Brandon John

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Legal remixes and mixtapes are coming to Spotify and Apple Music

Dubset has raised $4m USD in an effort to sort out some of the legal hurdles that make it tough to host a remix or mixtape. DJs...

Dozens more torrent sites to be banned in Australia in an effort to stop piracy

A new application to the courts asks for a list of torrenting sites to be blocked for users by Australian ISPs. Last year Tone Deaf reported...

Deadmau5 headed to Australia for Sensation festival

Sensation festival is one of the world’s biggest dance festivals, and it’s headed to Australia this year. Now, we know the first international name to...

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How many streams does a band need just to earn minimum wage?

Streaming, like any new addition to the music business, is proving to be a double-edged sword, giving artists an incredible platform to find new listeners,...

Ryan Adams is dominating the rock charts right now

On the Billboard charts, Ryan has managed to snag the #1 spots on the Top Rock, Alternative, and Americana/Folk charts with his new album Prisoner. It’s...

Prince surges back into the Top 40 charts thanks to streaming

Prince’s greatest hits compilation 4Ever has jumped from number 189 on the top 200, all the way to number 33. In life, Prince was infamously protective of his...

Queensland Music Festival announces a mentorship program for aspiring female musicians

A timely effort today from the Queensland Music Festival, which has just announced it inaugural Songs That Made Me initiative, a mentorship program that will...

The 7 best Aussie songs you haven’t heard, with Edge Radio Music Director Aeron Clark

The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap) invites music directors to highlight new Aussie tunes that you might have missed. Community radio music directors often have...

Midnight Oil have got a master plan to stamp out ticket scalping

Frontier Touring has pointed to seven steps intended to bring scalpers to a screeching halt. Needless to say, the announcement of Midnight Oil’s first tour...

Rock legends dragged into a messy legal battle over decades-old recordings

One of the biggest collections of historical rock and roll material in the world has become embroiled in a legal dispute with some of rock’s biggest names....

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Matt Boylan-Smith on the moment he stopped dabbling and embraced his ambition

Perched on a rooftop, playing a gig to an audience halfway across the world, Aussie singer-songwriter Matt Boylan-Smith explains to them the lightning-crack moment he knew he...