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Sydney’s Live/Work Spaces program is the lifeline creatives need right now

In 2013, the City of Sydney launched its creative live/work residency program, where artists are offered subsidised rent on inner-city properties that they usually would...

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Courtney Barnett up for major UK award


Remember in 2015 when Courtney Barnett returned from SXSW an international ‘buzz’ act?


Spotify make it clear they don’t endorse the Australian Conservatives playlist


Yesterday, we reported on the tone deaf and offensive AC100 playlist, which Cory Bernardi compiled and offered up as an alternative to the Hottest 100.

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley will get a new 3,500 capacity venue next year

By Lars Brandle

Work has begun on a 3,500-capacity live venue in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley which its developer hopes will fill a gaping hole in the music market for mid-sized sites.

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Tonight Alive eyeing career-best UK chart debut with ‘Underworld’

By Lars Brandle

It’ll be a sleepless night tonight for Jenna McDougall and her bandmates in Tonight Alive, who are on the verge of a UK Top 40 with “Underworld” (Hopeless).


The Industry Observer Awards nominations close January 31

By Staff

Nominations for the inaugural The Industry Observer Awards opened earlier this month with categories covering management, publishing, publicity, community radio and more.

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Darren Hayes threatens Cory Bernardi with legal action over ‘AC 100’ playlist


Destroy All Lines announce partnership with new UK based content production house ‘Twin V’


One of Australia’s leading forces in metal and punk tour promotion, Destroy All Lines have announced a partnership with newly founded consultancy and content production house, ‘Twin V’.

Amazon Music Unlimited to launch in Australia with cheaper subscription tier


Spotify is undoubtedly dominating the Australasian streaming market right now, but come February 1, there will be a new kid in town – and she’s here to curate your music taste and make you talk to her when you’re at home.

The Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition has extended its closing date


Last month, entries opened for the 2018 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition, with songwriters around the world encouraged to go into the running for a $50,000 cash prize.

Tasmanian band Captives, who have just signed a number of huge deals.

Tasmania’s Captives announce huge new signings ahead of fresh music


If you’re a fan of rock music, then the chances are good that you’ve happened upon Tasmanian rockers Captives supporting at least one of your favourite bands.