Rumour: New music show from Roving Enterprises?

Is Rove set to turn his production house to a new music show?

Speculation around music television is continuing with a new rumour emerging, if rather short on detail.

According to Mixdown Mag, “… the last months have been dred for Aussie music on TV with MTV’s move to a global feed, and Ten bringing the axe down on Studio 10.

“But we hear after acclaim after taking over production on the 2023 ARIA Awards (a step up from last year’s trainwreck), Rove McManus’ Roving Enterprises is keen to get a show going.

“After delivering a huge 800+ ratings for Seven with the four hour Mushroom 50 telecast, we can only assume Mushroom Group and Seven should be set to work on another TV foray.”

While the ARIAs was produced by Craig Campbell, it isn’t clear how far advanced Roving Enterprises might be on developing a music series. Mushroom’s outstanding The Sound left screens far too early, screening during the pandemic.

Earlier this month goddess Marcia Hines said, of her time on Countdown, “Somebody needs a call to some television station to tell them that we need that on television again.”

4 Responses

  1. Look at the big shows from the past, like Countdown, Top of the Pops, even Pepsi Live/Pepsi Rock It. They had hype and the stars as well as promoting new acts. I agree that Channel V Australia did that well too, with the bus tours and pop-up shows.

    HMV reopened in London again, so there’s a revival happening to make music great again, like it was in previous decades.

    I don’t think The Set and The Sound captured the hype as they’re too Indie and Alternative focused. ABC also doesn’t have a sister to BBC’s Radio 1. I think they should drop the music snobbery.

  2. I really liked The Set, that was a good format with an audience. We need a good evening variety show that covers all entertainment a couple of nights a week or at least a late-night news/entertainment show (not The Project) like Steve Vizard/Graham Kennedy/Clive Robertson. And please some new faces on our screens. What’s Ben Turland up to? He would be perfect for a music show, possible with Mitch Tambo as co host?

  3. There is a gap for sure that needs to be filled it’s tough now for Aussie bands and performers to get that exposure.Channel V used to be a perfect way of plugging the aussie talent but now there is nothing

  4. I have always thought there was room for a breakkie show based on music with limited news breaks and nor repetitive news breaks. A little bit of chat but mainly music. Something u can have on in the background, like a radio.

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