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Seven Things We Learned at the Beats Sound Symposium

In recent months Apple has aggressively expanded its digital entertainment platforms, spearheaded by the streaming service Apple Music and the 24 hour radio station Beats 1. Beats 1 is headed up by Zane Lowe, who positioned himself as a premier tastemaker during a 12-year stint at BBC Radio 1. He was joined by an eclectic panel at Studios 301 in Sydney for the first Beats Sound Symposium to take place in Australia, to discuss music production, the evolution of music distribution, and the changes that are ahead for the industry at large. Moderated by Beats by Dre President Luke Wood, the panel included musician Jarryd James, Eleven label president John Watson, producer Anna Lunoe, and CEO of ARIA Dan Rosen.

Angus & Julia Stone, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and more named on this year's Lost Paradise line up!

This year's Lost Paradise festival is set to be fantastic, with the official first artist announcement being revealed. The three day camping festival is going to be held in the Glenworth Valley over New Year's, offering festival goers a special experience of live music, arts, some brilliant food and drink options and more to bring in 2016 in unique style. Confirmed to perform and DJ at Lost Paradise this year are acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Jamie xx, Four Tet, Tkay Maidza, Jon Hopkins and more - the full line up can be viewed below!

The Aussies of Lollapalooza 2014: From Flume to the John Butler Trio, a look at who's flying the flag in Chicago.

While we're coming down from Splendour weekend, we turn our eyes now to the next massive festival some of the same artists will be leaving Byron Bay to prepare for this week, Lollapalooza. Arguably one of the biggest festivals on the calendar, Lollapalooza has gone from being a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction back in the 90s to one of the hottest festivals held in the US, Chile, Brazil and in 2014 now, Argentina. the AU will be on ground at Grant Park this weekend bringing you coverage from the three day festival but before then, we take a look at the Australian contingent of artists set to perform in 2014.

Feature: 10 Unmissable Lollapalooza Acts... Who Aren't Outkast.

Lollapalooza is getting closer and closer, with Grant Park in Chicago preparing to host some of the world's biggest and most popular artists of the minute. While much attention this year has been given to Outkast's return to the live touring circuit, we've pulled together a list of 10 artists and bands who are definitely worth checking out who have also been touted as either the 'next big thing', currently at 'career best' or simply returning to the huge festival crowds Lolla pulls each year.

Anna Lunoe touring Australia through into the New Year.

Celebrating her smash hit "Breathe", the producer/artist known as Anna Lunoe is heading down under to party in our neighbourhood. Proving that she is no airhead, the enchanting songstress is at her best when amalgamating audio and visual elements together which blends into a hypnotic, seizure inducing experience which grasps the audience firmly within its melodic hook.

the AU interview: Anna Lunoe (Sydney)

Busy bee, Anna Lunoe, is one of the country's biggest producers who is proudly representing Australia abroad while revealing to our editor, Larry Heath, about all the excitement from SXSW, her travel tug-of-war, upcoming releases and much more!

We tried to catch up during SXSW, but as always it was a pretty crazy time for us all! What was your SXSW experience like?

Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project heads to Melbourne

The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project have announced that Melbourne will be playing host to the Exchange this year!

the AU interview: Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project Ambassador Anna Lunoe

Recently announced as the Australian ambassador for the 2011 Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project (see more details HERE), we caught up with internationally recognised Australian DJ Anna Lunoe to chat about her new position - as well as her latest material with Ministry of Sound.