Poppy Reid

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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...

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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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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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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...

Warner/Chappell weighs in on ‘Creep’ copyright suit with Lana Del Rey

After some seriously convoluted ‘he said, she said bullsh*t’ regarding reports Radiohead were suing Lana Del Rey for “ripping off” their song ‘Creep’, the band’s publisher...

Who deserves an Industry Observer Award?

Nominations open tomorrow for the inaugural The Industry Observer Awards, an all-new event taking place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday, March 27, 2018. With categories...

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What UMG’s deal with Facebook means for the music industry

Since the announcement of Universal Music Group’s partnership with Facebook this morning, the impact on the music industry is already being recognised. Not only will...

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Amazon has its own 80-piece orchestra

We’ve heard of company baseball and music trivia teams, but Amazon takes the cake with its own 80-piece Symphony Orchestra. Beau Curran, a technical account manager...

Indie artist files suit against Apple, Facebook readies tools to prevent harassment, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. A lawsuit filed by independent musician Bryan Eich claims that Apple and Apple Music...

UMG’s Lucian Grainge among supporters of commission to tackle sexual assault

Universal Music Group CEO Sir Lucian Grainge is among the big Hollywood names who have formed the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. US...

Deezer launches own ‘Shazam’ feature, 2017 final Radio Ratings, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. NOVA 106.9 dominated the final radio ratings survey of the year. Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman...

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EXCLUSIVE: INXS inks world-first deal for merch release

2017 came with a trio INXS anniversaries. It’s now 40 years since they first formed; 30 years since their biggest LP Kick was released in 1987;...

Top Industry Tweets of 2017

TIO’s Top Industry Tweet, affectionately known as the TIT, is arguably one of the most prestigious accolades a music industry professional could receive. With tweets...

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International bands cancel Australian tours following Life Is Noise fallout

Warning: This article contains stories involving sexual misconduct which may be distressing to readers. Two international acts have pulled out of their Australian tours following...

Op-Ed: Four steps to fight ticket fraud

Ticket scalping is currently the biggest threat to Australia’s live music industry. The fight is being fought in the public eye with music fans on the...

Australian promoter Dave Cutbush fired

Warning: This article contains stories involving sexual misconduct which may be distressing to readers. Following multiple allegations against Australian promoter Dave Cutbush, the director of touring company Life...

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EXCLUSIVE: Kira Puru inks booking agency deal

Falcona, the Sydney-based booking and management agency for Crooked Colours, Bad//Dreems, and DMA’S to name a few, has announced the signing of  hypnotic genre-defying Melbourne...