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These Guys Just Smashed The Aussie Music Crowdfunding Record

These Guys Just Smashed The Aussie Music Crowdfunding Record

The biggest music-related crowd funding campaign in Australia has reached an incredible target of $100,000 with a little under two days left . Support Act, who...

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...

Triple J Say They Won’t Play Bliss N Eso Following Misogyny Backlash

Triple J Say They Won’t Play Bliss N Eso Following Misogyny Backlash

The dust is beginning to settle on the fury surrounding offensive comments made by one half of Aussie hip hop group Bliss N Eso earlier this...

Aussie Musician Pens Must-Read Open Letter On Misogyny In Music

Aussie Musician Pens Must-Read Open Letter On Misogyny In Music

The local hip hop community has been in the spotlight this week following the backlash against Bliss N Eso after a series of offensive instagram photos by MC Eso....

Proof The Sydney Lockout Has Made The City More Dangerous

Proof The Sydney Lockout Has Made The City More Dangerous

Sydney’s live music venues have been suffering all year under the oppression of tough lockout laws that were rushed through Parliament in January. The city’s music scene has put up...

Gotye And His Bandmates To Enter Politics, & They Want Your Vote

Gotye And His Bandmates To Enter Politics, & They Want Your Vote

Peter Garrett might be out of parliament (and turning down Midnight Oil reunion offers) but following on from the likes of Rose Tattoo’s Angry Anderson and country music...

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