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Photo Gallery: Beats 4 Breast Cancer - QANTAS Credit Union Arena, Sydney (10.12.14)

Some amazing musicians came together for a special concert at Sydney's QANTAS Credit Union Arena for the 'Beats for Breast Cancer' event. Featuring the likes of UB40, L-Fresh The Lion and more, the event was a complete hit. Gwen Lee brings you these shots!

Justice Crew, Dami Im, L-Fresh the Lion and more set to perform at Beats 4 Breast Cancer Concert in December.

A great collection of artists are coming together for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's inaugural 'Beats 4 Breast Cancer' concert this December! The likes of the Justice Crew, Dami Im, L-Fresh The Lion and Leo Sayer (plus more) will be performing at the special event at the QANTAS Credit Union Arena on December 10th, with all proceeds going towards the foundation's campaign of preventing as many breast cancer related deaths as possible by 2030.

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

ARIA Week Photo Gallery: Sony Music Showcase - Marquee (27.11.13)

Sony Music Australia showcased some of their best artists at the Marquee last night for ARIA Week. Featured artists include Bonnie Anderson, Dami Im, Justice Crew (pictured above), Timomatic, Reece Mastin and Samantha Jade. Photos by Johnny Au.

SBS PopAsia Gives Us Their Top 5 ABU Song Festival Acts

SBS PopAsia hosts Jamaica Dela Cruz and Matt Smith gives us their top picks for the acts you don’t want to miss this Saturday when you tune into the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s TV Song Festival (ABU) on SBS 2.

Details announced for ARIA Week 2013!

ARIA Week is returning in November and December this year, in the lead up to the 2013 Aria Awards. The very first ARIA Week was celebrated in 2012, with a week-long program of gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in Sydney in celebration of Australian music. It was such a success that Aria Week is now back bigger and better in 2013, with the very best new artists the Australian music scene has to offer.

Tickets are on sale now through

The schedule for ARIA Week is below!

Hello Asia ! News: SBS 2 and PopAsia Goes Crazy for ABU Song Festival 2013 in Hanoi

It’s time to dust off those microphones, with SBS set to broadcast the second annual Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s TV Song Festival (ABU’s) on Saturday 9th November at 7pm, SBS 2.

Channel [V] announces the nominees for the 2013 [V] Oz Artist Award!

Channel [V] has announced its list of nominees for the revered [V] Oz Artist Award! 50 nominees representative of the cream of the Australian music crop have been chosen for the award, which is now in its 17th year. The list of artists celebrates the wide and diverse nature of the Australian music industry at the minute and is indicative of just how fruitful 2013 has been for our well-established, as well as our up and comers. Announced on The Riff, the nominees for the Oz Artist Award are listed below.

Pitbull and Kesha to tour Australia together in October and November.

Beginning at the end of October, Pitbull and Ke$ha will embark on a joint tour of Australia, which is sure to be very civilised and no egos will clash for the tour's duration. Australia's own Justice Crew will support.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 15th January 2013

Hello and welcome back to our weekly wrap of music industry shenanigans that have happened around Australia (and the world). It’s been a few sleepy weeks with Santa bringing all kinds of things for everyone. Everyone seems to now be busily making tunes or wheeling’ deals again, so let’s get into the thick of things.

This week: ARIA action for 2012 and in the last week, more Australian acts announced for SXSW, and a new crowd-funding site specifically for musicians to fund albums, projects and videos.

Melbourne Zoo announces the 2013 Zoo Twilights Program.

The Melbourne Zoo is about to get wild in a whole other way, with the announcement of their 2013 Twilight Zoo Program, with tickets available now. Kicking off on January 25 with ARIA Award winner Missy Higgins, the Zoo Twilight Program, sees the zoo put on a live music event every Friday and Saturday night through until March 9th.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 10th December 2012

In this last State Of Affairs column of the year, we look back at a week where Gotye continues to be recognised for that song, Christmas albums attack the ARIA charts and awards aplenty are being handed out here at home for various things. Plus a bunch of awesome opportunities to get funding for your project through the Australia Council.

Live Review: Sony Music Aria Showcase - Upper Beresford (27.11.12)

Jessica Mauboy

Ahead of the Arias, the Upper Beresford was home to the Sony Music Showcase as eager fans, family and Sony staff celebrated four of the amazing Sony artists that were nominated for an Aria in 2012; Jessica Mauboy, Johnny Ruffo, Justice Crew and Timomatic.