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Chet Faker, DZ Deathrays Lead First ARIA Awards 2014 Nominations

Chet Faker, DZ Deathrays Lead First ARIA Awards 2014 Nominations

The first nominations for this years ARIA Awards have been announced, with the albums from Chet Faker, Sticky Fingers, and DZ Deathrays all getting nods. Kicking...

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...

Big Day Out’s AJ Maddah Confirms “Ugly” Financial Losses, Plans For Future

Big Day Out’s AJ Maddah Confirms “Ugly” Financial Losses, Plans For Future

The promoter whose name is attached to two of Australia’s biggest music festivals has appeared in a candid interview on Triple J’s Hack this afternoon. Soundwave boss...

Major Shakeup To Booking Of Aussie Venues & Festivals

Major Shakeup To Booking Of Aussie Venues & Festivals

The Australian live music scene is undergoing some major changes as the company belonging to one of arguably the country’s biggest bookers closes up shop. Way...

Former Major Label Executive Accused Of Embezzling $1 Million

Former Major Label Executive Accused Of Embezzling $1 Million

Major record labels often bemoan that it’s illegal downloading and music piracy that are pilfering from their pockets. In the case of Warner Music however, it’s...

“The Live Music Industry Is Dead,” NSW Police Minister Declares

“The Live Music Industry Is Dead,” NSW Police Minister Declares

Following news that Sydney’s live music scene is set to be hit by tough curfews and 1:30am lockouts as part of Government reforms that were successfully...

Big Day Out Allegedly Facing $15 Million Loss, Legal Battle

Big Day Out Allegedly Facing $15 Million Loss, Legal Battle

The Big Day Out 2014 is taking place in Adelaide today ahead of its last ever edition in Perth this Sunday, “definitely the last” according to...

It’s Official, Tough Sydney Curfew & Lockouts Rushed Through Parliament

It’s Official, Tough Sydney Curfew & Lockouts Rushed Through Parliament

A tough set of reforms are set to be imposed on Sydney’s ‘entertainment precinct’ this weekend and drastically affecting the city’s live music scene as part...

Splendour In The Grass Drug Arrest Dismissed, Police Slammed For Wasting Money

Splendour In The Grass Drug Arrest Dismissed, Police Slammed For Wasting Money

The presence of police and sniffer dogs is a common sight for festival-goers. Countless are the stories of drug blitzes and charges over disruptive behaviour at some...

Record Breaking Number Of Aussies Headed To SXSW In 2014

Record Breaking Number Of Aussies Headed To SXSW In 2014

If you’ve been following the previous South By Southwest (SXSW) 2014 announcements, you’ll already know that a strong contingent of Aussie bands are set to represent...

Tough Curfew & Lockouts Set To Rock Sydney’s Live Music Scene

Tough Curfew & Lockouts Set To Rock Sydney’s Live Music Scene

While Melbourne is set to enjoy the benefits of a raft of cuts to red tape, including the introduction of the coveted Agent of Change principle...

Timetable Set To Fix Noise Complaints Silencing Melbourne’s Music Scene

Timetable Set To Fix Noise Complaints Silencing Melbourne’s Music Scene

The Melbourne live music scene is looking to get the protection it needs from noise complaining inner-city residents and the legislative reforms that live music venues...

Whitley Lashes Out At Triple J, “It’s Failed As A Tax-Payer Funded Radio Station”

Whitley Lashes Out At Triple J, “It’s Failed As A Tax-Payer Funded Radio Station”

The debate surrounding Triple J’s influence on the Australian music scene has intensified in the last couple of days. Following a Fairfax article that investigated claims that...

Triple J Hits Back At Claims Of Bias, “We’re Just Looking For Good Music”

Triple J Hits Back At Claims Of Bias, “We’re Just Looking For Good Music”

Triple J have hit back at accusations that they are to blame for a homogenisation of Australian music, refuting claims that the station has a bias...

Melbourne Officially Australia’s Live Music Capital As Venues Top Global Poll

Melbourne Officially Australia’s Live Music Capital As Venues Top Global Poll

Last week, Melbourne’s live music scene welcomed a ream of new law reforms designed to better protect inner-city venues and this week the Victorian capital has more...

Triple J Blamed For Homogenisation Of Aussie Music

Triple J Blamed For Homogenisation Of Aussie Music

Nearly every music fan can agree that Triple J has a huge influence on Australian music, but the more interesting topic of debate is whether the...

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