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,

Sydney Live Music Venue Suddenly Reveals It’s Shutting Down Tomorrow

Sydney Live Music Venue Suddenly Reveals It’s Shutting Down Tomorrow

While many of us have unfortunately grown accustomed to seeing Australian live music venues shut down, particularly in Sydney, even the staff who work at


Sydney Just Scored A Brand New Lockout-Free Live Music Venue

Sydney Just Scored A Brand New Lockout-Free Live Music Venue

This month will see trusted Sydney music services agency Mammoth celebrating 10 years serving the best of the Australian and international music scene by launching


ARIAs Controversy After Winners Use Speeches To Blast Industry

ARIAs Controversy After Winners Use Speeches To Blast Industry

Last night’s ARIA Awards became the scene of controversy after more than one winner decided to use their stage time to air some harsh words


It’s Unbelievable How Many Albums Adele Has Already Sold In Australia

It’s Unbelievable How Many Albums Adele Has Already Sold In Australia

Everyone may have seen it coming, but it doesn’t make it any less mind-blowing. Just three days after its official release, Adele’s eagerly anticipated third


Finally Some Good News For The Australian Music Industry

Finally Some Good News For The Australian Music Industry

Despite all the doom and gloom often spouted about the current state of the music industry, Australia’s industry is on track to return to growth


How The Paris Attacks Are Already Changing Australian Concert Security

How The Paris Attacks Are Already Changing Australian Concert Security

As nations begin to mobilise in response to the tragic terror attacks in Paris earlier this month, the live music industry is doing likewise, with


Watch Scott Ludlam School Parliament On Music Funding

Watch Scott Ludlam School Parliament On Music Funding

When we reported back in September that then freshly minted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had sacked the abominable George Brandis from the Arts Ministry, we


Victorian Government Just Paid To Soundproof Live Music Venues

Victorian Government Just Paid To Soundproof Live Music Venues

Live music venues in Melbourne who were forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on soundproofing to keep new neighbours from complaining have been


How Peking Duk Became One Of The Biggest Aussie Bands Of Right Now

How Peking Duk Became One Of The Biggest Aussie Bands Of Right Now

They came seemingly out of nowhere to release two of the biggest bangers of the year, take over Splendour In The Grass, and chuck two


Triple J Announces 2015 J Award Winners

Triple J Announces 2015 J Award Winners

After much anticipation on the part of fans and nominated artists alike, triple j have announced the winners of this year’s much coveted J Awards,


Triple J’s Music Director Says Double J Is Better

Triple J’s Music Director Says Double J Is Better

It’s a rule of thumb in the Australian music industry that airplay on Australia’s national youth broadcaster, triple j, can make or break your career.


One Of Australia’s Stupidest Music Laws Just Got Repealed

One Of Australia’s Stupidest Music Laws Just Got Repealed

As states like New South Wales and Queensland continue to battle with troublesome lockout legislation that’s put nightlife and live music in each state in


Australia Is Losing One Of Its Best Live Music Venues

Australia Is Losing One Of Its Best Live Music Venues

Believe it or not, it’s actually been a pretty exciting year for Australia’s live music scene. Certainly, we still have many problems to contend with,


Australia Just Scored A Live Music Venue Inside A Chocolate Factory

Australia Just Scored A Live Music Venue Inside A Chocolate Factory

At Tone Deaf, we’d be hard pressed to name something we like more than music, but if you really forced us to, chocolate would probably


Bluesfest Promoter Scrutinises Triple J’s Alleged Bias

Bluesfest Promoter Scrutinises Triple J’s Alleged Bias

Byron Bay Bluesfest director Peter Noble lobbed some criticism at triple j during an appearance at the recent Face The Music conference in Melbourne, saying


You Could Be The New Booker For One Of Australia’s Best Music Festivals

You Could Be The New Booker For One Of Australia’s Best Music Festivals

The Port Fairy Folk Music Festival Committee recently announced the news that Jamie McKew, Festival Director and a founding member of the Port Fairy team,




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