Brandon John

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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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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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triple j reveals its new crop of Unearthed High contenders for 2017

Set to carry on the very solid legacy established over the past few years by names like Montaigne, Stonefield, Japanese Wallpaper and last year’s winner...

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This week’s 11 awesome music jobs that could be yours

Some of the Australian music world’s biggest names often leave doors of opportunity ajar, just waiting for the right kind of professional music lover to...

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Only one third of Katy Perry’s Twitter army are actually real people – the rest are bots

It’s a well-established fact that Katy Perry is Twitter’s most followed star, but as it turns out that enormous following might be, well, not all...

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Bandcamp raised over US$100K to fight transgender discrimination

Bandcamp donated its share of each sale on Friday to the Transgender Law Center that totalled more than US$100,000. Total sales for the day topped...

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Labels can soon buy their way into Spotify playlists with ‘Sponsored Posts’

With Spotify’s 2016 financials out in the open as of last week and showing increasingly heavy losses, Spotify is no doubt looking at every avenue...

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Meet the songwriter who took a break from writing hip hop hits to fight for mental health

It’s no secret that mental health issues are one of the biggest problems facing anyone who works in music, whether you’re an artist or one...

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“Like Fyre Festival but with none of the lols” – U.K. festival disaster goes from bad to worse

While Fyre Festival’s glamorous Bahamian location and exorbitant ticket prices may mean it’s still destined to take out the prize for ‘biggest festival screw-up’ this...

This week’s 9 awesome jobs in music that could be yours

Some of the Australian music world’s biggest names often leave doors of opportunity ajar, just waiting for the right kind of professional music lover to...

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The team of music veterans helping new Australian artists, free of charge

Every year, we hear about just how much harder it is for artists to get their start in the music industry, with plenty of digital...

Spotify reveals the 20 most-streamed rock bands in the world

Let’s be honest, Spotify does most of its business in the camp of artists and playlists that usually skew a bit more contemporary than The...

Two men face manslaughter charges over a warehouse dance party that led to 36 deaths

Two warehouse party operators are facing up to 39 years in prison for their role in the deaths of 36 people who became trapped in...

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...

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Spotify turned over $3 billion last year, but still saw its losses double to $581m

Spotify has become many people’s go-to platform for music streaming, but as more and more listeners jump on board, the losses continue to pile up....

Adelaide residents will have to pay Soundwave’s $75k debt

While not the only people to be burnt by the now-defunct Soundwave festival following its spectacular collapse, Adelaide ratepayers have been left to foot a...

Music Victoria launches its Music Passport program and announces $500,000 Music Works grants

In a new push to send Victorian artists and their music across the world, the Andrews Labor Government have announced their new Music Passport program,...

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QOTSA’s ‘Villains’ tracks leak after being pressed onto the wrong album

In a bizarre mishap, some people have been able to sample the anticipated new QOTSA album Villains a little early after several of its tracks turned...

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Green Day split with their manager of over two decades

In an unexpected move, Green Day have made the decision to part with long-standing manager Pat Magnarella, who has guided their career through eight albums...

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Royal Blood continue their streak on the rock charts with another #1

British duo Royal Blood have become one of the dominant forces in rock worldwide since their 2014 breakthrough, and they’re continuing to prove it on...