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This Is How Much It Costs To Break A New Artist In 2014

This Is How Much It Costs To Break A New Artist In 2014

If you’ve never heard of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), just know that they’re one of those very important music industry “bodies” that...

Sydney’s Annandale Hotel To Re-Open, But Focus Not On Live Music

Sydney’s Annandale Hotel To Re-Open, But Focus Not On Live Music

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Legendary Sydney pub and long-standing live music venue The Annandale Hotel is making a welcome...

BIGSOUND 2014’s Epic Lineup Adds 50 Unmissable Speakers

BIGSOUND 2014’s Epic Lineup Adds 50 Unmissable Speakers

Following on from announcing the first of its massive BIGSOUND Live 2014 lineup, the organisers of Australia’s arguably biggest and best music industry conference have announce...

You Won’t Believe How Bad Album Sales Have Got In 2014

You Won’t Believe How Bad Album Sales Have Got In 2014

Music listeners these days are moving in large numbers to streaming services, cut back on digital downloads and stopped buying physical – except vinyl. At least, that’s what we...

New Melbourne Live Music Venue Launching, Set To Fill Gap Left By Palace Closure

New Melbourne Live Music Venue Launching, Set To Fill Gap Left By Palace Closure

Melbourne is set to get a new live music venue with the capacity and scale to fill the gap in the major touring market left behind by the...

AJ Maddah “Is A Mega Dickhead” Says Big Day Out Co-Founder

AJ Maddah “Is A Mega Dickhead” Says Big Day Out Co-Founder

Vivian Lees, the man who co-founded the Big Day Out in 1992, has some very harsh words for AJ Maddah, the promoter who has just sold...

Double J & Triple J Unearthed Under Threat From Government Cuts

Double J & Triple J Unearthed Under Threat From Government Cuts

A proposal to dismantle ABC’s digital radio services – including Double J and Triple J Unearthed – has been put forward in a new review of Australia’s...

Looks Like Big Day Out 2015 Is Cancelled

Looks Like Big Day Out 2015 Is Cancelled

It’s been an interesting day for the Big Day Out, one of the oldest and biggest music festivals in the country. Earlier today came the shock...

AJ Maddah Pulls Out Of Big Day Out Partnership

AJ Maddah Pulls Out Of Big Day Out Partnership

Less than a year on from buying a 50% stake into the festival, Big Day Out promoter AJ Maddah has allegedly pulled out of the partnership with...

Justin Bieber’s Manager To Launch Aussie Band Into America

Justin Bieber’s Manager To Launch Aussie Band Into America

`Having cornered the Australian singles chart with triple platinum hit ‘Geronimo’, Brisbane pop-rock group Sheppard now have their sights aimed towards overseas success, breaking ground over in the UK...

How Much Is The Australian Live Music Industry Really Worth?

How Much Is The Australian Live Music Industry Really Worth?

Live music performances and music festivals are the biggest contributor to Australia’s live performance sector, which has been valued at $2.55 billion and responsible for employing...

BIGSOUND Live 2014 Lineup Announced, With Over 80 Awesome Aussies

BIGSOUND Live 2014 Lineup Announced, With Over 80 Awesome Aussies

The first BIGSOUND Live 2014 lineup has landed, with over 80 bands confirmed to bring all the crowdsurfing, taste-making, artist-breaking action to the annual Brisbane-based music industry conference this September.  The 4AD-signed...

YouTube To Block Indie Music Videos “In A Matter Of Days”

YouTube To Block Indie Music Videos “In A Matter Of Days”

Enjoy the likes of Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Adele, and Franz Ferdinand on YouTube while you can. They, along with other independent artists are set to...

Iconic Aussie Live Music Venue Under Threat, As Another Closes Its Doors

Iconic Aussie Live Music Venue Under Threat, As Another Closes Its Doors

Two Aussie live music venues are undergoing a state of flux this week; as one iconic club over in Fremantle faces an uncertain future, a Sydney...

Palace Developers Offer Musicians Bizarre Invitation As Plans To Demolish Venue Stall

Palace Developers Offer Musicians Bizarre Invitation As Plans To Demolish Venue Stall

Melbourne’s iconic Palace Theatre has been sitting silent since the final gigs at the Bourke Street venue were hosted a month ago, its interior stripped of “everything...

Help This Iconic Aussie Record Store Build New Live Music Space

Help This Iconic Aussie Record Store Build New Live Music Space

A much-loved independent Australian record store is turning to the Melbourne music community to help re-fit their flagship store into a gig-ready space for future events and...

Aussie Artists Storm US Charts In Huge Numbers

Aussie Artists Storm US Charts In Huge Numbers

A number of Aussie artists are continuing to maintain a strong presence on the American charts, starting with the ongoing success of the Aussie-born rapper who’s...

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