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The way music is marketed has changed; don’t be left behind

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US PROs ASCAP and BMI join forces for comprehensive song database

By Lars Brandle

In a rare show of unity, the rival U.

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Free 30-sec Tidal streams will now count towards album charts


Unless you have signed up for Tidal — which, let’s face it, you haven’t — when you attempt to stream a song hosted on the platform, you’ll be treated to a 30-second, lo-fidelity preview only.

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Ashley Page on managing Broods & Joel Little, and the blunt advice he received from Lyor Cohen


To say Ashley Page is on a roll is an understatement.

Winners of 5 AIR Awards, A.B. Original

A.B. Original reign supreme at the 11th annual AIR Awards

By Tyler Jenke

Last night saw the 11th annual AIR Awards handed out in Adelaide, with A.

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YouTube Red and Google Play Music set to merge to create new music service


YouTube’s head of music has today confirmed that the company is planning to merge its YouTube Red music service, with Google Play Music, to create a new streaming platform for users.

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BIGSOUND has announced its final round of artists for 2017

By Tyler Jenke

BIGSOUND, Australia’s biggest music industry conference, has today unleashed its final announcement of artists for their 2017, bringing the final artist count to a whopping 134.


SoundCloud set to close Australian office


Following SoundCloud’s dramatic cost-cutting measures, where it slashed 173 staff members, and closed its offices in London and San Francisco, the service plans to quietly close its Australian office.

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Indie-Con Australia 2017: A quick-fire Q&A with Stu Watters

By Lars Brandle

It’s all about the indies this week in Adelaide.

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WeTransfer founder offers $10K gifts to ex-SoundCloud employees


Earlier this month, SoundCloud made some drastic cost-cutting measures, slashing 173 staff members, and closing its offices in London and San Francisco.

TEG partners with Division Agency, Stephen Budd comments on Bieber cancellation, and more


Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.