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Alpha Booking Agency is Australia's first all female and LGBTQI+ inclusive booking agency, run by female agents with the mission to support, empower and navigate a positive and successful career for women in music.
Founded by Kailei Ginman in 2018, Alpha was the brainchild of a female music industry worker who had not only faced adversity as a woman in music herself, but also saw the struggles her female talent had faced over the years.
"Our goal is to see social change, not only for women in music, but for women in Australia and globally." – Kailei Ginman
Alpha will work with a roster of female and identifying artists including Australian DJs: Ayebatonye, Feline, Rosie Kate, Sara T, Stacie Fields and Stara and will work closely with charities and other female focused businesses for women's rights and other marginalised communities.
About Kailei Ginman ‘Alpha Booking Agency’ Founder & Director
Kailei’s calling into the Australian music industry originated in 2007, unfolding inside the walls of an artist management company with a roster nurturing remarkable Australian talent including: Evermore, Lisa Mitchell and Operator Please.
Armed with a plethora of skills, Kailei then went into a diverse range of roles within the music industry working as a booking agent and promoter with Platinum One Entertainment, a publicist and radio plugger with Shake Appeal, a merchandise-marketing manager with Araca Australia and most recently as a booking agent with Ministry of Sound, harnessing her talents in corporate event bookings and brand partnerships for her roster of over 80 electronic acts.
Kailei’s artist relationships are home grown working with household name including: Havana Brown, The Potbelleez, Stafford Brothers, The Vines, Gang of Youths, Peking Duk and Australia’s leading electronic artists at Ministry of Sound Australia just to name a few. Spanning across her time in the industry, Kailei has worked on international tours with R&B legends Salt N Pepa, Coolio, Sean Paul, Fatman Scoop and 112.
In 2016, Kailei’s own personal mission, goals and experience as a female in the music industry, ignited the idea of the need for a female-focused agency because her musical roster was filled will an extraordinary tribe of female talent. It was through this moment in time when Kailei conceptualized and launched ‘Alpha Booking Agency’ with the mission to nurture successful careers with longevity plus to understand and protect the needs of women in touring especially for the female talent Kailei represented.
Kailei is extremely proud to launch Australia’s first all female and LGBTQ+ inclusive booking agency, representing females and fem-identifying artists, run by females, who employs females in all areas of the company including closely working with women’s and the LGBTQ+ community charities.
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When Armin van Buuren hit the Psy-Trance scene with the blistering ‘Great Spirit’ (with Vini Vici), many felt it would only be a matter of time before the five-time #1 DJ in the world would subject the global dance music movement to a record of similar magnitude and style. That moment has officially arrived today. Released on Armada Music, ‘Blah Blah Blah’ proves a telling precursor of what’s to come from Armin van Buuren’s forthcoming ‘Blah Blah Blah EP’, which is available for pre-order now and includes ‘The Last Dancer’, ‘Just As You Are’ (as Rising Star) and ‘Popcorn’.
From the foreboding intro with the iconic lyrics to the devastating kick-bass combo, ‘Blah Blah Blah’ has been staking its claim as a main stage staple since its premiere at Ultra Music Festival 2018 in Miami. A buster of speakers and inducer of carnage, this track has fans going wild from Miami to Amsterdam to Sydney and back.
When asked about the inspiration for his second, devastatingly powerful Psy-Trance tune, Armin van Buuren said: “Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Blah Blah Blah Blah.”
Symbiotic is excited to announce that Australian & International favourite MaRLo as well as fellow Aussie Marcus Santoro, will be joining Showtek at their Melbourne show this November.
Leaving a mark on charts, dance floors and music enthusiasts the world over, Dutch born / Aussie MaRLo backs up the #1 Best Trance DJ and #2 overall DJ in Australia with no justification required. From Beatport #1’s, escaping the studio, to headlining some of the most sought after dance events in the world, MaRLo is influencing trance, tech trance and progressive house music like no other. With a solid European beginning, now Australian residing MaRLo took inspiration from pioneers Mauro Picotto, Aphex Twin, Ferry Corsten and The Prodigy where the studio came before the shows and a live act was how he ignited. Driving an incredible talent in the studio, he has risen to striking heights claiming top chart spots. Signed to Armin van Buuren’s ‘Armada Music A State of Trance Recordings’ proudly boast releases that have taken the world by storm, with Armin personally noting that MaRLo knows how to program the best lead sounds.
Having already picked up more than a dozen plays and invited as a guest mixer on Above & Beyond’s ‘Group Therapy’ radio show including the coveted ‘Push The Button’ feature, Melbourne’s Marcus Santoro proves why he is becoming known as one of the fastest rising artists in today’s Australian dance music scene. Full of delicate, building chords, soothing atmospherics and an undeniable groove, he has truly laid the down the law on musical enthusiasts and their playlists globally.
Unstoppable, the Santoro profile has been tapped by Swedish House Mafia maestro's Axwell /\ Ingrosso with releases on: Axtone, Armada, Revealed, Sony Music, Enhanced and most recently, gaining the attention of Armin van Buuren on his highly respected ‘A State Of Trance’ radio show, where his studio aptitude is imprinting itself on airwaves globally.
