‘Meet Me At The Cross’ set times now released ahead of Saturday’s huge Kings Cross festival

Tomorrow, the Sydney music community will be coming together for one helluva party in Kings Cross – another mark of solidarity felt within the scene against the well-publicised and still-damning lock out laws that have ruined many facets of Sydney’s nightlife and live music culture. Meet Me In The Cross, the joint initiative between the Keep…

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Keep Sydney Open announces new rally date for February

Last Friday, the Police Commissioner of NSW filed a last-minute lawsuit against Keep Sydney Open, resulting in the Supreme Court issuing a prohibition order against the organisation’s application for a night rally, scheduled for Saturday, January 21st. However, organisers refuse to give up, with Keep Sydney Open announcing their third rally against Sydney’s controversial lockout laws on 18 February 2017….

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Tyson Koh, Shining Bird, Julia Jacklin among 2016 FBi SMAC winners

The 2016 FBi SMAC Awards were held at Carriageworks in Sydney overnight, celebrating the city’s arts, culture and music communities. The recognition of Sydney performers, musicians, artists, events and restaurants – and their impact on the creative network – was immense, with thousands of Sydneysiders having their say in the publicly voted categories. At the awards…

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State of Affairs: ARIA Awards 2016 nominations, Melbourne Prize for Music and Awards 2016 finalists announced, & more!

This week in the music industry: the ARIAs presented the winners of the 2016 ARIA Awards for the Fine Arts Artisan & Best Comedy Release during the nominations ceremony in Sydney, the Melbourne Prize for Music and Awards 2016 announced their finalists and the opening keynote speaker for the 2016 LISTEN Conference was announced with additional panelists. 2016 ARIA…

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State of Affairs: Keep Sydney Open installs plaques outside live music venues, Live Nation and Air New Zealand announce new partnership & more!

This week in the music industryL Keep Sydney Open garnered wide media attention from all over the country when they partnered with 18 internationally successful homegrown artists to install plaques outside shutdown live music venues across the city, Live Nation and Air New Zealand announced a new partnership, and EMC 2016 announced their first lineup of…

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State of Affairs: National Live Music Awards, Face the Music, Proudly Pokies Free & more

This week in the music industry: the official 2016 board members and venues for the National Live Music Awards were announced,  Face the Music released their second round of speakers and announced their official venue for 2016. The National Live Music Awards This week, the National Live Music Awards announced their official board members for 2016, and confirmed seven venues…

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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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