The State of Affairs (25th Mar 2016): Music Consumption On The Rise But Not Revenue, Australian Musicians Head Abroad, and a 4 Day Weekend For All.

This week in the music industry America lays out its financial achievements for 2015 showing a rise in the consumption in music while revenue falls behind and the Australia Council exports Australia’s brightest creatives, and we all chill out for the Easter weekend. Music Consumption Skyrockets But Revenue Falls Behind Tuesday this week the Recording Industry Association…

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The State of Affairs (18th Mar 2016): IFPI and SoundExchange Partner, New Technology to Revolutionize Vinyl Production and Australian Policies Champion Live Music.

This week in the industry we’ve seen global data and royalties powerhouses partner to provide greater access to information, a new patent filed in Austria for HD Vinyl which could revolutionize production in the coming years and we have a look at the policies in WA, SA and ACT that champion live music. IFPI and SoundExchange Grant Greater…

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2016 APRA Award nominees announced

Jarryd James

The nominations for the 2016 APRA Music Awards (to be held on 5 April) have been announced and show, again, just how strong our scene is. Up for four awards each, and both contending for ‘Most Played Australian Work’ and ‘Pop Work of the Year’, are Jarryd James and Sia Furler. Other acts with multiple nominations…

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Details announced for Record Store Day in Australia, with Ella Hooper as ambassador

The internationally celebrated Record Store Day is coming up next month, and has already uncovered rare unreleased tracks from the likes of Foals. Now, details have been revealed of Australia’s involvement in the celebration this year, which includes bringing on award-winning artist Ella Hooper as the 2016 ambassador. Hooper, the youngest person and first woman…

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SA’s Musitec signs exclusive deal with prominent US College Entrepreneurship Institute!

South Australian music industry group Musitec have announced an exclusive partnership with the globe’s most prestigious music college out in the US in a push to foster opportunities for SA uni students. Linking up with the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE), Musitec will be developing a program allowing SA students to develop, explore and…

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The State of Affairs (11th Mar 2016): Industry Celebrates Women, Music Licensing Simplified, and New Flexible Grants Announced.

This week in the music industry Australia celebrates the women who keep the wheels turning, a brand new licensing platform opens the industry for newcomers and grants for all. Music Industry Celebrates Women In Music Tuesday March 8 was International Women’s Day a time to recognize, celebrate and appreciate women the world around and the incredible…

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The State of Affairs (4th Mar 2016): Government To Push For Media Overhaul, Gold Coast Musicians Receive $180K and China Quashes Foreign Competition.

This week in the music industry, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield is pushing for deregulation in the media industry, the Queensland Government is putting money into the arts in search of talent to showcase at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Chinese Government is introducing strict online publishing laws tying the hands of foreign competition. Government…

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The State of Affairs (26th Feb 2016): Contemporary music generates $40.2 million, Wu-Tang wages war on Sydney lock outs & a new partnership between Live Nation and UNIFIED forged.

This week’s music industry news wrap up features the publishing of an APRA|AMCOS report finding that investment in Contemporary Music within the Australian industry could stand to generate over 40 million dollars, a new partnership between Live Nation Australasia and UNIFIED, the Wu-Tang Clan’s vocal opposition to Sydney’s lock out laws and latest chart news! Contemporary Music Investment To…

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