Nathan Jolly

All posts by Nathan Jolly

Zuckerberg and his futuristic army

What on earth is Zuckerberg planning to do in music?

Facebook have just hired another big name music industry executive, again poaching a main player from Warner Music Group. Perry Bashkoff — ex-SVP, Global Content...

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LPA push Turnbull to properly support the live performance sector

If there is one thing that keeps the heady world of rock and roll chugging along, it is budget submissions. Live Performance Australia (LPA) has...

Futurama court

Spotify and Deezer accuse Apple of anti-competitive practices

Mirroring the East Coast/West Coast hip hop battles of the mid ’90s, Spotify and Deezer have teamed up against Apple, asking EU regulators to halt...

Bookie

Here’s who will win the Hottest 100, according to the bookies

Now, considering our sister magazine The BRAG ran two quite divisive anti-racing pieces around the time of the Melbourne Cup, (one of which I wrote)...

Cornerstore

Music played in corner stores: the next great royalty stream

Let’s say you own a fruit and veg store. One of those family-ran, stock-still-in-boxes stores that are being blotted out as the years trundle on....

Bon Jovi

Dire Straits, Bon Jovi Lead Rock Hall Class of 2018

The British invasion is coming to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Veteran English “dad rock” favourites Dire Straits and the Moody Blues join...

Big Shaq

How a viral comedy song tricked its way into the charts

It started with a BBC Radio appearance. Towards the end of August, British comedian Michael Dapaah went on popular radio show Fire In The Booth,...

Musical notes

NSW Parliament begins an inquiry into the music and arts economy

An Upper House committee, made all of members from several major parties, has began an inquiry into the N.S.W. music and arts economy. “The music...

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‘Reputation’ is already the best-selling album of 2017

The Recording Industry Association of America have just certified Taylor Swift’s Reputation 3X Platinum, which denotes 3 million albums sold. As Billboard reports, this makes...

The Easybeats 1968

The Easybeats ‘Absolute Anthology’ collects five blistering years of music

Absolute Anthology 1965 – 1969 is a masterclass in songwriting and execution. 42 classics tracks written and recorded in five brief years; this is one...

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher to play Nova’s Red Room

Even if Liam Gallagher was known for his Twitter feed alone, he would be heralded as one of the world’s great entertainers. As it turns...

Facebook Song Collection

Facebook adds 1,000 royalty-free songs for video creators

It’s not secret that Facebook are currently encouraging, promoting, and pleading with video creators to use its platform to upload their creations. Hoping to nudge...

Divinyls

Exclusive: Nightlife Music partner with Arts Centre Melbourne for Australian Music Vault

We can exclusively reveal that Nightlife Music are the Official Partners of the Australian Music Vault. Created by Arts Centre Melbourne, The Australian Music Vault...

Bottle shop

NSW takeaway alcohol trading hours extended to 11pm this Christmas Eve

The NSW Government has extended the last call for takeaways from 10pm until 11pm, whenever Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday. In a miraculous piece...

We are the world

The UN introduce a Music Prize for outstanding contributions to humanity

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights have introduced the inaugural High Note Music Prize, which will recognise “outstanding contributions to humanity and the...

Pirate Google

The Australian Government won’t give Google or Facebook safe harbour protection

The Australian Government has overhauled our copyright laws yet again, and — in a move that goes against legal trends elsewhere in the world —...

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Journalists show how easy it is to game Spotify, but can it help?

Two Danish journalists from Vice outlet Noisey recorded what they deemed a terrible track, uploaded it to Spotify, then paid for plays in order to...

Myf Warhurst

Myf Warhurst is leaving Double J, as new presenters join the station

Following Zan Rowe’s move from triple j Mornings to Double J, Myf Warhurst has announced her departure from Double J Lunch. Warhurst will move into...

Taylor Swift

YouTube reveals the music videos Aussies watched most in 2017

In case you’ve enjoyed a gap year in war torn Bosnia, you’d already know that Ed Sheeran is fairly damn popular in Australia. Not only...

Hugely succesful indie musician Tash Sultana

Tash Sultana signs a worldwide publishing deal

Tash Sultana has signed a worldwide publishing deal with independent powerhouse Kobalt. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration for all of Tash Sultana’s past and...