Brandon John

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard score a U.S. chart #1 with ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’

It’s pretty clear by now that King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are a reasonably popular band around these parts – selling out a ridiculous...

BIGSOUND’s first speakers for 2017 include Aussie icons and international heavy-hitters

Australia’s BIGSOUND festival/industry conference is back for its 16th year, and once again it’s bringing some high-profile guests heading to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley from September...

The best songwriters in Western Australia have just been announced

It’s almost time again for this year’s WAM Song of the Year, the annual event by Music WA that throws a spotlight on the best...

Local industry figures star as ‘The Usual Suspects’ in Music Victoria’s new membership drive

Melbourne trio Camp Cope and The Bamboos’ singer Kylie Auldist are among a stack of local music industry figures who have today banded together to...

Frontier Touring teams up with Twickets to combat scalping

Ticket scalping has to be the single biggest issue on the lips of the music industry in 2017, with an argument to be made that...

EXCLUSIVE: World Bar’s weekly Banquet has a new band booker for 2017

Coming to Sydney’s World Bar each and every Friday since 2015, Banquet has some big new plans for the year, announcing the departure of band...

Snapchat announces a $2.2 billion loss in its first quarterly report

Snapchat has been billed as the next great social media/promotional platform, the one that the next wave of kids are jumping to as the behemoths...

Sony Music sues Applebee’s restaurants over unpaid AC/DC fees

Restaurant chain Applebee’s is coming under fire from Sony Music for using copyrighted music by AC/DC and C+C Music Factory in its ads, despite never...

Ticket resale websites to face the ACCC over unfair scalping practices

Scalping. We know you’re sick of it, we are too. The artists hate it, and the whole industry recognises it’s an issue, but there still...

Entries are now open to WA artists for a $5,000 touring grant

It was just last week that WA was naming its Song of the Year in the annual WAM Awards, and handing 0ut $40,000 worth of...

Mi-Sex founder and guitarist Kevin Stanton has passed away, aged 61

Following a long battle with serious illness, founding member and guitarist of iconic New Zealand band Mi-Sex has passed away in his sleep at the...

You can apply now to be part of Australian Music Week 2017

The 2017 edition of national music conference Australian Music Week has just opened the doors for applications from musos who wish to be a part...

The ARIA Albums Chart will now take streaming into account

There’s a huge and long-awaited change about to hit the ARIA Albums Chart, with the announcement today that the chart will now include streaming figure...

Red Bull TV goes all-in on live festival broadcasts

What’s seemed like an inevitable development for years now is getting a big push by Red Bull this year, with the announcement that Red Bull...

A lawsuit has already seen Prince’s new EP removed from iTunes and Apple Music

Prince’s business affairs have become quite convoluted following the star’s untimely death, and now the upcoming EP¬†Deliverance has been pulled from both iTunes and Apple...

Ticketmaster claims tickets get scalped because artists aren’t charging enough

Having first lashed out at scalpers upon seeing their sold out Melbourne gig going for exorbitant prices on resale sites, The Smith Street Band expressed...

How SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is helping Australian artists to break into new markets

Australia’s much-appreciated proponents of exporting Aussie music to the world, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA, were able to celebrate the last-minute securing of vital federal funding last year...

Vivendi’s $2.5bn spend looks to secure Universal Music Group’s future

Universal Music Group may be looking at significant changes going forward, with the news that its parent company Vivendi has made a US$2.5 billion bid...

Guns N’ Roses lead touring revenue with massive takings in Australia and NZ

It was always clear that Guns N’ Roses would do just fine with their enormous ‘Not In This Lifetime’ world tour, but the takings from...

Melbourne’s iconic Palais Theatre is set to reopen after $20m upgrade

After half a year out of commission, Melbourne’s iconic venue the Palais Theatre is finally set to be reopened, following months of repairs to the...