Live Nation Have Bought Download Fest’s Australian Domain

Live Nation Have Bought Download Fest’s Australian Domain

It looks like reports suggesting UK heavy music festival Download is coming to Australia may be onto something. Live Nation, previously speculated as the promoter

Silverchair’s Bassist Has Opened A Record Store

Silverchair’s Bassist Has Opened A Record Store

Daniel Johns is busying himself with his blooming solo career and reworking the music of The Beatles for a children’s TV show and Ben Gillies


How Much An Indie Band Can Make From Doing An Ad

How Much An Indie Band Can Make From Doing An Ad

As record sales have basically become a non-factor on the balance sheets of musicians and labels alike, professional musos are looking elsewhere to try and


Sia Just Made Music History By Punching Ageism In The Face

Sia Just Made Music History By Punching Ageism In The Face

In addition to being one of Australia’s biggest breakout stars in the international pop scene, Sia has now made American music history by being the


Good Charlotte Now Have One Of Australia’s Lowest Selling #1 Albums

Good Charlotte Now Have One Of Australia’s Lowest Selling #1 Albums

Another week, another sad turn of events on the Australian albums chart. Good Charlotte have made a return to the top of the Australian albums


How Much Does It Cost A Label To Make A Hit Song?

How Much Does It Cost A Label To Make A Hit Song?

You’ve gotta spend money to make money and nowhere is this truer than in the music business, an industry that many will tell you no


Download Festival Is Coming To Australia: Report

Download Festival Is Coming To Australia: Report

After months of rumours and a good deal of prayer, a report has surfaced confirming the UK’s Download Festival, one of the biggest heavy music


Amp-Maker Marshall Is Launching A Record Label For Guitar Bands

Amp-Maker Marshall Is Launching A Record Label For Guitar Bands

Iconic amplifier manufacturer Marshall is diversifying a little, and attempting to break into the record biz with its own label, Marshall Records, Mixdown Mag reports.


Splendour In The Grass Is Homeless After 2017

Splendour In The Grass Is Homeless After 2017

As Splendour In The Grass punters make their way home today, organisers are no doubt already looking towards next year’s event. But looking even further


Richard Branson Wants To Change The Way We Experience Live Music

Richard Branson Wants To Change The Way We Experience Live Music

Famously enthusiastic business magnate Richard Branson has tried his hand at a lot of endeavours over the years under the Virgin banner, even extending to


World’s Biggest Indie Labels Hacked, Your Credit Card Might Be At Risk

World’s Biggest Indie Labels Hacked, Your Credit Card Might Be At Risk

Beggars Group, a conglomerate comprised of some of the biggest independent record labels in the world, including 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, and XL Recordings, have


Airbourne Say Lack Of Triple J Support “Hurt”

Airbourne Say Lack Of Triple J Support “Hurt”

One of the most oft-cited issues that Australian music fans have with our national youth broadcaster, triple j, is the curation of their playlist. Namely,


Good Life Festival Security Guard Attacker Behind Bars

Good Life Festival Security Guard Attacker Behind Bars

A teenager who gatecrashed an Aussie music festival and later kicked a Perth security guard in the head as he lay on the ground is


Protest Announced To Fight Melbourne’s New BS Busking Ban

Protest Announced To Fight Melbourne’s New BS Busking Ban

As Tone Deaf reported last week, Melbourne, traditionally one of the most music-friendly cities in the world, is preparing to trial a ban on amplified


Peking Duk Take A LOTR-Inspired Stand Against Canberra Lockout Laws

Peking Duk Take A LOTR-Inspired Stand Against Canberra Lockout Laws

Peking Duk have urged punters to Keep Canberra Open, throwing their support behind the grass roots organisation attempting to fight the ACT government’s “lock out


Perth’s Newest Music Venue Has A Climbing Wall & Foam Pit

Perth’s Newest Music Venue Has A Climbing Wall & Foam Pit

Plot twist, everybody, Perth is actually the latest Australian city to get a brand new live music venue. And what’s more, it’s actually part of


The Voice Winner’s Single Breaks Record For Lowest Sales

The Voice Winner’s Single Breaks Record For Lowest Sales

After receiving harsh words from industry insiders last week and dismal chart predictions, ‘Cruel’, the debut single from Alfie Arcuri, this year’s winner of The




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