Beloved Melbourne Music Venue The Mercat Is Shutting Its Doors

Beloved Melbourne Music Venue The Mercat Is Shutting Its Doors

Influential Melbourne music venue The Mercat Basement is shutting its doors.¬†The long-standing venue, located opposite the Queen Victoria Market beneath¬†Fancy Hank’s BBQ is being forced

Melbourne Music Bank 2016 Finalists Announced

Melbourne Music Bank 2016 Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2016 Melbourne Music Bank have been announced and it’s once again another selection of some of the finest up-and-coming talent Melbourne


Lockouts Review Suggests Government Should Take It Easy On Live Music Venues

Lockouts Review Suggests Government Should Take It Easy On Live Music Venues

The highly anticipated review into Sydney’s lockout laws led by former High Court judge Ian Callinan has been unveiled and it’s found what we all


Triple J Say They’re Not Changing The Hottest 100 Date… For Now

Triple J Say They’re Not Changing The Hottest 100 Date… For Now

triple j have finally issued a response to the growing push to change the date of the annual Hottest 100 countdown. In a statement, the


Michael Gudinski Calls For Crackdown On Ticket Scalpers In Australia

Michael Gudinski Calls For Crackdown On Ticket Scalpers In Australia

Australian music industry legend Michael Gudinski has hit out at ticket scalpers and the resale websites that are now facilitating their unscrupulous practices, which he


Meet Karrie, Pearl Jam’s Sound Engineer For The Past 25 Years

Meet Karrie, Pearl Jam’s Sound Engineer For The Past 25 Years

Karrie Keyes is an outlier in the music industry is just about every way. Not only is she a female working in a male-dominated field,


Slipknot “Pretty Positive” Knoftest Is Heading To Australia

Slipknot “Pretty Positive” Knoftest Is Heading To Australia

With whispers of a possible expansion of the UK’s famous Download Festival to Australia and talk of several new touring festivals set to debut in


Soulfest Promoter Ordered To Fork Over $400,000

Soulfest Promoter Ordered To Fork Over $400,000

John Denison, the promoter behind several Australian music festivals including Soulfest and Supafest, has been ordered to pay $437,000 in compensatory and additional damages to


UNIFIED Announce Innovative Grant To Help Non-Musicians

UNIFIED Announce Innovative Grant To Help Non-Musicians

Australian music company UNIFIED have announced a groundbreaking new grant initiative with a view to helping those working behind the scenes of the music industry


Meet The Latest Crop Of Aussie Bands Killing It Overseas

Meet The Latest Crop Of Aussie Bands Killing It Overseas

We’re past the halfway point of 2016 now and it looks like we’re in for a repeat of last year, with Australian artists absolutely killing


Courtney Barnett & More Condemn Sexual Assault At Gigs In Powerful Video

Courtney Barnett & More Condemn Sexual Assault At Gigs In Powerful Video

Camp Cope have reached out to some of the most prominent members in the Australian music industry, both onstage and behind the scenes, to compile


Why Radio Stations Play The Same Song Over & Over Again

Why Radio Stations Play The Same Song Over & Over Again

We’ve spoken previously about who the most repetitive and least repetitive radio stations in Australia are. The data was complicated, but there was one thing


Triple J Alumni & More Set For Massive WAMCon 2016 Lineup

Triple J Alumni & More Set For Massive WAMCon 2016 Lineup

Having made great strides in the last few years, the West Australian Music Conference has become one of the must-attend events for Australian music industry


Meet The App That Tells You The Most Buzzed-About BIGSOUND Bands

Meet The App That Tells You The Most Buzzed-About BIGSOUND Bands

BIGSOUND, Australia’s annual music industry conference, is set to kick off next week in Brisbane. Industry stakeholders and musicians from around Australia and the world


One Of The Biggest Hottest 100 Myths Just Got Smashed

One Of The Biggest Hottest 100 Myths Just Got Smashed

Can you believe August is already almost over? This year has certainly flown past and the New Year is just around the corner, which means


How Much Money Frank Ocean Has Made By Going Independent

How Much Money Frank Ocean Has Made By Going Independent

You’ve no doubt heard about the controversy surrounding R&B star Frank Ocean’s latest album(s). No, we’re not referring to the numerous false starts fans experienced


Sydney Live Music Venues Are Just Whinging, Pro-Lockouts Group Claims

Sydney Live Music Venues Are Just Whinging, Pro-Lockouts Group Claims

We know, we know, we could’ve sworn the lockout laws were absolutely devastating to Sydney’s nighttime economy and have put an ever-increasing number of venues,




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