Women Share Their Music Industry Horror Stories

Women Share Their Music Industry Horror Stories

Earlier this month, we reported on a UK-based band manager who took to social media to share an email she received from a fellow industry

The Secret To Triple J’s Total Domination Of Commercial Radio

The Secret To Triple J’s Total Domination Of Commercial Radio

As Tone Deaf recently reported, triple j has comprehensively smashed commercial radio in the latest radio ratings survey. For the first time ever, Australia’s national


Meet The New Melbourne Venue That’s Already Got A Killer Set Of Gigs

Meet The New Melbourne Venue That’s Already Got A Killer Set Of Gigs

Readers who checked out King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s latest round of tour dates with enigmatic Swedish collective Goat and who keep abreast of


Face The Music 2015 Drop Huge First Speaker Lineup

Face The Music 2015 Drop Huge First Speaker Lineup

This November will see the return of Face The Music, two jam-packed days of panel sessions, keynote presentations, networking opportunities, workshops, and master classes, which


Bluesfest Lead The Way In The Push For More Diverse Music Festival Lineups

Bluesfest Lead The Way In The Push For More Diverse Music Festival Lineups

As anticipation builds for what is sure to be another stacked lineup for Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016, organisers have announced they are joining forces with


Why Music Festival Lineups Lack Diversity

Why Music Festival Lineups Lack Diversity

Back in June, Tone Deaf reported on an investigation by The Economist, who ran an audit of music festival lineups around the UK and discovered


You May Soon Have To Start Paying To Sing ‘Waltzing Matilda’

You May Soon Have To Start Paying To Sing ‘Waltzing Matilda’

John Williamson, one of Australia’s most treasured singers and songwriters, has slammed moves to strengthen the trademark ownership of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, Australia’s unofficial national anthem


Attention Government: Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention To Live Music

Attention Government: Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention To Live Music

While the government has made it clear they’re more than a little out of touch with the music industry in Australia, a new report out


The Lowest Selling Albums To Hit No. 1 In Australia This Year

The Lowest Selling Albums To Hit No. 1 In Australia This Year

Yesterday, Tone Deaf reported on the rather dismal state of album sales in Australia. While this week did not see the ARIA album chart crown


What Does It Take To Go #1 In Australia? Turns Out, Not Much

What Does It Take To Go #1 In Australia? Turns Out, Not Much

It’s been a good couple of weeks for Australian music. Things got off to a great start late last month after Perth’s Tame Impala saw


iTunes Is Now Illegal In The UK

iTunes Is Now Illegal In The UK

If you haven’t been paying attention to the various goings-on in UK copyright legislation lately, you’ve been missing out on a lot. For one thing,


Sydney Venue Owner To Sue NSW Government Over Lockouts

Sydney Venue Owner To Sue NSW Government Over Lockouts

Most readers will be aware of the detrimental impact Sydney’s lockout laws have had on the nightlife industry in the NSW capital. Venues are closing


The Anti-Music Piracy Ads You Won’t Believe Were Approved

The Anti-Music Piracy Ads You Won’t Believe Were Approved

We’ve all seen that ‘You wouldn’t steal a car‘ anti-piracy ad, right? It’s been spoofed and ridiculed countless times, so if you haven’t seen the


Laneway Festival May Be Forced To Move Cities Following Venue Problems

Laneway Festival May Be Forced To Move Cities Following Venue Problems

Besides a few chatty musos who can’t seem to keep their mouths shut, things are going pretty well in the Laneway Festival camp. Organisers have


Natalie Imbruglia Interview Exposes Sexism Female Musicians Face Daily

Natalie Imbruglia Interview Exposes Sexism Female Musicians Face Daily

Tone Deaf recently reported on an illuminating article that came courtesy of freelance journo Louise Bruton. Wirting for HeadStuff, Bruton compiled a series of short


Another Sydney Live Music Venue Is Closing, Here’s The Good News

Another Sydney Live Music Venue Is Closing, Here’s The Good News

In what’s quickly becoming a frightening pattern for the local live music scene, Sydney’s iconic Lansdowne Hotel will be shutting its doors soon. However, for


Shady Aussie Promoter Under Investigation Over Mark Ronson Gig

Shady Aussie Promoter Under Investigation Over Mark Ronson Gig

The promoter who sold a fake Mark Ronson gig to a Perth nightclub has fallen into some seriously hot water. As Community News reports, the




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