Tyson Koh, Shining Bird, Julia Jacklin among 2016 FBi SMAC winners

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The 2016 FBi SMAC Awards were held at Carriageworks in Sydney overnight, celebrating the city’s arts, culture and music communities. The recognition of Sydney performers, musicians, artists, events and restaurants – and their impact on the creative network – was immense, with thousands of Sydneysiders having their say in the publicly voted categories. At the awards…

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The State of Affairs (13th January 2017): FBi Radio announce new Music Director, Australian Blues Music Festival reveals ‘Chain Award’ nominees & more

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Welcome to 2017! The new year is getting off to a great start in terms of the local music scene, with the 37th annual St Kilda Festival releasing its full line-up of confirmed acts, FBi Radio announcing the appointment of a new Music Director, and Melbourne’s beloved King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard being announced as the…

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Battlehounds, The Byzantines, Playback 808 & more win annual Clipsal 500 ‘Bands on Track’ competition

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When the Clipsal 500 race comes through Adelaide next year, the official after-race concerts will be showcasing the talents of some musical heavy hitters, not to mention opening the stage up to some of South Australia’s best emerging artists. The winners of the annual ‘Bands on Track’ competition have been revealed today, with the artists announced…

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Bacardi’s Party Talk series shines spotlight on Melbourne nightlife in third and final series instalment

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Throwback to the beginning of December, where a stellar line up of musicians, DJs and notorious club night curators pooled their powers and together with Bacardi, brought a free party to remember through to Melbourne. The ‘House of Bacardi’ east coast series wrapped up in Victoria following successful events in Sydney and Brisbane – all…

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State of Affairs: Australian Music Hall of Fame, St Kilda Festival & more

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In this week’s industry wrap up, the Victorian State Government promised to provide $10 million funding to create the long awaited Australian Music Hall of Fame, St Kilda Festival released their first confirmed line-up for 2017, and more! An Australian Music Hall of Fame is finally coming After 15 years of lobbying from Australian music big-names Michael Gudinski, Molly…

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3rd Annual AU Award Winners Revealed: A.B. Original, Remi, NGAIIRE, Colin Lillie & more come out on top

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What an absolute trip 2016 has been as we’ve immersed ourselves in incredible live music scenes around the country. We’ve seen some stellar artists emerge from all corners, really making the year their own. As 2016 approaches its final weeks, the Australian industry and its artists have been celebrated in all different forms; from multiple…

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The State of Affairs (9th December 2016): SAFIA sign with BMG, Lucky Entertainment win Musica Copa 2016, QLD Music Awards extend submissions deadline

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In this week’s industry wrap up, we give props to SAFIA and their new worldwide publishing deal, the submissions deadline for the 2017 Queensland Music Awards have been extended, congrats go to Lucky Entertainment for their Musica Copa win and more! SAFIA signs with BMG Huge news for Canberra’s SAFIA, who’ve been announced as having…

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Musica Copa raises $10,000 for charity through annual football tournament in Sydney

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On Friday, the music industry got involved in Musica Copa in Sydney, as the annual football fundraiser took off for its fourth year in Marrickville. This year, the tournament raised an impressive $10,000 for charity, with Lucky Entertainment taking out the winning trophy (plus $7,000 for their nominated charity, the Reach Foundation). Runners up, Universal Music, were…

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