Dutch duo, Showtek, in conjunction with Symbiotic, have announced an exclusive Australian show for one night only, in which they will be showcasing a musical spectrum from their early years until today.
Flirting with the Hardstyle sound with performances at Defqon.1 and Knockout Circuz, fans will be treated with two special sets from Showtek exhibiting their current sound, as well their hardstyle sound, with classic hits such as ‘FTS’ and ‘Expansion.’
"We are so excited for this show. We love our Australian Fans, who have been supporting us from the beginning. So, to all the Showtek fans around Australia, come check us out and experience a night for the books. We will be playing the full spectrum of the Showtek sound, from FTS to BOOYAH, to our newest upcoming singles. We can’t wait" - SHOWTEK
With more than 15 years under their belts, Showtek continue to develop their musical evolution and transform their diverse styles. With crowd favourites such as: ‘Cannonball’ and ‘Booyah’ creating international attention and ‘Bad’ having dominated international charts and going platinum in Australia, it resulted in countless new fans across the globe.
Today, Showtek is recognized as undisputed leaders within the electronic dance music genre. This night will complement the entire spectrum of the Showtek sound.
Showtek – Past to Present – Australia
Friday 2nd November – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Featuring Australian / International talent: MaRLo & Marcus Santoro
After a massive month touring overseas, Aussie’s Mashd N Kutcher are currently on their Australian tour and have recently dropped their NEW Music Video for: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ feat Addison! The video features the boys with junior versions of themselves, starting out as musicians, playing on the ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ theme.
Also a few more gigs added:
Mashd N Kutcher are headlining a show in China next week: Friday 24th August – Dr Oscar Nightclub, China (Hardwell & Armin van Buuren recently played) Mashd N Kutcher are headlining a festival for the first time, in Myanmar: Saturday 15th September – Invasion Festival, Myanmar Stay tuned for NEW Music, Club Records, Remixes & more special collaborations
ICYMI, Mashd N Kutcher pranked fans at a recent show in Germany. The video hit 527K views in less than 24 hours (currently at: 2.5 Million views).
TITLE: DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ (FEAT ADDISON)
ARTIST: MASHD N KUTCHER
LABEL: CASABLANCA RECORDS AUSTRALIA
ADDED TO ‘NEW MUSIC FRIDAY’ SPOTIFY 6/7
#1 LIVE Electronic DJ Duo in Australia
Writing & Performing Pop / Electronic / Dance Records for 6 years
Over a Billion video views across ALL Platforms
Over 25 Million Streams across ALL Platforms
Multiple Platinum & Gold Singles in Australia
2x Gold Certified Records in 18 Months: ‘Do It Now’ & ‘My Sunshine’
‘Do It Now’ Top 10 Track on iTunes, #1 Shazam Chart, reached over 3 million+ streams and added to every major commercial radio station across the country
‘My Sunshine’ Top 5 on iTunes - #1 Most Played track on Australian Radio and reached #5 on iTunes
‘Need Me’ ft Sammi Constantine – Added across all radio Australia wide
Mashd N Kutcher on Socials: 250 million video views in all, 1.3 million followers Facebook, 103,000 Instagrammers, 100,000 viewers on Snapchat and over 385,880 YouTube subscribers
Mashd N Kutcher prank fans at a recent show in Germany. The video hit 527K views in less than 24 hours (currently at: 2.2 Million views – as at 29/7). Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/mashdnkutcher/videos/1023262531176260
Mashd N Kutcher return with a modern reinterpretation of the Journey classic: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’!
Part DJ’s, part live instrumentalists, this keyboard and drummer duo from Brisbane Australia, have cemented their name as one of the most prominent Australian electronic music acts of recent years. Three short years after they began, Mashd N Kutcher became one of the most talked about acts in the industry, consistently touring across: Australia, Asia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Europe. From multiple DJ Mag Top100 clubs, to international festivals such as: Ultra Music Festival, s20 and Electric Love Festival, Mashd N Kutcher have now amassed a whopping 700+ live shows.
Their music has been keeping Australia’s airwaves busy with Platinum and Gold selling singles: ‘My Sunshine’ - becoming the #1 Most Played record on Australian Radio in February and hitting Top 5 on iTunes multiple times.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is no doubt Mashd N Kutcher would have appeared in your newsfeed one time or another. The pair have one of Australia’s biggest social media reaches online in music, with each video reaching tens of millions of views. With over a whopping half a billion video views in total across all platforms, the boys have received not only online & radio praise, but also endorsements and partnerships from globally recognised brands. This includes international media coverage by some of the world’s biggest news outlets including: The Discovery Channel, The Disney Channel, CBS, Good Morning America and Inside Edition.
With their unique combination of music, live performances, brand versatility and social media presence, Mashd N Kutcher are a force to be reckoned with.
MASHD N KUTCHER LIVE SHOWS:
24/8 – Dr Oscar Nightclub, China (recently added)
1/09 - King Street Hotel, Newcastle
15/09 – Invasion Festival, Myanmar (recently added)
22/09 - Regional Adelaide - Venue TBC
29/09 - The Helm, Mooloolaba, Australia
13/10 - Club 54, Launceston, Australia
19/10 - Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich, Australia
26/10 - Goulbourn Workers Club, Goulbourn, Australia
27/10 - Dog N Duck, Adelaide, Australia
More to come..
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