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Shane Nicholson’s inaugural Americana Music Prize of Australia has been announced

Esteemed Australian roots and country musician Shane Nicholson has announced the launch of a new initiative to support aspiring Americana/alt-country artists in Australia. Launching today...

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Mariah Carey sued for US$3 million over scrapped South American concerts

By Lars Brandle

After a wobbly start to 2017, Mariah Carey got her year off on the right note.

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Fall Out Boy achieve alt-pop perfection on ‘MANIA’

By Bianca Davino

To witness Fall Out Boy transform is deeply personal and special for so many – as the band grow up, explore new territory and discover new sides to themselves, so do we, as fans.

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Spotify are actually lowering royalty rates for artists, year on year


While it’s no secret that the royalty rates through Spotify are abysmal, artists and users may not be aware that the rate of pay per stream has actually been steadily decreasing since 2014.

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The Cranberries leap back into the Australian top ten


Following the shock death of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, the band’s greatest hits collection jumped into the ARIA Top Ten this weekend.

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Artist claims Mark Wahlberg ‘screwed her out of royalties’


New York-based, German-born artist Melina Bruhn has claimed she has missed out on all royalties for her work on Life in the Streets, Marky Mark’s 1994 album with reggae artist Prince Ital Joe.

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Courtney Barnett up for major UK award


Remember in 2015 when Courtney Barnett returned from SXSW an international ‘buzz’ act?


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.

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley will get a new 3,500 capacity venue next year

By Lars Brandle

Work has begun on a 3,500-capacity live venue in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley which its developer hopes will fill a gaping hole in the music market for mid-sized sites.

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Tonight Alive eyeing career-best UK chart debut with ‘Underworld’

By Lars Brandle

It’ll be a sleepless night tonight for Jenna McDougall and her bandmates in Tonight Alive, who are on the verge of a UK Top 40 with “Underworld” (Hopeless).


The Industry Observer Awards nominations close January 31

By Staff

Nominations for the inaugural The Industry Observer Awards opened earlier this month with categories covering management, publishing, publicity, community radio and more.