triple j Unearthed launches its National Indigenous Music Awards competition for 2016!

Now taking off for its fifth year, the National Indigenous Music Awards and triple j Unearthed have launched their search for the best independent and unsigned Indigenous artist to perform at the 2016 NIMAs! Previous winners have included Philly and Thelma Plum, with the prize including flights and accommodation for the award event in Darwin on August 6th,…

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The State of Affairs (27th May 2016): AIR CEO announces his resignation, IMS release their 2016 industry report & more!

This week in the music industry: the International Music Summit released their 2016 business report focusing on the electronic music industry, Sounds Australia revealed new plans to further promote Australian music overseas and Dan Nevin, CEO of Australian Independent Record Labels Association announced his resignation from the independent trade body. International Music Summit business report…

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The State of Affairs: (20th May 2016)

This week in the music industry, Sounds Australia has been nominated for two awards for their continuous achievements in exporting fresh Australian music to international crowds and the annual Electronic Music Conference returns to Sydney for the fifth time. Sounds Australia Recognised for their Music Export Achievements Sounds Australia, an organisation focused on gaining international…

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W Hotels Worldwide launch W Sound Suites: a private music studio within a hotel for musicians and guests

W Hotels Worldwide have had a long-standing and seamless involvement in the music world for years now. Prince once famously performed unannounced at W Hollywood, and their many properties in hot-spots like Barcelona, Seattle, and Bali regularly welcome traveling musicians, producers, and DJs. It then makes perfect sense that W kick up their immersion in…

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The State of Affairs (13th May 2016): Music Victoria’s new gender diversity policy & more!

This week in the music industry, Music Victoria announces new gender diversity policy, Sounds Australia fails to secure further government funding, and a new live music subscription service GiggedIn launches in Melbourne. Music Victoria’s New Gender Diversity Policy In their “Women in the Victorian Contemporary Music Industry” survey conducted in April 2015, Music Victoria highlighted…

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NSW Parliament finally debates Sydney’s Lock Out Laws as Greens MP Jenny Leong presents Keep Sydney Open petition

In front of a packed gallery at 4.30pm today at NSW Parliament – filled with people invested in the #KeepSydneyOpen debate (see photos from the rally earlier this year HERE) – Newtown Greens MP Jenny Leong, alongside Independent MP Alex Greenwich and Greens MP Jamie Parker officially presented the 12,000+ strong Keep Sydney Open petition for…

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Sounds Australia loses crucial funding through the Catalyst Program – the industry responds

It’s been a tough day for Sounds Australia and their extensive team of colleagues and supporters, with the low-key posting of the controversial Ministry for the Arts Catalyst Program over the weekend revealing that the live music body has failed to secure crucial funds. As detailed in an article by the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, the Coalition has allocated…

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The State of Affairs (6th May 2016): A focus of attention on the relationship between managers and artists, women in the electro scene & more

This week in the music industry, the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) focuses on the relationships between managers and artists, MusicNSW focuses their attention on the representation of women in the electronic music scene and the line-up for the NGV’s Unplugged Live returns to Melbourne in June. The Manager and Artist Relationship Panel Discussion On…

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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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