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.

WAAX announce debut tour and partnerships with Mucho Bravado & Select Music!

Brisbane's WAAX have been turning heads for a little while now, but with their debut single and tour set to fully land the band on the radars of many, WAAX are coming out strong in revealing their team behind all the official stuff. Working with the dream partnership that is Mucho Bravado and Select Music, the five piece are definitely in good hands. Having already shared the stages with the likes of Stonefield and White Lung, WAAX are going to be getting all up in your grill this month and in December.

Katy Perry confirmed as special guest presenter at 2014 ARIA Awards.

Joining the international guest line up at the ARIA Awards this year is pop star Katy Perry. Confirmed to be a 'special guest presenter' at the November 26th ceremony in Sydney, Perry is also recognised as a nominee in the 'Best International Artist' category, one of the publicly voted awards. The ARIA Awards open for public voting reach their deadline on Wednesday, November 19th at 11:59pm!

Applications for Music Matters Live 2015 are now open!

Music Matters Live, which is now Asia's largest independent music festival, has opened up for applications for its 2015 event! Returning to Singapore for its fifth year, Music Matters Live will be hosting four nights of incredible live music and all artists are now encouraged to apply!

Gossling, Morgan Evans and more artists featured on Kings Cross IGNITE second announcement!

Melbourne's Gossling leads the second announcement of artists joining the Kings Cross IGNITE event in Sydney as part of ARIA Week! Taking place at various venues along the iconic strip, IGNITE will be a highlight event of ARIA Week, with the focus being on revitalising the live music scene in Kings Cross. The line up of 40 Australian artists has been curated by Louis Schoorl, APRA's 2014 Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, and is a great representative of the diverse pool of musical talent Australia currently has.