Phil Tripp, Publisher of the AustralAsian Music Industry
Directory and CEO of IMMEDIA! - 14th October 2003
Media Man Australia, Greg Tingle,
interviews a master of the music industry, Phil
discusses topics such as how IMMEDIA! was formed
and what he offers, trading information in the
music industry, how technology has revolutionized
the business, what it takes to get to the top,
industry awards and events, and more.
man has pretty much done it all in the music media
business, as may just be the most "connected"
man in the Australian music and public relations
to the interview
of the quotes from the interview include:
data drug deals...we sell the data drug"
we sell is peoples contact information...we're
in the wantabe industry"
had our site up in 1995"
we do is really interrelated"..."we
do quite a lot of PR for artists such as ...........(many
do tend to put prices very high because it tends
to limit the amount of people we deal with to
do more global PR"
a lot of fun, but there's also a lot of hard work"
turn over about a million ($) per year"
your having fun the money will naturally follow"
be continued... (if you are interested to transcribe
the interview, we will credit you - public message
to anyone reading this with the skills and TIME
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successful in the music and entertainment industry,
you need to listen to this interview. For more
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Music Industry Directory
Music.com.au: Loose Cannon, by Phil Tripp
Music Web Site
The Great Aussie Promoters, by Greg Tingle
The Great Yankee Promoters, by Greg Tingle
Man Australia: Entertainment News
The Ultimate Australian Music Artist & Business
Network Site (credit
in January 2001 by IMMEDIA!
-creators of the AustralAsian
Music Industry Directory, producers of music
industry conferences and the Australian Online
Music Awards (ONYA! Awards) - themusic.com.au
is the ultimate music portal for Australian music,
artists and all aspects of the Australian music
industry. It contains massive amounts of links
to Australian recording and performing artists,
all types of music businesses, music media and
radio, recording studios and producers, touring
contacts & facilities, music production, record
labels and distribution, venues, professional
services and much more.
also serves as the news nerve centre for the music
industry. With an area devoted to fast breaking
issues, themusic.com.au features the latest in
Australian music news within the IN MUSIC &
MEDIA music business ezine with all of its archives
for the past five years- including charts, reviews,
guest editorials and other features.
CEO of IMMEDIA! (credit
ten years of production/tour management and festival
production in the US plus teaching music business
in Atlanta, Phil emigrated to Sydney where he
ran Australia's largest record retailer, Palings,
for openers. Pursuing a love of media, he became
a leading music trade writer and investigative
journalist with credits in over 100 major domestic
and international magazines or newspapers. After
four years of writing, he created IMMEDIA! Public
Relations to service artist and corporate clients
- especially in their needs or strategies to penetrate
1988 he created the first Australian Music Industry
Directory which turned AustralAsian in 1990 and
has published 28 biannual editions. He also created
the first Australian Sports Industry Directory
in 1994, sold to another publisher, AusSport in
late 2000. He's been online for over 16 years,
starting first with a Tandy 100 and 300 baud modem
on the ESI email service and has evolved to put
the entire company and all directories on the
Internet as well as creating an online weekly
music industry trade mag at this site - IN MUSIC
& MEDIA. His fortnightly LOOSE CANNON opinion
pieces stir the industry.
2001 he created the ultimate Australian music
industry portal TheMusic.com.au which is the top
music site for the Australian industry. As a freelance
travel, lifestyle and entertainment journalist,
he's written a recent series of articles for Business
Review Weekly which are reproduced here and serve
as an excellent guide to these three 'Phil Fave'
cities and Hawaii as well as his favourite pasttimes--wearing
Hawaiian shirts and scuba diving.