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Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 3:00pm

Back in 1996, an Aussie band little known to the world was thrust into the international spotlight with the release of its third studio album, Ivy And The Big Apples.

 

Spiderbait became the face of Australian rock, and in many ways, the popularity of grunge took a step back to make way for them. 

 

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ivy’s release, Spiderbait are...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 11:49am

February 24, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary of Sydney's controversial lockout laws. 

 

In that time, Sydney has seen venues close, the streets empty and protest movements like Keep Sydney Open blossom. But after three years of lockouts, what comes next? JOSEPH EARP reports.

 

 

Locked Out For Good: 

Sydney’s Dying Businesses

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Posted 21 May 2016 @ 10:00am

Tigersapp, the debut album from Newcastle multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Szymon Borzestowski (best known by his first name, or simply ‘Szym’ by his siblings), was one of the most celebrated releases of 2015.

 

Nominated for a J Award and an ARIA, as well as receiving glowing five-star reviews, his music witnessed a surge of adulation and praise. The only person who...

Posted 27 Nov 2015 @ 1:14pm

Last night the 2015 ARIA Awards took place at the Star Casino in Sydney. Artists from around the country (and a few international guests) gathered to celebrate what is truly the halfway point between the Grammys and the Logies. And just like the aforementioned awards ceremonies, the ARIAs definitely had its moments. Here were five of the greatest: 

 

5. Flight Facilities

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Posted 23 Jan 2015 @ 12:34pm

Australian music fans continue to embrace online streaming and subscription services. According to ARIA’s wholesale figures for 2014, released today, both doubled in revenue in the year since 2013.

 

Subscription service income jumped twofold to $23 million. Revenue from streaming services was up 111% from 2013. Digital subscription and free ad-supported models now make up 10% of...

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