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Alison Wenham knows the indie spirit when she’s sees it. The British executive is a legend of the independent community, a fighter who’s gone more...

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Download Festival about to be announced for Australia say ex-Soundwave staff


Rumours have swirled for a while now about whether the massive Download Festival would be making its way to Australia as a replacement for the now-defunct Soundwave, which folded in 2015 under massive debts.

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Quick! The UNIFIED Grant closes this Friday


The UNIFIED Grant, now in its second year, awards five deserving creatives with $5,000 each for working tirelessly to change things for the better.

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Foo Fighters just scored their second ever #1 album in the U.S.


For all of their success, Foo Fighters had only reached the summit of the U.

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Speakers announced for Global Cities After Dark forum


Last year, EMC attendees were treated to the thoughts of Mirik Milan, Night Mayor Amsterdam, who outlined ways in which Sydney could safely and intelligently become a globally-renowned ‘night city’.

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The Screen Music Awards are off to Melbourne with a new host and MD


The Screen Music Awards are set to return to Melbourne for the first time since since 2015.

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Sony Music Ent’s Sports Management division signs two rugby league icons


Sony Music Entertainment Australia’s sporting division just got a whole lot more iconic.

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Mushroom imprint Bloodlines sign Jet frontman Nic Cester to solo deal


I have a massive deal of respect for Nic Cester and the guys from Jet for knowing exactly when to jump off the rollercoaster: pumping out three albums in six years, touring the world, making millions of dollars, then calling it quits when it all became too much.

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Ticketing and live music giant TEG is reportedly up for sale


AFR are reporting that ticketing and live entertainment juggernaut TEG is up for sale, with Goldman Sachs appointed to take the company to auction before Christmas – a process expected to attract prices north of $1 billion.

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Fans will be able to tip artists directly using Songtradr


Music licensing company Songtradr has introduced a new tool to its platform which is sure to be polarising.

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US recorded industry revenues grow in first half of 2017, Martin Garrix wins Spinning Records lawsuit, and more


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