The State of Affairs (29th April 2016): Australian Indie Labels heading to New York, nominations for the NIMA’s are open & more!

This week in the music industry, AIR, Sounds Australia and PPCA have announced the 12 Australian independent record labels who will be attending the annual Indie Week conference in New York, applications for the National Indigenous Music Awards are open, Support Act to celebrate and honour Paul Kelly’s contributions to the industry and we bring you…

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Elefant Traks welcomes OKENYO to its artist roster; check out “10 Feet Tall”!

Elefant Traks today unveil their latest artist welcomed into the family, Sydney songwriter and vocalist, OKENYO. Having been building a solid reputation for herself as a dynamic performer and creative mind for the last few years, OKENYO’s music fits in brilliantly alongside the other Elefant Traks artists she now can call label mates. Evocative and eclectic…

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The State of Affairs (22nd Apr 2016): The industry mourns Prince, NSW Police crack down on ticket counterfeiting, Kanye gets sued & more!

Prince Dies Aged 57, Industry Mourns A Legend Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound, which included his home, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. “When deputies and medical personnel arrives, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were…

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Paul Kelly to be honoured by Support Act at ‘Music In The House’ event this May!

Paul Kelly is set to be recognised and honoured for his services and contributions to the Australian music community at Support Act’s ‘Music in the House’ event in Sydney next month. The ceremony, taking place at The Ivy Ballroom on May 18th, will see Kelly awarded the special charity award, while artists Julia Stone, Thelma Plum and Urthboy have been confirmed…

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The State of Affairs (15th Apr 2016): Global Music Revenue Growth and Sony sues Defunct Streaming Service.

This week in the music industry, we’re treated to a global report on the growth of the music industry from IFPI and Sony takes on defunct streaming service Rdio over licensing dollars. Digital Revenue Overtakes Physical  In IFPI Global Music Report On the 12th of April, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released…

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2016 APRA Music Awards Wrap: Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Sia & more recognised in Sydney!

Last night, Carriageworks hosted the 2016 APRA Music Awards, where the likes of Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Peking Duk and Sia walked away with awards recognising some stellar songwriting through 2015, while Cold Chisel and songwriter Phil Barton were both acknowledged with special awards commending their work and contribution to the industry both in Australia and abroad. Performances on the night brought some unique highlights…

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The State of Affairs (1st Apr 2016): Soundcloud launching new streaming service & Australian musos living off $2 a day

It’s been a relatively quiet week for the music industry, but Soundcloud has launched a new streaming service but independent creators aren’t impressed, and Australia musicians are living off $2 a days! Streaming Service To Rejuvenate Dying Soundcloud This Tuesday struggling music platform Soundcloud released its own streaming service to rival industry powerhouses Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and…

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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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