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The State of Affairs: Latest Music Industry News - 10th Dec 2013

In this article: Future Classic and Brown Bear Entertainment merge, Sugar Mountain partners with Mushroom Group, Aussie artists to showcase at CMW, Madonna announces guest curator for Art For Freedom, Elizabeth Rose joins Agency Group, Bombino's 'Nomad' in best of 2013 list for Rolling Stone, John Legend and Taylor Henderson top ARIA charts, MusicNT Operations Manager position and ONELOVE expand their business.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne and VIC - 14th October 2013

In This Issue: Jneiro Jarel (Dr. Who Dat?) heads to Revolver Bandroom, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks announce Australian World Music Expo showcase, David Dallas announces Falling Into Place Australian Tour, Boom Crash Opera perform at Flying Saucer Club, Iggy Azalea announces one night performance at Trak; White Summer "Head In The Sand" single launch, Vaudeville Smash announce EP launch at Northcote Social Club, DJ Jazzy Jeff & MC Skillz perform at The Espy, The Impossible No Goods perform at The Tote Upstairs, Walker's Common Ground album launch, Jessica Jade "Walking Away" single launch, Strine Singers land October residency.

Gig Announcements - NSW and ACT - April 26

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In this issue: Martha Wainwright performs at Sydney Opera House, The Conversations play Lizottes, The launch of Sophie Hanlon, Sunnyboys home at last, Telegraph Tower EP launch, Spirit of House secret block party, Redfoo announces exclusive performance, Regular John announce intimate show, Live at the Loft with Kieran Ryan, Karl Hyde makes his solo debut, The Cat Empire Steal the Light Tour, Vigilante Quality of Life launch shows, Blackchords album launch and Line-up announced for official launch of Marquee Mashup Fridays.

Sydney's Hailer touring the country from the end of April, through until June.

Launching their new album Another Way, Sydney 'psychedelic rock 'n' roll pop' band Hailer will be touring through New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and Brisbane over the new few months! With the album to be released at the end of May, fans will be able to see Hailer showcase the material, also providing perhaps the last opportunity for people to see them perform before they relocate to the US for a few months.


SXSW 2013 Photo Gallery: The Aussie BBQ Part 3 - Maggie Mae's (16.03.13)

Part 3 of our The Aussie BBQ at SXSW photo coverage continues with Blackchords, Jack Carty, The Rubens, Jackson Firebird (pictured) and Georgia Fair.

Photos by Johnny Au

Album News Weekly: Friday, 22 March 2013

This week sees the announcement of new albums from a huge range of acts. From the well known, highly regarded The National and James Blake, to debut’s from lesser-known locals. Not forgetting the surprising debut release from 80’s film star Molly Ringwald and the highly anticipated debut’s of Major Lazer and Charli XCX. This week has it all, plus much much more!


Blackchords announce April album tour.


Melbourne band Blackchords are just about to drop their new album A Thin Line, available April 5. To celebrate the release, Blackchords will be touring the east coast, hitting up Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

To get yourself pumped up for the gigs, make sure to check out their current single "Oh No."

Blackchords tour dates are:

Saturday April 6 – The Toff In Town Melbourne

Saturday April 20 – The Hideaway, Brisbane

From 360 to WIM: The Aussies at SXSW 2013 - Part Two

In just over a month, the city of Austin, Texas will be throwing open its doors to tens of thousands of music fans, industry officials and musicians for the annual SXSW music festival and conference. Amongst that number are thirty-eight Australian artists. Over the course of the next couple of weeks we'll be profiling these artists, offering a brief introduction to what they’re about and what they have to offer.

Album News Weekly: Saturday, 15 December 2012

Welcome back for another week of exciting news and releases!

We have got a bunch of releases to get through in this edition for you, including artists like Harper Simon, David Guetta, Birds of Tokyo, Depeche Mode and much more!

SXSW Music announces its next wave of bands for 2013!

SXSW has announced its next waves of invited acts to perform at the 2013 conference, the festival's 27th edition. Taking place in Austin, Texas from March 12-17, the second batch of bands brings the total to a massive 800 announced artists. The list is still yet to be completed, but below are the Australian boys and girls who are set to do their thing at SXSW next year!


First wave of artists announced for the 2013 Canadian Music Festival.

The first wave of artists to be performing during Canadian Music Week next year has been announced! The Canadian Music Festival, taking place in Toronto during March, will be welcoming more than 1000 music acts from Canada and around the world - both emerging and established.