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Music industry headlines: March 8, 2017

Here’s the music industry news you need to know this morning. After artist backlash, SXSW will remove controversial immigration clause in 2018 contracts – full story...

Despite backlash, Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ smashes box office expectations

Released on what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 46th birthday on June 16, the Benny Boom-directed All Eyez on Me biopic grossed an estimated US$27.1 million in its...

Frontier are bringing Paul McCartney to Australia and NZ

Frontier have as much as announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand by Sir Paul McCartney: ex-Wings bassist, and co-writer of the 1989 Elvis...

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An all-Aussie lineup created Jess Mauboy’s new single, here’s how it came together

When a major label pop artist (“the biggest pop star in Australia”) who’s worked with the likes of Dianne Warren, Flo-Rida, Babyface and Snoop Dogg,...

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Spotify inks final deal in preparation for IPO, Meghan Trainor caught up in same-sex marriage debate, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Spotify and Warner sign multi-year licensing deal. Universal and Spotify reached a deal in April. Sony...

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Aussie bands are reigning supreme on the ARIA charts right now

Fresh from Paul Kelly dethroning Ed Sheeran as the current ARIA chart king with his first-ever number one album last week, Aussies have invaded the...

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Seven compilations actually outsold this week’s #2 album in Australia

Ed Sheeran’s album Divide has spent 19 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the ARIA Albums chart, which is no surprise in a nation where...

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New research finds that women in Australian music are “chronically disadvantaged”

It comers as no surprise that, despite plenty of awareness of the clear divide between the representation of men and women in the Australian music...

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A band that doesn’t actually exist topped the iTunes Metal chart

Fans of online battle game League Of Legends have propelled a non-existent band to the top of the iTunes metal chart. Pentakill features characters from...

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Taylor Swift has a new plan for ticket sales, and it’s a little bit shady

Taylor Swift has had a pretty big month. Fresh from winning her sexual assault case in court, the US music superstar also announced the release...

Commercial Radio Australia rebrands, MTV returning TRL, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know this morning. Commercial Radio Australia rebrands as Radio Alive. The new marketing campaign will be launched...

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BIGSOUND announces its full program schedule, including additional acts and speakers

BIGSOUND is set to kick off on September 5th, and with just a matter of weeks to go until thousands descend upon Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley,...

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Twitter accounts taken down for BET Awards posts, community radio awards finalists announced, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. A number of Twitter accounts were taken down because of alleged issues related to...

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UNIFY responds to criticism of its male-dominated festival lineup in the best way

UNIFY: A Heavy Music Gathering came under fire last year for what many saw as a serious misstep in its male-dominated lineup of bands, an...

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A2IM calls out Billboard For “erroneous” Power Players List, FUGA signs Ignition deal, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. A2IM Calls Out Billboard For “Erroneous” Independent Music Power Players List – via Hypebot Amazon is...

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Venue wars between Live Nation and AEG get even dirtier

Things are getting heated in the venue war that has engulfed AEG and Live Nation over the past few years. AEG have now initiated a...

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National Live Music Awards moves to Melbourne, Jen Cloher signs to Native Tongue, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know this morning. The 2017 NLMAs will be held on Thursday 7th December 2017, with the...

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TIDAL hires fourth CEO in two-and-a-half years

After losing its third CEO in just two years in May, Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal has made its fourth hire in the lead role. As first...

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Dolby want to bring immersive sound to the clubbing and concert experience

Dolby Atmos is the company’s flagship product: an immersive surround-sound experience that has elevated the theatrical experience for movie-goers to the point that I’m pretty...

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Triple J enjoy unseasonably good ratings this quarter

The second quarter radio ratings period is not traditionally a time of growth for triple j, who usually find their ratings level out after the...