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'''Putting Australian music on the record – new Wikipedia projects aims to increase discoverability of Australian artists'''
'''Putting Australian music on the record – new Wikipedia projects aims to increase discoverability of Australian artists'''


Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world. Its content is often the first to appear in web searches, yet if you search for Beat magazine, National Indigenous Music Award nominee Stuart Joel Nuggett or composer Robin Fox, none of these currently have Wikipedia entries.
Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world. Its content is often the first to appear in web searches, yet if you searched for Beat magazine, National Indigenous Music Award nominee Stuart Joel Nuggett, or composer Robin Fox, none of these had Wikipedia entries up until recently.


Wikimedia Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts have partnered on a new project The Record - Australian Music on Wikipedia which aims to increase the visibility of Australian content on Wikipedia and make it easier for global audiences to discover great Australian music.  
Wikimedia Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts have partnered on a new project The Record - Australian Music on Wikipedia which aims to increase the visibility of Australian content on Wikipedia and make it easier for global audiences to discover great Australian music.  


Through four edit-a-thon events across Australia, The Record will grow the low number of Wikipedia articles about Australian musicians, organisations and publications. Volunteers will be invited to be trained to edit, expand, and create new articles related to a diverse range of Australian music and musicians.
Through four edit-a-thon events across Australia, The Record will grow the low number of Wikipedia articles about Australian musicians, organisations and publications. Volunteers will be invited to be trained to edit, expand, and create new articles related to a diverse range of Australian music and musicians.
New articles have also been commissioned for publication outside of Wikipedia. These are being written by local music journalists about Australian musicians who aren't represented on Wikipedia yet, or who need better references.
See below for some of the many articles we have created and improved so far.


[[Putting_Australian_music_on_the_record|Read the full media release.]]
[[Putting_Australian_music_on_the_record|Read the full media release.]]


== Events ==
== Events ==
* [[The_Record:_Melbourne_Music_Week_Edit-a-thon|The Record: Melbourne Music Week Edit-a-thon]], Saturday 11 December 2021, 10am - 1pm, Collingwood Yards.
* [[The_Record:_Melbourne_Music_Week_Edit-a-thon|The Record: Melbourne Music Week Edit-a-thon]], Saturday 11 December 2021, 10am - 1pm, Collingwood Yards
* The Record: Recording Country Edit-a-thon, Thursday 3 February 2022, 2pm - 5pm, Online, Registrations coming soon
* [[The_Record:_Art_Music_Edit-a-thon|The Record: Australian Music Centre]], Friday 18 February 2022, 10am - 1pm, Online.
* The Record: Australian Music Centre, Friday 18 February 2022, 10am - 1pm, Online, Registrations coming soon
* [[The_Country_Record:_Australian_Music_Edit-a-thon|The Country Record: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon]], Thursday 17 March 2022, 2pm - 5pm, Online.
* [[Geelong on the Record Wikipedia Edit-a-thon]], Saturday 30 April 2022, 10:30am - 2pm, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.


==Partners==
==Partners==
[[File:Record Partners.jpg]]
===Founding Partner===
[[File:Australia Council for the Arts logo.svg|link=https://australiacouncil.gov.au/ Australia Council for the Arts]]
 
===Event partners===
[[File:RecordLogos.jpg]]
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* [https://australiacouncil.gov.au/ Australia Council for the Arts]
[https://australianmusicvault.com.au Australian Music Vault], [https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/ Australian Music Centre], [https://www.country.com.au/ Country Music Association of Australia] and [https://www.apraamcos.com.au/ APRA AMCOS].
* [https://australianmusicvault.com.au Australian Music Vault]
* [https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/ Australian Music Centre]
* [https://www.country.com.au/ Country Music Association of Australia]
* [https://www.apraamcos.com.au/ APRA AMCOS]


