New Zealand Music Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the New Zealand Music Awards have just been announced and front-runners are Lorde, Sol3 Mio, Ladi6, David Dallas, The Naked And Famous, Broods, Tiny Ruins and Stan Walker.

Aussie showcase "Southern Exposure" lineup and set times announced for CMJ, presented by the AU review.

Southern Exposure is a special showcase of Australian music taking over Piano's in New York City this Thursday night, from 8pm to 3am, as part of CMJ 2014 - proudly presented by Australian publication the AU review and showing off some of the finest up-and-coming talent from the Great Southern Land. Today we're excited to announce the bands playing the event and the set times. Let's take a look at the bands playing the event:

Millions announce the 'For Your Leisure and Pleasure Tour' for November & December!

Brisbane's Millions, currently on tour with Ball Park Music, have today announced a headline tour of their own, set to kick off in Adelaide this November. The album tour for the band's debut record Max Relax will see the four-piece on the road until mid-December with the talented High-Tails also along for the ride. The record, released a few months ago now, has seen the band build on strong foundations established on previous EPs and has been received well by fans and the newcomers who will have seen them in recent live settings.

Jane Tyrrell announce album launch dates for 'Echoes in the Aviary'!

The stunning Jane Tyrrell has announced two special live dates to celebrate the launch of her debut album, Echoes in the Aviary. Hitting Sydney and Melbourne in December, the vocalist will showcase her solo venture, which is an utterly fascinating and arresting collection of music to behold.

Secret Garden Festival announces 2015 dates and ticketing details

Secret Garden Festival are bringing the whole crew back together in 2015. Next year is set to be the most diverse and adventurous weekend yet. Organisers have promised that the lineup will feature a swarm of new bands, some Secret Garden favourites, and a handful of exciting international acts.

John Legend announces December 2014 Australian tour.

John Legend has just announced that he will headline a national tour in support of his fourth album, Love in the Future, featuring six-times platinum ARIA #1 single “All of Me”.

Woodford Folk Festival Announces 2014/2015 Programme

Woodford Folk Festival returns for its 29th year this December with a vibrant and ambitious programme. They have just released their program and this year, the festival will feature more than 400 acts in 35 performance venues over six days and nights.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 17th October 2014

In this issue: De La Soul to play Chinese Laundry's Garden Party, Tom Stephens to launch new EP, Holy Shakers to launch their debut album at Spectrum, Frankie's to host a killer Halloween Party, The Faders to headline NYE Party At The House, New Music Network presents austraLYSIS and Canyons to headline last One Night Stand of the year.

D' Angelo announces exclusive Soulfest sideshow in Melbourne with limited capacity

We're only one day away from the hotly anticipated Soulfest kicking off in Sydney, and then this news drops out of nowhere. Co-headliner and neo-soul legend D'Angelo will be performing a special sideshow exclusively in Melbourne. What's more is that the show will be an intimate affair with limited capacity to give lucky ticket holders a chance to really get the feel for his music.

Tonstartssbandht set to tour Australia in December and January!

Tonstartssbandht have announced their Oceania tour dates for a set of five shows this coming December and January. The Florida natives craft “psychedelic boogie rock” and are expected to showcase this during the pair's first trip to Australia, opening in Brisbane and finishing up in Sydney.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 17th October 2014

In This Issue: we reveal the details about a new competition for young producers, the finalists for several competitions and the winners of another, and a secret party being held this October, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Marquee Sydney announces more acts feat. Redfoo, Lil Jon and Yelloween to its Spring line up!

Following a massive spring announcement, Marquee Sydney have announced more acts to its all-star line up, announcing the additions of Redfoo & Lil Jon and Yelloween. These acts will join the existing talent this October bringing to Sydney a massive month of quality world-class producers and DJ's, all playing at the award-winning nightclub.

Billy Idol to tour Australia and New Zealand in 2015!

The infamous Billy Idol will return to Australia for the first time since 2002 and New Zealand for the first time since 1987, early next year! The British punk rocker will be performing both headline gigs and a run of shows A Day On The Green with Cheap Trick, The Angels and Choirboys! Idol's headline shows will also feature Cheap Trick and The Angels, making for some kick ass nights of music!

Danny Elfman, Mogwai, 65daysofstatic and more to feature in the 2015 Adelaide Festival!

The 2015 Adelaide Festival has once again pulled a huge punch and launched a program to be envied, with the full program launching in Adelaide this evening. From music to visual arts, from dance to theatre productions, David Sefton and his team have assembled some world class talent to converge on Adelaide's artistic hub from February 27th to March 15th.

Lindsay 'The Doctor' McDougall to sign off from Triple J in December.

After 10 years behind the desk at Triple J, current Drive host Lindsay 'The Doctor' McDougall today announced that he will be finishing up with the youth broadcaster at the end of the year. Turning his attention to making music, McDougall made the announcement through a song titled "I'm F***ing Off!' - which you can view in all its glory below.