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...

Despite backlash, Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ smashes box office expectations

Released on what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 46th birthday on June 16, the Benny Boom-directed All Eyez on Me biopic grossed an estimated US$27.1 million in its...

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...

BMG’s Heath Johns: “We’re seeing iconic artists being largely ignored by their labels”

When Heath Johns left his role as Director of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Australia in January 2016, he had grown restless with his hopes...

No Frills Twins ink major label deal, Sia and The Weeknd to play Sydney on same night, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. No Frills Twins Sign to Island Records/Universal Music. They have amassed over 8 million...

Embassy Music signs george’s Tyrone Noonan, WMG announces new division Arts Music, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Embassy Music Publishing signs Tyrone Noonan to a worldwide music publishing deal. It was completed...

Youth-focused industry summit Little BIGSOUND returns with 2017 program

Electro soul act Airling and producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Danny Harley aka The Kite String Tangle are headlining QMusic and Brisbane City Council’s one-day program for 15 –...

Pandora extends deadline to secure “strategic investor”, UMG creates new position to work closely with start-ups, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Pandora adds a continuous listening mode with AutoPlay, while considering a Sirius XM investment – via...

Meet the 23-year-old Melbourne writer behind the biggest pop song in the US

You may not have realised it, but there is no escaping the work of 23-year-old Melbourne songwriter Sarah Aarons. Her name might not be familiar...

EXCLUSIVE: Nic Kelly & EMI’s Night High makes first international signing

Just over a year since Sydney music media entrepreneur Nic Kelly launched Night High Records in collaboration with EMI Music Australia, the label has made...

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...

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gets first international expansion, Drake to release new single, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is planning its first international expansion with...

Nat Bassingthwaighte joins cast of ‘The Wrong Girl’, Apple hires TV execs, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know this morning. Apple has hired a couple of senior TV executives for what’s described as...

Lionel Richie and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers to tour Australia

TEG Dainty will bring iconic songwriter and chart history maker Lionel Richie and his All The Hits Tour to Australia and New Zealand this September...

triple j responds to calls to boot The Football Club from Splendour, ‘Hug Me Jerry’ T-shirt for sale, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. triple j responds to calls to boot The Football Club from Splendour following sexual...

A.B Original dominates 2017 AIR Awards nominations

The AIR Awards may been postponed last year as it readied some major changes, including adding an Industry Conference and showcase event, but it’s returned...

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NZ Music Awards categories get major shake-up

Organisers of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards have ditched the Urban award category that sparked accusations of racism last year. When Auckland singer Aaradhna took out...

Amazon seeks music curators for Australian streaming rival

As Amazon prepares for its local launch, the multi-national e-commerce company is also readying its music strategy with the posting of four Sydney-based jobs in...

EXCLUSIVE: BMG Australia & NZ announces staff reshuffle

No longer in its infancy and now a major publishing competitor on a global scale, BMG Australia and New Zealand has restructured its sync team...

EXCLUSIVE: Kurt Bailey’s Mirror Records inks deal with global distributor Believe

It’s been just under three months since Mirror Music Group Director Kurt Bailey launched Mirror Records, inking deals with up-and-coming Aussie musicians Sloan Peterson and Ric Rufio, and beefing up...