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Simon Napier-Bell on the future of the record biz, gay marriage and Sinead O’Connor

By Lars Brandle

Artist manager, author, entrepreneur, impresario, raconteur.

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MGM’s Michael Chase talks introducing Like a Version to the US and ‘bridging the gap’ for Aussie artists

By Lars Brandle

‘Like A Version’, the chart-topping, sometimes quirky Australian institution, is heading to America.

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The team of music veterans helping new Australian artists, free of charge

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Bluejuice’s Jake Stone explains why he’s produced a free seminar series for artists

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Next week, Jake Stone (Bluejuice) will host the first of three free seminars at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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How Milk Records and philanthropy keeps Jen Cloher sane

By Joseph Earp

“I know that I went through a stage of actual despair, if I’m being honest with you,” says Jen Cloher.

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Chris Scaddan talks Hottest 100 date change & gender bias in bruising Q&A

By Lars Brandle

Genre bias, changing the Hottest 100 date and content quotas were just some of the pressing issues Chris Scaddan, triple j’s head of music, tackled on stage during a bruising final day session at the Contemporary Music Roundtable in Sydney.

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Op-Ed: Streaming is killing chart placement for Australian artists

By Andrew Stone

On May 15, a long-awaited change debuted on the ARIA Albums chart, with qualifying on-demand streams contributing to the Album charts result.

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Ashley Page on managing Broods & Joel Little, and the blunt advice he received from Lyor Cohen

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To say Ashley Page is on a roll is an understatement.

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Indie-Con Australia 2017: A quick-fire Q&A with Stu Watters

By Lars Brandle

It’s all about the indies this week in Adelaide.

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Six steps for surviving BIGSOUND

By Joseph Earp

Sure, BIGSOUND might be one of the highlights of the music industry calendar, but for the unprepared it can also be a non-stop barrage of showcases, meet-ups and run-ins that quite quickly overwhelms.