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Australian Promoters, Venues And Festivals Amongst The Most Successful In The World

Australian Promoters, Venues And Festivals Amongst The Most Successful In The World

If you needed any more proof that we’re all living in one of the world’s most prominent live music hubs, industry bible Billboard recently unveiled their...

More Bands Reveal How Much They Actually Make Touring

More Bands Reveal How Much They Actually Make Touring

For musicians starting out or even veterans of the scene, the thought of touring can be a financially intimidating, especially in light of Pompamoose’s recently published piece detailing how...

You Won’t Believe How Many Vinyl Records Have Been Sold In 2014

You Won’t Believe How Many Vinyl Records Have Been Sold In 2014

Annual sales of vinyl records in the UK have surpassed one million for the first time in almost two decades. Releases by Arctic Monkeys, Pink Floyd,...

This Is How Much It Costs To Break A New Artist In 2014

This Is How Much It Costs To Break A New Artist In 2014

If you’ve never heard of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), just know that they’re one of those very important music industry “bodies” that...

This Is How Much A Mid-Sized Band Makes After A Month Of Touring

This Is How Much A Mid-Sized Band Makes After A Month Of Touring

Having just completed one of the biggest tours of their career, setting stages ablaze in 23 cities over 24 shows across 28 days, Californian duo Pomplamoose,...

Can Live Music Save Kings Cross And Sydney’s Nightlife?

Can Live Music Save Kings Cross And Sydney’s Nightlife?

Sydney is well and truly feeling the pinch of the tough new curfews and liquor restrictions that were placed upon the Harbour City’s ‘Entertainment Precinct’ at the beginning of...

Want To Attend Unlimited Gigs For $25 A Month? Now You Can

Want To Attend Unlimited Gigs For $25 A Month? Now You Can

We love apps like Songkick and What’s Lively, they let you know about all the gigs that are coming up in your area and even offer...

Aussie Music Retailers Are Promoting Hate Speech And It’s Not Okay

Aussie Music Retailers Are Promoting Hate Speech And It’s Not Okay

While recent music industry headlines have been dominated by issues raised by streaming services and online music retailers, one issue seemingly remains untouched and that is...

Turns Out Streaming Services Aren’t Bad For Album Sales After All

Turns Out Streaming Services Aren’t Bad For Album Sales After All

With all the recent negativity surrounding the world of free online music streaming services, there’s a growing belief that these services provide little to no monetary...

Experiencing Real Concerts In Virtual Reality Exists And It’s Blowing Our Minds

Experiencing Real Concerts In Virtual Reality Exists And It’s Blowing Our Minds

Have you missed a live music experience recently that you massively regret? Well, thanks to the wonderful world of technology through the vehicle of a smart...

Meet Australia’s Newest Independent Record Label

Meet Australia’s Newest Independent Record Label

One of the most trusted brands in Australian independent music, Inertia, have announced the launch of their brand new imprint, Midnight Feature. The minds behind Inertia’s...

Foo Fighters Have Declared War On Scalpers For Their Upcoming Tour

Foo Fighters Have Declared War On Scalpers For Their Upcoming Tour

Despite being one of the modern era’s biggest bands, selling out arenas and topping charts worldwide, Foo Fighters have never forgotten about their fans. Whether they’re...

These Headphones Could Revolutionise The Way You Share Music With Your Mates

These Headphones Could Revolutionise The Way You Share Music With Your Mates

The story goes that when the revolutionary Sony Walkman was first released in 1979, Sony’s then-chairman requested the device come with two headphone jacks. The chairman...

Facebook To Make It Harder For Bands To Reach Fans

Facebook To Make It Harder For Bands To Reach Fans

Have you noticed any changes in your Facebook news feed lately? We mean besides the seemingly arbitrary layout changes that Facebook introduces every couple of months....

Triple J Unearthed Winner Wants You To Think Twice About Stealing Music

Triple J Unearthed Winner Wants You To Think Twice About Stealing Music

The raging verbal battle over royalties generated by music streaming services has recently been thrust into the headlines with the ongoing dispute between Spotify, one of...

Want To Control The Music On Your Cab Ride Home With Your Phone? Now You Can

Want To Control The Music On Your Cab Ride Home With Your Phone? Now You Can

Everyone’s private driver, Uber, are reportedly set to announce a partnership with music streaming giant Spotify this week. According to The New York Times, the partnership...

Why Buying New Music On CD Is Now The Smartest Thing You Can Do

Why Buying New Music On CD Is Now The Smartest Thing You Can Do

You think you’re pretty special, don’t you? Look at you, hearing a song you like and immediately searching it out on iTunes and paying for it...