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Nominees for the 2015 AIR Award for Best Independent Label announced!

We're two weeks out from the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards and with the performers and first round nominees already announced, the good folk at AIR have today announced the latest nominees to the pool of great talent already up for awards. The nominees for Best Independent Music Label have been rolled out this morning, including Elefant Traks, Milk! Records, Liberation Music, Future Classic and Ivy League Records. The category, introduced in 2012, saw I OH YOU win at last year's ceremony, held at North Melbourne's Meat Market venue in October.

Gurrumul to premiere new songs from 'The Gospel Album' at 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards!

The 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards has just gotten bigger the announcement today that acclaimed artist Gurrumul will be performing at the ceremony to be held in Darwin this July, premiering three songs from his highly anticipated album, The Gospel Album. Fellow NIMA performers East Journey and Yothu Yindi will also be debuting a special one-hour live performance of their recent collaboration, The Genesis Project, tying in nicely with their two nominations in this year's awards.

Rounding up TEDxSydney 2015 at the Sydney Opera House

Dr Munjed Al Muderis’ life changed the day he was ordered by the Iraqi military to surgically remove the ears of defectors in Baghdad, the chief surgeon having just been shot for refusing. Fleeing to Australia as a refugee Muderis spent a considerable stay in Curtin detention centre in Western Australia awaiting processing. This was one of the lowest points in what he called his wheel of life.

TEDxSydney unveils 2015 performer line-up

The annual celebration of ideas that is TEDxSydney has announced an eclectic and intriguing performer line-up showcasing the diversity, skill and multiculturalism of modern day Australia.

Byron Bay’s Bluesfest Release Daily Schedule, Performance Times, Another Lineup Announcement and More!

With the event now only six weeks away, Byron Bay’s 26th Annual Bluesfest Blues and Roots Festival have just released the long awaited daily playing schedule, performance times and stages, and yet another list of artists appearing this year on their official website.

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival announce fourth lineup!

Arriving with the new year is a new line up announcement from Port Fairy Folk Music Festival! Six new acts have been added to the festival down by the sea this 6-9th March.

5 Shows not to miss at AWME this week!

The Australasian World Music Expo, affectionately known as AWME, is kicking off in Melbourne tonight, with various venues around the city set to host some of the world's (and Australia's) best blues, roots and world musicians over the next four days. The program is extensive and diverse, so if you're still trying to figure out what shows to check out, we've picked out our Top 5 as a starting point!

The Church set to headline the 2014 Mullum Music Festival!

The Mullum Music Festival will be celebrating its seventh year in style, with another great line up for the November event! Headlining a festival featuring over 80 international and Australian bands will be The Church, who will be performing with the new line up and tunes fans have been hanging out for!

Sidney Myer Music Bowl to celebrate the anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations with a concert in February.

In what is set to be a special night of recognition, reflection and music, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne will be celebrating the anniversary of the Apology to the country's Stolen Generation on February 13th. Bringing together both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian performers, there will be a concert which aims to promote an atmosphere of shared unity - and to spread the message.

The National Folk Festival announce Indigenous line up.

The National Folk Festival’s Indigenous line-up has made its way into our eager hands. The festival will take place on the Easter Weekend, 17th – 21st April at over 12 venues in Exhibition Park, Canberra.

Mbantua Festival's 'Awakening the Desert' announce Jessica Mauboy and Bernard Fanning!

Five day Mbantua festival, which is held in Alice Springs and celebrates Aboriginal culture, is proud to announce that Jessica Mauboy and Bernard Fanning will be joining the line-up.

Gig Announcements: The Do-Over, Baberham Lincoln, Pigeon and More!

In this Issue: The Do-Over Party hits up Melbourne, Pigeon announce their tour, Mum @ The World Bar throw a Christmas Party, Baberham Lincoln announce shows and much more!

The Do-Over Party Event Comes to Melbourne

Frank Yamma & George Telek to Perform Rare Show Together

Tickets for a special and rare show, courtesy of Frank Yamma and George Telek are now on sale, and aren't expected to remain on sale for long. As two cultural icons, both Yamma and Telek each have their own powerful stories to tell. Receiving international acclaim for their music, both of which blends traditional aesthetics with contemporary influences, these two musicians are coming together for an unmissable show in Melbourne.