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Album Sales Plummet To New All-Time Low, And They’re Getting Worse

Album Sales Plummet To New All-Time Low, And They’re Getting Worse

The music world needs a blockbuster album, and quick smart, because 2014 is officially becoming the worst year for album sales on record as they hit...

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...

AJ Maddah “Is A Mega Dickhead” Says Big Day Out Co-Founder

AJ Maddah “Is A Mega Dickhead” Says Big Day Out Co-Founder

Vivian Lees, the man who co-founded the Big Day Out in 1992, has some very harsh words for AJ Maddah, the promoter who has just sold...

Double J & Triple J Unearthed Under Threat From Government Cuts

Double J & Triple J Unearthed Under Threat From Government Cuts

A proposal to dismantle ABC’s digital radio services – including Double J and Triple J Unearthed – has been put forward in a new review of Australia’s...

Looks Like Big Day Out 2015 Is Cancelled

Looks Like Big Day Out 2015 Is Cancelled

It’s been an interesting day for the Big Day Out, one of the oldest and biggest music festivals in the country. Earlier today came the shock...

AJ Maddah Pulls Out Of Big Day Out Partnership

AJ Maddah Pulls Out Of Big Day Out Partnership

Less than a year on from buying a 50% stake into the festival, Big Day Out promoter AJ Maddah has allegedly pulled out of the partnership with...

Justin Bieber’s Manager To Launch Aussie Band Into America

Justin Bieber’s Manager To Launch Aussie Band Into America

`Having cornered the Australian singles chart with triple platinum hit ‘Geronimo’, Brisbane pop-rock group Sheppard now have their sights aimed towards overseas success, breaking ground over in the UK...

How Much Is The Australian Live Music Industry Really Worth?

How Much Is The Australian Live Music Industry Really Worth?

Live music performances and music festivals are the biggest contributor to Australia’s live performance sector, which has been valued at $2.55 billion and responsible for employing...

BIGSOUND Live 2014 Lineup Announced, With Over 80 Awesome Aussies

BIGSOUND Live 2014 Lineup Announced, With Over 80 Awesome Aussies

The first BIGSOUND Live 2014 lineup has landed, with over 80 bands confirmed to bring all the crowdsurfing, taste-making, artist-breaking action to the annual Brisbane-based music industry conference this September.  The 4AD-signed...

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