The Lost Art of the Mixtape by Brendan Maclean

TEDxYouth@Sydney 2013 · 17 November 2013

Make Me a Mix Tape: Brendan Maclean relates the secrets of The Lost Art of the Mixtape. Sparkling songwriter, cynical social commentator and professional Twitter addict, Brendan Maclean is a performer who likes to make a point. After five years behind the microphone presenting new music at triple j he has recently been making his mark with music of his own, having won The Australian Youth Week Songwriters award twice and touring with the likes of Amanda Palmer, Kate Miller-Heidke and Savage Garden. Not to let himself get too comfortable in one career, Brendan also has made a habit of cropping up in a film or two including Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, playing the dubious descendant of Beethoven: Ewing Klipsringer. This year he was signed to Universal Publishing and has released two singles, Stupid and Winner with his infamous video-clips being featured by Buzzfeed, CNN and MSNBC. Brendan’s commentary, focussing on music and Queer Youth Activism has been published by the likes of ABC Drum, Faster Louder, MamaMia and The Age.

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