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James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge 3D (for which I co-composed the score) set for international release in 2014

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I co-composed the score for National Geographic’s Deep Sea Challenge, the new James Cameron 3D feature documentary. This film documents his incredible descent to the deepest part of the world’s oceans, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. James Cameron is loved the world over for his epic feature films (Titanic, Avatar and Terminator to name a few). In Deep Sea Challenge, we are thrown into the adventure, the challenge, the breath-takingly emotional and incredibly heroic journey to the deepest depths of the ocean. Deep Sea Challenge will have an international theatrical release in 2014. In the lead up to it’s highly anticipated release, Deep Sea Challenge even got a mention in The Hollywood Reporter, which is super exciting!

Keep your eye on the Deep Sea Challenge website for release dates. In the meantime, check out the trailer.

Finally, musicians take back the reigns on the future of the music industry

The Future Of Music

Article by Stephen Foxworthy, Strategy Director (

Fans and musicians have been pushing a massive shift in the way the music industry markets its product.

For years record labels have held tightly to their music product, closely controlling how consumers could access it, clamping down of bootlegs, recordings and performance and issuing take-down and cease and desist notices for those who tried to create their own assets or use the labels intellectual property in their own way.

Increasingly, however, musicians are striking out on their own and creating new and innovative ways to distribute their work.

This week, Beck Hansen (AKA just “Beck”) announced he will release his next album as simple sheet music, not as the more typical recording. The point being that you should play the music yourself, and interpret it as you will. Alternately you can pay to see Beck live in concert, where you’ll hear the artists interpretation.

Also this week, Gotye published a remix of his number 1 hit single “Somebody I used to know” as a mash up of fans playing his song on YouTube. Watch the Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra

Read the rest of this great article on the future of the music industry, with some great creative ideas that are taking music in a whole new and exciting direction!

What the hell is an “Emerging Artist” and why don’t we have “Emerging Surgeons?”

The concept of an “emerging artist” is obscene! You’re telling me that the 24 years experience I have in studying, playing and composing music is only just enough experience to qualify me for the title of “emerging artist”….but I can go and do a 1 year post-graduate diploma of education and be a fully qualified and respected teacher? Or study a 3-year Bachelor of Commerce and graduate as a serious contributor to society, who is respected and certainly not called “emerging”.

So, why is it okay for highly trained, experienced and educated artists, musicians and creatives to be labelled as “emerging”, in most cases until the day they die. Only then are we viewed as successful and having “made it” in our professions. Too bloody late by then….I don’t need to pay rent for my little patch of ground at the cemetery…or maybe I will? Who knows. Point is….what the hell is an “emerging artist?”. I’m not emerging from anywhere people….I’m here and have been for 27 years! Read this article if you’re keen and if you’re an “emerging banker” or “emerging accountant”, I’d love to hear from you!!

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