Nathan Jolly

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Local police move to block Splendour’s site expansion plans

Organisers of Splendour In The Grass have hit a roadblock of sorts, with Tweed Byron Local Area Command opposing plans regarding permanent residency, expansion and...

NSW Parliament to hold Sydney live music roundtable this week

The closure of Newtown Social Club on the weekend — once one of Sydney’s most viable live music venues — is emblematic of the crushing...

Apple Music teams with James Corden for scouting programme

Apple Music has teamed with The Late Late Show With James Corden to launch their Up Next programme, which aims to “identify, showcase and elevate...

Ed Sheeran admits ‘Shape Of You’ is stolen from ‘No Scrubs’

The downside to selling trillions of records in your first week is that people pay attention. A lot of people. And often these people will...

Harry Styles might stop Ed Sheeran from breaking a chart record

It’s the battle of the affable Brits on the singles chart this week, as Ed Sheeran guns for a record 14 weeks on top of...

Hanson ask “where’s the music business?” as SXSW is flooded by technology giants

Hanson are currently in the midst of announcing their 25 year celebrations, which also time out nicely with the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album...

Oh look, UK’s anti-piracy system for music is actually working

PRS for Music’s Anti-Piracy System (MAPS) launched a year ago, and have shared some statistics that suggest the program is a success. MAPS claim to...

New study provides first global overview of how the music charts work

Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), an organisation charged with representing the interests of the global independent music community, has unveiled their comprehensive new study, which they...

Ed Sheeran will land 16 songs in next week’s top 40 ARIA chart

Today is the day that the Singles Chart officially becomes irrelevant. We’ll expand on that thought a little later on with a captivating, memorising, (self-aggrandising?)...

The Smith Street Band sign first artist to their new record label

When it became apparent that The Smith Street Band had outgrown their Melbourne indie label Poison City Record, they took steps to form their own...

Live Nation fined over an AC/DC gig in which Axl Rose subbed in

The shows may happen in an arena, but it seems rock bands cannot just sub musicians in and out if there is an injury, as...

Entries are open for National Community Radio Awards

The 2017 CBAA Community Radio Awards are open for entries. Top music categories include Best New Radio Program – Music, Contribution to Australian Music and...

Female-focused Aussie music magazine ‘Women In Pop’ to launch next month

A new music magazine focusing exclusively on female artists, Women In Pop, will launch next month. Editor and proprietor Paul Mitchell said he hopes the...

The Smith Street Band heading for top five ARIA debut

The Smith Street Band have built up a loyal army of supporters over the years, thanks to Wil Wagner’s heart-on-sleeve lyrical skills, and the band’s...

TuneCore Social Pro aims to be a one-stop shop for music managers

Digital distributor TuneCore are one of those brilliant companies that level the playing field somewhat, allowing independent artists to distribute their music through Spotify, Apple...

Hermitude, Lisa Mitchell, triple j reps, and more to speak at Feedback conference

If you’re a young person hoping to break into the music industry, then MusicNSW have the perfect music conference for you. Feedback is a music...

Lady Gaga’s ex-manager Troy Carter ‘entertainment advisor’ to Prince’s estate

Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s ex-manager, and Spotify’s current global head of creative services, has been named as the entertainment advisor to Prince’s estate. “It’s an...

What’s an album anyway? Drake’s ‘More Life’ heads towards the top of the ARIA Albums chart

In 2015, when Drake released If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, people were unsure whether it was an album or not. He had continuously...

How do we fix the singles chart?

With Ed Sheeran’s entire 16-song album landing in this week’s Top 40 singles chart in Australia, it’s time for a rethink. In American baseball, the...

Tomorrow, Northlane might end Ed Sheeran’s ARIA chart reign

Northlane’s surprise album Mesmer might knock Ed Sheeran off the #1 spot of the ARIA Albums chart. Northlane surprised fans last Friday by releasing their...