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You Won’t Believe How Much Cherry Bar Crowdfunded In 24 Hours

You Won’t Believe How Much Cherry Bar Crowdfunded In 24 Hours

Congratulations live music lovers, you helped ‘save rock n roll’. Iconic Melbourne live music venue Cherry Bar launched a crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday, appealing to the...

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...

Triple M To Launch New Digital Station

Triple M To Launch New Digital Station

The owners of Triple M have announced that the commercial radio station is adding a “new member to its real music family” with the launch of...

Hard Rock Cafe Enters Administration, Owing More Than $4 Million

Hard Rock Cafe Enters Administration, Owing More Than $4 Million

This year we’ve seen major music retailers collapse, the music festival market struggle, and now the Australian franchise of an music-themed chain is looking to go...

Triple J Make Aussie Chart History

Triple J Make Aussie Chart History

Following on from the news that Triple J will be expanding its radio stable by taking over ABC Dig Music there’s now more reason for the national youth...

Musicians Threatening To Sue Major Labels Over Streaming Royalties

Musicians Threatening To Sue Major Labels Over Streaming Royalties

With 24 million active users a month using the digital platform across 32 countries worldwide, it’s no wonder that Spotify has become a genericised term for ‘streaming...

And The Highest Earning Aussie Musicians Are…

And The Highest Earning Aussie Musicians Are…

A list of Austrlia’s highest earning entertainers has revealed that some of the music lucrative jobs in the music business can involve mimicking British music legends...

Triple J Go Classic, Take Over 30+ Radio Station ABC Dig Music

Triple J Go Classic, Take Over 30+ Radio Station ABC Dig Music

National youth broadcaster Triple J is going classic, today announcing that they’ll be taking over ABC’s Dig Music radio station expanding into a “diverse and unique...

YouTube Set To Launch Music Subscription Streaming Service

YouTube Set To Launch Music Subscription Streaming Service

YouTube is looking to take on the likes of Spotify, Deezer, and the newly launched iTunes Radio, as it makes plans to enter the booming music...

More Hanging Rock Concerts Anyone? 5 Year Deal Set For Council Approval

More Hanging Rock Concerts Anyone? 5 Year Deal Set For Council Approval

Following the storming success of concert events from Leonard Cohen, Rod Stewart, and most recently Bruce Springsteen, Mushroom’s Frontier Touring look set to present more large...

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