The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2014-10-31T10:46:13Z Extra Mile Day: Why “Going the Extra Mile” Should Matter To You 2014-10-31T10:46:13Z extra-mile-day-why-going-the-extra-mile-should-matter-to-you Los Angeles, CA, October 29, 2014 -- On November 1st, over 520 cities from across the United States will proclaim Extra Mile Day...a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change in ourselves, families, organizations and communities when we go the extra mile. This passionate movement has a purpose of not only acknowledging local volunteer heroes and organizations across America who are “going the extra mile” in making a difference, but the message of the unique day has the power to change everything about our lives. "We complain about all the things we don’t like in our lives, but all the complaining and wishing in the world won’t change things. When we wait for change, we’re wasting our breath, time and lives,” says Extra Mile Day Founder and motivational guru Shawn Anderson. “Going the extra mile to create that change, however, changes our career options, our financial futures, our relationships and our health. Going the extra mile has the power to change everything about our lives.” Created in 2009 with 23 cities making the inaugural declaration, Extra Mile Day has continued to build enthusiastic momentum each year since. This year, 520+ cities will make the unique declaration. According to Anderson, “The Extra Mile Day movement reminds us that the positive change we seek in our lives and in society begins not with a partner, a boss or a government program. Change begins with the person we each look at every day in the mirror.” Contact: Shawn Anderson Extra Mile America Los Angeles, CA (310) 402-4826shawn@extramileamerica.orghttp://extramileamerica.org MAKE YOUR MARK: Leaders in Heels launches crowdfunding campaign to inspire women 2014-10-31T02:59:09Z make-your-mark-leaders-in-heels-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-to-inspire-women Sydney-based Gospos is joining the crowdfunding revolution to enable women across the globe to get behind the Leaders in Heels campaign to fund inspirational notebooks using social enterprise platform StartSomeGood.com. The Leaders in Heels MAKE YOUR MARK notebooks have been designed to encourage and inspire women to follow their passion, to be more creative and innovative in their lives, to feel more confident and determined in their endeavours and to maintain a kind heart while becoming successful. The campaign ends on 9 November 2014. “My goal is to create more female leaders,” explained Gospos. “Women hold only 5.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and the gender pay gap in Australia currently stands at 17.5%. Women hold 9.2% of ASX 500 directorships.  We desperately need more female leaders.” “I created the Leaders in Heels website to connect with successful women, learn about their leadership styles and then to share the experiences with other women. Our MAKE YOUR MARK notebook is an extension of our mission to nurture, inspire and empower future female leaders. We have already reached over 30% of our target goal within the first few days.” “I often get opportunities to meet and interview successful, inspirational female leaders. After passionately observing women who make their mark in both the corporate and entrepreneurial sphere, I realised that there were common traits that they all used and shared in their careers,” she said. “They were passionate, creative, innovative, confident, determined and kind. These traits are now part of the Leaders in Heels Manifesto and the core of our MAKE YOUR MARK notebook” Every page of the notebook has been infused with positive quotes, thoughts and assignments to stimulate a new way of thinking. As women use the notebook daily and focus on each quality chapter by chapter, the traits become habits. Former CEO of Apple Australia and Founder of Xplore of Success, Diana Ryall is supportive of the new venture by Leaders in Heels. “I get really excited when I see young women like Kasia doing something that supports other women” said Ryall. "In my career I have seen many women that were lacking confidence or were giving up too early. I encourage everyone to make their mark with this inspiring notebook." Crowdfunding allows many small donations to be collected towards a large, concrete goal. Campaigns on the site StartSomeGood.com must be aimed at creating positive social change.  "Our goal is to create a world where anyone can create a new future for their community," explained StartSomeGood co-founder Alex Budak. “We look forward to connecting more changemakers from Sydney and around the world with the resources they need to make a difference.”   Crowdfunding page:http://startsomegood.com/makeyourmark Notebook RRP: AU$29; Crowdfunding offer: AU$27 + additional rewards and discounts. Campaigns ends: 9th November 2014.   High resolution images available at Dropbox: Media Folder About Leaders in Heelshttp://leadersinheels.com/ Leaders in Heels is an online community and a magazine where female leaders are nurtured, inspired and empowered. What started as a humble blog in 2011 it now reaches 50,000 page views per month and have over 20,000 social followers run by 7 team members and over 30 regular contributors. About StartSomeGoodhttp://www.startsomegood.com StartSomeGood aims to empower people from around the world to create social impact by connecting those with ideas for improving the world with the financial and intellectual capital they need to take action. Notebook features: - A5 size (strategically slightly shorter in length so it fits easily in your handbag) - Elegant stylish cover with matt cello and UV spot (gloss) - 140 beautifully designed pages - 6 structured sections inspired by the Leaders in Heels Manifesto – to develop six leadership traits, one at a time: passion, creativity, innovation, confidence, determination, kindness. - Each chapter has thoughts and assignments designed to inspire a new way of thinking. - Each page has been infused with inspirational quotes directly related to these traits. - Plenty of room to make daily notes, thoughts and set goals - Just for this crowdfunding campaign the notebook price is AU$27 with free shipping in Australia and 50% off shipping outside of Australia (RRP AU$29) - Just for this crowdfunding campaign the notebooks include complimentary Manifesto card   Media Contacts: Kasia Gospos Founder of Leaders in Heels kat@leadersinheels.com +61 450 787 442   Karen Gould Communications Manager karen@startsomegood.com     Bolton Students Globally Release New Interactive Smartphone Film 2014-10-31T02:34:22Z bolton-students-globally-release-new-interactive-smartphone-film Manchester, UK, October 29, 2014 -- After a 3-year development process University of Bolton Media Studies Students and the Manchester Transmedia company Bellyfeel are finally ready to show the world the results of their new storytelling collaboration. “Codename: Winterhill” is a story that puts the audience into the action as a character. In the story, people are going missing and you are next. You must interact via SMS, phone calls, websites and video to uncover who is behind the disappearances and the strange goings on around Bolton. This all happens on your smartphone. Anyone can get involved and all it costs are a few txt messages. Sign up to the story now at: www.boltonstoryworld.com or send a text message containing the word STARTBSW to +441204238483 (Or you can enter the story via a character’s fake bakery website, where you can win a very real £50! Here ) You will get straight into the story and the action starts on 3rd November, running for a 5-day campaign – then following on, viewable as a replay. Anna Zaluczkowska, Course Leader Media, Writing and Production says, "We wanted to update student media skills to match new audience behaviours. The student writers have created some great stories and characters that start in the digital world and spill out into real life. It's a very exciting project." Bellyfeel’s Managing Director Krishna Stott says, “This is exactly the kind of new storytelling that will engage a modern audience. The students have done some great work on this project and it’s brilliant that it will now be seen by a global audience.” Webby Award winning Bellyfeel is a leader in storytelling and modern audiences. They produce, consult and develop work across multiple platforms and devices. Contact: Krishna Stott Bellyfeel 125 Innovation Forum, Frederick Road, Salford, Manchester, M6 6FP 0161 743 4540press@bellyfeel.co.ukhttp://www.bellyfeel.co.uk Lost Pet Finders launches in New Zealand 2014-10-30T01:50:22Z lost-pet-finders-launches-in-new-zealand LostPetFinders.co.nz launches rapid phone alert system PET ALERT Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:01 LostPetFinders.co.nz announced today the launch of PET ALERT, an innovative online phone service that allows the owners of lost pets to quickly broadcast the details of their lost pet to the relevant professionals and individuals in their area, and quickly find their lost animal.LostPetFinders.co.nz has an ever-expanding database of vets, shelters, pounds, groomers, trainers, clubs and welfare groups, along with other businesses willing to help find lost pets, who have agreed to be contacted about any lost animal in their area. This group of professionals is joined by the members of LostPetFinders.co.nz themselves, providing access to potentially thousands of people in your local area who are willing to help find a lost pet – all accessible with a single phone call. The idea was born when, some years ago, LostPetFinders.co.nz CEO Tony Ryder lost his dog Jessy. “The feeling of dread was horrible,” he says. “I quickly found that there was no-one to assist.” Tony faced a difficult choice: “Do I spend time contacting vets and pounds, or should I be outside looking? It was a very stressful time.” Although Jessy was found shortly afterwards (the kids who were playing with him had already started talking about adopting him), Tony says that he learned that time is critical when finding a lost pet. When he later came across technology allowing telemarketers to make automated, geographically