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NSW Parliament to hold Sydney live music roundtable this week

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The closure of Newtown Social Club on the weekend — once one of Sydney’s most viable live music venues — is emblematic of the crushing impact draconian lock out laws have had on the local live music culture over the past few years.

Govt to consult more on safe harbour expansion, PRS payouts grew 11%, and more

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Sydney’s Ruby Fields gets BBC radio love after blowing up on triple j

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18-year-old Sydney artist Ruby Fields just received her first spin on UK radio, with BBC Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart playing her track ‘I Want’ on his show last night.

Apple Music teams with James Corden for scouting programme

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Apple Music has teamed with The Late Late Show With James Corden to launch their Up Next programme, which aims to “identify, showcase and elevate developing artists to a global audience”.

iHeartMedia’s future in doubt following submission to SEC

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America’s biggest radio network, which launched locally through a partnership with ARN in 2013, may collapse before the year is out.

Ed Sheeran returns to #1 to break records as Kendrick Lamar eyes the top spot

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Last week’s charts were the first time in 13 weeks that Ed Sheeran was not on top with his single ‘Shape Of You’, having been dethroned by One Direction’s Harry Styles and his track ‘Sign Of The Times’.

L-FRESH The LION named YouTube program fellow, Apple Music’s new feature, and more

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Spotify and Merlin strike new multi-year licensing agreement for indies

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Spotify and Merlin have agreed to a new multi-year global license agreement for independent record labels.

Hermitude, Lisa Mitchell, triple j reps, and more to speak at Feedback conference

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If you’re a young person hoping to break into the music industry, then MusicNSW have the perfect music conference for you.

Deezer exploring user-centric licensing model with labels

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MIDiA Research Managing Director Mark Mulligan, a celebrated industry writer in the UK who unpacks big issues on his blog, claims Deezer is changing its mode of music licensing.