== Articles Created ==
== 50+ Articles Created ==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANTI_FADE_records ANTI FADE Records]
<div style="columns:30ex auto">
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarght_Records Aarght Records]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Wyatt Aaron Wyatt]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Villepastour Amanda Villepastour]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Cawrse Anne Cawrse]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANTI_FADE_records Anti Fade Records]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Music_Vault The Australian Music Vault]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Music_Vault The Australian Music Vault]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Magazine Beat Magazine]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bree_van_Reyk Bree van Reyk]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Gifford Brenda Gifford]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_J_Scullin Byron J Scullin]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Ties_(band) Cable Ties]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Ties_(band) Cable Ties]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Trail Camille Trail]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Sainsbury Christopher Sainsbury]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corduroy_Records Corduroy Records]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corduroy_Records Corduroy Records]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry_Club Cry Club]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry_Club Cry Club]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_Dissolve Divide and Dissolve]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_Dissolve Divide and Dissolve]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobe_Newton Dobe Newton]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Griswold Erik Griswold]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Coast_Music_Awards Gold Coast Music Awards]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halyna_Korin Halyna Korin]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_John_Curtin_Hotel The John Curtin Hotel]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juice_(Australian_magazine) Juice Magazine]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyna_Wilkins Keyna Wilkins]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachlan_Skipworth Lachlan Skipworth]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_Architecture Liquid Architecture]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mace_Francis Mace Francis]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Mihelakos Mary Mihelakos]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Mihelakos Mary Mihelakos]
* [[w:Melbourne_Electronic_Sound_Studio|Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody_Pool Melody Pool]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_magazines_published_in_Australia Music magazines published in Australia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Street_Press_of_Australia Music Street Press of Australia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Victoria Music Victoria]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mylee_Grace Mylee Grace]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadje_Noordhuis Nadje Noordhuis]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Bartsch Nat Bartsch]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nun_(band) Nun]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ovarian_Sisters The Ovarian Sisters]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsnip_(band) Parsnip]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primo! Primo!]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Fox_(Australian_musician) Robin Fox]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room40 Room40]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseina_Boston Roseina Boston]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roza_Terenzi Roza Terenzi]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounds_Australia Sounds Australia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speak_Percussion Speak Percussion]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinifex_Gum Spinifex Gum]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinifex_Gum Spinifex Gum]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_Level_(record_label) Spirit Level]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Joel_Nuggett Stuart Joel Nuggett]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tijuana_Cartel_(band) Tijuana Cartel]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Curtain Tom Curtain]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treetops_(band) Treetops]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treetops_(band) Treetops]
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== Articles Improved ==
== 40+ Articles Improved ==
<div style="columns:30ex auto">
* [[w:19th_Helpmann_Awards|19th Helpmann Awards]]
* [[w:2016_in_classical_music|2016 in classical music]]
* [[w:2021_Music_Victoria_Awards|2021 Music Victoria Awards]]
* [[w:AIR_Awards_of_2021|AIR Awards of 2021]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARIA_Hall_of_Fame ARIA Hall of Fame]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARIA_Hall_of_Fame ARIA Hall of Fame]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANU_School_of_Music ANU School of Music]
* [[w:Arts_Centre_Melbourne|Arts Centre Melbourne]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_classical_music Australian classical music]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Music_Centre Australian Music Centre]
* [[w:Byron_Bay_Bluesfest|Byron Bay Bluesfest]]
* [[w:Chrissy_Amphlett|Chrissy Amphlett]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Edwardes Claire Edwardes]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Robinson_(singer) Dan Robinson]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensemble_Offspring Ensemble Offspring]
* [[w:Fanny_Lumsden|Fanny Lumsden]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Riebl Felix Riebl]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Riebl Felix Riebl]
* [[w:Festival_of_Dangerous_Ideas|Festival of Dangerous Ideas]]
* [[w:Gene_Bradley_Fisk|Gene Bradley Fisk]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Williams Gina Williams]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondwana_Choirs Gondwana Choirs]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondwana_Choirs Gondwana Choirs]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamed_Sadeghi Hamed Sadeghi]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Gifford Helen Gifford]
* [[w:Helpmann_Award_for_Best_New_Australian_Work|Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work]]
* [[w:I_Am_Australian|I Am Australian]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inpress Inpress]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inpress Inpress]
* [[w:James_Johnston_(Australian_musician)|James Johnston (Australian musician)]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Bailey_(pianist) Judy Bailey]
* [[w:List_of_Splendour_in_the_Grass_line-ups|List of Splendour in the Grass line-ups]]
* [[w:Luke_O'Shea|Luke O'Shea]]
* [[w:Magic_Dirt|Magic Dirt]]
* [[w:Matthew_Flinders_Girls_Secondary_College|Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Hindson Matthew Hindson]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod_Con Mod Con]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod_Con Mod Con]
* [[w:National_Indigenous_Music_Awards_2019|National Indigenous Music Awards 2019]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_City_Records Poison City Records]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_City_Records Poison City Records]
* [[w:Port_Fairy_Folk_Festival|Port Fairy Folk Festival]]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.I.P_Society_Records R.I.P Society Records]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_(arts_festival) Rising]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Advisor Resident Advisor]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Hannaford Ross Hannaford]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Hannaford Ross Hannaford]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Greenaway Sally Greenaway]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweethearts_(music_group) Sweethearts]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_Tomlinson Vanessa Tomlinson]
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[https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/the_record_australian_music_on_wikipedia/programs The project Dashboard is available here.]
[https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/the_record_australian_music_on_wikipedia/programs The project Dashboard is available here.]
==Comissions==
* [https://www.australianmusicvault.com.au/music%20stories/read/silent%20jay/ Silent Jay by Will Brewster] - Published by Australian Music Vault.
* [https://www.australianmusicvault.com.au/music%20stories/read/lady%20lash/ Lady Lash by Rhianna Patrick] - Published by Australian Music Vault.
* Red Dust & Salt Water - Nola Lauch talks about her Jalgany project by Sosefina Fuamoli - Published in Rhythms magazine, Issue 312 July/Aug 2022, p48


==Contact==
==Contact==
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==Credits==
==Credits==
Illustration: Rubii Red
Illustration: [https://www.rubiired.com/ Rubii Red] is a proud Lama Lama woman from Cape York, QLD, but has grown up and live in Narm (Melbourne, VIC) majority of her life. She’s an artist, Twitch streamer, aspiring videographer and an activist, who uses her art to speak about important issues to her and her community.