targeted bulk calls at an affordable rate per call, PET ALERT was born. About LostPetFinders.co.nz LostPetFinders.co.nz was set up to reunite lost animals with their owners, and has built a community of pet-owners and professionals who work together to reunite lost animals with their owners. Founded in 2011, the community currently has a membership of 17,150 and growing. For more on how PET ALERT works, visit http://www.lostpetfinders.co.nz. LostPetFinders.com.au Tony Rydertony@lostpetfinders.co.nzwww.lostpetfinders.co.nz ICEBERGS ANNOUNCES 2015 NEW YEARS DAY PARTY 2014-10-29T22:04:18Z icebergs-announces-2015-new-years-day-party MEDIA RELEASE – Sydney, 30th October 2014: Sydney will be the hottest place to be this New Year’s Day in more ways than one, with the announcement of the 2015 edition of the Icebergs New Year’s Day party. Set on Australia’s world famous Bondi Beach for just one day a year, this two-hat restaurant is transformed in to the ultimate party destination. Step out in style as the sundrenched balconies, iconic beach location and poolside party vibes make this the perfect backdrop for a unique experience, quite unlike any other, that attracts a selection of the world’s A-list, beautiful Bondi locals and the most elegant party people. This special event is hosted by Iceberg’s Maurice Terzini and is musically curated by his partner in crime - Angus McDonald. Also known as Black Angus, McDonald isone half of the chart topping dance-music duo Sneaky Soundsystem who have collaborated with the likes of Kanye West and Jay Z and are known internationally for touring the world’s best clubs and festivals.  For now, the artist line-up remains strictly under wraps but those keen to register for tickets are in safe hands.Having become a much-loved international institution and with the 2015 event marking its 12th epic year, the event has seen the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Aeroplane, Flight Facilities, The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay and of course, Sneaky Sound System take to the decks.   Angus McDonald, Sneaky Soundsystem comments: “We’ve got some super-cool artists on the bill this year and on top of the amazing line-up which will be revealed in the coming weeks, impromptu performances and surprise guests are guaranteed.” Complete with free flowing Veuve Cliquot, Ciroc Vodka and bar staples the exclusive ticket, reasonably priced at $400, includes a selection of top-notch canapés and gourmet delights crafted by head chef Monty Kulodrovic. Having previously cooked up a storm at London’s Dorchester Hotel and Melbourne’s Becasse, expect a five-star serving of Monty’s finest bite size cuisine. Maurice Terzini comments: “The 2015 event promises to be our best yet, with our recently refreshed interior design, a belter of a line-up and a pumping sound system, the place is going to be rocking! It’s my favourite day of the year - we strip out all of the tables and chairs and turn what is on a normal day, one of Sydney’s top restaurants, into one of the world’s most energetic beach clubs.” Ticket registration opens at 9am on 1 November through an email submission process via NYD2015@idrb.com. VIP packages will also be available, for more information reach out to the team on VIP2015@idrb.com. Just minutes from the city of Sydney, Icebergs presents a unique mix of sandy, sunny Australian vistas and classic Italian luxury, whilst proudly working with the best produce that Australia has to offer. #IcebergsNYD Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL1PjxEKQB8&feature=youtu.be   - END -   For further information, images and interview requests please contact The Sound Campaign: Ben Cooper | T: 02 8353 0238 | E: ben.cooper@thesoundcampaign.com   Listings Information Event: Icebergs New Year’s Day Date: 1st January 2015 Address: 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach, Australia 2026 Doors: 1pm - sunset Cost: General Admission $400 + booking fee (includes finger food and alcoholic beverages) Ticket registration: General admission NYD2015@idrb.com / VIP VIP2015@idrb.com Extra Mile Day: Why the “Go the Extra Mile” Message Matters 2014-10-29T18:11:02Z extra-mile-day-why-the-go-the-extra-mile-message-matters Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2014 -- On November 1st, over 500 cities from across the United States will proclaim Extra Mile Day...a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change in ourselves, families, organizations and communities when we “go the extra mile.” According to Extra Mile Day founder Shawn Anderson, the message of the unique day has the power to change everything about our lives. “Imagine if you asked your boss ‘What more can I do to help us succeed?’ Imagine if you asked a friend, ‘What can I do to help you reach one of your goals?’ Imagine if you reached out to a service organization in your community and said ‘I’m available,’” says Anderson, the Founder of Extra Mile America, the organization behind Extra Mile Day. “It’s this sort of extra-mile imagination and effort that has the power to change everything about our lives.” Whether it is in encouraging others to continue to pursue fading dreams or uplifting people to not let life's tragedies derail hope, Anderson dedicates his life to inspiring others to maximize their potential and contribution. His message is consistent and to the point: "Want a better life? Go the extra mile.” First spreading the “go the extra mile” message across the U.S. in 2009, Anderson used a symbolic 4,000-mile ocean-to-ocean solo bike ride. On the ride, the 47-year-old non-bicyclist held motivational events in 21 national cities. At these events, Anderson interviewed over 200 people who had been recognized as going the extra mile in overcoming personal setback or who had risked everything in order to accomplish something extraordinary. After the ninety-day tour, Anderson, a motivational speaker and author, personally gave away $10,000 to those people whose stories he found especially inspiring. "We complain about all the things we don’t like in our lives, and we spend time wishing for better jobs, more money, and happier relationships,” says motivational guru Anderson. “But all the complaining and wishing in the world won’t change things. It’s when we do more and give more than we currently are that we push the envelope of change in a different and positive direction. The Extra Mile Day movement reminds us that the positive change we seek in our own lives and in society begins with the person in the mirror.” Contact info: Shawn Anderson Extra Mile America Los Angeles, CA (310) 402-4826shawn@extramileamerica.orghttp://extramileamerica.org 
 RETURN TO RIO
LINE-UP ANNOUNCED & THIRD STAGE ADDED 2014-10-29T02:28:43Z return-to-rio-line-up-announced-amp-third-stage-added TEN WALLS (LIVE) // LAURA JONES // MR C // LAKE PEOPLE (LIVE) // MC SCALLYWAG // GAVIN HERLIHY // YOLANDA BE COOL // NEIL HODGKINSON // GOODWILL // SIMON CALDWELL MEDIA RELEASE, SYDNEY: October 2014: Riopians, the wait is over, with only a handful of golden tickets remaining, Disktrict has decided to reveal the much-lauded line-up for Return to Rio this 14 – 16th November. Remaining tight-lipped up until now and following a couple of Facebook leaks (can nothing remain secret anymore?), it can now be revealed that the 2014 edition boasts an eclectic mix of local and international talent to compliment all the pool party action and fancy dress capers. Headlining the ultimate weekend away is an artist who’s currently making a lot of noise on the European circuit and is widely regarded as one of the best electronic acts in the world right now. With his eyes firmly fixed on conquering down under, Ten Walls will bebringing his live show, to Return to Rio. With tunes released on Berlin’s flawless Innervisions label and his own label Boso, his title track ‘Gotham’ paved the way for ‘Requiem’ and the Ibiza anthem of the summer ‘Walking with Elephants’. If his debut BBC Radio One Essential Mix this weekend is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat. Back by popular demand, is Return to Rio resident, international DJ and Shamen front-man Mr C Superfreq. As a pioneering force in the house music scene since 1987 and former co-owner of London clubbing institution The End, Mr C is responsible for dance floor sensations including ‘Move Any Mountain’ and ‘Ebeneezer Goode’. Having earned a reputation as a DJs DJ, Laura Jones rose to fame at DC10’s Circoloco and has since found homes with cutting edge labels Leftroom, Visionquest and Crosstown Rebels and will be joined by fellow Leftroom and Crosstown Rebel compadre Gavin Herlihy.  With music also released via Cocoon, Gavin’s known for his sublime deep house and crafting no-nonsense future techno. Accompanying Laura and Gavin on the bill is Sydney duo Yolanda Be Cool.  Having notched up a decade of DJing antics, expect a smithering of old school hip-hop, Chicago house, techno and everything in between. Next up is the king of underground 90s acid house, MC Scallywag of Spiral Tribe fame. Coming out of 20 years of retirement for this exclusive Australian show, he’s regarded as one of the best MCs in the world Scallywag and Spiral Tribe pioneered the illegal rave scene.  Having rolled with some of the best and most influential artists including Carl Cox and Luke Slater, he has dominated the techno sub-culture through his incredibly long and successful music career and has hosted and performed at a number of festivals and rave events worldwide. Hailing from Germany, producer and DJ Lake People (Permanent Vacation and Connaisseur Recordings)has a heavy influence on European Electronic Dance Music culture. As the solo project of Martin Enke, Lake People is rooted in the depths of melancholic electronica, with a longstanding past in techno. Making his debut live performance at Return to Rio, magic is to be expected. While regularly playing for super clubs such as Ministry of Sound and Gatecrasher,Neil Hodgkinson is more at home at gigs that are more about the people and the party, be it in a club or a paddock or Rio style pool party. DJing for the last 20 years on and off under several guises internationally, Return to Rio marks the beginning of a busy summer for Hodgkinson. The chock-a-block line-up also includes local stalwarts - Simon Caldwell, Ken Cloud, Love Bombs, Ben Korbel, Nick Law and many, many more. Completing the bill is a selection of up-for-it Riopians, who will be taking to the third stage – ‘Have A Go Disco’.   