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If You Care About Music And Live In Victoria, You Need To Attend This

If You Care About Music And Live In Victoria, You Need To Attend This

The organisers of Face The Music have already managed to corral a pretty impressive lineup of esteemed local and international music professionals, including Steve Albini, Daddy...

Tame Impala & Pond’s Managers Launch New Record Label

Tame Impala & Pond’s Managers Launch New Record Label

The global success of popular psych-rock exports Tame Impala and Pond has already managed to put Perth on the map (just ask NME), and now the bands’...

Music Festival Volunteers Launch Class Action Demanding Pay

Music Festival Volunteers Launch Class Action Demanding Pay

It’s no secret that many music festivals are only able to operate thanks to small armies of passionate music lovers that sign on as volunteers. Just...

You’ll Never Guess How Much Vinyl Was Sold For Record Store Day 2014

You’ll Never Guess How Much Vinyl Was Sold For Record Store Day 2014

This year’s Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music retailers and all things vinyl, has been deemed the most successful ever.  It’s been just...

This Aussie Band Just Scored The Longest Local Independent #1 Ever

This Aussie Band Just Scored The Longest Local Independent #1 Ever

Two independent Aussie artists are currently dominating the local ARIA charts following a strong sales week that sees a young band breaking a singles chart record,...

Aussie Music Festival Paramedic Reveals Injury Horror Stories

Aussie Music Festival Paramedic Reveals Injury Horror Stories

You can see and experience some pretty bad things at festivals, but you can guarantee your stories pale in comparison to those of the medical staff...

Noise Restrictions Shut Another Live Music Venue’s Doors

Noise Restrictions Shut Another Live Music Venue’s Doors

A long-running live music venue situated in the heart of Brisbane’s entertainment distr ict has abruptly closed its doors following problems with local council. The Tempo...

Neil Young’s Pono Is Officially One Of The Biggest Crowdfunded Projects Ever

Neil Young’s Pono Is Officially One Of The Biggest Crowdfunded Projects Ever

Shortly after its public unveiling at SXSW 2014, Neil Young’s Pono launched on Kickstarter with a major push from an impressive roster of music’s A-listers all giving Young’s high definition...

Melbourne’s AC/DC Lane Gets A New Rock Venue

Melbourne’s AC/DC Lane Gets A New Rock Venue

With the stomach-churning news of Melbourne’s iconic The Palace Theatre being forced to close its doors on May 31st, Melbournians are desperate for some positive news...

Are These The Top 20 Aussie Songs Of 2013?

Are These The Top 20 Aussie Songs Of 2013?

Last year was a banner year for Australia’s critically acclaimed artists and chart-busting music-makers alike, often with the two not mutually exclusive. Which makes the decision...

Developers Say Destroying Palace Theatre Is “Natural Evolution”

Developers Say Destroying Palace Theatre Is “Natural Evolution”

Another of the slim avenue of options to rescue Melbourne’s historic Palace Theatre from its impending closure has been snuffed out. Following the news that the...

The Overlooked Aussie Music Scene Worth $276 Million

The Overlooked Aussie Music Scene Worth $276 Million

On any given weekend in any one of Australia’s capital cities you can usually find a fair number of gigs from local and international touring bands...

Aussie Bands & Promoters Fight For Melbourne’s Palace Theatre

Aussie Bands & Promoters Fight For Melbourne’s Palace Theatre

Following the sad news that the drawn-out battle to save Melbourne’s Palace Theatre has come to a bitter conclusion, members of the Australian music industry have...

Young Australians Launch New Digital Radio Station

Young Australians Launch New Digital Radio Station

Australians have been gifted with a brand new contemporary radio station, launched by a nation-wide community of talented young broadcasters. Officially launched last night, SYN Nation is...

We Were Promised Action On Noise Complaints, Demands Melbourne Venues

We Were Promised Action On Noise Complaints, Demands Melbourne Venues

Melbourne’s music sector is still seeking the protection it needs from noise complaining residents and a number of the city’s live music venue operators have now...

The 57 Ways To Revive Sydney’s Live Music Scene

The 57 Ways To Revive Sydney’s Live Music Scene

Though Sydney’s venues have been suffering under oppressive new lockout and curfew laws introduced in February, the city’s live music scene is set to gain major...

More Bad News For Street Press In Australia

More Bad News For Street Press In Australia

Another stalwart of the Australian music street press is withdrawing from the world of print media. After supplying the streets of Adelaide with 25 years worth...

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