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Street Poster Wars As Arsonist Strikes In Brazen Attack

Street Poster Wars As Arsonist Strikes In Brazen Attack

Street posters are part of the fabric of the local music scene in Melbourne, seen on many street corners throughout the city promoting the latest record...

Gotye Launches New Indie Record Label In Australia

Gotye Launches New Indie Record Label In Australia

Australia has a rich diversity of independent record labels, as the nominations for the 2014 AIR Awards reveals. From I Oh You, to Elefant Traks, and...

This Is How Much One Of The Biggest Musicians On Spotify Makes

This Is How Much One Of The Biggest Musicians On Spotify Makes

We’ve already heard from a chorus of high-profile musicians talking down the benefits of ever-popular music streaming service Spotify, with David Byrne calling the streaming model broken while the likes...

You Won’t Believe How Much Money SXSW Generates

You Won’t Believe How Much Money SXSW Generates

Every year the city of Austin, Texas is transformed by the thousands of bands, managers, agents, labels, media, and music fans that descend upon the annual...

One Of These Aussie Bands Is About To Get $50K Richer

One Of These Aussie Bands Is About To Get $50K Richer

One of these Aussie bands is about to get $50,000 richer after the shortlist for the second Carlton Dry Global Music Grant was officially announced, off the...

Triple J Hammered For Playing “Smut” In Awkward Exchange

Triple J Hammered For Playing “Smut” In Awkward Exchange

National youth broadcaster triple j is one of the most influential music outlets in Australia, and as a result cops more than it’s fair share of...

Good Night Sweet Prince, Apple Just Killed The iPod Classic

Good Night Sweet Prince, Apple Just Killed The iPod Classic

All attention was on Apple yesterday as they unveiled their latest line of gadgets with two new iPhones and a watch. But amidst the pomp and...

How Spotify Is Crushing Music Piracy In Australia

How Spotify Is Crushing Music Piracy In Australia

It might be a bit early to call it mutiny on the music piracy bounty yet, but new figures suggest that illegal downloads have taken a...

Album Pulled From Aussie Indie Awards In Hilariously Revealing Mistake

Album Pulled From Aussie Indie Awards In Hilariously Revealing Mistake

Yesterday, the nominations for Australian Independent Record Labels Association’s (AIR) awards were unveiled, with this year’s nominees including a stunning array of the country’s brightest emerging...

Violent Soho, Chet Faker Lead AIR Awards 2014 Nominations

Violent Soho, Chet Faker Lead AIR Awards 2014 Nominations

The AIR Awards 2014 nominations have been revealed as the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) unveils the list of artists up for a gong at...

Gene Simmons Declares Rock Dead, Except For Tame Impala

Gene Simmons Declares Rock Dead, Except For Tame Impala

Gene Simmons is Rock N Roll’s equivalent to that uncle who comes over every Christmas and subjects everyone to his verbal diarrhoea that switches between bat...

The Million Dollar Record Label Theft, & How It Came Crashing Down

The Million Dollar Record Label Theft, & How It Came Crashing Down

It’s not uncommon to hear about record labels ripping off bands by failing to pay royalties or using other kinds of financial trickery. But it’s not...

Massive Win By Melbourne’s Live Music Scene Against Developers

Massive Win By Melbourne’s Live Music Scene Against Developers

After ongoing delays on long-held promises, the Melbourne live music scene has at last getting some of the protection it needs from noise complaints and encroaching...

Proof The Sydney Lockout Has Made The City More Dangerous

Proof The Sydney Lockout Has Made The City More Dangerous

Sydney’s live music venues have been suffering all year under the oppression of tough lockout laws that were rushed through Parliament in January. The city’s music scene has put up...

Help Support Aussie Musicians With This Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

Help Support Aussie Musicians With This Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

Sadly, there are very few safety nets available to people working in the Australian music industry, most of who don’t have super, sick leave, or any...

Album Sales Plummet To New All-Time Low, And They’re Getting Worse

Album Sales Plummet To New All-Time Low, And They’re Getting Worse

The music world needs a blockbuster album, and quick smart, because 2014 is officially becoming the worst year for album sales on record as they hit...

Inside The World’s Biggest Vinyl Record Factory

Inside The World’s Biggest Vinyl Record Factory

There’s no denying the mass resurgence of vinyl in recent years, and from a sales perspective, the signs are everywhere: the year-on-year success of the annual Record...

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