Hosted by Permission to Shine maniac’s Goodwill and Duncan Fellows, simply bring your favourite tunes along on CD, USB, iPod or phone and get involved.  Expect plenty of madness and the all-important smoke machine and lasers. On top of an impressive array of artists, round two of Return to Rio promises a Funktion1 sound system, VJs, amazing light installations and impromptu performances. In addition to the music, an action packed itinerary of alternative amusement will also be on offer. From water aerobics, meditation, reiki and yoga to some really weird stuff you’ve never seen before, this is the land of Rio friends and nothing will be quite as you ordinarily know it. The ultimate weekend away has the basics nailed too – a queue-free-bar stocked with delicious drinks, tasty morsels to eat, clean flushing toilets and hot showers. On the accommodation front, Del Rio Riverside Resort has riverside air-conditioned cabins to rest those laurels along with drive-up camping spots amongst the friendly kangaroos and a range of luxurious accommodation and Glamping options are also available from the resort for an additional cost. Also you can BYO alcohol to consume within your camping area. Just a mere 90 minutes drive from Sydney, the site also features a range of wholesome activities for one to partake in, including tennis, crazy golf, basketball, volleyball and water skiing. You. Don’t. Want. To. Miss. This. Video - http://vimeo.com/80769364   For more information and to get involved visit http://bit.ly/ReturnToRio14    Tickets: http://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/ReturntoRio2014 Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuMgJrFoAFY                                                                                                                                         - END - #ReturnToRio   Notes to Editors For more information, accreditation, images and interview requests contact:  Celia Cochran - The Sound Campaign Celia.cochran@thesoundcampaign.com - 0428 229 455   Listings Information Event: Return to Rio Date: 14th – 16th November 2014 Address: Del Rio, Riverside Resort, Wisemans Ferry, NSW Artists: Ten Walls (LIVE), Mr C, Laura Jones, Gavin Heralily, Yolanda Be Cool, Lake People (LIVE), MC Scallywag, Neil Hodgkinson, Goodwill, Simon Caldwell, Ken Cloud, Alan Thomas, Keema & Eggs, Autoslide, Love Bombs, Foreign Dub, Gabby, Nick Law, Shaun Broughton, Shamus, Ben Ashton, Ben Korbel, Ben Nott, Iron Gate Sound, Danny La Ru, Klue, Langdon Cook, Tristan Case, Monkey Tennis, Mantra Collective, Record Store, Yelo Magic, Start:Cue, Mike Who, Jimi Polar Tickets: $150 Camping: $45 (total for three nights) & other accommodation options available – call Del Rio Riverside Resort for details Info: facebook.com/ReturnToRio            BEN & JERRY’S OPENAIR CINEMAS ANNOUNCE DATES FOR SUMMER 2014 / 2015 & SEASON HEADLINERS HUSKY! 2014-10-29T02:22:27Z ben-amp-jerry-s-openair-cinemas-announce-dates-for-summer-2014-2015-amp-season-headliners-husky-1 Brisbane: Sunday 28th September – Sunday 9th November Melbourne: Sunday 30th November – Sunday 21st December Canberra: Sunday 18th January – Sunday 22nd February Sydney: Thursday 22nd January – Sunday 1st March Adelaide: Sunday 1st March – Sunday 12th April Perth: Thursday 19th March – Sunday 26th April   MEDIA RELEASE – SYDNEY, OCTOBER 2014: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are returning this summer, bringing music by day and movies by night to six cities across Australia. As part of a nationwide tour that reaches 150,000 festivalgoers, the season has kicked off at Brisbane’s South Bank on September 28 under the tropical woodland canopy of the Rainforest Green. Following the Queensland edition, the event will go on to visit Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth at spectacular waterside locations.   Triple-J Unearthed winner Husky have been brought onboard as the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions season headliners, and will perform at the Charity Launch Night in each respective city. Having toured with the likes of Gotye and Mumford & Sons, the Melbourne trio is set to perform tracks from their forthcoming second album, ‘Rucker’s Hill’. All proceeds from the Charity Launch Nights’ ticket sales will go to WWF-Australia’s efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Raising $30,000 for the cause last season, Ben & Jerry’s and Openair Cinemas are proud to support WWF-Australia’s work on the Great Barrier Reef. Husky says: “We’re really looking forward to playing the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions. You can’t go wrong with film, music and ice cream. Plus we get a chance to help a great cause, the World Wide Fund For Nature.” Films on offer include an assortment of the latest and greatest new releases, a selection of sci-fi thrillers, cult classics and firm family favourites. The Brisbane program is currently available online, and features the likes of What We Do in the Shadows, The Boxtrolls, Begin Again, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Grease Sing-a-Long and Jurassic Park. The entertainment schedule for the other cities will be released closer to event dates. Guests can look forward to enjoying an alfresco cinema experience like no other, with a 2K HD digital cinema system and a huge 12m by 6m screen to ensure they don’t miss any of the action. Adding a touch of comfort to a night under the stars, deckchairs, bean loungers and blankets can be hired as part of the ticket packages available. Cinemagoers can also opt for an all-new Volkswagen Polo Class ticket, which includes reserved premium seating with a blanket and cushion for extra film-watching luxury, a drink and a Ben & Jerry’s shortie. Complementing the entertainment line-up is a fully licensed bar stocked with a wide selection of beverages, and local gourmet food vendors will be serving up a delicious range of food unique to each venue. Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions once again include the best up-and-coming local musicians performing live, games on the lawn and free Ben & Jerry’s for all ticketholders before the main event every Sunday. On top of all this, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas will be the ultimate place to kickstart the weekend each and every Friday, as Aperol Sunsets will see the best local DJs take to the decks to provide the perfect musical backdrop for Aperol Spritz sundowners. Tickets are available from openaircinemas.com.au. - END -   Notes to Editors: For further information, images and interview requests contact: Ben Cooper - 0424 160 198 ben.cooper@thesoundcampaign.com   Listings information: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Brisbane Dates: Sunday 28th September – Sunday 9th November 2014 Address: Rainforest Green, South Bank Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky, The Altais, Jackie Marshall, Brother Fox, Sahara Beck Food: Vespa Pizza   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Melbourne Dates: Sunday 30th November – Sunday 21st December 2014 Address: South Beach Reserve, St Kilda Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC Food: Ladro   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Canberra Dates: Sunday 18th January – Sunday 22nd February 2015 Address: Patrick White Lawns, Canberra Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC Food: Rocketboy   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Sydney Dates: Thursday 22nd January – Sunday 1st March 2015 Address: Bondi Park Reserve, Bondi Beach  Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC Food: Pop-up Pizza   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Adelaide Dates: Sunday 1st March – Sunday 12th April 2015 Address: Glenelg Beach, Glenelg Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC Food: Ambient   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Perth Dates: Thursday 19th March – Sunday 26th April 2015 Address: Ozone Reserve, East Perth Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Capture the spirit of summer with Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas’ annual season of live outdoor music and feature films. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are quintessential summer events, with feature films lighting up our huge outdoor movie screen under the moonlight from dusk. Cinemagoers can chill out before their movie with some tasty food and frosty beverages from the fully licensed bar, while relaxing to sounds from the best of the Australian music scene and sets from the most exciting emerging local DJs. BEN & JERRY’S OPENAIR CINEMAS ANNOUNCE DATES FOR SUMMER 2014 / 2015 & SEASON HEADLINERS HUSKY! 2014-10-29T02:14:59Z ben-amp-jerry-s-openair-cinemas-announce-dates-for-summer-2014-2015-amp-season-headliners-husky Brisbane: Sunday 28th September – Sunday 9th November Melbourne: Sunday 30th November – Sunday 21st December Canberra: Sunday 18th January – Sunday 22nd February Sydney: Thursday 22nd January – Sunday 1st March Adelaide: Sunday 1st March – Sunday 12th April Perth: Thursday 19th March – Sunday 26th April   MEDIA RELEASE – SYDNEY, OCTOBER 2014: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are returning this summer, bringing music by day and movies by night to six cities across Australia. As part of a nationwide tour that reaches 150,000 festival goers, the season has kicked off at Brisbane’s South Bank on September 28 under the tropical woodland canopy of the Rainforest Green. Following the Queensland edition, the event will go on to visit Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth at spectacular waterside locations.   