Victorian Government Is Paying To Soundproof Live Music Venues

Victorian Government Is Paying To Soundproof Live Music Venues

Victoria has once again shown it’s the best friend Australia’s music lovers have ever had with the launch of Good Music Neighbours, a new grants

Aussie Festival Promoter Wants To Know Why Triple J Support Splendour

Aussie Festival Promoter Wants To Know Why Triple J Support Splendour

Festival promoter Adrian Buckley has criticised triple j for the way the national youth broadcaster dispenses its marketing budget. Buckley says the station gives an


BIGSOUND 2016 Announce Massive First Speaker Lineup

BIGSOUND 2016 Announce Massive First Speaker Lineup

BIGSOUND, the Southern Hemisphere’s premier music industry gathering, is coming back to celebrate its 15th anniversary this September and organisers have just unveiled their first


Industry Up In Arms After Federal Govt Cripple Aussie Indie Bands

Industry Up In Arms After Federal Govt Cripple Aussie Indie Bands

After releasing a budget which barely gave Australia’s entertainment industry the time of day, the chief executive of Live Performance Australia is among those now


2016: The Year Music Piracy Completely Changed

2016: The Year Music Piracy Completely Changed

It took a while, but the music industry is finally beginning to come around to the whole streaming thing and reckon it could be the


Maitreya Festival Organisers Are Flat Out Refusing Refunds

Maitreya Festival Organisers Are Flat Out Refusing Refunds

The situation surrounding this year’s Maitreya Festival has basically been a car crash in slow motion. Just when you thought the saga had reached its


Is The Big Aussie Music Festival About To Make A Big Comeback?

Is The Big Aussie Music Festival About To Make A Big Comeback?

Last week saw the dissolution of The Venue Collective. An unprecedented venture in the Australian live music market, The Venue Collective united the booking logistics


Australia’s Largest Venue Bookers Dissolve As Touring Dries Up

Australia’s Largest Venue Bookers Dissolve As Touring Dries Up

The founders of The Venue Collective, the booking agency behind some of Australia’s most popular mid-sized venues, have announced they will be dissolving the business.


Surprise, Triple J Is Not Really A Youth Broadcaster

Surprise, Triple J Is Not Really A Youth Broadcaster

There’s been some debate lately about just what kind of audience triple j, popularly known as our “national youth broadcaster”, is meant to serve and


Which Aussie Musos Won Big With Victorian Music Grants

Which Aussie Musos Won Big With Victorian Music Grants

As the global music industry continues to figure out its own future, artists continue to figure out how they’re going to make a living in


How Radiohead Make & Protect Their Money

How Radiohead Make & Protect Their Money

We recently ran readers through how Budget 2016 is going to affect the Australian music industry. One of the points we highlighted was how the


Melbourne Win Big, Get New Music Venue With A 24-Hour License

Melbourne Win Big, Get New Music Venue With A 24-Hour License

Is anyone else starting to feel like Melbourne is the spoilt child of Australia? It certainly is when it comes to nightlife and awesome new


Melbourne Music Venue Sold So Many Drugs Punters Had To Queue Up

Melbourne Music Venue Sold So Many Drugs Punters Had To Queue Up

New details have emerged about the extent of the drug trafficking that went on at one of the two Melbourne music venues raided by police


The Cure Tickets Appear On Resale Sites Two Hours Before Pre-Sale

The Cure Tickets Appear On Resale Sites Two Hours Before Pre-Sale

Pre-sale tickets for The Cure — UK indie legends and one of the biggest draws on the Splendour In The Grass 2016 lineup — went


World Bar Reveal How Much Money Lockout Laws Are Costing Them

World Bar Reveal How Much Money Lockout Laws Are Costing Them

A review into Sydney’s controversial lockout laws is currently underway, spearheaded by judge Ian Callinan. The review is inviting stakeholders, including the city’s beleaguered publicans,


The Real World Tips That Built Jen Cloher & Courtney Barnett’s Success

The Real World Tips That Built Jen Cloher & Courtney Barnett’s Success

Since early 2011, Australian singer-songwriter and music business entrepreneur Jen Cloher has been running I Manage My Music, a series of workshops designed to help


Aussie Musos Win Big At International Songwriting Competition

Aussie Musos Win Big At International Songwriting Competition

The winners of the 2016 International Songwriting Competition have been announced and it’s another stellar year for Aussie talent, after Vance Joy took out the




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