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These Guys Just Smashed The Aussie Music Crowdfunding Record

These Guys Just Smashed The Aussie Music Crowdfunding Record

The biggest music-related crowd funding campaign in Australia has reached an incredible target of $100,000 with a little under two days left . Support Act, who...

Major Labels Have Given Up Trying To Sell Music

Major Labels Have Given Up Trying To Sell Music

Music listeners these days are moving in large numbers to streaming services, cut back on digital downloads and stopped buying physical – except vinyl. In August, weekly music sales...

Triple M Calls Out “Elitist” Triple J For Focusing Too Much On Cool

Triple M Calls Out “Elitist” Triple J For Focusing Too Much On Cool

The playlists of Triple J are a constant source of controversy, and tempers can run high. Earlier this year a number of high profile musicians openly...

The World’s Biggest Vinyl Record Retailer Will Surprise You

The World’s Biggest Vinyl Record Retailer Will Surprise You

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...

Aussie Label With Dodgy Grant Writes Remarkably Arrogant Open Letter

Aussie Label With Dodgy Grant Writes Remarkably Arrogant Open Letter

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Abbott Government had secretly awarded $275,000 to for-profit classical record company Melba Recordings despite no funding round or open...

These Aussie Music Festivals Are The Most Influential In The World

These Aussie Music Festivals Are The Most Influential In The World

If somebody asked you which music festival is the most influential in the world, a festival like Glastonbury would be high on the list. If a...

Proof Australia’s Got The Best Unsigned Musicians

Proof Australia’s Got The Best Unsigned Musicians

Australian music has been punching well above its weight both locally and on the world stage over the past twelve months, with the rise of A-Pop...

Australia Gets A New Live Music Venue, & It Looks Incredible

Australia Gets A New Live Music Venue, & It Looks Incredible

It’s been a relatively good year for Australia’s live music venues, despite some high profile losses such as the Palace Theatre in Melbourne. In Melbourne the...

Abbott Government Caught In Dodgy Record Label Grant

Abbott Government Caught In Dodgy Record Label Grant

They say it’s not what you know but who you know, and that certainly couldn’t be truer in this case where a grant of $275,000 has...

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...

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