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It's a INXS special this week:

Mediaweek Podcast 71/2014
INXS part 1: Andrew, Tim, Jon and Kirk

During a day of media interviews at Universal Music, Mediaweek's James Manning and Brenden Wood managed to get access to the band just before they were given quadruple platinum plaques celebrating their success this year as the biggest-selling Australian artist. The three Farriss brothers and Kirk Pengilly talked about their involvement with the Seven/Shine miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart and what it did for the band and their catalog this year. Each of the members talks about their life in music now and Brenden Wood gets them to talk about their favourite INXS gig of all time – and they each choose a different performance.

Mediaweek Podcast 72/2014
INXS part 2: Manager Chris Murphy

We initially had just 20 minutes to spend with the legendary manager of INXS, but we ended up staying with Chris Murphy for just under 45 minutes as he talked about everything from helping the band with their initial investments when they started to earn big money, his work with Seven and Shine on the miniseries through to having to get the music world interested again in the INXS catalog when he returned to manage them. Murphy also mentions his family life and even his new organic egg business. There is plenty of fruity language, music business insights and plenty of laughs too.

 Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes.

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Friday
Jul222011

Southern Cross Austereo merge announces buying prop for advertisers

Australian media and entertainment company, Southern Cross Austereo has officially launched its new brand positioning and logo via this statement released at the company’s conference being held with 200 staff on the Gold Coast:
For advertisers, the merge is a great announcement, with Southern Cross Austereo now offering integrated solutions and content across a broader range of platforms – national and local radio, regional free-to-air television and digital.
Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rhys Holleran is excited about what the merge means for advertisers with the company now offering 95 per cent reach to all Australians and client alignment with the highest performing regional and metropolitan radio and free to air television station brands and talent.

“Southern Cross Austereo will make media buying across multi-platforms and metropolitan and regional markets even more unified, simplified and streamlined.
“In terms of our expertise, we now employ 2000 people who are specialists in their field and already they are working together to produce strong results for the company,” Holleran said.
The integration process is also well underway on the airwaves, with top rating Today Network radio shows such as Fifi & Jules, Hamish & Andy and Kyle & Jackie O’s Hour of Power merged into the regional Hit Music Network.
The new brand and logo celebrates the uniting of two exciting media entertainment companies and its creation has been led by Southern Cross Austereo Head of Marketing & Communications, Nikki Clarkson.
“We’ve taken the best of both brands and united them as one, creating a new logo that is familiar yet progressive,” Clarkson said.
“The colours in the star reflect the spectrum and strength of the entertainment product that Southern Cross Austereo provides and injects a fresh, modern approach to the new entity.”
Each of the colours that appear in the logo represent a sub-brand of the business; Radio, Television, Digital, an Entertainment unit, Research and Sales.
Source: Southern Cross Austereo