Another Day, Another Awesome New Live Music Venue Coming To Melbourne

Another Day, Another Awesome New Live Music Venue Coming To Melbourne

To paraphrase Jan Brady, “Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne!” It’s always about Melbourne, isn’t it? It’s not enough that it’s free of lockout laws and has politicians

How A Beloved Aussie Music Festival Became An Impending Disaster

How A Beloved Aussie Music Festival Became An Impending Disaster

The saga surrounding Maitreya Festival seemed to be pretty cut and dry. Organisers failed to provide necessary documentation to receive the appropriate permits to hold


One Of Sydney’s Iconic Live Music Venues Is Making A Comeback

One Of Sydney’s Iconic Live Music Venues Is Making A Comeback

We’ve gotten used to hearing about live music venues in NSW shutting their doors, but there’s still reason to hope against hope. A once-popular Sydney


Think Aussie Live Music Has Totally Changed? Here’s Why You’re Right

Think Aussie Live Music Has Totally Changed? Here’s Why You’re Right

Sometimes it feels like we’re in the grips of a perpetual live music crisis. There’s not enough venues, not enough bands, not enough paid gigs,


How Much Money Live Nation Made In 2015

How Much Money Live Nation Made In 2015

As recorded music sales continue to dwindle, the global concert market is booming and there’s one company that’s reaping the most from its bullish state


Chet Faker, Tame Impala & More Missing Thousands In Royalties

Chet Faker, Tame Impala & More Missing Thousands In Royalties

You may recall that last year, a controversy erupted involving Tame Impala and their former label, Modular Recordings, which was for a period in the


More Aussie Governments Considering Lockout Laws For Some Reason

More Aussie Governments Considering Lockout Laws For Some Reason

How anyone could view the situation surrounding Sydney’s lockout laws as a success is beyond us, but apparently the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has


How Repetitive Aussie Radio Station Playlists Actually Are

How Repetitive Aussie Radio Station Playlists Actually Are

Quick, name the number one reason you don’t listen to commercial radio. We don’t know for certain, but we’re going to wager a guess it


Kimbra Opens Up About How She Makes Money In Today’s Music Business

Kimbra Opens Up About How She Makes Money In Today’s Music Business

Kimbra is one of the most successful artists to come out of the antipodes in a while. After coming to international attention with her cameo


Melbourne Is Getting A Three-Level Mega Venue This Month

Melbourne Is Getting A Three-Level Mega Venue This Month

It really pays to live in Melbourne sometimes. It’s not only the world-class cafes and laid-back culture that make the Victorian capital so great, it’s


Why The Damage Done By The Lockout Laws Is Irreversible

Why The Damage Done By The Lockout Laws Is Irreversible

Alright, pop quiz: why were Sydney’s lockout laws first introduced? If you answered, ‘It was a sensible and measured response to alcohol fuelled violence in


Why Doesn’t Anyone Want To Buy One Of Australia’s Most Iconic Music Venues?

Why Doesn’t Anyone Want To Buy One Of Australia’s Most Iconic Music Venues?

The Tivoli is not only one of Brisbane’s most loved live music venues, located in the Fortitude Valley, the heart of the city’s live music


Live Nation Hints At Download Festival Expanding To Australia

Live Nation Hints At Download Festival Expanding To Australia

Soundwave may be gone, but there’s still plenty of activity buzzing about in the hive that is the Australian heavy music scene. Earlier this month


Why Channel V Really Got Axed

Why Channel V Really Got Axed

Yesterday, as fans around Australia were digesting the news that Channel V, Foxtel’s long-running music channel, would be discontinued, staff at the pay-TV giant were


Australia To Crack Down On Ticketing Companies’ Rip-Off Shenanigans

Australia To Crack Down On Ticketing Companies’ Rip-Off Shenanigans

No doubt the most common complaint about buying event tickets, besides having to deal with lagging websites during peak demand times, is the presence of


Channel V Is Going Off The Air This Week & It’s Not Coming Back

Channel V Is Going Off The Air This Week & It’s Not Coming Back

After 20 years as a staple of the Australian music scene, Australian cable music channel Channel V Australia will cease operations this week. The news


Melbourne Just Got The Self-Appointed “Worst Rock & Roll Bar In The World”

Melbourne Just Got The Self-Appointed “Worst Rock & Roll Bar In The World”

Melbourne’s beloved Public Bar has had a bit of a facelift… or maybe a face… down? It’s hard to say. According to new owner Shane




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