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Courtney Barnett launches live performance archive

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When the thought of live-music has all but dissipated, Courtney Barnett has arrived to save the day with her live performance archive. The new site that Barnett has created allows fans to take a trip down memory lane and examine the Australian singer-songwriter’s rise to stardom.  

Her fans can trawl through her touring history, watching live videos, full concert desk mixes, backstage photos, show posters and much more. Barnett originally came up with the idea as a vehicle for fans to get some kind of taste of live music whilst the pandemic stopped touring. However, it has since expanded into this huge archive, which Barnett sought help from designer Raphael Ong and developers Undertide to create.

The singer-songwriter added that she was inspired by the “meticulous and inquisitive archival skills” of her mother, who has been noting down all her daughter’s shows since 2007. Barnett has also reached out to fans asking them to contribute to the project’ by sharing their memories of her journey.

Barnett has launched the project by sharing the full concert footage from her only show of 2020 – an Australian bushfire fundraiser in January.

Meanwhile, it was announced earlier this year that Barnett is to be the subject of a brand new documentary due to track her rise to critical success and international fame while offering a glimpse into her somewhat shy personality.

Anonymous Club, which is due to be directed by filmmaker Danny Cohen, has been approved due to a successful funding application approved by Screen Australia. The major decision was made as part of the organisation’s lucrative $2.5million documentary production funding round.