Sydney DJ Mo’funk shares his insider knowledge from ten years on the Ibiza scene

By The Brag

Sydney DJ and producer Mo’funk is one of our dance scene’s finest exports.

2017 Art Music Fund recipients announced


Nine Australian composers will share in more than $110,000 of funding in order to create new works, thanks to the 2017 Art Music Fund – which returns after a successful inaugural year.

Cash Savage explains her refusal to take on a manager


As one of Melbourne’s most dynamic and imposing alt-country acts, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks have spent the last 12 months proving you don’t need a manager to land an international label deal – or sell out The Corner Hotel for that matter.

First Drafts: The Stone Roses

By Nathan Jolly

The first Stone Roses album is routinely regarded as one of the finest ever made, straddling the line between psychotropic ’60s music and the beat-driven dance tunes engulfing Manchester at the time.

Kimbra tells Phebe Starr: “I think it can be hard for women to stand up”


We’ll occasionally be hosting interviews between two industry figures to gain insight into their creative processes.

Andrew Bird on the tropes of indie musicians and how comedians shape his music

By Jennifer Hoddinett

“I feel like a comedian on the stage.

Rupert Lincoln on managing LANY, his big career risks & 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 general.

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.

Could your tweets and diss tracks actually get you sued for defamation?


Criticised for its blurred technicalities, complex requirements and onerous defences, defamation is one of the most arcane laws in history.

5 things everyone in the music industry can relate to

By The Industry Observer

The most offensive thing to ever happen in your career   Dividing your RSVP list by four   That’s great, but how does my band pay their bills?