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Cherry Bar Responds To Fuckwit Who Moved Next Door & Complained About The Noise

Cherry Bar Responds To Fuckwit Who Moved Next Door & Complained About The Noise

James Young, co-owner and booker of beloved Melbourne hard rock venue Cherry Bar, has shared his reply to a disgruntled neighbour who recently emailed him to...

Courtney Barnett, Violent Soho Win Big At Aussie Indie Awards

Courtney Barnett, Violent Soho Win Big At Aussie Indie Awards

The 2014 Independent Music Awards have wrapped up their ninth year delivering a superbly entertaining evening handing out 14 awards to some of Australia’s finest talent,...

Melbourne’s Palace Theatre To Be Saved As Live Music Venue?

Melbourne’s Palace Theatre To Be Saved As Live Music Venue?

Melbourne’s iconic Palace Theatre has been sitting silent since the final gigs at the Bourke Street venue were hosted a month ago, its interior stripped of “everything not nailed...

Chet Faker, Dan Sultan Lead 2014 ARIA Award Nominations

Chet Faker, Dan Sultan Lead 2014 ARIA Award Nominations

The frontrunners for this year’s Aria Awards were announced last week, with the likes of Chet Faker, DZ Deathrays and Sticky Fingers getting the early tick...

World’s Biggest Promoter To Purchase Big Day Out

World’s Biggest Promoter To Purchase Big Day Out

The highs and lows of veteran and battle scarred music festival Big Day Out has been closely followed by the Australian music industry and fans alike....

One Direction’s Secret Financial Investment In Aussie Band

One Direction’s Secret Financial Investment In Aussie Band

Welcome to the new way of doing business in music. As physical album sales fall, and streaming increasingly steals revenue from digital music; bands and their...

These Are The Best Independent Record Labels In Australia

These Are The Best Independent Record Labels In Australia

It’s been a blockbuster year for Australian music, with the rise of A-Pop in America, and the incredible year independent music has been having at home, just two examples...

Chet Faker, DZ Deathrays Lead First ARIA Awards 2014 Nominations

Chet Faker, DZ Deathrays Lead First ARIA Awards 2014 Nominations

The first nominations for this years ARIA Awards have been announced, with the albums from Chet Faker, Sticky Fingers, and DZ Deathrays all getting nods. Kicking...

Major Labels To Edit Ads Into Classic Music Videos

Major Labels To Edit Ads Into Classic Music Videos

Where art and business collides is often controversial, and the debate over when corporate interests have stepped over the line in music has been going on...

These Guys Just Smashed The Aussie Music Crowdfunding Record

These Guys Just Smashed The Aussie Music Crowdfunding Record

The biggest music-related crowd funding campaign in Australia has reached an incredible target of $100,000 with a little under two days left . Support Act, who...

Major Labels Have Given Up Trying To Sell Music

Major Labels Have Given Up Trying To Sell Music

Music listeners these days are moving in large numbers to streaming services, cut back on digital downloads and stopped buying physical – except vinyl. In August, weekly music sales...

Triple M Calls Out “Elitist” Triple J For Focusing Too Much On Cool

Triple M Calls Out “Elitist” Triple J For Focusing Too Much On Cool

The playlists of Triple J are a constant source of controversy, and tempers can run high. Earlier this year a number of high profile musicians openly...

The World’s Biggest Vinyl Record Retailer Will Surprise You

The World’s Biggest Vinyl Record Retailer Will Surprise You

There’s no denying the mass resurgence of vinyl in recent years, and from a sales perspective, the signs are everywhere: the year-on-year success of the annual Record...

Aussie Label With Dodgy Grant Writes Remarkably Arrogant Open Letter

Aussie Label With Dodgy Grant Writes Remarkably Arrogant Open Letter

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Abbott Government had secretly awarded $275,000 to for-profit classical record company Melba Recordings despite no funding round or open...

These Aussie Music Festivals Are The Most Influential In The World

These Aussie Music Festivals Are The Most Influential In The World

If somebody asked you which music festival is the most influential in the world, a festival like Glastonbury would be high on the list. If a...

Proof Australia’s Got The Best Unsigned Musicians

Proof Australia’s Got The Best Unsigned Musicians

Australian music has been punching well above its weight both locally and on the world stage over the past twelve months, with the rise of A-Pop...

Australia Gets A New Live Music Venue, & It Looks Incredible

Australia Gets A New Live Music Venue, & It Looks Incredible

It’s been a relatively good year for Australia’s live music venues, despite some high profile losses such as the Palace Theatre in Melbourne. In Melbourne the...

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