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Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 12:49pm

Ticket scalping has become a scourge on the music industry, both in Australia and overseas. But fighting the scalpers - and the bots - isn't a simple thing to do, reports JOSEPH EARP.

 

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Bots And Bastards: The Contemporary Scalping Scene

 

“We’re sick and tired of the public being what we believe to be deceived.”
–  Mark Rowe of Her Majesty’s...

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 7 Mar 2017 @ 3:07pm

Triple J will be celebrating International Women’s Day tomorrow by only playing songs by women across all three of its stations: triple j, Double J, and NOVA969 (just kidding; the other one is, of course, triple j Unearthed).

 

In addition the stations will feature only their female hosts: Veronica Milsom and Alex Lee on Breakfast, Zan Rowe on Mornings, Gen Fricker at Lunch, Coda...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 7:01pm

There have been a lot of different statistics shared so far about last week's Hottest 100 list, such as the fact that 66% of the list was made up of Australian songs, and 51% of voters were male.

 

Now, triple j have shared another...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 2:17pm

Flume beat Amy Shark to the top, 66 Australian songs made the top 100, and Beyonce charted for the first time.

 

By now, we all know what happened in last week’s triple j Hottest 100, but what about the songs that just missed out – numbers 200 to 101.

 

Well, Beyonce made it in another two times, Trophy Eyes just missed hitting the 100, and David Bowie made what...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 2:17pm

The triple j Hottest 100 of 2016 was a highpoint for Australian artists, and a barometer for what Aussie music lovers listened to throughout the year. 

 

But which of the songs will go down in history, and which will be forgotten the moment Flume releases his next remix?

 

We've reviewed every single song from the 2016 countdown in one sentence (OK, some of them are...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 @ 11:12am

Parramatta Park is hosting a Hottest 100 party this Australia Day with live music from L-Fresh The Lion, Olympia, VXV and more.

 

There is no real reason triple j’s Hottest 100 should matter as much as it does.

 

It is a glorified user feedback form, one hampered by a series of major restrictions and odd biases (...

Posted 22 Nov 2016 @ 3:35pm

Follwing the announcement from triple j breakfast hosts Matt and Alex that they're departing the station, speculation about their replacements has been rife.

 

Now, it's been revealed that Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton, from the Adelaide community radio circuit, will take over the coveted slot as Ben and Liam....

Posted 24 Aug 2016 @ 1:17pm

The four members of Cub Sport are huddled around a table, afternoon beers in hand, at the Warren View Hotel, situated at the top-end of Newtown's Enmore Road.

 

Well before any substantial interview questions are posed, the banter is flowing, and conversation is bouncing around a variety of tangents and subjects. Somehow, they end up on the topic of first live gigs, which provoke...

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 3:07pm

Triple j breakfast host and stand-up comic Matt Okine is hitting the touring circuit again this September and October.

 

The 2015 ARIA Award and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director's Choice winner is returning to stages up and down the east coast with a self-titled solo show.

 

It's Okine's fifth live show, and promises ample doses of emotion and...

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