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New Aussie Live Music Venue Opens In Former Strip Club

New Aussie Live Music Venue Opens In Former Strip Club

The year is off to a bit of a rocky start for Aussie live music venues with Sydney, Perth and Adelaide all set to lose important performing spaces, however for live...

Anyone Who Says Rock Is Dead Is So Wrong It’s Funny

Anyone Who Says Rock Is Dead Is So Wrong It’s Funny

Rock is dead. You know it, we know it, it’s over. It was good while it lasted and we fought a good fight there, but in...

Australians Are Buying More Aussie Music Every Year, Reveal ARIA

Australians Are Buying More Aussie Music Every Year, Reveal ARIA

It’s well established that Aussie musicians did nothing short of kill during the last 12 months, both at home and abroad. Most recently, Tone Deaf reported...

Your Favourite Musicians Have Officially Been Sold Out

Your Favourite Musicians Have Officially Been Sold Out

When asked to name a band that embodies the spirit of anti-corporate, non-conformist rock and roll, many will immediately jump to The Velvet Underground. In a...

There’s A Christian-Only Music Service That Could Be The Future Of Streaming

There’s A Christian-Only Music Service That Could Be The Future Of Streaming

For many, Apple’s purchase of Beats Electronics was the event that convinced them streaming wasn’t going away, but was in fact paving the future for music...

Soundwave Promoter Says To Expect “Fuck All” Sidewaves In Melbourne

Soundwave Promoter Says To Expect “Fuck All” Sidewaves In Melbourne

The only thing that can match the excitement of an oncoming Soundwave event is the knowledge that Sidewave announcements are sure to accompany the main event...

Turns Out, Streaming Really Is Hurting Album Sales

Turns Out, Streaming Really Is Hurting Album Sales

It’s been the talk around the industry water cooler for some time that digital streaming via services like Spotify and Pandora has been slowly cannibalising the...

What’s The One Thing That Almost Every Failed Artist Has In Common?

What’s The One Thing That Almost Every Failed Artist Has In Common?

It’s inarguable that choosing a career in the music business is taking a path that is filled with pitfalls and frustrations, with failure always looming like...

Aussie Artists Are About To Get Hit With A Major Tax Bill In Europe

Aussie Artists Are About To Get Hit With A Major Tax Bill In Europe

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any tougher for struggling musicians, changes to European tax legislation will now see anyone selling music downloads served with...

Is This The World’s Most Delusional Music Writer?

Is This The World’s Most Delusional Music Writer?

It’s not exactly news that everyone in the music industry is struggling. No matter who you look at, from artists, to festival promoters, everyone is looking...

This Independent Label Just Secured The Future Of Vinyl Records

This Independent Label Just Secured The Future Of Vinyl Records

Earlier this month, Tone Deaf reported on the intriguing Catch 22 that is currently plaguing the record business. While vinyl is experiencing a surge in sales...

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Have Snubbed Metal Again And It’s Not Okay

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Have Snubbed Metal Again And It’s Not Okay

Earlier this month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveiled their selections for the 2015 class of inductees, which included the likes of The Paul...

It’s Time To Stop Accusing Female Pop Stars Of Secretly Being Male

It’s Time To Stop Accusing Female Pop Stars Of Secretly Being Male

While there’s an inarguable degree of glitz, glamour, and fortune inherent in being a successful pop star, it’s also undeniable that there’s a darker, uglier side...

Google Is About To Kill All Of Your Favourite Lyrics Websites

Google Is About To Kill All Of Your Favourite Lyrics Websites

As part of its broad-sweeping plan to make the internet more convenient and/or totally monopolise information, Google will soon be displaying music lyrics at the top...

You Won’t Believe How Little The Year’s Biggest Song Made From Streaming

You Won’t Believe How Little The Year’s Biggest Song Made From Streaming

Back in November, Tone Deaf reported on a trio of studies collated by music industry bible Billboard, which indicated that while streaming services offer consumers a...

Yes, Concerts Were More Expensive In 2014

Yes, Concerts Were More Expensive In 2014

When does convenience stop being actually convenient? While the internet has given us access to just about everything we could want, from entertainment, to news and...

These Are The Best-Selling Vinyl Records Of 2014

These Are The Best-Selling Vinyl Records Of 2014

2014 could well go down in history as the year that the vinyl resurgence became an undeniable fact and not merely something music industry pundits have...