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How To Find Out What Gear Your Favourite Musicians Use

How To Find Out What Gear Your Favourite Musicians Use

Have you ever wondered what insane guitar(s) Jack White shreds with, the effects pedals Jimi Hendrix used on one of his mind-bending psychedelic trips or what set-up Daft...

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...

Hilltop Hoods Award $10,000 To Emerging Rapper

Hilltop Hoods Award $10,000 To Emerging Rapper

Hilltop Hoods have given $10,000 of their hard-earned towards realising the dreams of an aspiring young rapper looking to follow in their footsteps. Emerging hip hop...

Much Loved Melbourne Live Music Venue Set To Return

Much Loved Melbourne Live Music Venue Set To Return

Late last year, Melbourne lost one of its inner-city live music venues as it entered into administration but despite a swan song message that they were...

How Much An Aussie Musician Really Makes

How Much An Aussie Musician Really Makes

As fans of music, it would be remiss to say that we’ve never really thought about how much artists really take in, whether they be on...

The 19 Things We Should Do To Make Melbourne’s Music Scene Better

The 19 Things We Should Do To Make Melbourne’s Music Scene Better

Melbourne is widely recognised as the live music capital of Australia and state body Music Victoria has launched a strategic plan today to ensure its growth and...

Rolling Stones Postponement Could Cost Up To $10 Million

Rolling Stones Postponement Could Cost Up To $10 Million

The postponement of the Rolling Stones Australian Tour last week following the sudden and tragic passing of Mick Jagger’s long-term girlfriend L’Wren Scott continues to have repercussions. While...

Sydney’s Newtown Social Club Announces First Gigs

Sydney’s Newtown Social Club Announces First Gigs

With the renovations on its bandroom nearing completion, Sydney’s Newtown Social Club has announced the first live gigs booked for the venue. Set to open in...

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