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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...

A Lot Of Music Is Just Disappearing Off The Face Of The Earth

A Lot Of Music Is Just Disappearing Off The Face Of The Earth

While it’s conventional wisdom that we know next to nothing about music that came before the advent of musical notation, with old war songs and tribal...

Australia Loses Three Iconic Live Music Venues

Australia Loses Three Iconic Live Music Venues

Australia’s live music scene has seen some significant highs and significant lows in 2014 so far, and sadly today, we’re reporting three blows in the field...

The Doctor Is Leaving Triple J

The Doctor Is Leaving Triple J

Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall has announced that after 10 years as a beloved voice on Triple J, he will be “fucking off” to focus on making...

Aussies Are Stealing More Music Than Ever

Aussies Are Stealing More Music Than Ever

While debate rages about just how bad the “piracy problem” in Australia is, a new report released during a film industry conference has confirmed that one...

Aussie Songwriters Win Big In $250 Million Payday

Aussie Songwriters Win Big In $250 Million Payday

APRA AMCOS have released their Year In Review, unveiling their figures for the 2013/14 financial period, confirming they distributed $252.8 million to its members and affiliates...

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