Unknown Singer Becomes First Aussie To Go #1 This Year

Unknown Singer Becomes First Aussie To Go #1 This Year

May is proving to be a strong month for Australian music in Australia, Vance Joy made ARIA history, and thankfully, an artist has had the most significant

Aussie University Red Faced After Music Job Ad Goes Bad

Aussie University Red Faced After Music Job Ad Goes Bad

An Australian university is wiping clean the egg on their face after an embarrassing incident online nearly cost them their head for the School of Music. Canberra’s Australian


Melbourne’s Ding Dong Robbed In Broad Daylight, Help Catch The Thieves

Melbourne’s Ding Dong Robbed In Broad Daylight, Help Catch The Thieves

Melbourne’s inner city live music venue, Ding Dong Lounge, was robbed this week. Tuesday 19 May saw three young men enter the venue at 18 Market Lane


The Future Of Spotify Isn’t In Music

The Future Of Spotify Isn’t In Music

Yesterday, Tone Deaf wrote about the ongoing war currently raging in the music streaming industry. Whether it’s the dispute between labels, services, and artists, or


Your Favourite Music Festivals Ranked By Value For Money

Your Favourite Music Festivals Ranked By Value For Money

Winter is almost here, which means the summer festival season will officially be just a memory, giving punters just a smattering of winter events, including


Vance Joy Has Sold A Ridiculous Amount Of Records In The US

Vance Joy Has Sold A Ridiculous Amount Of Records In The US

Back in December, Tone Deaf wrote about a young Melbourne singer-songwriter who goes by the moniker Vance Joy, shortly after the 27-year-old received his big


Sony Music’s Secret Contract With Spotify Leaks Online

Sony Music’s Secret Contract With Spotify Leaks Online

If you’ve been paying attention to the ‘streaming wars’, you’ll know that the industry, which up to this point has been dominated by Swedish giant


Musician’s Undercover Investigation Reveals The Truth About Pay-For-Play Gigs

Musician’s Undercover Investigation Reveals The Truth About Pay-For-Play Gigs

Like any other industry, the music world has to deal with its fair share of scourges. They leave ugly blemishes on what is otherwise an


This Record Just Became The Most Expensive Vinyl Ever Sold On Discogs

This Record Just Became The Most Expensive Vinyl Ever Sold On Discogs

A record has been broken, wait, smashed for the most expensive vinyl ever sold on the wax-lovers online marketplace, Discogs, and nope – it’s not some ultra


The True Impact Of Losing An Aussie Music Festival

The True Impact Of Losing An Aussie Music Festival

It’s sad to say, but these days we’ve pretty much grown accustomed to hearing of another Australian music festival announcing a hiatus, taking a year


How The Incredible Netflix Of Vinyl Records Became A Total Disaster

How The Incredible Netflix Of Vinyl Records Became A Total Disaster

Some readers will recall a story we ran back in January that detailed a then-forthcoming new music subscription that many were touting as the “Netflix


Aussie Music & Arts Community Furious Over “Disastrous” Federal Budget

Aussie Music & Arts Community Furious Over “Disastrous” Federal Budget

Earlier this week, the federal government announced their budget for 2015. As Tone Deaf reported, this year’s budget included several measures that would impact on


An Iconic Aussie Live Music Venue Is Up For Sale

An Iconic Aussie Live Music Venue Is Up For Sale

Want to own one of Australia’s most iconic live music venues? Get the cheque book ready, ’cause here’s your chance. Sydney’s intimate performance space, The Vanguard, is


7 Lessons From The Career Of A Major Label Boss

7 Lessons From The Career Of A Major Label Boss

While you may not recognise his name, Cameron Strang commands a powerful reputation in the music industry. Objectively speaking, he’s one of the most powerful


Australia Gets A Brand New Live Music Venue That’s A Total Game-Changer

Australia Gets A Brand New Live Music Venue That’s A Total Game-Changer

This week we reported the very sad news that an Aussie live music venue with a lot of promise sadly had to close its doors, despite


What The 2015 Federal Budget Means For Australian Music

What The 2015 Federal Budget Means For Australian Music

Those too busy looking forward to hump day yesterday may have missed the fact that the 2015 Federal Budget dropped last night. While everyone is


New Aussie Live Music Venue To Close A Few Months After Opening

New Aussie Live Music Venue To Close A Few Months After Opening

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce that a live music venue that bestowed such promise will sadly shut up shop this month, despite having




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