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Australian Recorded Music Industry Grew 7.3% in 2020

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) says the Australian recorded music sector grew by 7.3% in 2020.

March 31, 2021
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Memo Music Hall To Host Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Celebration

Memo Music Hall has revealed the line-up for its annual Bob Dylan Birthday bash, this year celebrating the 80th birthday of Bob Dylan.

March 31, 2021
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Bendigo Red Hot Summer Is A Sell-Out

Eight months out Bendigo’s Red Hot Summer in November is a sell-out.

March 31, 2021
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Daryl Somers Apologizes To Kamahl Over Racist Remarks

Veteran Australian television host has apologized to Malayasian born, Australian based crooner Kamahl for the insensitive and racist comments he made on his show Hey Hey Its Saturday.

March 31, 2021
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Mike Posner To Climb Everest For Charity

Mike Posner is set to attempt to climb Mount Everest to raise funds for a justice reform charity in honour of his late father.

March 31, 2021
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Hear New Gary Numan ‘Saints and Liars’

Gary Numan has released his new single, ‘Saints And Liars’.

March 31, 2021
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BST Hyde Park Cancelled

BST Hyde Park 2021 has been cancelled.

March 31, 2021
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Fatboy Slim Worked In A Cafe During Lockdown

DJ Fatboy Slim turned to helping out at the community cafe he owns when the Covid-19 lockdown forced him to scrap concert plans in 2020.

March 31, 2021
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Dua Lipa To Perform At 2021 BRIT Awards

Dua Lipa and Griff have been announced as the first performers at the 2021 BRIT Awards.

March 31, 2021
Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The 2021 APRA Awards Nominations List

The 2021 APRA Music Awards nominees have been announced with Song of the Year in 2021 spread around Missy Higgins, Tame Impala, Midnight Oil, Amy Shark and Guy Sebastian.

March 30, 2021
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Mark Seymour Talks Gudinski, the White Label And Hunters & Collectors Ever Changing Sound

Mark Seymour made nine Hunters & Collectors albums. He has had 10 outside the band. When Michael Gudinski signed the band to Mushroom for their 1982 debut he create a new record label The White Label to launch them. Mark says that that was unnecessary.

March 30, 2021
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Bluesfest To Go Ahead Despite Queensland Covid Outbreak

Bluesfest will go ahead in Byron Bay this weekend despite the new Brisbane covid clusters.

March 30, 2021
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Nike Sues Lil Nas X Over Satan Shoes

Sports shoe brand Nike is suing rapper Lil Nas X over his new line of ‘Satan Shoes’.

March 30, 2021
Waxahatchee Covers Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’

Waxahatchee, the 10-year old project by Katie Crutchfield, has debuted a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’.

March 30, 2021
Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac performs at ADOTG at Mt Duneed Winery on 7 November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Mick Fleetwood Wants Lindsey Buckingham Back In The Band

Mick Fleetwood wants a Fleetwood Mac reunion with “everyone who’s ever played” in the band.

March 30, 2021
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Neil Young Is Preparing His Legacy With A Stack Of Archive Releases This Year

Neil Young is at full tilt preparing new editions from his archive series because he says he doesn’t want to leave it to someone else after he is gone.

March 29, 2021
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Kate Nash Calls For More Women In Festivals

Kate Nash has called for a change within the music industry amid a lack of non-male acts on festival line-ups.

March 29, 2021
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Australian Charts: Justin Bieber ‘Justice’ Is The Number One Album

Justin Bieber's sixth studio album called "Justice" becomes his fourth No.1 album in Australia and also his seventh Top 10 entry.

March 28, 2021
Sex Pistols Locked In Lawsuit

The Sex Pistols are reportedly locked in a fresh lawsuit over royalties.

March 26, 2021
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David Byrne Launching Social Distance Dance Club

Talking Heads star David Byrne is giving New Yorkers a new creative outlet by launching a social distance dance club in New York City.

March 26, 2021
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Ed Sheeran and Kylie Minogue Perform Together At Michael Gudinski State Memorial

Ed Sheeran and Kylie Minogue met each other for the first time this week and they’ve already made music together.

March 25, 2021
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Jimmy Barnes Debuts New Song Flesh and Blood For Michael Gudinski

Jimmy Barnes says his next album ‘Flesh and Blood’ is about family “and MG was a big part of ours”.

March 25, 2021
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Ed Sheeran Debuts New Song ‘Visiting Hours’ About Michael Gudinski

Ed Sheeran premiered a new song ‘Visiting Hours’, about Michael Gudinski, at the State Memorial for Mushroom founder Michael Gudinski held in Melbourne on Wednesday 24 March 2021.

March 25, 2021
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The Global Industry Celebrates The Legend of Michael Gudinski

The State Memorial to Mushroom founder Michael Gudinski wasn’t just a farewell. It was a celebration of the industry he helped create.

March 25, 2021
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia
Announcement: Live Performance Australia Welcomes Government Support For Music Industry

Live Performance Australia (LPA), the arts and entertainment industry peak body, welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement today of $125 million in new RISE funding plus an additional $10 million for Support Act.

March 25, 2021
Culture Club Encore Tour at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Sunday 11 December 2016. Culture Club headlined the show after support bands Wa Wa Nee, Pseudo Echo, Eurogliders and Real Life performed their sets. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Boy George To Release NFT

Boy George, Snoop Dogg, Lionel Richie, and more are set to release exclusive content on's new NFT platform.

March 25, 2021
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Criminal Investigation Into Death of Bobby Brown Gets Underway

Los Angeles prosecutors are reportedly considering filing criminal charges against those responsible for supplying the drugs which contributed to the death of Bobby Brown's son.

March 25, 2021
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Kelsea Ballerini Replaces Kelly Clarkson On The Voice

Country star Kelsea Ballerini has replaced sick Kelly Clarkson on U.S. talent show The Voice.

March 25, 2021
Prince Fans Invited To Paisley Park

Prince fans have been invited to mark the fifth anniversary of the music icon's death with a free visit to his Paisley Park compound.

March 25, 2021
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Taylor Swift Set To Release First Vault Song

Taylor Swift is set to release the first song in her ‘From the Vault’ series on Thursday (25.03.21).

March 25, 2021