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Pure Pop Records Shuts Up Shop After 3 Year Battle

Pure Pop Records Shuts Up Shop After 3 Year Battle

A Melbourne independent record store and music venue located in the port-side suburb of St. Kilda has decided to shut up shop and begun the hunt...

Vic Minister Slams Live Music Group’s Demands To Fix Noise Complaints

Vic Minister Slams Live Music Group’s Demands To Fix Noise Complaints

Despite promises made to Melbourne’s live music scene that its venues would be protected from the threat of residential development and noise complaints through the implementation of the...

Aussie Booking Agency Accused Of Fraud, Linked To “Scam” Music Festival

Aussie Booking Agency Accused Of Fraud, Linked To “Scam” Music Festival

Some messy developments have led to an Australian booking and touring agency allegedly shutting down operations after it was accused that its founder was deceiving artists,...

Melbourne Gets New Live Music Venue As Bandroom Goes Full-Time

Melbourne Gets New Live Music Venue As Bandroom Goes Full-Time

Music lovers of Melbourne, have we got the best news for you, you’re getting a brand new live music venue, well, sort of. One of the...

Help This Melbourne Venue Find The Vandals Who Damaged Their Roof

Help This Melbourne Venue Find The Vandals Who Damaged Their Roof

A Melbourne venue has put the call out to the online world to help track down some trespassing vandals after they damaged the roof of the...

Proof Commercial Radio Doesn’t Care About Aussie Bands

Proof Commercial Radio Doesn’t Care About Aussie Bands

Last week, the list of Australia’s Top 100 selling albums and singles revealed that consumers were buying up far more homegrown talent, with Aussie bands and artists proving...

BIGSOUND Backlash, Brisbane Bands Accuse Organisers Of Failing Local Talent

BIGSOUND Backlash, Brisbane Bands Accuse Organisers Of Failing Local Talent

This week the BIGSOUND Live 2014 lineup reached truly epic proportions, adding another 42 Aussie bands and artists to a grand tally of 128 acts, all set to play...

The Best Selling Aussie Albums & Singles Of 2014 Will Depress You

The Best Selling Aussie Albums & Singles Of 2014 Will Depress You

Aussie bands and artists have had a strong sales year, with more Australians buying local albums and singles in 2014 than last year, but there’s still...

Aussie Bookers 123 Agency Announce New Parnership With PledgeMusic

Aussie Bookers 123 Agency Announce New Parnership With PledgeMusic

The Melbourne-based 123 Agency has had a very fruitful 12 months since it first launched, and hot on the heels of celebrating their one year anniversary,...

Triple J Should Be Sold “Immediately”, Liberal Senator Tells Parliament

Triple J Should Be Sold “Immediately”, Liberal Senator Tells Parliament

Triple J should be privatised and sold “immediately,” according to a Liberal senator who has argued that the Government-funded national youth station is popular enough to...

This Is Why You Should Support Indie Labels

This Is Why You Should Support Indie Labels

It used to be that landing a blockbuster record deal with a major label was the be-all and end-all for young bands, but as anyone who’s...

Powderfinger Member To Open New Live Music Venue

Powderfinger Member To Open New Live Music Venue

Thankfully, Aussie live music lovers had reason to celebrate over the past few weeks, with the arrival of a new venue in Melbourne’s inner-west. And now...

Melbourne Live Music Among The Best In The World As Venues Top Poll

Melbourne Live Music Among The Best In The World As Venues Top Poll

It’s official, Melbourne retains the title of being the country’s rock n’ roll capital as a number of Aussie venues are named among the most successful in...

Sydney’s Annandale Hotel To Re-Open, But Focus Not On Live Music

Sydney’s Annandale Hotel To Re-Open, But Focus Not On Live Music

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Legendary Sydney pub and long-standing live music venue The Annandale Hotel is making a welcome...

BIGSOUND 2014′s Epic Lineup Adds 50 Unmissable Speakers

BIGSOUND 2014′s Epic Lineup Adds 50 Unmissable Speakers

Following on from announcing the first of its massive BIGSOUND Live 2014 lineup, the organisers of Australia’s arguably biggest and best music industry conference have announce...

You Won’t Believe How Bad Album Sales Have Got In 2014

You Won’t Believe How Bad Album Sales Have Got In 2014

Music listeners these days are moving in large numbers to streaming services, cut back on digital downloads and stopped buying physical – except vinyl. At least, that’s what we...

New Melbourne Live Music Venue Launching, Set To Fill Gap Left By Palace Closure

New Melbourne Live Music Venue Launching, Set To Fill Gap Left By Palace Closure

Melbourne is set to get a new live music venue with the capacity and scale to fill the gap in the major touring market left behind by the...

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