Poppy Reid

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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...

Kobalt offers indies data previously only given to signed acts

Kobalt Music is now offering independent artists data and insights previously only obtained by acts signed to a record label. The independent publishing, neighboring rights and...

Google is letting artists post directly into Search

During US elections last April, Google tested a program which allowed presidential candidates and other publishers to post messages directly through Google search results. Now,...

Music industry headlines: March 9, 2017

Here’s the music industry news you need to know this morning. Ed Sheeran tops 1 billion views on YouTube with third album – via MBW Beyoncé, Coldplay, Madonna,...

Twitter wants to split its user base with a premium tier

Brands and news organisations may soon have to pay to use Twitter. Multiple screen shots of a survey as well as proposed mock-ups have surfaced...

Music industry headlines: March 20, 2017

Here’s the music industry news you need to know this morning. Apple paid Chance The Rapper $500,000 for Coloring Book exclusive – via MBW  Ed Sheeran Beats ‘Beauty...

David Morgan on managing Tash Sultana, his biggest career blunder & more

Each month, we’ll put The Industry Observer spotlight on an artist manager who is doing incredible things for their roster and the music market in...

TuneCore is now offering cash advances

Digital distribution and publishing admin company TuneCore, which launched in Australia in 2015, is now offering online advances to its users. The service for independent musicians...

Sydney looks to change the way its busking works

The City of Sydney is calling on musicians, performers, residents, businesses, music industry representatives and government agencies to help review the city’s busking policy. Currently,...

Music Sales’ latest purchase to bring French music catalogue to Aus

Independent publisher Music Sales, which has an AU/NZ office in Sydney, has been busy beefing up its catalogue with a slew of acquisitions. Its latest...

Did Facebook rob Bag Raiders of $40K in royalties?

Is Facebook ripping off artists? Music may be fair game for content farming, and for some artists it’s fortuitously so – given the pay-off for...

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Findlay steps up as Music Director at triple j

Nick Findlay has this month taken one big step to becoming radioland’s leading curator. The former Assistant Music Director at triple j is now Music...

Perth neuroscientist wants to use music as therapy for stroke recovery

Murdoch University neuroscientist Ann-Maree Vallence has said music can be used as a form of therapy for people recovering from strokes. “There are strong connections between...

Double J is the #1 digital radio station in Australia

Double J is the top digital radio station in Australia, according to industry ratings provider GfK. The ratings for ABC’s digital-only response to the complaint...

APRA AMCOS is giving away a series of $15K grants to musicians

The career-boosting initiative which helped artists including Gotye, Abbe May, Ngaiire (pictured) and Morgan Evans is back in 2017. APRA AMCOS’ biennial APRA Professional Development Awards...

Smith Street Band inks global publishing deal with local indie

Native Tongue has signed Melbourne punk rockers The Smith Street Band to an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement. The AU/NZ independent publisher’s first release with the band will...

Days Like This is being called out again for its all-male lineup

Update 12:30pm: Days Like This has added two females to its artist bill, DJ Cassette and DJ Anya. Cassette will warm up the mainstage on...

Is Spotify in a better position than ever to negotiate lower royalty rates?

As Spotify struggles to turn a profit alongside many of its streaming competitors, its move to become a more broad-based streaming media platform could be...

EXCLUSIVE: Former Umbrella Director Greg Carey launches new multi-faceted company

Greg Carey, co-chair of the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) and former director of entertainment company Umbrella Music, has launched a new company in its...

This week’s triple j additions: Kendrick Lamar, Kim Churchill, and Sloan Peterson

After weeks of speculation about when it was coming, Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album, DAMN., was released on Friday. With 14 songs full of the socially-conscious...