2nd Melbourne NKOTBSB Show!

The much anticipated national Aussie tour of New Kids On The Block with the Backstreet Boys has lifted a notch with the release of a 2nd show in Melbourne! Australia is limited to six shows only – Melbourne the lucky city to score the second show. Tickets will go onsale from 9am on February 8 for the Friday May 18 show at Rod Laver Arena!

K25: Finer Feelings ‘The Original Video’ 1992

Kylie Minogue has just released Finer Feelings in a specially arranged format, recorded from the studios of Abbey Road. For fans who have followed our Aussie pop queen for the whole #K25, this video is no surprise – for newer fans wondering where this song originated, here is the video clip of Finer Feelings, filmed in Paris in 1992. 

MARTIKA: Flow With The Go Press Release!

The official press release for Martika’s latest track is out!

Flow With The Go has started making it’s way around the airwaves and getting uploaded to music sites around the globe! Here is the official press release from The Michael Group. Follow the links and be one of the first to listen to the new track!

Martika, J8DED/DCR Media Release The Michael Group

“Flow with the Go” is now for immediate listen at:
Shortened Link:
The single is going to be available through the following portals: iTunes (US) iTunes (AUS/NZ) iTunes (Japan)
iTunes (Mexico) iTunes (Canada) iTunes (UK) iTunes (Europe) Virgin Mega
Rhapsody Spotify Zune Google Music MySpace Music Amazon MP3iLike Last.fm MOG eMusic Tesco Intertech Media InMotion Entertainment Synacor Moozone Deezer 7digital Nokia Puretracks 24/7 Rdio We7 Immergent La Curacao Google Music Thumbplay OTA Guvera Myxer Aspiro GetPlaylists Secure Media
However, be aware that once uploaded to these sites, it could take anywhere from a few days to a full week for the song to be available, depending on the speed at which materials get into the system. For the time being, you’ll begin to hear the single on air and see Martika in interviews during the coming weeks!
We will be filming the video for “Flow With the Go” on January 16th, and once complete will immediately be serviced to the following:
VEVO MTV COOL TV VH-1 Palladia martikamartika.com RetroRewind Perez Hilton
Martika’s touring schedule will be announced shortly. All of us at The Michael Group, and on behalf of J8DED/DCR would like to thank all of you for your support of the lovely Martika.

Special Interview: Fools For Rowan

Erin, lead singer from Fools For Rowan was kind enough to catch up with me for TheAussieWord’s blog interview…  Can I just say how great the track and video is for ‘Dead’…must watch!

What can you tell us Aussies about you. How and where did it all begin? 

Well.. It all began in Nashville, TN.  I was there writing and working on a solo project and forming a band instead sounded like a great idea!  So that’s what I did!

What first got you interested in music? 

Oh man, I think I came out of the womb interested in music.  I think it’s either in you or it’s not.. music kinda chooses you!

Who inspires or influences your quest to make great music? 

Hmmm, well amazing artists that have paved the way inspire me.  Artists like Steven Tyler, Pat Benatar, Faith Hill, etc.  My family, however, inspire me to make it great!  If they’re watching and supporting something I do, I’m going to give it all I’ve got to make them proud.

Are there any tours or gigs planned for the future? 

We’ve got a few gigs coming up this spring, but our main goal right now is to start and finish our new record!  Really excited for that!

What are some of the biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
Just to be successful at it, ya know?! Not have to sacrifice my family, morals, etc, in order to make it in this business.  Also, I want to be an encouragement and source of strength to our fans and to put on the most amazing live show ever!!

What can fans expect from you in the coming months?
Well in the next few months we will be writing and recording like crazy and digging our heels into making a new record!!!

Success, what is the secret to success and what has been your biggest career highlight so far?
I think the secret to success is really dependent on how you personally define success.  The secret to success in the music business in my opinion is real talent + perseverance= success.

Our biggest career highlight to date for me would have to be opening up for Evanescence in Nashville!  That was amazing!!!

Fools For Rowan ‘Dead’

Which current stars in the industry do you highly rate?
Evanescence ranks really high, Beyonce is right up there too.. she is a GENIOUS business woman!  And I know that they’re not exactly “current”, but I totally heart Aerosmith!

How would people best describe you and your music?
I’d like to think that passionate, intense, high energy, and strong are all words that they would use!

Tell us a bit about your first EP or album?
Our first record was called Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled. and we learned so much from it.  It taught us how to be better musicians, entertainers, etc.. we owe that album a lot.

Do you have any exciting projects in the works?
We’re working on our new album and that is very exciting!

The industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Playing sold out arenas to a swarm of screaming fans that we call our friends.  There’s always room for more in the music industry!

Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
I really love Delta Goodrem … and one of our producers is close friends with Jamie O’neal so I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her!   Both ladies have absolutely amazing voices!

The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what it means to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
The industry is always changing.  In order to keep up with the changes, last year we gave away all of our cds at our shows to insure that our fans got to listen to our music!  Social media also plays a major role!  I personally feel like that’s really where the fans get to get close to the artists.  Take Facebook for instance, we get to interact and talk with our fans there all the time… it’s awesome!  It’s one on one, anyone can comment and you can really get to know your fans on a personal level.

Thanks for the interview! What can you leave fans with here on TheAussieWord blog today?
Thank you!  We’d love to get to know all of our Australian fans so come say Hi on our facebook page!  You can also get free music downloads there!!

K25: Kylie Minogue Finer Feelings (Abbey Road Recording 2012) – Officially Unlocked For Fans!!

Kylie Minogue fans have spoken, tweets using the hashtag #K25FANS has reached Twitter by the tens of thousands – the complete video for Finer Feelings now unlocked by KYLIE.com and made available worldwide! 
The re-recorded version of Finer Feelings is set to be released to celebrate Kylie’s 25 year anniversary.
Watch the video here… and keep tweeting using #K25FANS

K25: Kylie Minogue ‘Finer Feelings’ Teaser Clip!

#K25 – the Twitter hashtag used by Kylie Minogue fans around the world to highlight the big anniversary year, today January 25 (UK time), Kylie will be revealing all! If this video is anything to go by, diehard fans who have stuck thick with their girl for the last 25 years are about to be rewarded in a very very BIG way! Reports suggest that should the tweet count for #K25Fans reach 25,000 from 7pm tonight, Kylie will unlock the entire video for fans! Get tweeting peoples! 

“Very big things happening tomorrow! Stay tuned to Kylie.com to see it all unravel… To whet your appetite please check out this sneak peak of one of the surprises we have in store for you!” ~ Kylie.com