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Courtney Barnett up for major UK award

Remember in 2015 when Courtney Barnett returned from SXSW an international ‘buzz’ act? Three years on, and five years since the release of her breakout double...

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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....

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

Cory Bernardi and the above gang of rock and roll rebels have compiled the laughable AC100 playlist, an Australia Day alternative to the Hottest 100...

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,...

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...

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. Now,...

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...

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Book a table at the Industry Observer Awards

Make sure you book your table at the inaugural The Industry Observer Awards, an all-new event taking place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday, March 27....

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Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall to host drive show on ABC Illawarra

“Plot twist, I’m back on your radio”, Linsday McDougall announced, sharing news that he will be moving to ABC Illawarra. The Doctor will be hosting...

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Cooking Vinyl Australia inks deal with US label, Royal Albert Hall under investigation, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Island Records founder Chris Blackwell signed a $50m deal that gives Primary Wave an 80% share of Bob...

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Half this week’s ARIA Top 50 is greatest hits collections or soundtracks

We’ve cracked it. It seems the easiest road to ARIA chart success in 2018 is to either amass decades of hit singles, and then package...

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Exclusive: Falcona signs Melbourne’s Maribelle following global publishing deal

Over the last few years, one of the most distinctive and alluring voices in the Aussie music scene has been that of Maribelle. Now, following...

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Reps from Stop Start, Future Classic to discuss management at new conference series

Astral People’s Tom Huggett, Future Classic’s Alexander Franco and Stop Start Music’s Tessa Karen have been tapped for the inaugural Select Talks, a conference series...

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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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Here are all the Australian & New Zealand acts heading to SXSW 2018

South By Southwest is arguably one of the world’s larges music conferences, and understandably, is often used as the place where many of the underrated...

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The Rubens speak out against Viagogo’s “dodgy profiteering”

In the last year, there has been plenty said about the controversial ticket resale site Viagogo, with both the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...

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Janine Morcos launches new PR firm, Facebook inks more music licensing deals, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today Facebook Signs Licensing Deals With SESAC, Kobalt, Azoff’s GMR and Adds Indie Music Publisher Program –...

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World’s biggest heavy metal label inks partnership with Warner’s ADA

The world’s biggest independent heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast Records, and the Warner Music Group-owned distributor ADA, have announced a global partnership. Nuclear Blast, home to metal juggernauts...

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Stella Donnelly, Middle Kids, Jen Cloher among Aus Council grant recipients

Australia Council’s latest funding round has resulted in a high success rate for female artists, with 56% of grants awarded to women or groups including women....

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G-Eazy, The Weeknd cut ties with H&M, Facebook testing local news app, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today Facebook is testing a city-specific section of its app to elevate local news and events...