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Bands Are Now Openly Paying Journalists To Write About Their Music

Bands Are Now Openly Paying Journalists To Write About Their Music

If you were a young band struggling to stand out from the crowd, would you directly pay a journalist to write about your music? Say, for a rate...

The Story Of The Death Of A Mid-Sized Band

The Story Of The Death Of A Mid-Sized Band

Not every band can become the next Rolling Stones or U2, nor does every band want to. But even for every act that ‘makes it’ – whether...

What Are The Most Popular Music Videos On YouTube So Far This Year?

What Are The Most Popular Music Videos On YouTube So Far This Year?

If the spat between YouTube and indie labels worldwide didn’t tip you off to the Google-owned video streaming site’s commercial leanings, then the rankings of the...

This Sydney Band Just Had The Biggest Aussie Debut On The US Charts Ever

This Sydney Band Just Had The Biggest Aussie Debut On The US Charts Ever

Following a few weeks on from Adelaide-bred songwriter-to-the-stars Sia storming into #1 on the US Album Charts, another Australian act has debuted atop the Billboard 200 – with some record-breaking results....

Supermarket Tries Playing Unsigned Artists, Customers & Staff Revolt

Supermarket Tries Playing Unsigned Artists, Customers & Staff Revolt

The worst part of the supermarket experience isn’t the blinding UV lights, or even the heavy traffic of soccer mums moving their trolleys at a snails...

You’ll Never Believe How Much Money Country Musicians Make

You’ll Never Believe How Much Money Country Musicians Make

Forget the bragging bank accounts and bling of the rap game and the multi-million-dollar spinning EDM industry, the biggest earners of the music world are strumming...

Is The Vinyl Bubble About To Burst?

Is The Vinyl Bubble About To Burst?

There’s no denying the mass resurgence of vinyl in recent years, and from a sales perspective, the signs are everywhere: the year-on-year success of the annual...

Your Favourite Bands Select The 21 Best Albums Of The 21st Century… For Men

Your Favourite Bands Select The 21 Best Albums Of The 21st Century… For Men

What are the best records of the last 15 years? Or more interestingly what are they according to the musicians responsible for some of the best records of...

Opeth Frontman Reviews One Direction And It’s Hilariously Insightful

Opeth Frontman Reviews One Direction And It’s Hilariously Insightful

Ever wondered what attending a concert by one of the world’s biggest boy bands was like but couldn’t find the courage/excuse/familial relation to justify it? Never fear...

Guess Which Aussie Is Among The Most Blogged About Artists Of 2014?

Guess Which Aussie Is Among The Most Blogged About Artists Of 2014?

We’re well and truly into the second half of 2014 by now and though we’ve already tracked our best records of the year so far, the best selling...

Music Conman Jailed For Duping Investors Into Fake All-Star Charity Album

Music Conman Jailed For Duping Investors Into Fake All-Star Charity Album

Investing in a charity album and benefit concert featuring the all-star likes of Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Tom Petty seems like a no-brainer, right? That’s the...

You Can Get A Song Written About You In 20 Minutes At This “Private Song Factory”

You Can Get A Song Written About You In 20 Minutes At This “Private Song Factory”

Our favourite songs often feel like the musician is singing directly at us, the best of which tap into a rich vein of emotions, desires, concerns,...

It’s Official, The Band That Gamed Spotify With An Unlistenable Album Just Made A Lotta Cash

It’s Official, The Band That Gamed Spotify With An Unlistenable Album Just Made A Lotta Cash

Remember Vulfpeck, the LA indie funk band that scammed Spotify by uploading an album of complete silence to the streaming service last March in an effort...

Watch Boy & Bear Nail Their Late Night US TV Appearance

Watch Boy & Bear Nail Their Late Night US TV Appearance

It’s no secret that Australia loves Boy & Bear, the Sydney five-piece’s second album Harlequin Dream not only went straight to #1 back in August but it’s also among...

Meet The Guy Who’s Snuck Into Over 50 Music Festivals & Made A Movie About It

Meet The Guy Who’s Snuck Into Over 50 Music Festivals & Made A Movie About It

Marcus Haney is a music festival fanatic; he’s attended some of the biggest events in the world – Coachella, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Ultra – and filmed their...

Pitchfork Music Festival Hipsters Quizzed About Lineup’s Pitchfork Scores

Pitchfork Music Festival Hipsters Quizzed About Lineup’s Pitchfork Scores

There’s an argument that album reviews have little impact in the modern musical age of instant streaming and album leaks. But try telling that to the folks...

Hear 11 Potential Songs For Radiohead’s New Album

Hear 11 Potential Songs For Radiohead’s New Album

So here’s the skinny, Radiohead are reconvening this September to start work on what will be their ninth studio album. The confirmation comes straight from the mouth...

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