Top Industry Tweets of the week


We’re always on the hunt for brilliant tweets and we think the music industry holds some of the snarkiest, sassiest observers to ever put their thoughts into 140 characters.

Mushroom Music Publishing managing director Ian James press shot

How Mushroom’s Ian James helped create the global Give A Home movement


On September 20, Give A Home, the global concert series presented by Sofar Sounds, Vice and Amnesty International, will see acts like The National, Jessie Ware, Kate Tempest and Jack Garratt perform simultaneously at secret venues around the world.

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.

Watch: ‘Pathway To Platform’ – A panel discussion on women in music at Vivid Sydney’s Vivid Ideas


Vivid Ideas is back as part of this year’s Vivid Sydney festivities, filled with panels and workshops that aim to broaden your mind, and fill you with the inspiration and ideas needed to reach those goals that you may have previously thought unreachable.

“The first festival was a fucking shambles”: Ben Tillman on the evolution of Yours & Owls festival

By Joseph Earp

Ben Tillman, the Yours & Owls co-founder and music industry veteran, speaks in an affable drawl, his voice full of the softness and warmness that makes you think he’d be good in an emergency; like he’s the kind of guy who could casually take control while everyone else is losing their heads.

Tina Arena on the fragmented industry, future plans, and what being dropped from Sony taught her


From her incredible backlog of hits, including the 10x times platinum ‘Don’t Ask’ (1994) and the multi-platinum ‘In Deep’ (1997), to her recent collaborations with acts like The Veronicas and Danni Minogue, to releasing her own fragrance (‘Renaissance’), Tina Arena’s 40-year career is nothing short of remarkable.

Does the man behind Australian Music Week have the best job in music?

By Joseph Earp

Geoff Trio has a pretty sweet job.

‘Music Wars: The Untold Story of Central Station Records’ (excerpt)

By Rell Hannah

From its inception as a tiny Melbourne store in the 1970’s, to becoming the linchpin that paved the way for electronic dance music in Australia and New Zealand, Central Station Records’ status as an iconic dance music brand didn’t arrive without its trials and tribulations.

Meet the co-founder of Six8, the Aussie start-up making it easy to book bands


Keith Sue is the polar opposite of what you’d expect a tech startup founder to be.

Could the new Apple HomePod triple artist revenues?


During its Developers Conference (WWDC) in California, Apple announced HomePod, its voice-activated loudspeaker powered by its virtual assistant Siri.