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Experiencing Real Concerts In Virtual Reality Exists And It’s Blowing Our Minds

Experiencing Real Concerts In Virtual Reality Exists And It’s Blowing Our Minds

Have you missed a live music experience recently that you massively regret? Well, thanks to the wonderful world of technology through the vehicle of a smart...

Meet Australia’s Newest Independent Record Label

Meet Australia’s Newest Independent Record Label

One of the most trusted brands in Australian independent music, Inertia, have announced the launch of their brand new imprint, Midnight Feature. The minds behind Inertia’s...

Foo Fighters Have Declared War On Scalpers For Their Upcoming Tour

Foo Fighters Have Declared War On Scalpers For Their Upcoming Tour

Despite being one of the modern era’s biggest bands, selling out arenas and topping charts worldwide, Foo Fighters have never forgotten about their fans. Whether they’re...

These Headphones Could Revolutionise The Way You Share Music With Your Mates

These Headphones Could Revolutionise The Way You Share Music With Your Mates

The story goes that when the revolutionary Sony Walkman was first released in 1979, Sony’s then-chairman requested the device come with two headphone jacks. The chairman...

Facebook To Make It Harder For Bands To Reach Fans

Facebook To Make It Harder For Bands To Reach Fans

Have you noticed any changes in your Facebook news feed lately? We mean besides the seemingly arbitrary layout changes that Facebook introduces every couple of months....

Triple J Unearthed Winner Wants You To Think Twice About Stealing Music

Triple J Unearthed Winner Wants You To Think Twice About Stealing Music

The raging verbal battle over royalties generated by music streaming services has recently been thrust into the headlines with the ongoing dispute between Spotify, one of...

Want To Control The Music On Your Cab Ride Home With Your Phone? Now You Can

Want To Control The Music On Your Cab Ride Home With Your Phone? Now You Can

Everyone’s private driver, Uber, are reportedly set to announce a partnership with music streaming giant Spotify this week. According to The New York Times, the partnership...

Why Buying New Music On CD Is Now The Smartest Thing You Can Do

Why Buying New Music On CD Is Now The Smartest Thing You Can Do

You think you’re pretty special, don’t you? Look at you, hearing a song you like and immediately searching it out on iTunes and paying for it...

YouTube Just Launched A Music Streaming Service And It Will Probably Kill Spotify

YouTube Just Launched A Music Streaming Service And It Will Probably Kill Spotify

Following months of increasingly hard-to-follow controversy, video streaming giant YouTube has finally announced its paid music subscription service, YouTube Music Key. The platform will allow ad-free...

You Can Now Subscribe To Your Favourite Indie Bands And Receive Their New Music First

You Can Now Subscribe To Your Favourite Indie Bands And Receive Their New Music First

With all the interesting commentary surrounding recording artist profitability from streaming giants like Spotify and Pandora, the underrated and ultimate good guys of e-commerce music site Bandcamp have...

Proof It’s Way Better To Be An Independent Artist Than Signed To A Major Label

Proof It’s Way Better To Be An Independent Artist Than Signed To A Major Label

Dear reader, let me hit you with a hypothetical. Let’s say, just for the sake of our little game, that you’re a talented young artist, maybe...

Iconic Aussie Live Music Venue Set To Close This Week

Iconic Aussie Live Music Venue Set To Close This Week

“This drives me mad. We’re not a country buried under thousands of years of historical buildings like when when you go to Europe. So what we...

It’s Official, Australia Is The Next Big Thing In Music Globally

It’s Official, Australia Is The Next Big Thing In Music Globally

If you’ve been paying attention, then you already know that Australians are killing it overseas at the moment. If you’ve been paying even closer attention, you’ll...

Australian Police Claim Undeniable Link Between Electronic Music And Drug Use

Australian Police Claim Undeniable Link Between Electronic Music And Drug Use

New South Wales police have highlighted what they believe is an undeniable link between the electronic music scene and illicit drug use in a statement released...

Introducing Australia’s Newest Independent Record Label

Introducing Australia’s Newest Independent Record Label

As Tone Deaf recently pointed out, some of the world’s most renowned independent record labels actually have their HQs located right here on our great, sunburnt...

Female Producers Speak Out About The Gender Imbalance In Music

Female Producers Speak Out About The Gender Imbalance In Music

When it comes to the music industry, women are killing it. Just ask Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Pink, who Forbes recently ranked as the top three...

Here’s How Much Money Splendour And The Falls Festival Generate

Here’s How Much Money Splendour And The Falls Festival Generate

The folk of Yelgun’s North Byron Parklands must be counting their lucky stars that both Splendour In The Grass and The Falls Festival shifted to their...

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