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If You Care About Music And Live In Victoria, You Need To Attend This

If You Care About Music And Live In Victoria, You Need To Attend This

The organisers of Face The Music have already managed to corral a pretty impressive lineup of esteemed local and international music professionals, including Steve Albini, Daddy...

The Truth About Australian Album Sales In 2014 Will Shock You

The Truth About Australian Album Sales In 2014 Will Shock You

Despite a glut of great Australian album releases this year, with everyone from Kingswood to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard unveiling full-length efforts, no album...

A Lot Of Music Is Just Disappearing Off The Face Of The Earth

A Lot Of Music Is Just Disappearing Off The Face Of The Earth

While it’s conventional wisdom that we know next to nothing about music that came before the advent of musical notation, with old war songs and tribal...

Australia Loses Three Iconic Live Music Venues

Australia Loses Three Iconic Live Music Venues

Australia’s live music scene has seen some significant highs and significant lows in 2014 so far, and sadly today, we’re reporting three blows in the field...

The Doctor Is Leaving Triple J

The Doctor Is Leaving Triple J

Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall has announced that after 10 years as a beloved voice on Triple J, he will be “fucking off” to focus on making...

Aussies Are Stealing More Music Than Ever

Aussies Are Stealing More Music Than Ever

While debate rages about just how bad the “piracy problem” in Australia is, a new report released during a film industry conference has confirmed that one...

Aussie Songwriters Win Big In $250 Million Payday

Aussie Songwriters Win Big In $250 Million Payday

APRA AMCOS have released their Year In Review, unveiling their figures for the 2013/14 financial period, confirming they distributed $252.8 million to its members and affiliates...

Incredible New Aussie Live Music Venue Announces Launch & Entertainment

Incredible New Aussie Live Music Venue Announces Launch & Entertainment

Earlier this year the news broke that ex-Powderfinger member John Collins would open an epic new live music venue in Brisbane, which is now gearing up...

Wanna Run A Live Music Venue? This Is Your Chance

Wanna Run A Live Music Venue? This Is Your Chance

For those of you who religiously follow our fortnightly 7 Awesome Jobs In Music That Could Be Yours column, dreaming of finding that ideal job in...

Melbourne Local Council Now Paying To Soundproof Live Music Venues

Melbourne Local Council Now Paying To Soundproof Live Music Venues

City of Yarra venue owners, your prayers have been answered. In what’s being reported as an Australian first, Yarra Council has launched a $25,000 fund to...

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Buy Tickets From Online Scalpers

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Buy Tickets From Online Scalpers

Ahh they age old ticket scalper debate, are they a necessary evil, or are they just plain evil? Well, after a giant scam in Sydney, we’re...

Proof You Don’t Really Care About Your Favourite Bands

Proof You Don’t Really Care About Your Favourite Bands

Though the debate about dwindling music royalties rages on, us real music fans can all agree on one thing: something needs to be done. But according to...

Australia Gets Another New Live Music Venue

Australia Gets Another New Live Music Venue

We’ve been blessed in 2014 with the opening of live music venues around Australia and luckily for Melbourne, this good fortune just keeps on coming. The Railway Hotel...

Aussie Tax Office Wants 10% Of Whatever Musicians Crowdfund

Aussie Tax Office Wants 10% Of Whatever Musicians Crowdfund

Crowdfunding has taken the world by storm, in particular in the fields of technology and music. The Australian crowdfunding record for a music project was smashed...

Proof How Little Politicians Care About The Aussie Music Scene

Proof How Little Politicians Care About The Aussie Music Scene

As if you needed any more proof that many of our politicians are scumbags, here’s some direct from the horse’s mouth. When former New South Wales...

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...

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