Triple-J Unearthed winner Husky have been brought onboard as the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions season headliners, and will perform at the Charity Launch Night in each respective city. Having toured with the likes of Gotye and Mumford & Sons, the Melbourne trio is set to perform tracks from their forthcoming second album, ‘Rucker’s Hill’. All proceeds from the Charity Launch Nights’ ticket sales will go to WWF-Australia’s efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Raising $30,000 for the cause last season, Ben & Jerry’s and Openair Cinemas are proud to support WWF-Australia’s work on the Great Barrier Reef. Husky says: “We’re really looking forward to playing the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions. You can’t go wrong with film, music and ice cream. Plus we get a chance to help a great cause, the World Wide Fund For Nature.” Films on offer include an assortment of the latest and greatest new releases, a selection of sci-fi thrillers, cult classics and firm family favourites. The Brisbane program is currently available online, and features the likes of What We Do in the Shadows, The Boxtrolls, Begin Again, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Grease Sing-a-Long and Jurassic Park. The entertainment schedule for the other cities will be released closer to event dates. Guests can look forward to enjoying an alfresco cinema experience like no other, with a 2K HD digital cinema system and a huge 12m by 6m screen to ensure they don’t miss any of the action. Adding a touch of comfort to a night under the stars, deckchairs, bean loungers and blankets can be hired as part of the ticket packages available. Cinemagoers can also opt for an all-new Volkswagen Polo Class ticket, which includes reserved premium seating with a blanket and cushion for extra film-watching luxury, a drink and a Ben & Jerry’s shortie. Complementing the entertainment line-up is a fully licensed bar stocked with a wide selection of beverages, and local gourmet food vendors will be serving up a delicious range of food unique to each venue. Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions once again include the best up-and-coming local musicians performing live, games on the lawn and free Ben & Jerry’s for all ticketholders before the main event every Sunday. On top of all this, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas will be the ultimate place to kickstart the weekend each and every Friday, as Aperol Sunsets will see the best local DJs take to the decks to provide the perfect musical backdrop for Aperol Spritz sundowners. Tickets are available from openaircinemas.com.au. - END - Listings information: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Brisbane Dates: Sunday 28th September – Sunday 9th November 2014 Address: Rainforest Green, South Bank Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky, The Altais, Jackie Marshall, Brother Fox, Sahara Beck Food: Vespa Pizza Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Melbourne Dates: Sunday 30th November – Sunday 21st December 2014 Address: South Beach Reserve, St Kilda Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky, Soli Tesema, JR Reyne & More Food: Ladro   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Canberra Dates: Sunday 18th January – Sunday 22nd February 2015 Address: Patrick White Lawns, Canberra Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC Food: Rocketboy   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Sydney Dates: Thursday 22nd January – Sunday 1st March 2015 Address: Bondi Park Reserve, Bondi Beach  Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC Food: Pop-up Pizza   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Adelaide Dates: Sunday 1st March – Sunday 12th April 2015 Address: Glenelg Beach, Glenelg Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC Food: Ambient   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Perth Dates: Thursday 19th March – Sunday 26th April 2015 Address: Ozone Reserve, East Perth Tickets: openaircinemas.com.au Artists: Husky & more TBC   Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Capture the spirit of summer with Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas’ annual season of live outdoor music and feature films. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are quintessential summer events, with feature films lighting up our huge outdoor movie screen under the moonlight from dusk. Cinemagoers can chill out before their movie with some tasty food and frosty beverages from the fully licensed bar, while relaxing to sounds from the best of the Australian music scene and sets from the most exciting emerging local DJs. ARIA Week returns in 2014 celebrating its most diverse and unique line up ever 2014-10-28T22:05:38Z aria-week-returns-in-2014-celebrating-its-most-diverse-and-unique-line-up-ever ARIA Week returns in 2014 celebrating its most diverse and unique line up ever Sydney will be spoilt for musical choice in the lead up to the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra featuring FREE showcases starring 2014 ARIA nominated artists: Hilltop Hoods and Kingswood plus previous ARIA Award recipient Megan Washington and many more! Legendary manager Paul McGuinness confirmed for a Q&A at ARIA Week Masterclass   Now celebrating its third glorious year, ARIA Week - a week-long program of gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney in celebration of Australian music in the lead-up to the ARIA Awards – returns in 2014 from November 21 – December 4. It features a hugely impressive line-up from around the country that will showcase the dynamic and diverse live scene Sydney has to offer. Acts that featured in last year’s ARIA Week showcases included Sheppard, Andy Bull and DZ Deathrays, all of whom have gone on to be nominated at the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra. The ARIA Week showcases were so popular last year that #ARIAWeek was a top trending social media topic in Sydney for the duration of ARIA Week. Presented in partnership with the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, ARIA Week will once again see Sydney abuzz with the very best new artists and ground-breaking music industry conferences, showcasing the wealth of talent and opportunity the Australian music scene has to offer. ARIA is thrilled to confirm that Paul McGuinness, regarded as one of the most successful managers in music business after managing U2 for 35 years, is confirmed for a Q&A session with John Watson (Manager of Silverchair, Gotye, Missy Higgins and Cold Chisel) at the invitation-only ARIA Masterclass on Tuesday, November 25. ARIA CEO, Dan Rosen said: “ARIA is delighted to be welcoming Paul McGuinness to Sydney as the keynote speaker for this year’s ARIA Masterclass. As U2’s manager for more than three decades, Paul guided the band from pub gigs in Dublin to being the biggest band in the world. It will be great to hear some of the unique insights he has gathered from his many years working in our industry.” Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Troy Grant said: “ARIA Week is an extension of everything wonderful about the ARIA Awards, a week-long celebration of the best of Australian music, here in the home of the nation’s creative industries, Sydney.” “The NSW Government is a proud partner of ARIA Week through our tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and we look forward to seeing artists, music fans and industry professionals fill the city’s live performance venues for a week of fantastic showcases, gigs and other events," he said. Kings Cross IGNITE: Heat The Street, a joint initiative with The Live Music Office, APRA AMCOS and the City Of Sydney, joins the 2014 ARIA Week program for the first time. It will bring the Australian music industry together to support live music venues in Kings Cross with an incredible afternoon of free live music from 2.00pm on Sunday, November 23. EMC and EMC Play will also be a key part of ARIA Week 2014 this December 2-4. Set to celebrate and discover the best electronic music Australia and the Asia-Pacific region has to offer, by day EMC will host informative panels, networking opportunities, masterclasses and workshops featuring the likes of Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, Will Sparks and Nina Las Vegas. By night, EMC Play will showcase the hottest electronic talent in multiple venues throughout Kings Cross and Darlinghurst with Future Classic, Sweat it Out, Lucky Entertainment and many more involved. ARIA Week is also proud to welcome Red Bull Music Academy and PPCA as valued partners in 2014. Sydney venues can become an official part of the ARIA Week program by registering their shows on the ARIA Week website - ariaawards.com.au/aria-week/register.  Registered shows will be added to the list of official gigs on the ARIA Week website. The 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra and ARIA Week are proudly supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. www.ariaawards.com.au/aria-week | #ARIAWEEK 2014 ARIA WEEK SCHEDULE   FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21 Universal Music present…Across The UniverseVenue: The X Studio, Kings CrossMegan WashingtonBroodsJust A Gent Universal Music Australia is thrilled to announce details of their ARIA Week Showcase ‘Across The Universe’ which will be held at The X Studio, Kings Cross’ newest venue, on Friday November 21.  The night will see some of the best of Universal Music’s Australian and New Zealand artists taking over The X Studio with live music performances.  Having recently released her critically acclaimed sophomore album There There, which debuted at #5, 2010’s ARIA award winner for ‘Best Female Artist’ and ‘Breakthrough Artist’, Megan Washington will take to the stage with her band to perform some old favourite’s and new ones such as Who Are You, Limitless and the current hook driven single My Heart Is A Wheel.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42DDwoDoVYc Off the back of their recent Sam Smith support slot in the USA, New Zealand brother and sister duo, Caleb and Georgia Nott aka Broods return to Australia for their November national Australian tour.  