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Hilltop Hoods Want To Give $10,000 To An Emerging Australian Artist

Hilltop Hoods Want To Give $10,000 To An Emerging Australian Artist

Hilltop Hoods have once again partnered with Australian performers’ rights organisation APRA to announce the return of their HTH Initiative, which awards an emerging Australian hip-hop...

Aussie Label With Dodgy Grant Writes Remarkably Arrogant Open Letter

Aussie Label With Dodgy Grant Writes Remarkably Arrogant Open Letter

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Abbott Government had secretly awarded $275,000 to for-profit classical record company Melba Recordings despite no funding round or open...

These Aussie Music Festivals Are The Most Influential In The World

These Aussie Music Festivals Are The Most Influential In The World

If somebody asked you which music festival is the most influential in the world, a festival like Glastonbury would be high on the list. If a...

Man Killed Watching Aussie Busking Band In Vicious Attack

Man Killed Watching Aussie Busking Band In Vicious Attack

Busking is an interesting artform, for some it can be an incredibly nerve racking experience and for others it can be insanely rewarding. But for one...

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...

83 Arrested, 7 Hospitalised At Aussie Music Festival

83 Arrested, 7 Hospitalised At Aussie Music Festival

Following pleas from harm minimisation advocates last week, seven people have been hospitalised while a further 83 have been arrested at the Defqon.1 music festival in Sydney over the weekend....

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...