Nathan Jolly

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Australian conservatives

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...

TIO

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....

Linsday McDougall

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...

ABBA

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...

City of Sydney's Live/Work spaces

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...

suits

Your guide to decoding press releases and PR emails

As intrepid journalists working in today’s music media, we tend to receive a number of press releases spruiking bands, tours, and indie darlings each day....

cds

CD Baby’s parent company makes some major acquisitions

AVL Digital Group, parent company for CD Baby, has acquired AudioMicro, and its AdRev and DashGo divisions. As they note, the purchase “adds significant capabilities...

Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine

Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre’s Apple stock will make them rich(er) this year

First things first, if you want a crash course in how forward thinking, tenacity, and a keen willingness to piss people off will make you...

Eminem

Guess who’s back? The continuing chart dominance of Eminem in Australia

Eminem’s new album Revival is on track to debut at #1 this weekend, making it both the Christmas #1 — in album terms — and...

Post Malone

YouTube stop looped song snippets counting in the charts

Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’ is one of the biggest songs of 2017, but its chart success was initially buoyed by a looped snippet of the song’s...

car radio

The 20 most-played songs on Australian commercial radio in 2017

Those calculator wizards at AirCheck have revealed their list of the most-spun tunes on commercial radio in 2017, and not surprisingly, the list is dominated...

UMG YouTube

YouTube and Universal Music Group announce “new global multi-year agreement”

In a significant step forward for the music industry, and a huge blow to your ‘Stan’-soundtracked skate video,  YouTube and Universal Music Group have announced...

CD player

In Memoriam: the secret song

One of the most underappreciated losses to the musical world since the rapid decline of the CD from our collective culture has been the disappearance...

Mariah Carey

‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ just hit the Top 10 for the first time ever

It may be the only modern Christmas carol to have become a legitimate holiday standard since John and Yoko’s 1971 Xmas song/protest song ‘Happy Xmas’...

Zuckerberg and his futuristic army

What on earth is Zuckerberg planning to do in music?

Facebook have just hired another big name music industry executive, again poaching a main player from Warner Music Group. Perry Bashkoff — ex-SVP, Global Content...

Turnbull 80s

LPA push Turnbull to properly support the live performance sector

If there is one thing that keeps the heady world of rock and roll chugging along, it is budget submissions. Live Performance Australia (LPA) has...

Futurama court

Spotify and Deezer accuse Apple of anti-competitive practices

Mirroring the East Coast/West Coast hip hop battles of the mid ’90s, Spotify and Deezer have teamed up against Apple, asking EU regulators to halt...

Bookie

Here’s who will win the Hottest 100, according to the bookies

Now, considering our sister magazine The BRAG ran two quite divisive anti-racing pieces around the time of the Melbourne Cup, (one of which I wrote)...

Cornerstore

Music played in corner stores: the next great royalty stream

Let’s say you own a fruit and veg store. One of those family-ran, stock-still-in-boxes stores that are being blotted out as the years trundle on....

Bon Jovi

Dire Straits, Bon Jovi Lead Rock Hall Class of 2018

The British invasion is coming to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Veteran English “dad rock” favourites Dire Straits and the Moody Blues join...