The pair continue to enjoy whirlwind local and international success following the release of their Top 5 ARIA Album debut ‘Evergreen’ (produced by Grammy award winning Joel Little) which features breakthrough single ‘Bridges’ and current favourite ‘LAF’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Eobk_sfIc Universal’s most recent signing to Island Records Australia is young producer, Jacob Grant, charmingly dubbed Just A Gent, who has been receiving support all over the globe from dance music giants in Diplo, Dillon Francis, What So Not and airplay on BBC 1Xtra, triple j and Pete Tong’s Evolution Radio. He has also captured the full attention of the blogosphere with hundreds of thousands of Soundcloud plays. https://soundcloud.com/just-a-gent/limelight   FasterLouderVenue: Beresford Upstairs, DarlinghurstHartsDonny BenetSpecial guests and DJ’s to be announced Following last year’s DZ Deathrays-headlined moshfest, FasterLouder returns to the Beresford for our third ARIA Week gig on November 21. We've put together our smoothest line-up yet, featuring Prince-endorsed one-man-party-machine Harts and Sydney post-disco auteur Donny Benet. Entry is free, with special guests and DJs to be announced soon. “He reminds me of how I was at that age,” says Prince of Harts, a solo artist from Melbourne, blending funk, rock, pop and soul into his own unique style. His debut album Daydreamer (which Harts wrote, performed, recorded and produced himself) is 10 tracks dealing with themes of escapism, paranoia and uncertainty. It features everything we've come to expect from the young funkateer – smooth rhythms, catchy falsetto melodies and his signature guitar work. Latest single ‘Red & Blue’ has been added to triple j rotation, and is a track driven almost entirely by Harts' guitar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IdcT0tFcgc  Donny Benet has just released his third studio album ‘Weekend At Donny’s’; a collaborative release featuring Jack Ladder, Isabella Manfredi from The Preatures, SPOD, Kirin J Callinan and Elana Stone. It features the single  'Charlotte's Web', a tale of love, confusion, entrapment of the heart and friendship, with Geoffrey O'Connor on vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WFOWcqwgH4      SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 Chugg Music present…Venue: Oxford Art Factory Deep Sea ArcadePepa NightThe Tambourine GirlsBurn Antares+ VISIONS DJs and Rare Finds DJs Currently in its second year, Sydney-based entertainment company Chugg Music has helped its artists achieve a number of outstanding successes over the last 18 months, including international domination for Sheppard (ARIA #1 and 4 x Platinum single for ‘Geronimo’, ARIA #2 Album), a Top 5 ARIA debut for Megan Washington’s sophomore record ‘There There’, and international triumphs for The Griswolds and Lime Cordiale. After throwing parties at SXSW, CMJ and BIGSOUND over the last year, Chugg Music is excited to announce the line-up for its Official ARIA Week showcase in 2014. Deep Sea Arcade https://www.facebook.com/deepseaarcade?fref=ts Deep Sea Arcade spent the best part of 2013 living in the UK, soaking up the culture and imparting some of their own whilst writing their highly anticipated sophomore record. The forthcoming album is the follow-up to their 2012 debut Outlands, which had a worldwide release through Ivy League Records, with singles heavily supported by Triple J, FBI, BBC1, BBC 6, and XFM. After starting Sydney-based club night VISIONS, headlining BIGSOUND and touring around the country with the likes of Temples in 2014, Deep Sea Arcade are poised for a mammoth 2015. Pepa Knight https://www.facebook.com/pepaknight?fref=ts After launching his solo career with two undeniable singles earlier in 2014, Jinja Safari co-frontman Pepa Knight has recently announced the release of ‘Hypnotized Vol. I’ – the first volume of recordings from his debut album due in 2015.  Pepa’s solo project first delighted listeners earlier in 2014 with his eclectic brand of psychedelic pop via emphatic singles ‘Rahh!’ and ‘Clams’. The blog community embraced both songs, with rave reviews flooding in organically from Canada, USA, UK, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. The Tambourine Girls https://www.facebook.com/thetambourinegirls?fref=ts The Tambourine Girls is the songwriting project of Sydney-based guitarist and vocalist Simon Relf. Recorded with the help of Jack Moffitt (The Preatures), members of Deep Sea Arcade and producer Tony Buchen (Alberts - Andy Bull, Jeremy Neale), Relf's debut EP 'The End of Time' was released in May 2014 to coincide with a national tour alongside Dustin Tebbutt.  The band is set to tour throughout the back-end of 2014 alongside The Preatures, Holy Holy, Davey Lane (You Am I) and Morning Harvey. Burn Antareshttps://www.facebook.com/burnantares?fref=ts Drawing inspiration from the '60s, classic rock'n'roll from the '70s and elements of country music, Sydney’s Burn Antares have recently released ‘Crystal Love’ - the first single from their forthcoming sophomore EP. Titled 'Fur Coat & The Peace Boat', the EP was recorded with Sydney-based producer Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull, Jeremy Neale) and is due in October 2014.    SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23 ARIA Week Gets Heavy With MANIACS Presents… 
Venue: Bald Faced Stag, 343 Parramatta Road, Leichardt
Time: 12.00noon-4.00pm Buried In Verona
Make Them Suffer
Stories  Australia’s heavy music sector is making a huge noise and the world is listening. Artists such The Amity Affliction, Parkway Drive and Karnivool have gained a foothold as world class live acts as well as at the very top of the ARIA charts and there’s plenty more bubbling up from the underground. So it’s only fitting that during ARIA Week, the ever evolving face of our local heavy scene is recognised with Maniacs presents,  a showcase featuring some of AUSTRALIA’s freshest heavy talent : BURIED IN VERONA (UNFD) MAKE THEM SUFFER (Roadrunner Records) and STORIES (UNFD). About the artists: Since the release of their 2012 album, Notorious, Buried In Verona have become one of the most polarising bands in the Australian heavy music community. 2014 saw the band further aggravate the haters, releasing album number four, Faceless, and debuting at #15 on the ARIA charts. 
Buried In Verona – Illuminate - http://youtu.be/-v2hxYNHX_c  Make Them Suffer established themselves as ‘homegrown up and comers to watch’ with the release of their debut full length – Neverbloom – in 2012 on Roadrunner Records. In between international and local touring commitments, they recently released a new single ‘Let Me In’ as a precursor to their second album slated for release in early 2015.
Make Them Suffer – Let Me In - http://youtu.be/gPPs897BANo Blending both peace and chaos, Stories have developed a uniquely heavy and dark signature sound first showcased by their debut EP Void which was released in 2013.  
Stories – The Divide - http://youtu.be/wSYNs8_zj1g Inertia Music present…Venue: Vic On The Park Jack Ladder & The DreamlandersThe HarpoonsMilwaukee BanksKUČKA In the lead up to ARIA Week, Inertia in collaboration with Music, Booze & Stuff (Matt and Dan Rule) have curated the inaugural line up for Sunday City Limits; a free afternoon party at Vic On The Park, on Sunday 23rd of November. The line-up features a swathe of extraordinary acts including Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, The Harpoons, Milwaukee Banks, and KUČKA. One of Australia’s strongest and most enigmatic songwriters, Jack Ladder will be performing songs from new album ‘Playmates’, out November 7th via his own imprint Self Portrait and Inertia. The sultry crooner will be bringing his Dreamlanders along with him, a trio compromised from Laurence Pike of PVT, Kirin J. Callinan and Donny Benet. Watch the official video for “Come On Back this Way feat. Sharon Van Etten”. The Harpoons will also be joining the lineup, and having recently released their long-awaited debut album ‘Falling For You’. Featuring the massive singles “Unforgettable” and “Can We Work This Out”, there’s sure to be a buzzing anticipation surrounding their performance. Watch the official video for “Unforgettable”. Milwaukee Banks is a rising hip-hop duo from Melbourne, a savvy combination of honey-rich down tempo hip-hop beats, intelligent production and perfectly executed prose.  Watch the official video for “Pluto Bounce”. Electronic pop enigma KUČKA produces the sound of the future, with songs such as “Unconditional” garnering her some well-deserved attention, including being picked by The Guardian as one of Australia’s Top 5 Under-the-Radar acts, guesting on numerous A$AP Rocky tracks, and scooping 5 recent WA Music Awards nominations.  Watch the official video for “Unconditional” Sunday City Limits is, first and foremost, a melting pot of all those things that make Sundays in Sydney great: warm weather, outdoor vibes, good food and great music.  Held at Enmore’s Vic On The Park, whose infamous Carpark has recently held shows for the likes of You Am I, The Vines, Sticky Fingers and DMA’s, Sunday City Limits aims to add to the great history of shows held at the Vic. There will be food provided by the Food Truck Projects and the Vic’s own famous kitchen, art by local artist Nuttail, and bands and DJs playing from midday until well into the night. Entry is free and open to the public.   Kings Cross IGNITE: Heat The Street Venues: The X Studio (Carousel and X 54), Uliveto, Goldfish, Barrio Chino, Crane Bar, Kings Cross Hotel, Kit and Kaboodle, Sugarmill, New Hampton, The Bourbon and The World Bar
Time: 2.00pm-6.00pm KLP
M-PhazesThe PotbelleezReigan DerrySun Rai  (Rai Thistlethwayte)Milan
Microwave JennyOdetteNate Flagrant
Playwrite
Darryl Beaton
Doug Williams
Emma Birdsall
Hannah Robinson
Jeff Duff
Jonathan Zwartz
Leah Flanagan
Martha Marlow
Craig Calhoun
+ many more to be announced!  The Australian music industry will get behind live music venues in Kings Cross with an incredible afternoon of free live music for IGNITE: Heat the Street on Sunday 23 November. Award-winning and chart-topping songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Louis Schoorl will curate 40 acts across 10 venues for four hours between 2pm and 6pm. IGNITE presents a stunning addition to ARIA Week 2014. As part of the City of Sydney’s Live Music and Performance Action Plan, in 2014 the City of Sydney matched funding to APRA AMCOS and The Live Music Office to help promote live music and performance in Sydney, with a focus on local artists and local venues. 

