The Kite String Tangle surprises with mini-album, The Kite String Tangle Presents: In a Desperate Moment

The Kite String Tangle doesn’t do things by halves, oh no. The QLD producer and songwriter has been busy preparing for some highly anticipated shows with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for the Wave Festival, not to mention a swag of international shows but still, Danny Harley has managed to come through and end his week with a new…

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G Flip and RVG join impressive list of Australians bound for The Great Escape

The Great Escape is now properly entering its countdown for 2018, with the largest European music discovery event anticipating another huge year this May. The likes of Superorganism, Japanese Breakfast, Soccer Mommy, Phoebe Bridgers and more are heading to Brighton to represent for some of music’s most buzzed about artists, while the Australian contingent also continues to grow. Breakthrough…

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Midnight Oil named recipients of the Ted Albert Award for their service to Australian music

With the 2018 APRA Music Awards coming up in Sydney this week, the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Music has been awarded to none other than Midnight Oil this week. The announcement comes as the APRA Awards reveals more details about their event at the Sydney International Convention Centre on April 10th, with Tim Minchin, All Our Exes Live…

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Melbourne group, The Do Yo Thangs, respond to cultural appropriation criticism

Recently seen on stage supporting other Melbourne favourite, Sex On Toast, alt-R&B group The Do Yo Thangs have today announced that they’ll be changing their name, in response to claims of cultural appropriation. As songwriter and bandleader Hugh Rabinovici explains, the feedback the band received had brought issues to mind that simply were not thought about at…

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‘The Melbourne Sessions’ bring new series of masterclasses to Yarraville in April

APRA AMCOS and Creative Victoria have linked up to bring a new series of music masterclasses to the local industry through this month – The Melbourne Sessions. Kindred Studios in Yarraville will host the one day run of workshops, sessions and networking events for emerging and mid-career songwriters to meet and learn from/exchange with visiting composers,…

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The Industry Observer Awards list Spotify, Bluesfest, Ruel and more as winners for 2018

The Sydney Cricket Ground hosted the inaugural industry awards hosted by The Industry Observer overnight, where retailers, publicists, managers and more were recognised for their work within the industry over the last year. While live performances from Adrian Eagle and CXLOE (pictured) turned heads, the main awards also drew the numbers into the awards room on Tuesday evening. Ben and…

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Branford Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux & more to perform at the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Overnight at The Langham, the official program for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival was launched to a room of artists, media, sponsors and other industry folk who had gathered to see what Artistic Director Michael Tortoni and his team have curated for the festival’s 21st year. Masters of Jazz are to be highlighted, while the new guard of contemporary…

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