DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Gawurra & more join the 2016 BIGSOUND Live line up

BIGSOUND has unveiled its latest artist additions to the 2016 festival, with some of the country’s beloved touring names joining on a line up exceeding 150 names. DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Japanese Wallpaper and Vera Blue have been named alongside Gawurra, Teeth & Tongue, The Belligerents, Harmony James, I Heart Hiroshima, The Gooch Palms, Kučka, Rainbow Chan and more on the latest BIGSOUND reveal – colour us absolutely stoked. They…

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The State of Affairs (July 22, 2016): Dark Mofo receive new 5 year grant & more!

This week in the music industry, Tasmania’s hugely successful midwinter festival Dark Mofo has received a new five year funding agreement from the Tasmanian Government, the finalists for the 2016 Art Music Awards have been announced and the National Live Music Awards announces its launch. New funding for Dark Mofo The Tasmanian Government, through Events Tasmania,…

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The countdown to All That Matters in Singapore is on – grab your ticket while they’re still on sale!

For those of you tossing up whether or not Singapore’s All That Matters festival is something you want to be adding to your calendar, then yes, yes it is. Asia’s biggest entertainment event returns this September, bringing members of the global music, sports and digital industries together for invaluable networking opportunities, showcases and a conference program…

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Kim Gordon, Peanut Butter Wolf and more confirmed for new BIGSOUND keynotes!

BIGSOUND have named some heavy hitters as additions to this year’s conference line up this September. Sonic Youth icon and author of Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon, will be delivering a special keynote address as part of BIGSOUND’s 15th anniversary program, alongside the likes of Peanut Butter Wolf, head of the US Music Maker program for Pandora Lars Murray and…

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The State of Affairs (July 15, 2016): Perth’s 2016 Fringe World Festival breaks records, 2016 NT Song of the Year winners & more!

This week in the music industry, records were broken at both the 2016 NT Song of the Year Awards and Perth’s 2016 Fringe World Festival. Perth’s Fringe World Smashes Records in 2016 Perth’s Fringe World has become one of the fastest growing events of its kind and 2016’s event has proven it’s development and progression in…

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Dan Sultan, A.B. ORIGINAL, Emma Donovan and more nominated for National Indigenous Music Awards!

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed this morning, along with the full list of performers confirmed for the ceremony’s live music program. Artist of the Year nominees at this year’s NIMAs are Emma Donovan, Dan Sultan and Gurrumul Yunupingu, while up for Album of the Year are Gawurra with Ratja Yaliyali, Gurrumul with The Gospel Album and Dan Sultan with Open…

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The State of Affairs (July 8, 2016): Audio streaming dominates video streaming & more!

This week in the music industry: for the first time ever, audio streaming has exceeded video streaming in America, and applications for the Australia Council for the Arts’ International Residencies Program open. BuzzAngle’s 2016 mid-year music sales report This week, BuzzAngle released the 2016 mid-year instalment of their  biannual reports on the performance of music sales within the American…

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Sounds Australia presenting ‘Insights Into International Genre Events’ in Adelaide this month

Sounds Australia heads to Adelaide next week, hosting the ‘Insights Into International Genre Events’ session in partnership with Music SA, Musitec and the Music Development Office on July 13th. The session will see artists and industry members who have frequented events and conferences including Americana, Classical: NEXT, Amsterdam Dance Event, WOMEX and more providing insights into…

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