Presented by key partners The Live Music Office, APRA AMCOS and the City of Sydney, the Kings Cross IGNITE precinct event highlights venues in Kings Cross that provide regular jobs and opportunities for our great Australian musicians. This is the second pilot of the Live and Local event methodology created by The Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS. It will become a template to support live music audience and sector development across metropolitan and regional Australia. Supporting event sponsors for Kings Cross IGNITE are The X Studio, ARIA Week, NSW AHA, Uliveto, and Alberts.   MONDAY NOVEMBER 24 Sony Music Australia present…Venue: The Beresford Upstairs, Sydney Gang Of YouthsHoly HolyJackie Onassis Little Sea Sony Music’s ARIA showcase will celebrate the discovery and development of Australian talent. The show, which takes place on November 24 at The Beresford Hotel in Darlinghurst, will feature new artists and the very best in Australian music. GANG OF YOUTHS: Sydney indie rockers made up of long-time friends David Leaupepe, Joji Malani, Jung Kim and Max Dunn. Gang Of Youths burst onto the live scene last year playing blistering sets at CMJ in New York and SXSW. The band’s touring CV is impressive and extensive having played sold out shows on both sides of the Atlantic, most recently supporting Vampire Weekend and Foster The People. 2015 sees the band gear up for the release of their debut LP. ‘POISON DRUM’: http://youtu.be/yqi2dT5rRtw  INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/GANGOFYOUTHS FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/GangOfYouths TWITTER: https://twitter.com/gangofyouths TUMBLR: http://gangofyouths.tumblr.com/ HOLY HOLY: Are the musical amalgamation of award winning singer songwriter Timothy Carroll and guitarist composer Oscar Dawson. Holy Holy released THE PACIFIC EP earlier this year with the band’s latest single ‘History’ proving a Triple J favourite. Holy Holy will release their debut album in 2015. ‘HISTORY’: http://youtu.be/bKH18omeDt0 WEBSITE:  http://holyholymusic.com/ INSTAGRAM:  www.instagram.com/holyholymusicFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/holyholymusic TWITTER: https://twitter.com/holyholymusic JACKIE ONASSIS: Western Sydney’s hip hop finest comprising of vocalist Kai Tan and producer Raph Dixon. Jackie Onassis released their first single, ‘Crystal Balling’, last year which quickly became a fan favourite and even scored BBC Radio 1airplay in the UK. As part of hip hop collective One Day, alongside Spit Syndicate, Horrorshow and Joyride, they released one of 2014’s biggest hip hop albums MAINLINE, which debuted at no. 2 on the ARIA charts. Jackie Onassis will be releasing new material this year. ‘SPECIAL OCCASION’: http://youtu.be/tJV0Ib66QJg WEBSITE: http://www.jackieonassis.net/home INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/jackieonassis1 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/JackieOnassis187 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JackieOnassis1 LITTLE SEA: The latest signing to Sony Music Australia bringing pop/rock tunes out of Sydney. Little Sea is made up of Andrew Butler, Leightin Cauchi, Dylan Clark and Oliver Kirby. Having recently supported fellow Aussie breakouts 5 Seconds Of Summer, Little Sea released their debut EP WAKE THE SUN which peaked at #1 on the iTunes chart. The band are working on new material which will be released early 2015. ‘THANK YOU’: http://youtu.be/6gbWBkZkig8 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LittleSeaMusic TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LittleSea The Sony Music ARIA showcase for 2014 will also see emerging artist/producer MIRACLE join the roster of talent as a special guest performer with Jackie Onassis. Miracle released his debut album MAINLAND earlier this year and has proven to be a live dynamite on the touring circuit, supporting A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Tyga and 360 ‘ENDLESS SUMMER’: http://youtu.be/BIKU4klZDG4  WEBSITE: http://www.miracleisiller.com/INSTAGRAM:  http://instagram.com/miracleisiller# FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/miracleisiller TWITTER: https://twitter.com/miracleisiller Tickets for this showcase are not being sold to the public; however you can win your way in by heading to http://musicfeeds.com.au/ who will be giving away 20 double passes.   TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25 Channel [V] present…Venue: The Island, Sydney Hilltop Hoods Summer is upon us and Channel [V]'s world famous Island Parties are back bigger and better than ever. The first act to rock the Island this year, is hip hop kings The Hilltop Hoods. There's no bigger Aussie hip hop act than the Hoods and no hotter location than the exclusive Channel [V] Island, so you will not want to miss out on this one-off exclusive gig. This twilight gig will blow your socks (and Cosby sweater) right off. To win tickets and for more details, go to: vmusic.com.au   MGM & The Music present…Venue: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney BraveCitizen KayBloods DJs+ Special Guests MGM and The Music present a night of amazing new independent music at the Oxford Art Factory on Tuesday Nov 25 as part of the annual ARIA Week celebration, featuring Brave, Citizen Kay and a Super Special Guest band. Bloods DJs will bring their DJ set to keep the party jamming. Having built a home studio that claims 80% of his bedroom, Sydney's Brave is a true pioneer of democratised production. Writing, recording, performing and producing his own material since the age of 15 the neo-soul songwriter and beat extraordinaire is finally set to release his debut EP this November. His debut single 'What About Me?' is raw melody and storytelling at its best. With a truly unique and captivating voice that has elements of Prince with speckles of James Blake and The Weekend - the future holds a new world for Brave. Citizen Kay hasn’t missed a beat since releasing his debut single “YES!” at the start of 2013. He followed up with two more standout singles, “Raise A Glass” and the soulful “Manage”. The singles became favourites on radio playlists nationally and after touring Australia solo and with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Danny Brown and Public Enemy, Citizen Kay took time out to record new tracks for his mini-album Demokracy. ‘Freedom’ is the new single from the 8 track release. Citizen Kay tours Australia in November before joining Ice Cube for shows in December.  Bloods DJs are known and loved for their overheated punk rock and bruised doo-wop. They have just released their debut album ‘Work It Out’ which is in essence a collection of real pop songs but sounding like Bloods DJs, and crackling with the same barely-contained energy they’re loved for, and recorded live to tape by Owen Penglis from Sydney garage-rock outfit Straight Arrows. On the night Bloods DJs will bring their DJ set to ensure that everybody leaves happily ever after. ...and we just can't wait to reveal our Special guests...but will have to for now...   Red Bull Music Academy…Venue: The X Studio, Kings Cross Africa Hitechsauce81 (Japan)Lorna Clarkson Lewis Cancut+ more to be announced Red Bull Music Academy, the globetrotting series of music workshops and events, has today announced its participation with ARIA Week, with a showcase of ground breaking Red Bull Music Academy alumni set to perform at The X Studio on the eve of the ARIA Awards, Tuesday 25 November. Red Bull Music Academy alumni artists leading the first announcement include: Africa Hitech; more than a name, it is an ideology – one that embodies its members’ passions for an eclectic diaspora of electronic styles, from dub and acid to UK garage, grime, techno, and Jamaican dancehall. Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek stand at the intersection of all these styles to fit their vision of post-apocalyptic riddims. Created at the Red Bull Music Academy in 2007, Mark Pritchard’s production genius benefits from the voice and aid of Steve Spacek, the smoothest rude boy you will ever meet. The sound of tomorrow being played today. http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/africa-hitech-sound-system-live-at-splendour-in-the-grass-2014 Bringing jazz elements from all places and ages, Nobuyaki Suzuki’s sauce81 will appeal to discerning taste buds anywhere. Developing a taste for synthesizers as a little kid, this Tokyo resident and 2008 RBMA Alumni took a detour via rock music, and ended up somewhere in the same supermarket aisle as acid jazz, broken beat, and Brazilian house music. His work with poet Karen Gibson Roc has made it all the way to Germany for a release, showing he has come up with a recipe that would taste good with either omu-rice or schnitzel. http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/sauce81-live-at-sonarsound-2013 Lorna Clarkson, a 2004 alumni, prefers to plumb the depths of a vast array of music styles  - be it- jackin’ house, footwork, dubstep, techno, bass, or Detroit electro.  http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/lorna-clarkson-live-at-splendour-in-the-grass-2014 And 2014 alumni Lewis Cancut, who has mastered the art of the sun-kissed, tropical booty beat. Running the gamut from reggaeton to baile funk, and UK funky to dancehall,  Lewis’s tropical tap sound is all good vibes. The partnership with ARIA Week is a natural one for Red Bull Music Academy, which has taken its series of music festivals and workshops to cities around the world over the last 15 years, currently the Academy is being held in Tokyo and previous stops include NYC, Toronto, London, Madrid, Melbourne, and Cape Town. Further, the Academy has extended its curatorial touch to festival stages and signature events on every continent. The Red Bull Music Academy ARIA Week showcase is a free event and is on a first come best dressed basis, at The X Studio, Bayswater Road Kings Cross on Tuesday 25th November 2014.   ARIA MasterclassVenue: Bistro 80, The Star Tickets: By invitation only A discussion on the biggest issues affecting the Australian recorded music industry right now, including a special keynote address and a series of panel discussions featuring industry thought-leaders. Featuring a Q&A Session: Paul McGuinness and John Watson   And to end ARIA Week on a high, make sure you get down to the biggest ever triple j Unearthed ARIA Week party…   THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27 triple j UnearthedVenue: The Hi-Fi Sydney KingswoodMeg MacL-FRESH THE LIONKLPMatt & Alex  triple j Unearthed is once again teaming up with ARIA Week to showcase some of the best new Aussie talent, discovered through triple j Unearthed over the last few years. Head along to The Hi-Fi Sydney on Thurs 27 Nov, where you’ll be treated to live sets by Kingswood, Meg Mac and L-FRESH The LION, as well as DJ sets by triple j’s own KLP and Matt & Alex. Come along, it’s FREE!   FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28 Studio 301 | Producer BBQVenue: Studio 301Time: 3.00pm-6.00pm Studios 301 is happy to be back for a second year of ARIA Week, this time hosting the first ever Producer’s BBQ to be held Friday, November 28th from 3pm to 6pm. The event will celebrate this year's Producer & Engineer award winners and nominees, as well as recognise all of the individuals that play a major role in making Australia's successful records, including music producers, engineers, masterers, studios, A&R's, relevant press and industry professionals. Festivities include special guest DJs, producer Robert Conley grilling up some American-style chilli dogs and chilli nachos, cold bevvies, table tennis in Studio 1, and Engineer of the Year Eric J Dubowsky will be discussing the making of Chet Faker's 'Built on Glass.'   Australian music legend Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and iconic TV program Countdown to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame 2014-10-27T08:19:33Z australian-music-legend-ian-molly-meldrum-and-iconic-tv-program-countdown-to-be-inducted-into-the-aria-hall-of-fame Australian music legend Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and iconic TV program Countdown to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame  After having the honour of inducting Kylie Minogue, John Paul Young and Normie Rowe into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, it is Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum’s year to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra. Molly will make history as the first non-recording artist to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. "To be recognised by my peers and to be the first person who isn't a musician inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame is such an honour.  To think for over four decades I have had the luxury of working in an industry that I absolutely love and am so passionate about and then to be recognised for it makes me reflect on what an amazing life I live. From the early days of Countdown with Michael Shrimpton and Robbie Weekes where it all began and still to this day, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me share my undying love of this crazy, wonderful and never dull Australian music industry, long may it reign."  
