Warhurst to find out why Australia loves radio so much, hear how wine sitcom ‘Plonk’ is smashing a vintage TV model and head to Perth to discover how ‘The West Australian’ delivers news to the most isolated city down under.

22 February 2016

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Ed Sholl: Future-proofing the music industry

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To inspect Australia’s increasing cultural might we marvel at Future Classic, Sydney’s finest independent record label. Sure, it has top acts like Flume, Flight Facilities and Chet Faker on its roster but the label has also moved with the times – often ahead of the times – to become a management company, music publisher and booking agent. The difficult industry calls for increasingly imaginative thinking. Robert Bound speaks to the label’s manager Ed Sholl.

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On Australia’s love of radio: Double J’s Myf Warhurst

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Myf Warhurst is a well-loved Australian broadcaster with about 20 years of experience under her belt. She began her career as a music-hungry teen at Melbourne’s Triple R before heading to Sydney to present shows on Australia’s favourite station Triple J and then onto sister station Double J, where she hosts the lunchtime show. Monocle’s Daniel Giacopelli speaks to Myf about music broadcasting and why it’s so important to Australia.

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‘Plonk’: the TV show that’s smashing a vintage model

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Like many countries around the world Australia is feeling the pinch when it comes to supporting the creative industries. Recent cuts to the peak arts funding body Australia Council and film body Screen Australia have meant that ambitious film and television projects can’t get off the ground and onto screens. But one Sydney TV producer, Georgie Lewin, has bypassed the traditional funding routes by turning to brands to help make her sitcom ‘Plonk’, which follows a television crew as they put together a show about wine.

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‘The West Australian’: Delivering news to Australia’s most isolated city

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In Perth the one and only local daily ‘The West Australian’ rules the roost and amid a reasonably sunny economic and political outlook telling riveting news stories can be a challenging business. Yet in an age where technological boundaries are being pushed harder than nightly deadlines, the word on everyone’s lips here is “convergence”. ‘The West Australian’ recently fused its editorial floor with the team from Channel 7’s Nightly TV news bulletin, turning the whole building into a multiplatform lab of multimedia. Our correspondent Liam Aldous dropped by to watch what happens when two editorial realms collide.

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