==Further reading==
==Further reading / Press==


* [https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-10/wikipedia-editing-blitz-aims-to-boost-australian-music-profile/100686138 Wikipedia 'edit-a-thons' set to amplify Australian music scene's Wikipedia presence] - ABC, Dec 2021
* [https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-10/wikipedia-editing-blitz-aims-to-boost-australian-music-profile/100686138 Wikipedia 'edit-a-thons' set to amplify Australian music scene's Wikipedia presence] - ABC, Dec 2021
* [https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/afternoons/afternoons/13660030 James Gaunt talks to Jacinta Parsons about why The Record matters (2:24:00)] - ABC Melbourne, Dec 2021
* [https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/afternoons/afternoons/13660030 James Gaunt talks to Jacinta Parsons about why The Record matters (2:24:00)] - ABC Melbourne, Dec 2021
* [https://www.pedestrian.tv/music/wikipedia-aussie-music/ Wikipedia Is A Depressing Wasteland When It Comes To Aussie Music But That’s About To Change] - Pedestrian, Dec 2021
* [https://www.pedestrian.tv/music/wikipedia-aussie-music/ Wikipedia Is A Depressing Wasteland When It Comes To Aussie Music But That’s About To Change] - Pedestrian, Dec 2021
* [https://themusicnetwork.com/wikipedia-initiative-aussie-musicians/ Wikimedia launches initiative to boost Wikipedia coverage of Aussie acts] - The Music Network, Dec 2021
* [https://mixdownmag.com.au/news/mushroom-group-drops-the-harbour-agency-all-the-biggest-industry-headlines-from-the-week/ Want More Aussie Music Names In Wikipedia?] - Mixdown, Dec 2021
* [https://limelightmagazine.com.au/news/expanding-australian-musics-presence-on-wikipedia/ Expanding Australian music’s presence on Wikipedia] - Limelight, Feb 2022
* [https://theviolinchannel.com/push-for-more-australian-music-on-wikipedia/ Push for More Australian Music on Wikipedia] - The Violin Channel, Feb 2022
* [https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/article/the-record-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-18-february-2022 The Record: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon] -  Australian Music Centre, Feb 2022
* [https://anchor.fm/jonathan-graham58/episodes/Geelong-On-The-Record---Wikipedia-Editathon-e1gvs6p Geelong On The Record] - OCR FM, Apr 2021
* [https://fortemag.com.au/alice-ivy-jini-maxwell-and-wikimedia-australia-to-host-free-workshops-in-geelong/ Geelong On The Record – Wikipedia Editathon] - Forte, Apr 2021

Latest revision as of 05:16, 29 July 2022


Putting Australian music on the record – new Wikipedia projects aims to increase discoverability of Australian artists

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world. Its content is often the first to appear in web searches, yet if you searched for Beat magazine, National Indigenous Music Award nominee Stuart Joel Nuggett, or composer Robin Fox, none of these had Wikipedia entries up until recently.

Wikimedia Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts have partnered on a new project The Record - Australian Music on Wikipedia which aims to increase the visibility of Australian content on Wikipedia and make it easier for global audiences to discover great Australian music.

Through four edit-a-thon events across Australia, The Record will grow the low number of Wikipedia articles about Australian musicians, organisations and publications. Volunteers will be invited to be trained to edit, expand, and create new articles related to a diverse range of Australian music and musicians.

New articles have also been commissioned for publication outside of Wikipedia. These are being written by local music journalists about Australian musicians who aren't represented on Wikipedia yet, or who need better references.

See below for some of the many articles we have created and improved so far.

Read the full media release.

Events

Partners

Founding Partner

link=https://australiacouncil.gov.au/ Australia Council for the Arts

Event partners

RecordLogos.jpg

Australian Music Vault, Australian Music Centre, Country Music Association of Australia and APRA AMCOS.

50+ Articles Created

40+ Articles Improved

The project Dashboard is available here.

Comissions

  • Silent Jay by Will Brewster - Published by Australian Music Vault.
  • Lady Lash by Rhianna Patrick - Published by Australian Music Vault.
  • Red Dust & Salt Water - Nola Lauch talks about her Jalgany project by Sosefina Fuamoli - Published in Rhythms magazine, Issue 312 July/Aug 2022, p48

Contact

Project Coordinator, James Gaunt: contact@wikimedia.org.au

Credits

Illustration: Rubii Red is a proud Lama Lama woman from Cape York, QLD, but has grown up and live in Narm (Melbourne, VIC) majority of her life. She’s an artist, Twitch streamer, aspiring videographer and an activist, who uses her art to speak about important issues to her and her community.

Further reading / Press

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