Ian 'Molly' Meldrum   Elton John described Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum as the “single most important influence in Australian pop music” and long time friend Kylie Minogue was thrilled upon hearing the news, sending Molly this message:   "Molly, I wiped away your tears when you inducted me into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2011, and I wish you'd been there to wipe away my tears when I heard that you will be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame this year! I can't think of another person who deserves this honour more than you. Was it really 40 years ago that Countdown launched?! It became such a tradition for families across Australia to huddle by the TV to watch you interview our idols and to see our favourite bands perform on the show. The Australian music industry is blessed to have had you in our lives for over four decades and I love that the rest of Australia can celebrate YOU on November 26 when you are inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. Congratulations and lots of love, Kylie."   Forty years ago, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and his signature hat came to the attention of households across Australia when he was offered the chance to host a new music show called Countdown, a program created by Executive Producer Michael Shrimpton, producer/director Robbie Weekes, and record producer and music journalist Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum. For thirteen years, this ABC TV program showcased the finest, the newest, the up‐and‐coming local and overseas recording artists. It became one of the most-loved and most-watched programs on Australian television, and turned Molly into one of the most iconic and trusted voices on music.    Molly is a true national icon who for over 50 years has entertained and informed us about artists and their music.   Molly’s instinct for what the public would love to hear and see is unrivalled and the Countdown years, which started 40 years ago, made an immeasurable contribution to the Australian music landscape, not just in the big cities but in every corner of the country. It was truly must see TV and when Molly said do yourself a favour on Countdown on Sunday night, the orders from the record stores across the nation on Monday morning were amazing.   He was a true pioneer of music TV globally and his passion for championing artists, particularly Australian artists, was and remains as brilliant as it is unwavering. Denis Handlin AM – Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment   In 1986, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum was awarded the Order of Australia for services to music and charities, and in 1993, he received an ARIA 'Special Achievement Award' for services to the music industry. And finally after thirty-five years in the making, Molly’s autobiography, ‘The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story’ was released last week showcasing Molly's hilarious, vivid, warm and always compelling memoir of these incredible years.   On November 26, 2014, ARIA will warmly welcome one of Australia's greatest music legends into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. We will celebrate Molly as a successful critic, journalist, presenter and record producer. We will also honour Countdown, the show that launched four decades ago and broke down generation gaps around Australia as it became a family ritual to watch every Sunday night, endearing Molly to millions of viewers across the nation with his legendary interviews with some of the greatest music and pop culture icons the world has ever known, from David Bowie and Madonna to Michael Jackson and Prince Charles.   "I’ve known Molly for many, many years and in that time he has been many things…a journalist, a producer, a music leader, and a sometimes pain in my ass.  I’m so pleased to see Ian inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame and cannot think of a more worthy recipient. He has had a profound and significant impact on our music industry and I’m proud to call him my friend.” 
Michael Gudinski, Executive Chairman, The Mushroom Group.   “Go on, do yourself a favour” and relive the magic of Countdown and its host Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum as they get inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra. General public tickets are sold out, but fans can join the festivities on the David Jones Red Carpet from 2.00pm on Wednesday, November 26 at The Star, Sydney and watch the broadcast on TEN.     The 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra and ARIA Week are proudly supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.   2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra | 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 The Star, Sydney | Broadcast on TEN GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS : SOLD OUT Telstra Album Of The Year-nominated artists Chet Faker and Sheppard, plus Hilltop Hoods and Justice Crew, join 5 Seconds Of Summer as confirmed performers at the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra 2014-10-24T15:39:10Z telstra-album-of-the-year-nominated-artists-chet-faker-and-sheppard-plus-hilltop-hoods-and-justice-crew-join-5-seconds-of-summer-as-confirmed-performers-at-the-2014-aria-awards-connected-by-telstra Telstra Album Of The Year-nominated artists Chet Faker and Sheppard, plus Hilltop Hoods and Justice Crew, join 5 Seconds Of Summer as confirmed performers at the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra   Public tickets to the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra have SOLD OUT     General public tickets to the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra have sold out in record time, but fans can still watch all the action on TEN and join in the festivities at The Star, Sydney to see their favourite stars as they walk the David Jones Red Carpet. Telstra Album Of The Year-nominated artists Chet Faker and Sheppard, plus Hilltop Hoods and Justice Crew, will join 5 Seconds Of Summer as the first performers announced. There will be more artists announced over the coming weeks ensuring that this will be one of the most diverse and eclectic performance line ups that the ARIA Awards has ever delivered.  Telstra General Manager, Brand Marketing, Toby Dewar said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Chet Faker and Sheppard back home for what will undoubtedly be a highlight of the 2014 ARIAs Connected By Telstra, and look forward to finding out which of the great acts wins the Telstra Album Of The Year award.”  Chet Faker It was Nicholas Murphy’s, aka Chet Faker, moment to shine at the 2014 ARIA Nominations Event where he accepted his first ARIA Award as the 2014 ARIA Producer Of The Year. The Melbourne-based artist’s debut #1 ARIA album, ‘Built On Glass’, also received awards for ARIA Engineer Of The Year for Eric J Dubowsky and Best Cover Art designed by Tin & Ed. Chet Faker is leading the way at the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra with nine nominations in total.  The nominations for ‘Built On Glass’ include Telstra Album Of The Year, Best Male Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Independent Release, as well as the publicly voted award Best Video for ‘Talk Is Cheap’ directed by Toby & Pete. Chet Faker’s label-mate, Flume (aka Harley Streten), is also nominated with Chet Faker for their single ‘Drop The Game’ in the Best Dance Release category.   Sheppard
 Following their US TV debut on Ellen this week, Brisbane band Sheppard, have seven ARIA Award nominations, including Telstra Album Of The Year. They have celebrated a stellar year with their ARIA #1 single, ‘Geronimo’ being accredited 4x Platinum (300,000+ sales) and it is the longest running #1 single of all-time by an independent Australian artist. ‘Geronimo’ has been nominated in the publicly-voted categories Song Of The Year and Best Video (directed by Toby Morris). Sheppard’s ARIA #2 album, ‘Bombs Away’, has scored nominations in the following categories: Best Group, Best Independent Release, Best Pop Release, as well as Stuart Stuart being nominated for Producer Of The Year.    Hilltop Hoods 2014 ARIA nominated Best Group Hilltop Hoods’ seventh studio album ‘Walking Under Stars’ became their fourth consecutive #1 on the ARIA album chart and held the top position for 2 consecutive weeks. 'Walking Under Stars' has already been certified Gold, as has the first single 'Won't Let You Down'. Hilltop Hoods are currently undertaking a huge 21 date Australian tour in support of the second single 'Cosby Sweater'. 'Walking Under Stars' has secured Hilltop Hoods nominations in the Best Urban Album and Engineer Of The Year (for Matthew Lambert and Barry Francis) categories. The album also features collaborations with fellow Australian artists Drapht and 2014 ARIA nominated artist, Dan Sultan.   Justice Crew Justice Crew blasted into the ARIA Singles charts debuting at #1 with their record breaking, four times Platinum-selling ‘Que Sera’, which has been nominated in the Best Pop Release category and the publicly-voted categories Song Of The Year and Best Video directed by Lawrence Lim. ‘Que Sera’ remained atop the ARIA singles chart for nine consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running Australian #1 single since the ARIA Charts began. Justice Crew's latest single, 'Rise & Fall', is released today.   