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FBi SMAC Awards nominees announced!

FBi Radio today announced the nominees for the 2014 SMAC Awards, celebrating Sydney's music, arts and culture industry for its 7th year! Recognising musicians, artists, restaurants, events and performers who have stood out in their artistic and business endeavours in Sydney in 2014, the SMAC Awards once again represent a diverse and incredibly talented bunch of trailblazers.

What to expect from the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra

The ARIA Awards return to Channel Ten tonight at 7.30pm and we'll be live from the event all day, bringing you all the action from red carpet and backstage on Twitter. Stay tuned to the hashtag #AUxARIAs for all the updates. So what can you expect from the awards tonight? Here's a few of the latest announcements to bring you up to date:

Lorde dominates the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

As the Australian Music Industry gets ready for its "night of nights" at the 2014 ARIA Awards, New Zealand's own industry had their own reason to celebrate last week with the 49th Annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards taking over the Vector Arena in Auckland with a phenomenally well run event.

the AU review celebrates live music by announcing nominees for the 1st annual "AU Awards" including public voted category!

Picture: Amy Hetherington captures Violent Soho in Darwin...

Today the AU review - and parent company Heath Media - are excited to announce the nominees for the first annual AU Awards, a celebration of the best in live music in Australia.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 21st November 2014

In This Issue: we give you the details on who’s winning all the awards, what the hottest summer party is, and how you can win art created by your favourite artists, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Supergroove to be honoured tonight at the NZ Music Awards

Musical legends Supergroove from across the ditch will be receiving the NZ Herald Legacy Award at the 49th Vodafone NZ Music Awards tonight in Auckland.

The best photos of the year to feature in "Australia's Year in Music: 2014 Edition" - pre-orders now open!

Heath Media - publishers of this very website - are excited to announce that their annual photo book Austraila's Year in Music - capturing the best in live performance - has opened for pre-orders.

2014 J Award winners announced

Triple J have crowned yet another round of Aussie artists this year with their prestigious J Awards. Crooner Chet Faker took out the top prize - the Australian Album of the Year - for Built on Glass, joining the likes of Gotye and Flume as an artist which has had his project officially stamped with the approval of critics and fans across the country.

Australia Council For The Arts announces details of their New Grants Model at AWME in Melbourne

"A culturally ambitious nation" is the phrase that the Australia Council for the Arts are using to encapsulate the biggest changes to the way the Council issues grants in some 40 years. From structural changes to a new skill based board, the Council went through the finer details of their plans at a special panel during AWME (The Australiasian Worldwide Music Expo) in Melbourne over the weekend.

The Sydney Opera House announces outdoor concert series 'On the Steps'!

The Sydney Opera House today announced a new outdoor concert series called On the Steps as part of its already extensive 2014-15 summer line-up.

Golden Guitars announce 2015 finalists!

Country music’s night of nights, The Golden Guitars will be held in Tamworth on 24 January 2015 and all the finalists have just been announced, with golden girl Kasey Chambers and acclaimed singer/songwriter Luke O’Shea heading up the list.

Bad//Dreems, Timberwolf and more score at the 2014 Fowler's Live Music Awards!

South Australian music and its industry was celebrated last night, with the Fowler's Live Music Awards being held at Fowler's Live down Adelaide's West End. A great turn out, winners were announced from 17 Peer Voted Categories as well as those from the five Public Voted Categories, which were decided upon by over 2000 people who cast their vote. Bad//Dreems and emerging band Slick Arnold performed live at the ceremony, which was MC'd by APRA|AMCOS' Gary Burrows.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 14th November 2014

In This Issue: We bring you the exciting changes at Goodgod Small Club, the Australian festival that’s winning all the awards, and the newest opportunity for independent Australian musicians, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Unearthed Artist of the Year and Australian Music Video of the Year nominees announced for the 2014 J Awards!

More J Award nominations have been revealed today! With November being triple j's Ausmusic Month, the annual J Awards sit comfortably in the centre of events which will be rolling out during the month. A whole swag of talented Australian artists have had their musical and visual talents recognised with these latest nominations, for Unearthed Artist of the Year and Australian Music Video of the Year. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony next Tuesday, being broadcast live on triple J from 5pm.