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Twitter is beginning a blue-tick massacre

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As the old adage goes: Verified today, blue-tick gone tomorrow.

Logic at the MTV VMAs

The power of music: a song becomes a ‘watershed moment’ in suicide prevention

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Logic’s hit single ‘1-800-273-8255’ is a thoughtful and important treatise about how suicide is, as the slogan goes, a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Neil Young

Neil Young is releasing his entire archive of recordings for free

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Neil Young is weeks away from launching one of the most complete archival services in musical history.

Jack White’s unlikely, unwise leap into the headphones game

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Jack White loves Record Store Day.

An open letter to artists looking for a publishing deal

By Gary Seeger

With over 25 years experience in the music and film industries, Gary Seeger has had his fair share of publishing wins for acts like Powderfinger and Nick Cave and films like The Sapphires and Wolf Creek 2.

united masters

Google’s parent company to take on record labels with startup

By Lars Brandle

Alphabet, the parent of Google, is funnelling a chunk of its considerable cash reserves into UnitedMasters, a U.

Adam Briggs, one of the nominees for the 2017 Screen Music Awards

Flume, Briggs among GQ Award winners, Global royalty collections hit record high, and more

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Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.

King Gizz

King Gizz are releasing a copyright-free album that anyone can press and sell

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The type of band that puts out four full-length albums in a calendar year doesn’t care too much for traditional release schedules.

The Rubens performing at the Hordern Pavilion

Invitation for EOI announced to operate iconic Sydney venue

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The future of live music at Sydney’s iconic Hordern Pavilion is safe following an invitation for expressions of interviews in the Australian Financial Review.

ASTA

To sign or not to sign: Are record deals really the best thing for musicians?

By Belinda Quinn

The record label’s role in the industry has shifted since the ‘80s and ‘90s; where once there were six major players, just Sony, Warner and Universal are left.