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A-Pop, The Aussie Music Revolution Taking Over America

A-Pop, The Aussie Music Revolution Taking Over America

Aussie artists have been making huge waves overseas this year and few have made a bigger splash than the likes of Sia, 5 Seconds Of Summer,...

Could Lollapalooza Be Expanding Into Australia?

Could Lollapalooza Be Expanding Into Australia?

Following the completion of another noteworthy edition of Chicago’s Lollapalooza (which unless you skipped being online last weekend, you probably heard about), the festival’s founder Perry Farrell...

Music Festival-Goers Forced To Watch Insane Anti-Drug Video To Attend

Music Festival-Goers Forced To Watch Insane Anti-Drug Video To Attend

Festival-goers looking to attend Electric Zoo Festival this year are being forced to view an anti-drug PSA in order get access to their tickets. As part...

You’ll Never Guess What The Top Selling Vinyl Albums Of The Last 23 Years Are

You’ll Never Guess What The Top Selling Vinyl Albums Of The Last 23 Years Are

Jack White’s tricked-out Lazaretto Ultra LP has already been named as the best selling vinyl album of 2014 with its record-breaking first-week sales. But now nearly two months on from its June release, Lazaretto has...

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...

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