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Aussies Abroad: Jordie Lane, Emily Wurramara & more amongst 180 acts announced for Folk Alliance 2019 in Montreal

October 19, 2018

In its 31st year, the annual Folk Alliance International Conference announces their offical showcase lineup, being held from February 13-17, 2019, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The conference is a gathering of the folk music industry and community. It crosses a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Indigenous, […]

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Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

October 12, 2018

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most […]

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Nirvana reunites at Cal Jam with Joan Jett: Here’s everything that happened during the Foo Fighters set

October 7, 2018

Tonight at the second annual Cal Jam Fest in San Bernardino, California – the festival put on by Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters – a much teased and anticipated event happened. They got Nirvana back together. Surviving members Dave Grohl and Kris Novaselic got together with Joan Jett, Pat Smear and John McCauley of […]

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Mumford and Sons announce 2019 Australian album tour

October 5, 2018

British folk rock band Mumford and Sons are coming back to Australia, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Nearly four years after the release of their ARIA chart topping album Wilder Mind the boys are releasing a new album Delta on November 16th; and die-hard Australian fans will be amongst the first to […]

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Amy Shark, Gurrumul and Ball Park Music and more score ARIA Artisan nominations

October 4, 2018

The ARIA Awards have announced the nominees for this year’s Artisan, Fine Arts and Best Comedy categories. With titles such as Best Classical Album, Best Jazz Album, Best World Music Album, along with Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year, Best Cover Art and Best Comedy up for grabs. Topping the list are Amy Shark, Gurrumul […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Cat Empire kick off European tour and announce 2019 North American dates

October 4, 2018

This week, Melbourne’s The Cat Empire have released their fourth brand new song of 2018, “Killa”, as they steadily build toward the release of their next studio album. The song’s author Felix Riebl explains, “Kila is one of those songs you write and know that an album will be built around it.” All the while, the band […]

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Camp Cope, Cable Ties and Baker Boy top the nominees for 2018 National Live Music Awards

October 2, 2018

Tonight in Sydney, the third annual National Live Music Awards announced the nominees across 55 categories, and revealed the addition of the award’s “Hall of Fame” equivalent, detailing their plans to induct a legendary Australian band as the award’s first “Live Legends”. The band in question will be announced closer to the 6th December event, and will […]

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The Presets set to headline massive outdoor New Year’s Eve Party in Newtown

October 2, 2018

The NYE festival NYE In The Park have announced the festival’s return to Sydney’s Victoria Park on New Years Eve 2018. Following up on the success of last year’s party, this year the crew will bring an even bigger line up on stage to ring in the new year. Headlined by Aussie electronic dance duo The […]

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Everything you need to know about Brockhampton’s new video “New Orleans”, shot in a Sydney cinema

September 29, 2018

On Thursday, US rap collective Brockhampton dropped an impromptu video in Sydney for their single “New Orleans”, the opening track taken from their new album Iridescence. It was shot after the exclusive screening of their documentary The Longest Summer in America at the George Street Event Cinemas in the city, ahead of their performance today at Listen Out. The […]

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Flight of the Conchords release new song “Father and Son” ahead of new HBO Special

September 29, 2018

Earlier this year, Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement reunited Flight of the Conchords for a tour across England. And now, the beloved New Zealand comedians and folk musicians will return to HBO after having concluded their TV show nine years ago, for a special recorded in London on July 1st. The show will see the […]

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4 more acts not to miss at Australian Music Week as 40 more artists and conference program details are added

September 28, 2018

Sometimes leading trends in music can become boring and predictable. From 7th to the 9th of November, Australian Music Week celebrates the artists going at it a bit differently, down at the Shire. Lather on that sunscreen and come feel the heat of Australia’s most accessible, grassroots music industry conference. With a focus on real […]

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What we learned at the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music (PFOAM) event

September 28, 2018

Politicians and Musicians don’t often see eye to eye, especially of late in NSW, but on Wednesday night at the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music (PFOAM), songwriters, musicians, recording artists and key industry leaders joined forces in Macquarie Street to illustrate the importance of contemporary music for Australia – not just for starting parties but […]

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Your Guide to Yours & Owls Festival 2018: Set Times, Map, Food, Footy and getting to Wollongong from Sydney

September 24, 2018

Next weekend, the long awaited Wollongong festival Yours & Owls will be kicking off. Watch your favorite Aussie bands go crazy on stage at Stuart Park on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of September from 11:30am until 11:00pm. We hope you have secured tickets because this major NSW festival is packing fans from all over […]

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MONA FOMA announces hilarious money-back guarantee for Launceston debut as 2019 dates are confirmed

September 24, 2018

The Tasmanian music and art festival MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Arts: Festival of Music and Arts) has announced the new location for its annual run in 2019. From next January on the MOFO will take place in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston instead of being held at its usual Hobart location. […]

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With a #NotOn showcase, Brisbane is making noise to help end violence against women

September 21, 2018

In 2015 Queensland based musicians used their unique and powerful platform to take a lead on the national campaign #NotOn. Domestic violence still takes the life of one Australian woman each week, and #NotOn aims to make it clear that violence against women is… not on! On Sunday November 18th The Triffid, Newstead is showcasing […]

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Meet the Aussies sharing the stage with Ozzy and Slayer at Download Festival 2019

September 20, 2018

Let’s admit it, Australia is now – and has been for quite some time – bursting at the seams with world-class talent; literally overflowing with musical geniuses that have been providing some of the best tunes for generations. We aren’t complaining with our high quality exports because breaking into the music scene can sometimes seem […]

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Grandoozy Day Three Review: Stevie Wonder, Logic, Chainsmokers and More Close Out the Fest

September 18, 2018

Grandoozy closed its first chapter Sunday night with a lineup that truly was a mixed bag of just about everything. With one of the most influential artists of all time mixed with one of the biggest EDM acts in the world and one of the most rising hip hop star of 2018. The Sunday showed […]

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Aussies Abroad: Haiku Hands announce UK and Europe Tour

September 17, 2018

Emerging Aussie quartet Haiku Hands will be taking their danceable beats and rebellious energy to the United Kingdom and to Europe. From the 18th of October until the 8th of November the collective will be touring the entire continent. From their performance at the Bristol Simple Things Festival to the Corsica Studios in London, the shows are […]

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K-Pop Royalty and Adele’s Manager help close out the best ever All That Matters in Singapore

September 14, 2018

The final day of the All That Matters conference in Singapore kicked off on Wednesday with panels and keynotes across the Music, Digital, Marketing and Sports streams, alongside a presentation from tappit, who were looking at their take on the technology that is taking events cashless. Other morning highlights brought gaming and sports together with […]

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Port Fairy Folk Festival announces 2019 line up, celebrates 50th anniversary of Woodstock

September 14, 2018

Victorian seaside town Port Fairy will welcome will welcome the 43rd Port Fairy Folk Festival to its shores in March. Boasting an unmissable lineup of folk artists from around the world, Port Fairy will include a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival. This homage to the mother of all […]

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