Article: Karise Eden No Longer The Voice


The link below is to an article that reports on The Voice Australia’s first up winner Karise Eden and her current standing in the charts. With the show over, it seems her 5 minutes may also soon be up.

For more visit:
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/07/bad-luck-karise-eden-how-the-voice-doesnt-actually-sell-music/

Article: The Voice Australia – Runners-Up Albums Coming Soon


Darren Percival, Sarah De Bono and Rachael Leahcar Albums Coming Soon

The link below is to an article reporting on the upcoming albums of the runners-up of The Voice Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.noise11.com/news/darren-percival-sarah-de-bono-and-rachael-leahcar-to-release-albums-20120629

Article: Music – Do We Buy It Any More?


I don’t often buy music any more. On the odd occasion I may, if I believe the price is reasonable, grab a CD or these days something of the iTunes site. Generally though I stopped buy music a long time ago. Why? Well, in my opinion it was far too overpriced. A CD with just 8 songs on it or perhaps even less than 8, for the price they were charging – no way!

Now I have a subscription to Spotify and I can stream (and save playlists to my lap top) music for a very reasonable price. Not everything is on Spotify, but I will still buy something from iTunes should I wish to – such as a couple of The Voice Australia songs.

For me, buying music or not buying music was never about could I get a pirated version. I stopped buying music because it was too costly to do so. I think the music industry got too greedy.

I think a similar thing with books. Traditional printed books cost too much to buy generally speaking and besides that I’m now a digital geek so ebooks are my thing.

For more on the music debate visit:
http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/20/the-eternal-debate-of-nobody-buys-music-anymore/

Article: The Voice Australia – Latest News


Keen to know what is happening with the three runners-up from the first season of The Voice Australia? The link below is to an article that reports on the news for Darren Percival, Sarah De Bono and Rachael Leahcar.

For more visit:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/insider/the-voice-runners-up-darren-percival-sarah-de-bono-and-rachel-leahcar-will-also-have-record-deals/story-e6frewt9-1226406377829

Video: Rachael Leahcar’s First Appearance on The Voice (Australia)


Rachael Leahcar Sings ‘La Vie En Rose’

Sadly I couldn’t embed this video here, which is disappointing. Click on the link and really enjoy a great performance that tugs at the heart.

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xq94c8
The Voice Australia: Rachael Leahcar sings La…