Are Musicians Actually Making A Living Off Touring?

Are Musicians Actually Making A Living Off Touring?

If you’ve been paying attention to Tone Deaf over the last five or so years, you may have noticed more than a couple of stories

The Highest Selling Vinyl This Year Is Actually Hilarious

The Highest Selling Vinyl This Year Is Actually Hilarious

Despite all the criticisms that the so-called ‘vinyl revival’ has hit its peak and we’ll soon start to see sales of the niche music format


Why It Was So Easy For Tame Impala’s Money To Go Missing

Why It Was So Easy For Tame Impala’s Money To Go Missing

Back in May, Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker dropped a bombshell during a Reddit AMA. Despite fronting and writing the majority of the music for


Proof We’ve Run Out Of Music Festival Headliners

Proof We’ve Run Out Of Music Festival Headliners

If there’s one problem that’s been plaguing the global festival market over the past decade, it’s a lack of viable headliners. With new festivals announced


How Many Records Would Be Sold Without Piracy

How Many Records Would Be Sold Without Piracy

As Tone Deaf recently reported, it seems the end for piracy in Australia could be nigh. The federal government have passed a bill giving power


Triple J Officially Unveil Their Top 10 Tracks Of 2015 So Far

Triple J Officially Unveil Their Top 10 Tracks Of 2015 So Far

It’s that time of year again and once again it seems like it just kind of snuck up on us. We’re officially halfway through 2015


Ever Wanted To Play SXSW? Here’s How You Can

Ever Wanted To Play SXSW? Here’s How You Can

Mark your calendars, the dates for SXSW 2016 have been set as 11th-16th March for the conference’s famous Film Festival and 15th-20th March for the


Modular Founder Reveals Where Tame Impala’s Missing Million Went

Modular Founder Reveals Where Tame Impala’s Missing Million Went

As Tame Impala continue their ploy for world domination and anticipation for their third album, Currents, continues to grow, much of the news surrounding the


How Much Dave Grohl’s Injury Will End Up Costing Foo Fighters

How Much Dave Grohl’s Injury Will End Up Costing Foo Fighters

While the news that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl had taken an unfortunate spill during a performance at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden earlier this


Australia Gets A New Live Music Venue As Another Forced To Shut Its Doors

Australia Gets A New Live Music Venue As Another Forced To Shut Its Doors

It’s said that when God closes a door, he opens a window. Well, when Australia closes a venue, we… just open another one. As the


The Dark Side Of Touring As A Musician Exposed

The Dark Side Of Touring As A Musician Exposed

Some months back, Tone Deaf reported on a study which revealed the truth about working in the Australian music industry. While it’s an industry driven


All Your Favourite Musos Will Have Their Own Radio Shows Starting This Week

All Your Favourite Musos Will Have Their Own Radio Shows Starting This Week

The 30th June launch date for Apple’s eagerly anticipated dive into the streaming market is fast approaching and having hopefully put that dispute and/or PR


Just When You Thought MTV Couldn’t Get Any Worse

Just When You Thought MTV Couldn’t Get Any Worse

We’re not as quick to jump on the MTV hate bandwagon as much as most publications or music fans, for that matter. Fans complain endlessly


Local Council Cracking Down On Two Of Melbourne’s Most Important Venues

Local Council Cracking Down On Two Of Melbourne’s Most Important Venues

Local councils complaining about music festivals and attempting to impose restrictions on organisers or venues is nothing new. Sadly, it seems as though we’re forced


Meet The Website That Rigs Spotify To Generate Cash For Bands

Meet The Website That Rigs Spotify To Generate Cash For Bands

Last year, Tone Deaf recounted the tale of Vulfpeck, a then-little known Swedish indie funk group who decided they were going to cheat the Spotify


Being An Aussie Touring Musician Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

Being An Aussie Touring Musician Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

Back in March, Tone Deaf reported on a comprehensive study by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), who act as a representative body for musicians


Sheppard Caught Up In Money Laundering Corruption Scandal

Sheppard Caught Up In Money Laundering Corruption Scandal

Queensland chart-toppers Sheppard have been pulled into an international corruption scandal after Greg Sheppard, father of band members George, Amy, and Emma Sheppard and the




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