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Australian Promoters, Venues And Festivals Amongst The Most Successful In The World

Australian Promoters, Venues And Festivals Amongst The Most Successful In The World

If you needed any more proof that we’re all living in one of the world’s most prominent live music hubs, industry bible Billboard recently unveiled their...

BIGSOUND 2014 Timetables Announced As Another 30 Speakers Added

BIGSOUND 2014 Timetables Announced As Another 30 Speakers Added

The full BIGSOUND 2014 conference program has been announced and with it, an additional 30 speakers who join the already mammoth list of unmissable speakers and 100+...

Iconic Melbourne Venue At “Imminent Risk Of Closure”

Iconic Melbourne Venue At “Imminent Risk Of Closure”

Melbourne is at risk of losing another iconic live music venue, with news that the historic Palais Theatre in St Kilda is at “imminent risk of...

And The Live Music Capital Of Australia Is…

And The Live Music Capital Of Australia Is…

The ongoing success of Melbourne’s live music venues in terms of ticket sales and attendance has seen the city regularly hailed as the ‘Rock N Roll...

Warehouse Raves Explode As Sydney Lockout Laws Get Tougher

Warehouse Raves Explode As Sydney Lockout Laws Get Tougher

Sydney’s live music venues have been suffering all year under the oppression of tough lockout laws that were rushed through Parliament in January, and while the city’s...

Melbourne’s Live Music Scene To Be Protected From Noise Complaints, At Last

Melbourne’s Live Music Scene To Be Protected From Noise Complaints, At Last

After ongoing delays on long-held promises, the Melbourne live music scene is at last getting the protection it needs from noise complaints and encroaching residential developments...

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...

Pure Pop Records Shuts Up Shop After 3 Year Battle

Pure Pop Records Shuts Up Shop After 3 Year Battle

A Melbourne independent record store and music venue located in the port-side suburb of St. Kilda has decided to shut up shop and begun the hunt...

Vic Minister Slams Live Music Group’s Demands To Fix Noise Complaints

Vic Minister Slams Live Music Group’s Demands To Fix Noise Complaints

Despite promises made to Melbourne’s live music scene that its venues would be protected from the threat of residential development and noise complaints through the implementation of the...

Aussie Booking Agency Accused Of Fraud, Linked To “Scam” Music Festival

Aussie Booking Agency Accused Of Fraud, Linked To “Scam” Music Festival

Some messy developments have led to an Australian booking and touring agency allegedly shutting down operations after it was accused that its founder was deceiving artists,...

Melbourne Gets New Live Music Venue As Bandroom Goes Full-Time

Melbourne Gets New Live Music Venue As Bandroom Goes Full-Time

Music lovers of Melbourne, have we got the best news for you, you’re getting a brand new live music venue, well, sort of. One of the...

Help This Melbourne Venue Find The Vandals Who Damaged Their Roof

Help This Melbourne Venue Find The Vandals Who Damaged Their Roof

A Melbourne venue has put the call out to the online world to help track down some trespassing vandals after they damaged the roof of the...

Proof Commercial Radio Doesn’t Care About Aussie Bands

Proof Commercial Radio Doesn’t Care About Aussie Bands

Last week, the list of Australia’s Top 100 selling albums and singles revealed that consumers were buying up far more homegrown talent, with Aussie bands and artists proving...

BIGSOUND Backlash, Brisbane Bands Accuse Organisers Of Failing Local Talent

BIGSOUND Backlash, Brisbane Bands Accuse Organisers Of Failing Local Talent

This week the BIGSOUND Live 2014 lineup reached truly epic proportions, adding another 42 Aussie bands and artists to a grand tally of 128 acts, all set to play...

The Best Selling Aussie Albums & Singles Of 2014 Will Depress You

The Best Selling Aussie Albums & Singles Of 2014 Will Depress You

Aussie bands and artists have had a strong sales year, with more Australians buying local albums and singles in 2014 than last year, but there’s still...

Aussie Bookers 123 Agency Announce New Parnership With PledgeMusic

Aussie Bookers 123 Agency Announce New Parnership With PledgeMusic

The Melbourne-based 123 Agency has had a very fruitful 12 months since it first launched, and hot on the heels of celebrating their one year anniversary,...

Triple J Should Be Sold “Immediately”, Liberal Senator Tells Parliament

Triple J Should Be Sold “Immediately”, Liberal Senator Tells Parliament

Triple J should be privatised and sold “immediately,” according to a Liberal senator who has argued that the Government-funded national youth station is popular enough to...