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Cooking Vinyl Australia inks deal with US label, Royal Albert Hall under investigation, and more

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Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.

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Ticketmaster pays $110 million to settle Songkick litigation

By Lars Brandle

Ticketmaster has agreed to pay Songkick’s owners $110 million and acquire the concert discovery and ticketing platform’s remaining assets as a years-long legal battle comes to an end.

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Half this week’s ARIA Top 50 is greatest hits collections or soundtracks

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Exclusive: Falcona signs Melbourne’s Maribelle following global publishing deal

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Over the last few years, one of the most distinctive and alluring voices in the Aussie music scene has been that of Maribelle.

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AYLA shows off songwriting chops on ‘Let’s Talk Monday’

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Singer-songwriter AYLA has shown off some seriously intimating writing chops on second EP ‘Let’ Talk Monday’.

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Reps from Stop Start, Future Classic to discuss management at new conference series

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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 curated by Mixcloud and artist, event, creative and venue booking management agency St.

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Love is not in the air as Aussie songwriters launch copyright lawsuit

By Lars Brandle

The Australian songwriting greats behind “Love Is In The Air” are getting up and away with a copyright lawsuit targeting France’s national carrier and a U.

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Sydney’s Live/Work Spaces program is the lifeline creatives need right now

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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 not have the means to afford.

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Here are all the Australian & New Zealand acts heading to SXSW 2018

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South By Southwest is arguably one of the world’s larges music conferences, and understandably, is often used as the place where many of the underrated bands of the world get their big break, often going on to see huge international acclaim in the years following their appearances.

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The Rubens speak out against Viagogo’s “dodgy profiteering”

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In the last year, there has been plenty said about the controversial ticket resale site Viagogo, with both the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the NSW State Government speaking out against the infamous service.