Another Australian Capital City Is Getting Lockout Laws

Another Australian Capital City Is Getting Lockout Laws

Because lockout laws and harsh alcohol restrictions are apparently one of the most important policies for government, there could be another major Australian city that is

Touring Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Aussie Musicians

Touring Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Aussie Musicians

Just over a week ago there was an incredible breakthrough on travel costs for Australia musicians that’s set to serve as a major financial game-changer, and to make


Major Labels Are Planning To Charge You To Watch Music Videos, Yep

Major Labels Are Planning To Charge You To Watch Music Videos, Yep

These days it seems music fans love music vids almost as much as artist’s sounds, nobody really needs to be reminded how Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ and Sia’s


If This Is What Concerts Look Like In The Future, Count Us In

If This Is What Concerts Look Like In The Future, Count Us In

While SXSW is known for some pretty spectacular musical performances, this recent outing by Japanese pop trio Perfume is not only one of the most


How Much It Really Costs To Make Beats By Dre Headphones Revealed

How Much It Really Costs To Make Beats By Dre Headphones Revealed

Just under a year ago, TIME magazine compiled a list of the best headphone brands money could buy which as one would expect, saw some of


Record Store Day Organisers Don’t Care If They’re Hurting Indie Labels

Record Store Day Organisers Don’t Care If They’re Hurting Indie Labels

As Tone Deaf reported last month, independent labels aren’t very happy with Record Store Day at the moment. Like a parent looking sternly at a


This Is How Much Money Metallica Actually Make

This Is How Much Money Metallica Actually Make

While it’s a foregone conclusion that labels are bleeding money as bands and artists struggle to make a dollar, the great edifices of rock and


Is This The Most Blatant Case Of Music Theft Ever?

Is This The Most Blatant Case Of Music Theft Ever?

Tone Deaf recently reported on the verdict of a case that saw the estate of Marvin Gaye pitted against singer Robin Thicke and super-producer Pharrell


Aussie Venue Meets Backlash After Controversial Name Change

Aussie Venue Meets Backlash After Controversial Name Change

A nightclub in Adelaide has been slammed as “racist”, “offensive” and “transphobic” after a recent rebranding and rename. Formally known as Tijuana Showgirls, the reimagined


An App That Can Heal Tinnitus Is Making Waves At SXSW

An App That Can Heal Tinnitus Is Making Waves At SXSW

According to a recent report by the World Health Organisation, over a billion young adults are at risk of permanent hearing loss thanks to extended


Being An Aussie Musician Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

Being An Aussie Musician Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

Being a professional musician in Australia is not easy, but luckily the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) are trying to make things just a little


Meet Australia’s Stunning New Live Music Venue

Meet Australia’s Stunning New Live Music Venue

Despite the sad news that a newly opened Brisbane live music venue has been forced to cancel many of its gigs due to “technical difficulties”,


New Aussie Live Music Venue Cancels Gigs A Week After Opening

New Aussie Live Music Venue Cancels Gigs A Week After Opening

This year we’ve reported on nearly every major Aussie city losing live music venues including Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth on three separate counts, the one exemption


How The Hi-Fi Venues Were Taken Down & Over By An Insider

How The Hi-Fi Venues Were Taken Down & Over By An Insider

As Tone Deaf previously reported, beloved East Coast venue chain The Hi-Fi has been in administration for the past month, following a dispute with creditors.


The Tough Financial Reality Of Being An Australian Musician

The Tough Financial Reality Of Being An Australian Musician

It’s safe to say the sheen of being a professional musician, particularly in Australia, is beginning to wear off. Most music fans are now aware


Your Days Of Streaming Music For Free Are Coming To An End

Your Days Of Streaming Music For Free Are Coming To An End

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that nothing good can last. Especially when that “good” thing comes at a significant cost to many, many stakeholders. Naturally,


Beloved Aussie Indie Record Label Announces It’s Shutting Down

Beloved Aussie Indie Record Label Announces It’s Shutting Down

Australia has seen the introduction of two new independent record label this January and February respectively however sadly this trend has not continued in March, with




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11 Of Australia’s Best New Live Music Venues

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While we at Tone Deaf deliver the unfortunate news of another Aussie live music venue