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The ARIA singles charts feature few Australian artists, and the industry is concerned

Australian music has a pretty big problem: not enough people are listening to it.<p>At least, that's if you go by the Australian pop charts.<p>Last week …

Commercial radio is not playing enough Australian music, researcher says

For a young band, getting some love from the biggest radio stations in the country can mean money, bigger stages and a greater chance at longevity in …

Australia

The Guardian view on free speech online: let law decide the limits

The standards by which the internet is controlled need to be open and subject to impartial judiciaries – not left to advertisers<p>The revelations we publish about how Facebook’s data was used by Cambridge Analytica to subvert the openness of democracy are only the latest examples of a global …

Sri Lanka

The Problem with Muzak | Liz Pelly

<i>“Anything you want.<br>Anyone you want.<br>Anywhere you want.<br>Anyway! Anyway!”</i><br>—Priests, “Pink White House” (2017)<p>Imagine you are in an airport, and you have …

Playlist

How to Be a Responsible Music Fan in the Age of Streaming

In 2012, I wrote a piece for this website breaking down the payments my first band, Galaxie 500, was receiving from streaming services, which were just starting to become a dominant force in the music industry. Spotify had sent songwriting royalties of $1.05 for the 5,960 times our single “Tugboat” …

Bill Gates

Taylor Swift's Reputation is finally on streaming services, proving her dominance in the music business

Taylor Swift and streaming? It's complicated.<p>In 2014, she boycotted Spotify, pulling her catalogue because, she believed, the platform wasn't fairly …

Does the rise of streaming and downloading mean the loss of music?

In New York City, a classical saxophone player I know was asked to play some live music for an event at a large, successful store that sells …

New York Times

No Australian Songs Have Hit #1 On The ARIA Charts In 2017

If you count yourself a fan of Australian music, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is — because more than seven months into the year, not …

The birth of Melbourne punk

"No one ever called themselves punk."<p>While Sydney and Brisbane can lay claim to Australia's two foremost protopunk outfits in Radio Birdman and The …

Rock of ages

The Henri Bource All Stars recorded arguably Melbourne's first rock'n'roll album in 1958, Rock'n'Roll Party, on the Planet label and around this time …

Japan is the second biggest music market in the world, it's time we took notice

Earlier this month, we reported that there were no Australian artists in the local top 20 singles chart. In the same week, 70 percent of the US …

Tony Cohen, Australian record producer and ''sound of Melbourne'', dies, aged 60

Salmon's fellow band member in the Beasts of Bourbon, Spencer P. Jones, worked with Cohen on the band's <i>Axeman's Jazz</i> album and 1991's <i>The Low Road</i>, …

Australia

Frocks rock: Gender inequality rife in the music industry: new research

Anu's experience is backed by new research led by Associate Professor Rae Cooper from the University of Sydney Business School.<p>The new study, …

Music Industry

We don't play guitars: How bedroom producers came to dominate the airwaves

The young men — and they are almost all men, dressed in dark colours — file in one by one. The room's lit like a nightclub, but some still …

David Guetta

Save our pubs! Why Melbourne pubs are under threat and how to help your local

On a warm Sunday evening in January, 2010, close to 5,000 people turned up at the Tote for one last drink. Just days earlier, the licensees of the …

“Kick-arse Victorian grandeur”: Technē reveals plans for The Espy

"The building has such a fantastic patina of age. Dishevelled layers of paint peel back to expose layers of building and decoration that date back to …

Live Music

How and Why Has "Mr Brightside" Never Left the UK Charts?

An Important Roundtable Discussion.<p>Nobody outside Las Vegas gave a shit about The Killers in 2003 when they first released "Mr Brightside". However, when the single was re-released in 2004 there was a global change of heart and ev-e-ry-body suddenly gave an enormous shit about The Killers. As a …

List-Worthy

How the Internet financially kills musicians and other artists

<i>Emily Parker, a Future Tense Fellow at New America, is the author of “Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground.”</i><p>The Internet revolution has a human cost. A case in point: Levon Helm was a member of the Band, a country-rock group that played with Bob Dylan. He once made a …

Internet

Streaming has now taken over the music industry and A.I. will push it into the stratosphere

The late, great David Bowie got it spot on back in 2002. Telling the New York Times that music is going to become like "running water or …

Streaming

How inner city development killed Australian rock'n'roll

The march toward transforming all of our nation’s cities into a Jenga-block landscape of apartment buildings has a lot of unexpected costs. They …

Ed Sheeran's dominance of the Top 20 is a only a symptom of how sick the charts are

With endless streaming on services such as Spotify, one artist was bound to dominate the Top 40 at some point. Can the charts be fixed?<p>I’ll never forget the worst Top 40 of my young life. In autumn 1998, Cher’s Believe was No 1 for seven weeks. As a nine-year-old chart fanatic, I was raging. Who …

Women In Australian Music Can No Longer Be Erased From The History Books

<i>The following is a transcript of the keynote speech I gave</i> <i>One Of One’s</i> <i>inaugural Women In Music breakfast on Friday 3rd of March 2017.</i><p>I came to …

Nokia's 3310, vinyl records and the growing market for retro tech

Nokia's revised 3310 mobile phone is the latest tech to target retro-adopters<p>The tech giant Nokia has announced plans to release a new version of the …

Innovation

The Mix - The Mix - ABC News

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Danny Boyle

The long, hard road to rock’n’roll success: ‘We’re essentially skint’

With music sales in decline, it’s often said that the only way for bands to make money now is through touring. But is that true? Marc Burrows talks to fellow musicians about the hard graft life on the road – and how the thrill of performing sustains them<p>Making a living as a musician is hard. Justin …

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Songwriting

Aussie Musos Fuming After Government Calls Creative Careers A "Lifestyle Choice"

Education Minister Simon Birmingham, has come out guns blazing at Australian creatives, with <i>Fairfax</i> reporting that the Senator has branded pursuing a …

Philip Glass on Controlling Your Output and Getting Paid For What You Make

Let’s talk about authors. We’re talking from the point of view of the composer, the creator of the work—or of the person who’s the author. You have …

Looks Like We Have A New Lowest Selling Number 1 Debut & It's Aussie

Just a week after Australian music legend Nick Cave set a local chart record after his new album, <i>Skeleton Tree</i>, became the 15th Aussie album to hit …