From its humble beginnings as an entertainment, arts and lifestyle radio segment produced by SBN Inc and launched by Gotye in 2012, Music Matters has now grown into its own international compilation album. With an aim to showcase local emerging artists and provide them with both media exposure and live performance experience, Music Matters has clocked up a huge number of accolades since the radio segment’s launch of Primary Perspectives all those years ago. They’ve been the recipients of the CBAA Award for Australia’s Best New Radio Talk Program 2012, as well as Top Finalist in the Best Digital Media Initiative and Outstanding Youth Categories that year. Music Matters then went on to achieve Top Finalist for Australia’s Best New Music Program at 2013 CBAA Awards - a gob smacking accolade for a program hosted by two 14-year-olds, Frank Dixon and Miani Rose.
Now in 2016, Music Matters has increased its production portfolio to include its own show channel on www.switchonradio.org; its own online and print editions of SwitchOn Music Magazine, and the exciting debut release, Music Matters International Original Artists Charity Album – a double compilation album featuring a total of 26 young emerging artists – 21 from Australia and five from overseas.
Music Matters International Original Artists Charity Album was launched at Sydney’s Banksia Awards, Australia’s most prestigious sustainability event of the year, in November 2015, and then once more at Fair@Square Festival at Melbourne’s Federation Square in December. The album has also just been launched in USA at the Penn Relays - the largest and oldest athletic meet in America - where Music Matters Ambassador Frank Dixon performed in front of a massive audience as part of the closing event on Saturday April 30.
Now SBN is sending a callout for the final selection heat for the 2016 Music Matters Charity Album to be held at the Sandbelt Hotel in Moorabin on Sunday May 29. An exciting opportunity for young singer/songwriters ages 30 years and under who have songs with positive messages and inspirational themes, the 2016 Music Matters Charity Album offers a chance to be featured on the this year’s album.