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Neil Young’s Pono Is Officially One Of The Biggest Crowdfunded Projects Ever

Neil Young’s Pono Is Officially One Of The Biggest Crowdfunded Projects Ever

Shortly after its public unveiling at SXSW 2014, Neil Young’s Pono launched on Kickstarter with a major push from an impressive roster of music’s A-listers all giving Young’s high definition...

The 14 Aussie Albums The Whole World Loves To Pirate

The 14 Aussie Albums The Whole World Loves To Pirate

Last year, Australian artists experienced a blockbuster sales year that resulted in no less than 14 Aussie albums hitting #1 on the ARIA Charts. But while...

Wanna Play BIGSOUND 2014? Applications Open & Tickets On Sale

Wanna Play BIGSOUND 2014? Applications Open & Tickets On Sale

Do you think your Australian music’s next big thing? That you’ve got what it takes to follow in the lineage of Big Scary, Courtney Barnett, Flume,...

Sydney Gets Not One, But Two New Live Music Venues

Sydney Gets Not One, But Two New Live Music Venues

The strict curfew and lockout laws that swept over Sydney at a gunshot pace last month have truly begun tightening their grip on the city’s live...

Australia’s Musician’s Union Busted By Fair Work Australia

Australia’s Musician’s Union Busted By Fair Work Australia

The Musicians’ Union of Australia, which has been ‘serving musicians since 1887′, has landed in some hot water with the Fair Work Commission. According to General Manager Bernadette...

Ticket Demand Slumps For Aussie Music Festivals, Say Scalpers

Ticket Demand Slumps For Aussie Music Festivals, Say Scalpers

There is no doubt in any live music lover’s minds that the 2014 Australian Music Festival circuit has been nothing to rave over. Although big name...

Australian Music Sales Suffer Worst Decline Ever

Australian Music Sales Suffer Worst Decline Ever

Last year, the Australian music industry enjoyed a boom after a few years of steady decline, as digital music and streaming services delivered the first signs...

Revealed: How Much Musicians Actually Get Paid By Streaming Services

Revealed: How Much Musicians Actually Get Paid By Streaming Services

It’s pretty widely understood that despite the music streaming service boom bringing a pulse back to the ailing music industry, it doesn’t exactly line the pockets...

Laneway, Southbound Promoters Face Opposition Over New Live Music Venue

Laneway, Southbound Promoters Face Opposition Over New Live Music Venue

Western Australia hasn’t been too receptive to live music of late. What with this year’s Big Day Out being the ‘last ever’ in Perth, while festival...

Aussie Indie Labels Expand Into US, Bring Talent With Them

Aussie Indie Labels Expand Into US, Bring Talent With Them

Last year was characterised as a banner year for local talent making big waves overseas, with Aussie artists featuring prominently in international taste-making yeard-end lists, the blogosphere, overseas media and...

Another Melbourne Live Music Venue Up For Sale

Another Melbourne Live Music Venue Up For Sale

The Australian live music scene appears to be going through another period of flux. While Sydney’s live music venues are set to face the introduction of...

Melbourne Music Icon The Espy Up For Sale

Melbourne Music Icon The Espy Up For Sale

One of Melbourne’s most iconic live music venues is up for sale. The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda, best known as the legendary Espy to its...

INXS Guitarist Says More Live Music Will Curb Alcohol-Related Violence

INXS Guitarist Says More Live Music Will Curb Alcohol-Related Violence

INXS members are no doubt enjoying the status and record sales boost from the televised mini-movie, Never Tear Us Apart: The INXS Story, with the second and...

Sydney Live Music Scene Will Be Wiped Out By New Laws, Say Bands & MusicNSW

Sydney Live Music Scene Will Be Wiped Out By New Laws, Say Bands & MusicNSW

The introduction of tough new curfews and lockouts that will affect Sydney’s live music scene have already seen the local music industry rallying against the raft of...

Aussie Music Leaders Crack International Power Players List

Aussie Music Leaders Crack International Power Players List

A quartet of Australian figures have been ranked among the world’s most powerful music industry players in an internationally polled Top 50. Compiled by iconic American...

Developers Seek To Demolish Melbourne’s Palace Theatre… Again

Developers Seek To Demolish Melbourne’s Palace Theatre… Again

Melbourne’s live music scene is undergoing a dreadful bout of déjà vu. It’s been barely two weeks since live music supporters were celebrating the news that plans...

Melbourne Loses Another Two Live Music Venues

Melbourne Loses Another Two Live Music Venues

The year 2014 hasn’t exactly taken successful flight thus far within the industry. Agreed, we’ve been blessed over the past few months with an incredible cocktail...

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