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...

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An all-Aussie lineup created Jess Mauboy’s new single, here’s how it came together

When a major label pop artist (“the biggest pop star in Australia”) who’s worked with the likes of Dianne Warren, Flo-Rida, Babyface and Snoop Dogg,...

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Spotify inks final deal in preparation for IPO, Meghan Trainor caught up in same-sex marriage debate, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Spotify and Warner sign multi-year licensing deal. Universal and Spotify reached a deal in April. Sony...

Commercial Radio Australia rebrands, MTV returning TRL, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know this morning. Commercial Radio Australia rebrands as Radio Alive. The new marketing campaign will be launched...

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Twitter accounts taken down for BET Awards posts, community radio awards finalists announced, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. A number of Twitter accounts were taken down because of alleged issues related to...

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A2IM calls out Billboard For “erroneous” Power Players List, FUGA signs Ignition deal, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. A2IM Calls Out Billboard For “Erroneous” Independent Music Power Players List – via Hypebot Amazon is...

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National Live Music Awards moves to Melbourne, Jen Cloher signs to Native Tongue, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know this morning. The 2017 NLMAs will be held on Thursday 7th December 2017, with the...

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TIDAL hires fourth CEO in two-and-a-half years

After losing its third CEO in just two years in May, Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal has made its fourth hire in the lead role. As first...

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Australian producer Anthony Lycenko passes away

Warning: This article deals with the death of a person close to many TIO readers. If you are in distress, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Australian producer...

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...

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BMG now owns 50% of The Potbelleez’ back catalogue

BMG worldwide has acquired a 50% interest in the entire publishing back-catalogue of  The Potbelleez. The deal with the multi-APRA award-winning, multi-Platinum dance trio includes tracks ‘Don’t Hold Back’...

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Twitter give us some insider dos and don’ts for musicians

Eight of out Top 10 people on Twitter are music artists. That’s because artists and music fans alike use the platform for discovery, to view content...

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MTV lists Lorde, Sia, among Video Music Awards nominees, ditches gendered categories

Remember when people lost their minds over the fact Lorde took out the VMA for Best Rock Video in 2014 for ‘Royals’? The New Zealand...

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How to break overseas: With non-stop touring muso Stu Larsen

Currently, Stu Larsen is splitting his time between continents, whether it be his native Australia, Europe, Asia or North America. The Toowomba-born nomad may not...

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Gold Coast artist Paces signs to The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj’s label in the US

Gold Coast producer Paces has signed to US label Republic Records with a deal announced by his Australian label etcetc. The deal, inked for the world excluding...

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Google launches major upgrade to YouTube Music, Taylor Swift trial begins, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. YouTube Music Gains Ability To Download Songs, Albums, And Playlists – via DigitalTrends Taylor...

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Jay-Z’s 4:44 has been illegally downloaded almost 1M times, but are exclusives to blame?

Jay-Z’s thirteenth solo album has been illegally downloaded almost one million times since its release last Friday (June 30). According to UK piracy analytics company...

Coldplay take legal action over bootlegged merch, Neil Finn to livestream album recording, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Neil Finn releasing the actual recording of new solo album via livestream – via...

Ticketek owner TEG buys the #1 ticketing company in Malaysia

TEG, owner of Ticketek and a suite of live events assets, has acquired the #1 ticketing company in Malaysia, TicketCharge. With offices in Kuala Lumpur and...