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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SAFIA are back with a new single and announce shows in secret locations around Australia

Electro-soul group, SAFIA have released their new single, ‘Make Them Wheels Roll.’ The new single comes after their hit, ‘Embracing Me’, and brings in the announcement of a few secret shows scattered around Australia in May. Dubbed ‘M.T.W.R. Tour’, this latest concept tour from SAFIA will see the outfit perform at creative, non-traditional venues. The shows are…

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Violent Soho add extra shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to meet high demand!

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Violent Soho have been selling out shows for their forthcoming WACO album quicker than you can utter a ‘Hell fuck yeah’. In less than six hours, the Brisbane rockers sold out two shows in their hometown, two Forum dates in Melbourne and their Enmore Theatre show in Sydney. SIX HOURS. To meet demand, the band have managed to fit…

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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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Album News Weekly: 4th March 2016

In This Issue: The month of March is bursting with releases and this is just the first Friday of many! There are a dozen wicked records available today including Aussie hip hop darling Urthboy right on down to the return of The Violent Femmes. We’ve even included an Honourable Mentions section to fit in the…

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Kendrick Lamar’s surprise new album “untitled unmastered” is now available to stream online

Like a viscous drop bear pouncing on an unsuspecting swagman, a new album from hip-hop throne occupant Kendrick Lamar has sent shockwaves throughout the internet, following a surprise announcement that we’ll be getting new material from the masterful emcee earlier today. Dubbed untitled unmastered, the surprise release seems to be a collection of the intense,…

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