It’s Official, Tame Impala Have The Biggest Album In Australia

It’s Official, Tame Impala Have The Biggest Album In Australia

We all knew Tame Impala’s eagerly anticipated third album, Currents, would be one of the biggest releases of the year, and so far the reception

Proof Australia Is One Of The World’s Most Important Music Markets

Proof Australia Is One Of The World’s Most Important Music Markets

It’s sometimes easy remember just how vital Australia’s music market is. After all, we’re rather out of the way for most of the world, despite


How Many Aussies Still Love To Download Illegally

How Many Aussies Still Love To Download Illegally

While it seems the creative industries are giving us more and more reasons to ditch piracy, a new study commissioned by the Department of Communications


Victoria Sets Up Taskforce To Tackle Harassment Of Women At Gigs

Victoria Sets Up Taskforce To Tackle Harassment Of Women At Gigs

Following a meeting of the Victorian Live Music Roundtable yesterday, Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Jane Garrett has announced the formation


Aussie Band Manager Not Happy After Court Room Ambush

Aussie Band Manager Not Happy After Court Room Ambush

Earlier this month, Tone Deaf reported on a landmark case currently going before a Victorian court involving an unexpected Australian music industry figure. Long story


How To Manufacture A Musician That Never Actually Existed

How To Manufacture A Musician That Never Actually Existed

As some readers may remember, last year, Tone Deaf recounted the tale of Vulfpeck, a then-little known Swedish indie group who decided they were going


Melbourne Music Bank Returns With A Massive Career-Making Prize Pack

Melbourne Music Bank Returns With A Massive Career-Making Prize Pack

Calling all musicians: how’d you like to record at Melbourne’s famous Sing Sing Studios? What about having your music video made by the inventive minds


NSW Premier Wants Aussies To Pay More For Music & Everything Else

NSW Premier Wants Aussies To Pay More For Music & Everything Else

Back in April, Tone Deaf reported on a new proposal by the Federal Government that would see consumers paying more for so-called “intangibles”, items that


The ATO Has Begun A Major Crackdown On Aussie Musicians

The ATO Has Begun A Major Crackdown On Aussie Musicians

Seemingly acting on orders from the Federal Department of Nothing Better To Do*, the Australian Taxation Office has begun cracking down on tax cheats in


Wavves Just Went Absolutely Berserk On His Label

Wavves Just Went Absolutely Berserk On His Label

We’ve seen something of a sporadic wave of artists coming out against their record labels in the past couple of years. In addition to Angel


How To Find Out What Gear Your Favourite Musicians Use

How To Find Out What Gear Your Favourite Musicians Use

Have you ever wondered what insane guitar(s) Jack White shreds with, the effects pedals Jimi Hendrix used on one of his mind-bending psychedelic trips or what set-up


Adelaide Have Nominated Themselves As One Of The World’s Best Music Cities

Adelaide Have Nominated Themselves As One Of The World’s Best Music Cities

The city of Adelaide is seeking a global endorsement of its music culture with a bid to be named a UNESCO City of Music. The


Want To Own One Of Australia’s Best Music Venues? Here’s Your Chance

Want To Own One Of Australia’s Best Music Venues? Here’s Your Chance

The past couple of months have seen some seriously awesome venues open up in Australia, including a venue with a self-service bar, a venue inspired


Dune Rats Are Starting A Record Label, Meet Their First Signing

Dune Rats Are Starting A Record Label, Meet Their First Signing

Earlier this month, Brisbane garage lords Dune Rats teased a new venture on their Facebook page, Ratbag Records. While details were scant at the time,


Government Insists Aussie Musicians Really Do Earn $300K A Year

Government Insists Aussie Musicians Really Do Earn $300K A Year

Those who’ve been keeping an eye on Tone Deaf over the last couple of days will have seen the sea of eyebrows raised over the


Dear Tony, This Is How Much An Aussie Musician Actually Earns

Dear Tony, This Is How Much An Aussie Musician Actually Earns

As Tone Deaf reported yesterday, the Federal Government has raised some eyebrows in the Australian music community. A new government website, which aims to explain


How Many Tickets Australia’s Biggest Promoters Have Sold This Year

How Many Tickets Australia’s Biggest Promoters Have Sold This Year

Proving once again just what a significant music market we have here in Australia, our homegrown promoters, venues, and acts have rated considerably well in




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