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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...

Springsteen, Bluesfest Lead Winners At Contemporary Music Awards

Springsteen, Bluesfest Lead Winners At Contemporary Music Awards

The Boss, a Byron Bay festival staple, two legendary singer-songwriters, and ‘our Kylie’ were all recognised for their outstanding achievements in the live music performance sector...

Aussie Live Music Takes Hit As Revenue & Attendance Drops Sharply

Aussie Live Music Takes Hit As Revenue & Attendance Drops Sharply

The 13th Annual Helpmann Awards took place last night, recognising high achievements in the live performance industry where the likes of White Night Melbourne took home...

Music Streaming Services Taking Bite Out Of Apple’s iTunes Warns Industry

Music Streaming Services Taking Bite Out Of Apple’s iTunes Warns Industry

You only need look at the number of streaming services on offer in Australia to see that it’s a growing market. With an already crowded market...

Universal To Launch YouTube ‘Record’ Label With Def Jam Founder

Universal To Launch YouTube ‘Record’ Label With Def Jam Founder

Everybody knows that YouTube is big business, playing no small part in helping its owners Google generate $50 billion in revenue from streaming around 6 billion hours of video each...

How Lorde’s Six-Track EP Ended Up On The ARIA Singles Charts

How Lorde’s Six-Track EP Ended Up On The ARIA Singles Charts

The latest ARIA Charts, released on Sunday evening, reveal a particularly interesting loophole in the stats trackers systems. A technicality that’s been highlighted by the success...

Music Streaming Services Fails Artists Says APRA, Royalties “Need To Be Fixed”

Music Streaming Services Fails Artists Says APRA, Royalties “Need To Be Fixed”

When Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich of Atoms For Peace/Radiohead fame publicly pulled their music from Spotify in protest, proclaiming that the music streaming service was “bad...

Proposed Victorian Live Music Reforms Could Save Venues Millions

Proposed Victorian Live Music Reforms Could Save Venues Millions

After championing the cause against Melbourne’s Palace Theatre being demolished to develop luxury apartments and loosening Victoria’s restrictive all ages concert laws, industry body Music Victoria is...

Guess Who’s The Biggest Aussie Promoter Of 2013 So Far

Guess Who’s The Biggest Aussie Promoter Of 2013 So Far

Australian promoters and venues have been listed as among the best in the world as part of the half year survey of the worldwide live concert...

Indie Labels Combined Are Outselling Each Of The Majors In 2013

Indie Labels Combined Are Outselling Each Of The Majors In 2013

The combined sales of releases from independent record labels have outsold Universal, Sony, and Warner this year, with thanks to major successes from Mumford & Sons,...

Universal Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Reissue Out-Of-Print Vinyl

Universal Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Reissue Out-Of-Print Vinyl

The sales of vinyl may not crunch the big numbers of its glory day, or the way that digital downloads and streaming services do for the...

Major Labels Want Infamous File-Sharer To Campaign Against Piracy

Major Labels Want Infamous File-Sharer To Campaign Against Piracy

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – who represent major labels Universal, Sony, and Warner – are asking a high-profile file-sharer to add insult to...

Geelong Live Music Venue Repossessed As Bookers Left Out Of Pocket

Geelong Live Music Venue Repossessed As Bookers Left Out Of Pocket

After experiencing a tumultuous year of venues opening and shutting irregularly, Geelong’s live music scene has been dealt a significant blow today with news that The...

Ticketmaster Getting $100M Upgrade In “Arms Race” Against Scalpers

Ticketmaster Getting $100M Upgrade In “Arms Race” Against Scalpers

One of the music industry’s biggest concert promoters, Live Nation, are pouring $100 million into Ticketmaster to help improve the ticketing platform’s services as well as...

Jay-Z Beaten By The Voice To ARIA #1 As Distribution Error Hurts Josh Pyke

Jay-Z Beaten By The Voice To ARIA #1 As Distribution Error Hurts Josh Pyke

Last week Sydney hip hop trio Bliss N Eso were popping the cork on delivering the highest selling debut by Australian artist this year with their...

Peats Ridge Promoter Accused Of Embezzling $1.3M, Wiping Records

Peats Ridge Promoter Accused Of Embezzling $1.3M, Wiping Records

The long, troubled investigation into the financial collapse of the Peats Ridge Festival has revealed that over $1.3 million in ticket revenue is still unaccounted for as...

Plan For Melbourne’s Palace Theatre To Be Demolished For Luxury Apartments

Plan For Melbourne’s Palace Theatre To Be Demolished For Luxury Apartments

Melbourne could be set to lose another iconic music venue, with plans for the Palace Theatre in the city centre to be demolished to make way...

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