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Proof Australia’s Got The Best Unsigned Musicians

Proof Australia’s Got The Best Unsigned Musicians

Australian music has been punching well above its weight both locally and on the world stage over the past twelve months, with the rise of A-Pop...

Splendour In The Grass Drug Arrest Dismissed, Police Slammed For Wasting Money

Splendour In The Grass Drug Arrest Dismissed, Police Slammed For Wasting Money

The presence of police and sniffer dogs is a common sight for festival-goers. Countless are the stories of drug blitzes and charges over disruptive behaviour at some...

Record Breaking Number Of Aussies Headed To SXSW In 2014

Record Breaking Number Of Aussies Headed To SXSW In 2014

If you’ve been following the previous South By Southwest (SXSW) 2014 announcements, you’ll already know that a strong contingent of Aussie bands are set to represent...

Tough Curfew & Lockouts Set To Rock Sydney’s Live Music Scene

Tough Curfew & Lockouts Set To Rock Sydney’s Live Music Scene

While Melbourne is set to enjoy the benefits of a raft of cuts to red tape, including the introduction of the coveted Agent of Change principle...

Timetable Set To Fix Noise Complaints Silencing Melbourne’s Music Scene

Timetable Set To Fix Noise Complaints Silencing Melbourne’s Music Scene

The Melbourne live music scene is looking to get the protection it needs from noise complaining inner-city residents and the legislative reforms that live music venues...

Whitley Lashes Out At Triple J, “It’s Failed As A Tax-Payer Funded Radio Station”

Whitley Lashes Out At Triple J, “It’s Failed As A Tax-Payer Funded Radio Station”

The debate surrounding Triple J’s influence on the Australian music scene has intensified in the last couple of days. Following a Fairfax article that investigated claims that...

Triple J Hits Back At Claims Of Bias, “We’re Just Looking For Good Music”

Triple J Hits Back At Claims Of Bias, “We’re Just Looking For Good Music”

Triple J have hit back at accusations that they are to blame for a homogenisation of Australian music, refuting claims that the station has a bias...

Melbourne Officially Australia’s Live Music Capital As Venues Top Global Poll

Melbourne Officially Australia’s Live Music Capital As Venues Top Global Poll

Last week, Melbourne’s live music scene welcomed a ream of new law reforms designed to better protect inner-city venues and this week the Victorian capital has more...

Triple J Blamed For Homogenisation Of Aussie Music

Triple J Blamed For Homogenisation Of Aussie Music

Nearly every music fan can agree that Triple J has a huge influence on Australian music, but the more interesting topic of debate is whether the...

Two Major Melbourne Live Music Venues Join Forces, Announce Rebrand

Two Major Melbourne Live Music Venues Join Forces, Announce Rebrand

Melbourne live music venue Billboard has undergone some interesting new changes, including a new name and a change of booking, as it joins forces with another...

Melbourne Gets Huge Live Music Reforms, “Still Working” On Noise Complaints

Melbourne Gets Huge Live Music Reforms, “Still Working” On Noise Complaints

Melbourne’s live music scene celebrated a major win yesterday with the news of the State Government announcing a ream of red tape reform changes aimed to...

Blockbuster Year For Aussie Musicians As Album Sales Boom

Blockbuster Year For Aussie Musicians As Album Sales Boom

The selling power of Australian artists to their local audience is in a relatively healthy condition, at least according to ARIA’s results of the best selling...

Major Win For Melbourne Live Music Scene Over Noise Complaints

Major Win For Melbourne Live Music Scene Over Noise Complaints

The Melbourne live music scene has claimed a major victory in the ongoing struggles and costly fallouts of noise complaints from inner-city residents. The Victorian State...

Digital Music Sales Drop For First Time Ever

Digital Music Sales Drop For First Time Ever

Sales of digital music has experienced its biggest drop in a decade. In fact, its the largest dip in sales since iTunes launched back in 2003....

Noise Complaints Could Force Melbourne Live Music Scene To Sydney, Warns Industry

Noise Complaints Could Force Melbourne Live Music Scene To Sydney, Warns Industry

Noise complaints against live music venues from residents in Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs is already considered a major issue for the live music sector. But the problem...

Federal Government Cuts $2.5 Million From Community Radio Funding

Federal Government Cuts $2.5 Million From Community Radio Funding

Community radio has fought a hard-won battle this year, breathing a collective sigh of relief when the Federal Government pledged $6 million over three years towards...

The Results Of Our 4th Annual Readers Poll

The Results Of Our 4th Annual Readers Poll

For the fourth year in a row, we asked all of you to vote on the year’s best and worst in music, and you came out...

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