Turns Out Mark Ronson Copied ‘Uptown Funk’, Forced To Share Credit

Turns Out Mark Ronson Copied ‘Uptown Funk’, Forced To Share Credit

As Tone Deaf reported earlier this year, it wasn’t just Robin Thicke and Pharrell who were nervous about the outcome of March’s ‘Blurred Lines’ verdict,

Good News, The Music Industry Has Officially Hit Rock Bottom

Good News, The Music Industry Has Officially Hit Rock Bottom

It will come as a surprise to very few, but we’re living in the midst of the Great Depression as far as the recorded music


Australia’s Leading Music Booking Agency Sold To Overseas Powerhouse

Australia’s Leading Music Booking Agency Sold To Overseas Powerhouse

In a move that could mean big things for a raft of Australian artists and echo throughout the local music industry, WME | IMG, one


Some Genius Has Just Solved The Problem Of Noise Complaints

Some Genius Has Just Solved The Problem Of Noise Complaints

Noise complaints, they’re the bane of any live music venue’s existence, however, courtesy of this new invention – they could be a thing of the


Sticky Fingers Will Pay You To Make Their New Music Video

Sticky Fingers Will Pay You To Make Their New Music Video

Are you the artistic type that has a flair for animation and illustration? You could be the very person Aussie band Sticky Fingers are looking


The Government Wants To Charge You More To Download & Stream Music

The Government Wants To Charge You More To Download & Stream Music

While many Aussie consumers bemoan the fact that seemingly everything, from music downloads to movies, costs more in Australia, even dubbing the extra dosh we’re


Jay-Z’s Spotify Killer Could Hurt Musicians In A Big Way

Jay-Z’s Spotify Killer Could Hurt Musicians In A Big Way

Those that have been keeping a beady eye on Tidal, the supposedly revolutionary Swedish streaming service that Jay-Z purchased for a reported $56 million earlier


Some Jerk Is Already Ruining Record Store Day For The Rest Of Us

Some Jerk Is Already Ruining Record Store Day For The Rest Of Us

Though we’re still a full week away from Record Store Day 2015, that hasn’t stopped one unscrupulous eBay user from getting on board early and


Vinyl Sales Have Officially Exploded In Australia

Vinyl Sales Have Officially Exploded In Australia

We’ve written a lot about the surge in vinyl sales that the industry has experienced in recent years. Propelled by vinyl-friendly artists like Jack White


Aussie Live Music Venue Wants You To Give Them $1.5 Million To Help Stay Alive

Aussie Live Music Venue Wants You To Give Them $1.5 Million To Help Stay Alive

One of Melbourne’s inner West community institutions of food, arts and music is under threat of shutting down and being turned into a residential building,


Courtney Barnett Debuts #1 Overseas, Here’s How Many Albums She’s Sold

Courtney Barnett Debuts #1 Overseas, Here’s How Many Albums She’s Sold

If there was ever any doubt that Courtney Barnett was going to be Australia’s next big musical export, our next Tame Impala if you will,


You’ll Never Guess Who The Most Loyal Aussie Music Fans Are

You’ll Never Guess Who The Most Loyal Aussie Music Fans Are

Every year, Aram Sinnreich, an assistant professor at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information, quizzes his students on how they assess, acquire, and listen


Here’s What An Indie Record Label Office Looked Like In 1991

Here’s What An Indie Record Label Office Looked Like In 1991

The ’90s were a much simpler time, especially for the music industry. Napster wasn’t even a pipe dream in a young programmer’s imagination yet and


Radio Stations Want To Start Charging Musicians To Play Their Songs

Radio Stations Want To Start Charging Musicians To Play Their Songs

There’s a group in the US lobbying for a policy that could eventually see musicians being forced to pay to have their music aired on radio. A


That Spotify Killer Your Favourite Musos Just Launched Is Already Doomed

That Spotify Killer Your Favourite Musos Just Launched Is Already Doomed

As Tone Deaf reported yesterday, Jay-Z has officially launched Tidal, the little-known Swedish streaming service that he purchased for a reported $56 million earlier this


Meet The Airbnb For Musicians Looking For Recording Studios

Meet The Airbnb For Musicians Looking For Recording Studios

For those bands out there that can’t simply waltz into Abbey Road Studios and track their album in a lush studio that’s wedged between rooms


All Of Your Favourite Musicians Just Launched A Spotify Killer

All Of Your Favourite Musicians Just Launched A Spotify Killer

While some readers may have heard chatter regarding a certain rapper buying a certain company that’s poised to obliterate a certain music streaming giant, most




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