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A Canadian punk band accidentally ended up on Beyoncé’s record


Just imagine the feeling of lining up outside your favourite local record store to grab the newest vinyl edition of Beyonce’s 2016 record Lemonade.

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Report: Production music generates $1 Billion

By Lars Brandle

Bedroom producers, keep going.

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Cath Haridy on managing Eskimo Joe, and the industry’s most under-explored issue


While Catherine Haridy cut her teeth in the recorded music industry, working as one of just a few female A&R managers at at both Warner Music and Festival Mushroom Records in the late ’90s to early noughties, she’s best known for her work with some of the biggest names in Australian music.

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These 20 songs have been in the ARIA Top 500 the longest


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Face The Music announces first round of 2017 speakers


Following Face The Music’s banner year in 2016, the brilliant Victorian music conference is back once more, and has just announced its first round of speakers for this year’s event.

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Beastie Boys break their ‘no-ad’ policy for new video game promo


Back in 1983, the Beastie Boys sued British Airways for using their song ‘Beastie Revolution’ in a TV commercial without their consent.

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Legendary music magazine Rolling Stone is up for sale


Rolling Stone, a publication whose name is as synonymous with the music and pop-culture that it celebrates, is up for sale, according to the magazine’s founder Jann Wenner.

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Lyor Cohen talks hip-hop history, YouTube and the industry’s ‘golden’ future in Music Matters Keynote

By Lars Brandle

In the world of music, Lyor Cohen doesn’t need an intro.

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Angus & Julia Stone return to nab triple j’s Feature Album


With Angus & Julia Stone back from a bit of a break to hit us with their fourth album Snow, it’s no surprise that it’s landed squarely in triple j’s sights, earning their Feature Album spot for this week.

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ANIMATION: Jaddan Comerford on UNIFIED’s tipping point


Earlier this year, TIO interviewed UNIFIED Music Group Founder and CEO Jaddan Comerford, which works with globally renowned local artists including Vance Joy, Northlane and The Amity Affliction.