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Here’s What It Takes To Be The Hardest Working Band Of 2014

Here’s What It Takes To Be The Hardest Working Band Of 2014

As the maddening rush of Christmas ensues and another year comes to its inevitable to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the achievements of the...

Proof How Much The Music Industry Has Changed In The Last Ten Years

Proof How Much The Music Industry Has Changed In The Last Ten Years

Despite the constant back-and-forths and endless stream of pundits attempting to navigate the increasingly convoluted landscape, if there’s two things we can unequivocally say about the...

We’re Buying So Much Vinyl It Could Kill The Industry

We’re Buying So Much Vinyl It Could Kill The Industry

The vinyl resurgence is here and it’s real. Far from being a freak trend in the market, in the UK, sales of vinyl records recently surpassed...

The Secret History Of The First Music Site On The Web

The Secret History Of The First Music Site On The Web

While the conversation currently dominating all quarters of the music industry is the monetisation of streaming and how a consumer base that has come to expect...

Online Ticketing Data Reveals Which Bands’ Concerts Are Total Sausage Fests

Online Ticketing Data Reveals Which Bands’ Concerts Are Total Sausage Fests

Online ticket marketplace StubHub recently unveiled their roundup of statistics for the past 12 months and the wrap includes some interesting trends. Besides highlighting the speed...

What Are The Most Torrented Albums Of All Time? We Can Tell You

What Are The Most Torrented Albums Of All Time? We Can Tell You

If you’ve been paying attention, the government and the entertainment industry have decided they’re not messing around anymore. As Billboard reports, the Australian government has presented...

How This Band’s Unique Plan Took Them From Club Gigs To Arena Shows

How This Band’s Unique Plan Took Them From Club Gigs To Arena Shows

We’ve all heard of the concept of the ‘breakthrough album’ – that one release that propels a well-liked group or artist from club gigs and support...

This Could Be The New Way Aussie Music Festivals Pick Their Lineups

This Could Be The New Way Aussie Music Festivals Pick Their Lineups

If it wasn’t clear already, Australian ticketing giant Moshtix’s 2013 State Of The Industry report, which was unveiled late last year, made it undeniable – when...

Want To Cut Your Own Vinyl Records At Home? Now You Can

Want To Cut Your Own Vinyl Records At Home? Now You Can

We’ve contributed more than our share of column inches to the continuing resurgence that vinyl has been experiencing in recent years, spurred by landmark releases by...

Extensive Damage After Aussie Live Music Venue Flooded During Super Storm

Extensive Damage After Aussie Live Music Venue Flooded During Super Storm

As Tone Deaf previously reported, the violent super-storms that hit Queensland’s south-east late last month not only left residents with a clean-up bill estimated to exceed...

Here Are The 10 Most Shazamed Artists Of 2014

Here Are The 10 Most Shazamed Artists Of 2014

Popular music app Shazam have released their annual data roundup, including their most Shazamed artists of the year, most Shazamaed songs, and their predictions for the...

Who Is The Biggest Band Since Nirvana? We Can Tell You

Who Is The Biggest Band Since Nirvana? We Can Tell You

When most people think of a big time rock band, a few names instantly come to mind. We’re sure a few are popping into your head...

A New Aussie Radio Station That Only Plays Unsigned Bands Has Just Launched

A New Aussie Radio Station That Only Plays Unsigned Bands Has Just Launched

Do you have a passion for discovering new up-and-coming Aussie musicians but often don’t know where to begin? Well, have we got the ultimate tool for...

Vote Now In Our Fifth Annual Readers Poll

Vote Now In Our Fifth Annual Readers Poll

It’s been an interesting 12 months for music both at home in abroad, and with 2015 fast approaching, we thought it might be time to slow...

Triple J Have Picked The Doctor’s Replacement, As More Hosts “Fuck Off”

Triple J Have Picked The Doctor’s Replacement, As More Hosts “Fuck Off”

Following the announcement that Triple J’s longtime Drive host, Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall, will be leaving the national youth network some time this month, the station...

Meet The Invention That Will Change The Way You Play Guitar Forever

Meet The Invention That Will Change The Way You Play Guitar Forever

Are you a guitarist who loves altering your sonics through MIDI devices but sometimes find it a little too complex or laborious? Well, thanks to application that’s soon to be...

More Bands Reveal How Much They Actually Make Touring

More Bands Reveal How Much They Actually Make Touring

For musicians starting out or even veterans of the scene, the thought of touring can be a financially intimidating, especially in light of Pompamoose’s recently published piece detailing how...