BIGSOUND reveals $100,000 music prize and expanded program in first announcement for 2017

It’s only April, but the BIGSOUND train has begun generating steam for another year again, with the music conference’s first announcement dropping this week. In this first bit of news, BIGSOUND have announced the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize, offering BIGSOUND artist alumni the chance to land their share of $100,000. Supporting those artists who have surged forward in…

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Áine Tyrrell steps in to replace NGAIIRE at the Rock and Roll Writers Festival this weekend

Irish performer and writer Áine Tyrrell has been announced as a late addition to the 2017 Rock and Roll Writers Festival, in place of NGAIIRE, who is unable to travel to Brisbane for the event this weekend. Despite the wickedly dodgy weather much of Queensland has withstood overnight, the festival is still very much going ahead this Saturday and…

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Alpha Wolf sign to Greyscale Records and celebrate with a brand new single: “#104”

After riding a steady wave of online success, Melbourne five piece Alpha Wolf are being rewarded for their tenacious work behind the scenes, after recently signing with Greyscale Records. On Greyscale’s most recent edition, label boss Joshua Merriel celebrates the eclectic mesh of genres that make Alpha Wolf so perfectly unique stating, “We’re so excited to see what…

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The Lemon Twigs, Jain and Robyn Hitchcock named recipients of SXSW 2017’s Grulke Prize

The 2017 Grulke Prize winners have been announced as SXSW turns in for another year, recognising three artists across the categories of ‘Developing US Act’, ‘Developing Non US Act’ and ‘Career Act’. In 2017, the ‘Developing US Act’ prize has been awarded to The Lemon Twigs, recognising the band’s creativity and potential off the back of their…

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Mazda Studio SXSW Showcases Announced, featuring Tkay Maidza

The musical mecca that is SXSW is fast nearing, with an amazing suite of showcases announced for the Mazda Studio at Empire, presented by SPIN, Stereogum and VIBE. Sharing the stage with some massive acts, including Danny Brown, Mastodon, The New Pornographers, Beach Slang and Chastity Belt, is Australia’s own Tkay Maidza, a mammoth accomplishment for the South Australian artist….

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