Joseph Earp

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How Milk Records and philanthropy keeps Jen Cloher sane

“I know that I went through a stage of actual despair, if I’m being honest with you,” says Jen Cloher. The Melbourne-based musician is sitting in...

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Watching the throne: The evolution of Jay-Z

If there was one thing that could have killed Jay-Z’s career, it was success. The music of Shawn Carter has always been defined by its...

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

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...

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Dollars And No Sense: Is the digital revolution leaving artists and consumers behind?

The Birth Of A Giant “Daniel just saw the opportunities of streaming music before anyone else.” – Mark Zuckerberg on Spotify’s Daniel Ek, The New...

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Six steps for surviving BIGSOUND

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...

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

Geoff Trio has a pretty sweet job. Every year the music industry titan and founder of Australian Music Week sits back, straps on a pair...

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Does the Australian music industry have a drug problem?

Sex, drugs, rock’n’roll. It’s no secret drugs have a significant presence in the music industry. JOSEPH EARP investigates just how widespread they are in Australian music,...

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Ticket scalping and the Australian music industry: A flawed system

Ticket scalping has become a scourge on the music industry, both in Australia and overseas. But fighting the scalpers – and the bots – isn’t...

Sydney’s Lockout Laws Are Three Years Old, But Where Have They Got Us?

February 24, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary of Sydney’s controversial lockout laws.  In that time, Sydney has seen venues close, the streets empty and protest...