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A short film about Ben Salter

By | September 23rd, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

‘Singer/songwriter’ – a beige chino-wearing music genre that, in Australia, puts Xavier Rudd next to Gareth Liddiard. And the two artists could not be more different. Straddling Liddiard’s snarl and Rudd’s saccharine is the lesser known and highly underrated Ben Salter.

The former Brisbane busker is currently halfway through a five-month jaunt through Japan, Scandinavia and Europe, playing up to five shows a week in order to make the tour financially worthwhile. Surprise! Streaming royalty payments come up woefully short and CD sales are in the toilet.… Read the full article

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Letters to the editor: Reader donations

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , |

A reader writes:

“Hi, John,

…Patreon. I’ve just pledged a couple of dollars to Steve Guttenberg for his daily Youtube videos and to The Majority Report – another youtube channel in the US. Seems like a great idea and a no-brainer to me as I get to directly support who I’m learning from, and $2 a month or $6 a month or whatever is so little, but if 500 people do that then, you’ve very quickly and easily got yourself a sizable and regular chunk of change.Read the full article

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