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Pandora Just Screwed Indie Musicians And Their Users, Too

Pandora Just Screwed Indie Musicians And Their Users, Too

At one point in time, Pandora Radio seemed like every music lover’s dream. A digital music streaming platform that was catered precisely to the listener’s tastes...

Melbourne’s Prince Of Wales For Sale With Plans For Residential Development

Melbourne’s Prince Of Wales For Sale With Plans For Residential Development

Live music lovers of Melbourne should be on high alert, iconic live music hub The Prince Of Wales Hotel has just been listed as for sale....

Music Festival Guard Trampled By Gatecrashers Files $10 Million Lawsuit

Music Festival Guard Trampled By Gatecrashers Files $10 Million Lawsuit

A guard who was severely injured after she was trampled by gatecrashers during this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami has filed a lawsuit against Ultra...

Is This App The New Secret Weapon Against Sydney’s Lockout Laws?

Is This App The New Secret Weapon Against Sydney’s Lockout Laws?

It’s being touted as the “Tinder for parties and events” and the latest tool in the battle against Sydney’s draconian lockout laws, but the critics of...

You Won’t Believe How Bad iTunes’ Music Sales Have Become

You Won’t Believe How Bad iTunes’ Music Sales Have Become

Amidst all the contention surrounding the current state of the music industry, there’s seemingly two things we can all, both cynic and optimist alike, agree on:...

How To Find Out What Gear Your Favourite Musicians Use

How To Find Out What Gear Your Favourite Musicians Use

Have you ever wondered what insane guitar(s) Jack White shreds with, the effects pedals Jimi Hendrix used on one of his mind-bending psychedelic trips or what set-up Daft...

It’s Game Over For Aussie Ticket Companies Tricking You With Hidden Fees

It’s Game Over For Aussie Ticket Companies Tricking You With Hidden Fees

The move to stop ticket price gouging of Australian consumers has taken a big step forward. The Australian divisions of Ticketek and Ticketmaster have both committed...

The Doctor Skewers Commercial Radio In Love Letter To Triple J

The Doctor Skewers Commercial Radio In Love Letter To Triple J

Having recently announced that his departure from Triple J, Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall has penned a heartfelt love letter to the youth network that he’s called...

How Much Money Record Producers Actually Make

How Much Money Record Producers Actually Make

Music producers play a vital role in the final sound of an artists’ record, no question, but how much money do you think these studio wizards...

Nine Aussie Artists Among First Acts Of SXSW 2015 Lineup

Nine Aussie Artists Among First Acts Of SXSW 2015 Lineup

The organisers of the annual South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference have announced their preliminary music lineup for next year’s event, including a raft of...

Melbourne Gets A Rad New Pop-Up Venue As A Favourite Expands

Melbourne Gets A Rad New Pop-Up Venue As A Favourite Expands

The live music venue news just keeps on keeping. Just last week we reported on three iconic performance spaces that were closing in Australia. Thankfully, today brings...

Some Geniuses Have Created A Database Of Every Record Store In The World

Some Geniuses Have Created A Database Of Every Record Store In The World

Physical record stores continue to be an endangered species in this day and age, so like any good conservationist, the good folks over at Discogs —...

3 Dead At Music Industry Conference Events Of Suspected Drug Overdoses

3 Dead At Music Industry Conference Events Of Suspected Drug Overdoses

Yesterday we reported of a tragedy that occurred at a South Korean outdoor concert that saw 17 people lose their lives, and sadly, similar terrible news has...

Cherry Bar Responds To Fuckwit Who Moved Next Door & Complained About The Noise

Cherry Bar Responds To Fuckwit Who Moved Next Door & Complained About The Noise

James Young, co-owner and booker of beloved Melbourne hard rock venue Cherry Bar, has shared his reply to a disgruntled neighbour who recently emailed him to...

Fans Outraged After Headliner No-Show, Stage Cancelled At Aussie Music Festival

Fans Outraged After Headliner No-Show, Stage Cancelled At Aussie Music Festival

Punters have been left outraged and disappointed following the inaugural Soulfest over the weekend, after a headlining act was cancelled during the festival’s Sydney leg and...

Fuckwit Moves Next Door To Cherry Bar, Complains About The Noise

Fuckwit Moves Next Door To Cherry Bar, Complains About The Noise

And the prize for the biggest fuckwit of the year goes to none other than the resident who recently moved into the Melbourne CBD next to...

The Truth About Australian Album Sales In 2014 Will Shock You

The Truth About Australian Album Sales In 2014 Will Shock You

Despite a glut of great Australian album releases this year, with everyone from Kingswood to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard unveiling full-length efforts, no album...

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