Poppy Reid

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Apple’s acquisition of Shazam reveals hidden value

Apple has confirmed its purchase of music discovery app Shazam for $400 million. In a statement sent to The Verge, Apple said: “Apple Music and...

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Spotify and Tencent Music’s equity swap confirmed

Spotify and Tencent Music Entertainment have confirmed reports that they are are entering into a stock-swap arrangement. Confirmed via Spotify’s blog on Friday night (Dec 8), Sweden-based Spotify...

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Sources: Apple to axe iTunes music downloads

After vehemently denying it would phase out iTunes music downloads in May 2016, Apple has reportedly scheduled a complete axing of downloads for early 2019. According...

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BMG Aus announces new signing, Merlin names new Chairman, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Global indie digital rights agency Merlin has announced results of its biennial board elections,...

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BMG delves deep into film with four feature-length documentaries

BMG wants to be more than the world’s fourth biggest music publisher. It’s also investing heavily into film to include feature-length documentaries, narrative features, concert films, and...

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Austin venue for sale on eBay, Warner streaming revenues jump 48%, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Jetty Road have become the latest country stars to ink a licensing deal with...

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Alex Lahey, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Jen Cloher make 13th AMP longlist

The 13th Australian Music Prize (AMP) Longlist has been announced to reveal a list of the best Australian artist albums of 2017. Of over 400 albums released in the...

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The founder of the #MeToo movement is coming to Australia

Tarana Burke, the US-based founder of the #MeToo movement, is headed to Australia to help dissect the continuing aftermath. Joining Burke in the task will be Tracey Spicer, the veteran...

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The ACCC to investigate Facebook and Google’s power in the Aus media market

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been requested to run an investigation to examine Facebook and Google’s power in commercial dealings. Namely, to...

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Stream Zefereli’s new record ‘All Players Played Well’

Named after a character in stories his father told frontman Alistar Richardson as a child (with that name possibly cribbed from the Italian actor of the...

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triple j’s Zan Rowe moves to Double J

After 10 years as the face and voice of triple j Mornings, Zan Rowe will finish up on the national youth broadcaster at the end of the year to...

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Noms announced for FBi SMACs, Warner’s FY music revenues soar above $3bn, and more

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today. Nominees announced for the 2017 FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards with Body Type,...

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Progress: No white men are nominated for Grammys Album category

Announced via a Twitter “moment,” this year’s Grammys Album category has no white men for the first time in 19 years. This year’s nominees are Childish Gambino,...

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The funniest tweets about last night’s 2017 ARIA Awards

While acts like Gang of Youths, Amy Shark and Paul Kelly brought tears to our eyes last night with their multiple ARIA wins (scroll down...

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Zane Lowe on Gang of Youths: “It’s emotional for me”

“It’s going to be hard for me not to spend the next 15 minutes and 47 seconds talking about that Gang of Youths album if...

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EXCLUSIVE: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets sign to Radiohead’s booker

Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are in good company on their new UK booking agency, as they join the home of global heavyweights like Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and...

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Stream Letters To Lions’ new EP Grays Point

Cronulla outfit Letters To Lions show no sign of slowing down with the release of their second EP Grays Point. Detailing the eight months spent...

Aussie rock royalty joins Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ cast

Helping to tell Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer’s story of three mates who challenge the status quo will be The Superjesus linchpin Sarah McLeod. Announced this...

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Facebook taps former WMG exec for label manager role

Despite raising some major red flags in the industry – not least the fact it’s hiring for every record label sector sans A&R – Facebook’s...

EXCLUSIVE: APRA AMCOS investigating radio quotas in Australia

This year’s BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane has sparked a review of Australian radio’s quota laws. During the panel ‘Why is it Important to Program Australian...