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Australia Gets A New Live Music Venue, & It Looks Incredible

Australia Gets A New Live Music Venue, & It Looks Incredible

It’s been a relatively good year for Australia’s live music venues, despite some high profile losses such as the Palace Theatre in Melbourne. In Melbourne the...

Abbott Government Caught In Dodgy Record Label Grant

Abbott Government Caught In Dodgy Record Label Grant

They say it’s not what you know but who you know, and that certainly couldn’t be truer in this case where a grant of $275,000 has...

Street Poster Wars As Arsonist Strikes In Brazen Attack

Street Poster Wars As Arsonist Strikes In Brazen Attack

Street posters are part of the fabric of the local music scene in Melbourne, seen on many street corners throughout the city promoting the latest record...

Gotye Launches New Indie Record Label In Australia

Gotye Launches New Indie Record Label In Australia

Australia has a rich diversity of independent record labels, as the nominations for the 2014 AIR Awards reveals. From I Oh You, to Elefant Traks, and...

Call To End Sniffer Dogs At Aussie Music Festival Following Death

Call To End Sniffer Dogs At Aussie Music Festival Following Death

This week marks the anniversary of the worst days in Australian music festival history. On the 16th September 2013, a 23-year-old festival-goer James Munro died of a...

Northlane’s Frontman Quits, & They Want You To Replace Him

Northlane’s Frontman Quits, & They Want You To Replace Him

Sydney metalcore heavyweights Northlane have announced that co-founder and vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes has decided to quit the band. Northlane have achieved widespread acclaim in a relatively...

Melbourne Punk Band Wins Over $25K On TV Game Show

Melbourne Punk Band Wins Over $25K On TV Game Show

Everyone knows that when playing in a band one of the biggest obstacles you face is the lack of money involved with playing music. But while...

Aussie Rapper Illy Abandons Gig After Being Bottled On Stage

Aussie Rapper Illy Abandons Gig After Being Bottled On Stage

Musicians are no strangers to hostile crowd members, and Melbourne rapper Illy is just the latest to experience bad behaviour after he was forced to cut...

One Of These Aussie Bands Is About To Get $50K Richer

One Of These Aussie Bands Is About To Get $50K Richer

One of these Aussie bands is about to get $50,000 richer after the shortlist for the second Carlton Dry Global Music Grant was officially announced, off the...

Triple J Hammered For Playing “Smut” In Awkward Exchange

Triple J Hammered For Playing “Smut” In Awkward Exchange

National youth broadcaster triple j is one of the most influential music outlets in Australia, and as a result cops more than it’s fair share of...

Watch Wasted Kids At Splendour Asked To Solve World Problems

Watch Wasted Kids At Splendour Asked To Solve World Problems

Is there anything better than interviewing wasted festival-goers? Perfected by US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel and his Lie Witness News series in which members of...

Tweet Sends Kanye West Into Mid Concert Rant In Melbourne

Tweet Sends Kanye West Into Mid Concert Rant In Melbourne

It isn’t a Kanye West concert without a rant, and fans in Melbourne last night were not disappointed. Recent shows have kept his trademark rants to a minimum,...

How Spotify Is Crushing Music Piracy In Australia

How Spotify Is Crushing Music Piracy In Australia

It might be a bit early to call it mutiny on the music piracy bounty yet, but new figures suggest that illegal downloads have taken a...

Album Pulled From Aussie Indie Awards In Hilariously Revealing Mistake

Album Pulled From Aussie Indie Awards In Hilariously Revealing Mistake

Yesterday, the nominations for Australian Independent Record Labels Association’s (AIR) awards were unveiled, with this year’s nominees including a stunning array of the country’s brightest emerging...

Kanye West Yeezus Pop Up Shop Opens In Melbourne

Kanye West Yeezus Pop Up Shop Opens In Melbourne

The world’s gone pop up mad and the music community isn’t immune to the phenomena; from pop up live music venues, to the One Direction pop...

Violent Soho, Chet Faker Lead AIR Awards 2014 Nominations

Violent Soho, Chet Faker Lead AIR Awards 2014 Nominations

The AIR Awards 2014 nominations have been revealed as the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) unveils the list of artists up for a gong at...

Massive Win By Melbourne’s Live Music Scene Against Developers

Massive Win By Melbourne’s Live Music Scene Against Developers

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

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