How Many Records Would Be Sold Without Piracy

How Many Records Would Be Sold Without Piracy

As Tone Deaf recently reported, it seems the end for piracy in Australia could be nigh. The federal government have passed a bill giving power

How 11 Musicians Split The $2 Million Profit From ‘Uptown Funk’

How 11 Musicians Split The $2 Million Profit From ‘Uptown Funk’

The story of ‘Uptown Funk’, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ inescapable 2014 single, which spent weeks at the tops of charts around the world and


Australia Could Be Getting An Incredible Underground Live Music Venue

Australia Could Be Getting An Incredible Underground Live Music Venue

The ACT is planning on building a “national first” arts precinct to transform the Kingston Foreshore’s “huge blank canvas” and they plan on featuring underground


How Much Different Jobs In The Music Industry Actually Pay

How Much Different Jobs In The Music Industry Actually Pay

Back in February, Tone Deaf reported on a study by Entertainment Assist, a charity that helps people working in the Australian music industry, which illustrated


Indie Musicians Score Major Victory In Battle For Streaming Royalties

Indie Musicians Score Major Victory In Battle For Streaming Royalties

Like it or not, Taylor Swift may have just proved herself to be the most powerful woman in the music industry. Less than a day


Cops Are About To Start Breathalysing You Inside Aussie Live Music Venues

Cops Are About To Start Breathalysing You Inside Aussie Live Music Venues

Earlier this month, Tone Deaf reported on the imminent introduction of lockout laws in Queensland, after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that she would be pushing


Universal Music Crushes Modular Founder In Aussie Court

Universal Music Crushes Modular Founder In Aussie Court

The increasingly convoluted web of litigation currently ensnaring Modular Recordings founder Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic just became a little less tangled. As The Music reports, Universal


SoundCloud Are Introducing A Streaming Limit

SoundCloud Are Introducing A Streaming Limit

Back in March, Tone Deaf detailed how the music industry is conspiring to take free streaming away from you. Not in a sinister, Illuminati sort


Triple J Presenter Calls Out Sexism In The Music Industry

Triple J Presenter Calls Out Sexism In The Music Industry

Nina Las Vegas is tired of fighting a one-woman war. She’s by no means done battling, but she just wishes she had some brothers and


Who Pays The Price When A Band Cancels A Gig?

Who Pays The Price When A Band Cancels A Gig?

One of the most talked-about stories to come out of the music world over the past week has been Dave Grohl’s broken leg. The Foo


Australia’s Live Music Scene Looks Like It’s In Big Trouble

Australia’s Live Music Scene Looks Like It’s In Big Trouble

While there’s plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of Australian live music, especially considering the great crop of artists we’ve seen pop


Aussie Indie Labels Give Big Middle Finger To Apple Music

Aussie Indie Labels Give Big Middle Finger To Apple Music

The global music industry has been bracing itself for months in anticipation of Apple’s head-first dive into the streaming business. The general consensus was that


We’re About To Find Out If Melbourne’s Noise Complaint Laws Actually Work

We’re About To Find Out If Melbourne’s Noise Complaint Laws Actually Work

As Tone Deaf reported earlier this month, Melbourne is now officially one of the world’s leading music cities. In a new global study published by


BIGSOUND Live 2015 Announce Epically Good Lineup

BIGSOUND Live 2015 Announce Epically Good Lineup

Having announced an absolutely massive bill of speakers for their forthcoming instalment, the organisers of BIGSOUND 2015 have now dropped the news that everybody’s been


Kevin Parker Finally Speaks Out On Tame Impala’s Missing Million

Kevin Parker Finally Speaks Out On Tame Impala’s Missing Million

Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker has finally addressed reports a million dollars in royalties had been taken from his band. As Tone Deaf previously reported,


Music Conference Fuming After Rise In Freeloaders

Music Conference Fuming After Rise In Freeloaders

We’re all familiar with the concept of pirating music, right? Let’s just agree on that, as you casually ignore the open uTorrent window on your


Melbourne Is Officially One Of The World’s Leading Music Cities

Melbourne Is Officially One Of The World’s Leading Music Cities

In case you needed any more proof, Melbourne is now officially one of the world’s leading music cities. At least, that’s the opinion of a




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