Brandon John

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Sennheiser XS Wireless 1 microphone on stage

WIN one of three Sennheiser XS Wireless microphones!

Got a few gigs booked in this summer and could use a vocal upgrade, or just sick of tripping over your mic cord in rehearsal?...

123 Agency's logo in their office

We go behind the scenes at one of the best booking agencies in Australia

Booking agencies are a hugely important part of any artist’s career, and 123 Agency have been one of the ascendant figures in the industry over...

Taylor Swift looks angry

Taylor Swift threatens legal action over white supremacy accusations

Having been accused of practically embracing white supremacist fans in the lyrics of her music, Taylor Swift is hitting back at the writer of the...

Eminem gives the finger

Eminem wins half a million dollars in damages from the NZ National Party

Sure, Eminem has his hands full right now taking shots at politicians on his home soil, but that doesn’t mean that the NZ National party...

A sign saying 'I need tickets'

NSW becomes the first Aussie state to outlaw ticketing bots and scalping

We’ve just seen a huge show of support from the NSW Government to its music community with the news that the state’s proposed ticketing reforms...

Post Malone throws up the devil horns

A sneaky YouTube scheme helped Post Malone snatch #1 on the charts

Rapper Post Malone is having a¬† charmed year, having just taken his single ‘Rockstar’ to the peak of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But did...

Daryl Braithwaite

Daryl Braithwaite is being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame

The timing couldn’t have been better, really. Just as Daryl Braithwaite enjoys another streak of popularity in a hugely impressive career, the Australian music icon...

Gig tickets

Ticket scalping will become illegal if the NSW Government gets its way

One of the biggest issues facing Australia’s music scene, ticket scalping will become illegal if a new proposal by the NSW state government becomes law,...

Brandon Flowers and The Kilelrs play the AFL Grand Final 2017

The Killers just scored their first ever #1 album in the U.S.

It’s taken them five albums and over a decade, but The Killers have finally hit the very top of the U.S. charts, knocking the Foo...

Lasers and lights at Beyond the Valley

The story behind the meteoric rise of Beyond the Valley

Beyond the Valley – a name that already feels like an established brand in the Australian music scene, and one of the mainstays of our...

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Twitter has just doubled the character limit in tweets to 280

We’ve all been getting by on a stingy 140 characters for over a decade now, but if a new trial by Twitter is deemed successful,...

Eminem at the stock market

Now you can buy shares in Eminem’s music on the stock market

It’s easy for fans to become emotionally invested in their favourite artists, but now it’s possible to become financially invested too, with shares of the...

Linkin Park play Download Festival

Download Festival about to be announced for Australia say ex-Soundwave staff

Rumours have swirled for a while now about whether the massive Download Festival would be making its way to Australia as a replacement for the...

Dave Grohl plays guitar with the Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters just scored their second ever #1 album in the U.S.

For all of their success, Foo Fighters had only reached the summit of the U.S. Billboard charts once before this week, first hitting the #1...

Gig tickets

This music venue has just introduced ‘scalper-proof’ tickets

As the industry continues to look for a solution to rising ticket scalping, London’s Islington Assembly Hall believes it has an answer to the problem...

Angus & Julia Stone 2017

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...

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars dance in the Uptown Funk video clip

Mark Ronson sued yet again for another alleged ‘Uptown Funk’ ripoff

Mark Ronson conquered the world with his massive 2014 hit ‘Uptown Funk’ with Bruno Mars, but he’d have to be wondering if it was all...

A stage on a beach at Hangout festival

A big U.S. beach festival is making its way to Australia next year

Australia has come one step closer to getting a big new festival on its calendar next year, as TEG Dainty has almost sealed approval build...

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy

LCD Soundsystem score their first U.S. #1 album with ‘American Dream’

It may have taken them a while, but LCD Soundsystem have finally notched up their first #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with American...

Stella Donnelly playing BIGSOUND 2017

Stella Donnelly wins the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize at BIGSOUND 2017

Two years in the making, and marking the beginning of a three year commitment, Levi’s and BIGSOUND have named the inaugural winner of the Levi’s...