Support your hometown ARIA nominated artists by voting for them in the public voted categories (Song Of The Year, Best Australian Live Act, Best Video Public and Best International Artist) at ariaawards.com.au/public-voting. Voting closes Wednesday, November 19. The ARIA Awards and ARIA Week are proudly supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra | 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 The Star, Sydney | Broadcast on TEN GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS : SOLD OUT One Man's Passion Leads 500 Cities to "Go the Extra Mile" 2014-10-24T05:53:44Z one-man-s-passion-leads-500-cities-to-go-the-extra-mile Los Angeles, CA, October 24, 2014 -- On November 1st, over 500 cities from across the United States will proclaim Extra Mile Day...a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change in ourselves, families, organizations and communities when we “go the extra mile.” Growing from 23 cities in its inaugural 2009 year, Extra Mile Day is the vision of motivational guru Shawn Anderson, a man passionate about making his life count and empowering others to do the same. Whether it is in encouraging others to continue to pursue fading dreams or uplifting people to not to let life's tragedies derail hope, Anderson has dedicated his life to inspiring others to maximize their potential and contribution. His message is consistent and to the point: "Want a better life? Go the extra mile.” First spreading the “go the extra mile” message across the U.S. in 2009, Anderson used a symbolic 4,000-mile ocean-to-ocean solo bike ride. On the ride, the 47-year-old non-bicyclist created motivational events in 21 national cities. At these events, Anderson interviewed over 200 people who had been recognized as going the extra mile in overcoming personal setback or who had risked everything in order to accomplish something extraordinary. After the ninety-day tour, Anderson, a motivational speaker and author, personally gave away $10,000 to those people whose stories he found especially inspiring. He also captured many of these motivating stories in his fifth book, Extra Mile America: Stories of Inspiration, Possibility and Purpose. Since 2009, Extra Mile Day has continued to build enthusiastic momentum with mayors across the U.S. With their declarations, mayors are recognizing the contribution of individuals and organizations in their local community who demonstrate an extra mile spirit in service and effort. "With millions of people hoping for someone else to make their lives better...a boss, a spouse, a government program...the Extra Mile Day movement reminds us that the positive change we seek in our own lives and in society begins with the person in the mirror," says Anderson. “When we sit around and wait for change, we’re wasting our breath, time and lives.” Contact info: Shawn Anderson Extra Mile America Los Angeles, CA (310) 402-4826shawn@extramileamerica.orghttp://extramileamerica.org Akamai PLXsert’s Q3 2014 State of the Internet - Security Report Released 2014-10-24T01:52:56Z akamai-plxsert-s-q3-2014-state-of-the-internet-security-report-released Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimising and securing online content and business applications, today announced availability of the Q3 2014 State of the Internet – Security Report. Akamai’s Prolexic Security Engineering and Research Team (PLXsert) is a recognised leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services and strategies. This quarter’s report, which provides analysis and insight into the global attack threat landscape including DDoS attacks, can be downloaded at www.stateoftheinternet.com/security-report.   “DDoS attack size and volume have gone through the roof this year,” said John Summers, vice president, Security Business Unit at Akamai Technologies. “In the third quarter alone, Akamai mitigated 17 attacks greater than 100 gigabits-per-second, with the largest at 321 Gbps. Interestingly, we witnessed none of that size in the same quarter a year ago and only six last quarter. These mega-attacks each used multiple DDoS vectors to deliver large bandwidth-consuming packets at an extremely high rate of speed.”   A brute force approach characterised the most significant campaigns in Q3 as attackers shifted towards new attack methods and enhanced older attack methods to consume more bandwidth. These record‑setting DDoS attack campaigns marked an 80 percent increase in average peak bandwidth in Q3 compared to the previous quarter and a four-fold increase from the same period a year ago. Q3 also saw an increase in average peak packets per second, recording a 10 percent increase over the previous quarter and a four-fold increase compared the same quarter in 2013.   Malicious actors have found ways to involve a wider base of devices to expand DDoS botnets and produce larger DDoS attacks. PLXsert has observed botnet-building efforts in which malicious actors sought to control systems by gaining access through vulnerable web applications on Linux-based machines.  Attackers have also expanded to a new class of device including smartphones and embedded devices, such as customer-premises equipment (CPE), home cable modems, mobile devices, and a great variety of Internet-enabled devices including home-based and wearables within the category of the Internet of Things (IoT).   Attacks with both high bandwidth and high volume were made possible by the use of multi-vector attack methods.  More sophisticated, multi-vector attacks became the norm this quarter, with more than half (53 per cent) of all attacks utilising multiple attack vectors. This was an 11 per cent increase in multi-vector attacks compared to last quarter, and a nine percent increase compared to Q3 2013. Multi-vector attacks have been fueled by the increased availability of attack toolkits with easy-to-use interfaces as well as a growing DDoS-for-hire criminal industry.   Highlights from the Akamai PLXsert Q3 2014 State of the Internet - Security Report Compared to Q3 2013 • 22 per cent increase in total DDoS attacks •    389 per cent increase in average attack bandwidth •    366 per cent increase in average peak packets per second •    44 per cent decrease in application layer attacks •    43 per cent increase in infrastructure layer attacks •    5 per cent increase in average attack duration •    9 per cent increase in multi-vector attacks   Compared to Q2 2014 •  2 per cent increase in total DDoS attacks •    80 per cent increase in average attack bandwidth •    10 per cent increase in average peak packets per second •    2 per cent increase in application layer attacks •    2 per cent increase in infrastructure layer attacks •    29 per cent increase in average attack duration •    11 per cent increase in multi-vector attacks •    183 per cent increase in high bandwidth (100+ Gbps) attacks: 17 vs. 6   Phishing attacks compromise media websites During Q3, another kind of attack was also prominent – phishing attacks. Multiple phishing attacks targeted Google Enterprise users in order to harvest user credentials and gain access to confidential information. With this information, hacktivists successfully compromised third-party content feeds on popular media websites, such as CNN, the Associated Press and others.   The highest profile group of hacktivists targeting third-party content providers is the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), which typically sends emails with a falsified link to a large number of employees in a targeted company or its third-party content provider. Users who click the link are presented with what looks like a login screen to harvest the user’s sign-in credentials in a form of identity theft.   Report Availability A complimentary copy of the Akamai PLXsert Q3 2014 State of the Internet - Security Report is available as a free PDF download at www.stateoftheinternet.com/security-report.   Introducing stateoftheinternet.com Corresponding to availability of the Q3 2014 State of the Internet – Security Report, Akamai is also announcing the launch of stateoftheinternet.com. This new portal serves as the home for content and information intended to provide an informed view into online connectivity and cybersecurity trends as well as related metrics, including Internet connection speeds, broadband adoption, mobile usage, outages, and cyber-attacks and threats. Visitors to stateoftheinternet.com can find current and archived versions of Akamai’s State of the Internet (Connectivity and Security) reports, the company’s data visualisations, and other resources designed to help put context around the ever changing Internet landscape. Further, with the launch of stateoftheinternet.com also comes availability of the State of the Internet mobile app for Android. Visit http://www.stateoftheinternet.com/resources-report-state-of-the-internet.html for more information and to download the app.      About Akamai Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimising and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter. Usb Wall Socket Amazing New Charging Format 2014-10-24T00:08:44Z usb-wall-socket-amazing-new-charging-format Among the first to support this initiative, launched by the GSMAssociation, are the 3 Group, AT&T, HTC, KTF, LG, MobilkomAustria, Motorola, Nokia, NTT Docomo, Orange and Qualcomm. Rogers Wireless, Samsung, Softbank Mobile, Sony Ericsson, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Apple, NEC, RIM and TI are also in this group. The group has set an ambitious target that by 2012 a universal charging solution (UCS) will be widely available in the market worldwide and will use Micro-USB as the common universal charging interface. The group agreed that by the 1st January 2012, the majority of all new mobile phone models available will support a universal charging connector and the majority of chargers shipped will meet the high efficiency targets set out by the OMTP (Open Mobile Terminal Platform), the industry body who developed the technical requirements behind UCS. After implementation, the plan is projected to bring down production of replacement chargers by as much as 51,000 tons annually. This will eliminate 13.6 million to 21.8 million tons of greenhouse gases emitted during manufacture. Mobile Phones wont ship with chargers after this implementation as the Manufacturers assume you have one already. HTC is the first manufacturer to announce it wont include a wall charger with their new phone.