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Album Sales Plummet To New All-Time Low, And They’re Getting Worse

Album Sales Plummet To New All-Time Low, And They’re Getting Worse

The music world needs a blockbuster album, and quick smart, because 2014 is officially becoming the worst year for album sales on record as they hit...

Melbourne Live Music Venue The Empress Abruptly Closes Its Doors, Cancels Gigs

Melbourne Live Music Venue The Empress Abruptly Closes Its Doors, Cancels Gigs

The Melbourne music scene has suddenly lost another live music venue, with news that The Empress Hotel has abruptly closed its doors and cancelled all forthcoming gigs booked...

Aussie Female Musicians Say It’s Harder For Women In The Music Industry

Aussie Female Musicians Say It’s Harder For Women In The Music Industry

A number of prominent female musicians have sounded off on the state of the Aussie music industry as a male-dominated ‘boys club’ that makes it harder...

Vote Now In Our Fourth Annual Readers Poll

Vote Now In Our Fourth Annual Readers Poll

With another eventful year of music now in the rear view mirror and 2014 speeding into view, it’s time to take the pedal off the gas...

Sugar Mountain Announce Mushroom Partnership, 2014 Return

Sugar Mountain Announce Mushroom Partnership, 2014 Return

Melbourne indie boutique festival Sugar Mountain has been conspicuously absent from the ream of summer festival season announcements. Despite the 2013 edition announcing its lineup –...

Aussie Music Festivals: What’s Wrong And Right Say Aussie Promoters

Aussie Music Festivals: What’s Wrong And Right Say Aussie Promoters

Festival bosses from some of Australia’s biggest events – including Big Day Out, Stereosonic, and Future Music Festival – have opened up about some of the...

And The Highest Paid Musicians Of 2013 Are…

And The Highest Paid Musicians Of 2013 Are…

This year we’ve already seen the million dollar fortunes of the highest paid Aussie musicians, the world’s best paid DJs, and the rappers that actually have...

Victoria To Cut Concert Red Tape With All Ages Gigs (…Sort Of)

Victoria To Cut Concert Red Tape With All Ages Gigs (…Sort Of)

Among a soul-music enhanced ceremony that saw 11 Aussie musicians bestowed with honours at The Age Music Victoria Awards last night was a landmark announcement regarding Victoria’s...

11 More Aussie Bands Added To SXSW 2014 Lineup

11 More Aussie Bands Added To SXSW 2014 Lineup

A number of local artists are set to continue the Aussie invasion, with 10 more bands invited to attend the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) music...

Aussie Music Festivals Honoured As Among The Greenest In The World

Aussie Music Festivals Honoured As Among The Greenest In The World

Music festivals may bring big headlining bands and even bigger attendance numbers, but all those people gathered in one place can bring another big problem: environmental...

Aussie Festival & Promoters Nominated For International Awards

Aussie Festival & Promoters Nominated For International Awards

Australian-based music promoters and festivals are set to compete on an international level with some of the biggest and the best in the world. A number...

The Preatures, Northlane Among Aussies Sharing $150K In Funding For Overseas Tours

The Preatures, Northlane Among Aussies Sharing $150K In Funding For Overseas Tours

It’s been a good year for Aussie bands making a name for themselves overseas (Flume, Jagwar Ma, Courtney Barnett, and Hiatus Kaiyote – just to name...

Sydney Plots Live Music Revival With “Groundbreaking” Action Plan

Sydney Plots Live Music Revival With “Groundbreaking” Action Plan

The last 12 months have not been kind to Sydney’s live music scene. Through the year, live music venue operators have faced tough struggles – including...

The Death Of The LP? Album Sales Hit 20 Year Historic Low

The Death Of The LP? Album Sales Hit 20 Year Historic Low

Streaming services are booming, music piracy is reportedly down, and the music industry has experienced its first upturn in profits since the launch of Napster in...

Local Rolling Stone Editor Buys Aussie Edition

Local Rolling Stone Editor Buys Aussie Edition

Print media has undergone some drastic shifts in recent years as it feels the squeeze of large parts of its audience shifting to the digital realm...

Victorian Parliament Challenges Palace Theatre Redevelopment

Victorian Parliament Challenges Palace Theatre Redevelopment

The Victorian parliament this week has made the extraordinary and unprecedented move to lodge a formal planning objection against the planned redevelopment of Melbourne’s Palace Theatre into...

Aussie Musicians Get $243.5 Million Payday

Aussie Musicians Get $243.5 Million Payday

With traditional revenue streams from record sales shrinking, licensing and broadcasting of music is becoming an ever-important income source for Australian musicians. Just ask any of...

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