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Where to see the Australians at Canadian Music Week: Schedules revealed for three major Aussie events!


Photo: Andrew Wade captures DZ Deathrays at the Bovine Sex Club during CMW 2012.

Tomorrow, the ten day Canadian Music Week festival kicks of in Toronto, Canada. Australia is the focus country of the event this year, and as part of the celebrations, there will be three major showcases of Australian talent. Two of which are being put on by our friends at Sounds Australia, and the other by Footstomp Music in partnership with us here at the AU review!

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 1st May 2015

In This issue: PJ Harvey signs with AGI, Warner Executive joins Capitol Music, Universal Music Group dismantle distribution channel, LyricFind announce new VP of International Publishing, Run For Cover Records teams up with Cooking Vinyl Australia, The Academy of Contemporary Music team with Music Gateway, intune music conference announce first round of speaker, and the ARIA Charts.

'Remedy No. 5' - Nepal Earthquake aid event to be held in Melbourne on May 10th!

In the wake of the terrible events happening in Nepal, many have been orchestrating ways of sending their support and donations to those in need. One such event set up to raise funds for the relief effort is being held by Melbourne's electro music community in 'Remedy No. 5'. All the proceeds raised will be going towards Melbourne NGO The Big Umbrella, Learning Planet, a non-for-profit organisation working on ground in Kathmandu Valley and also Tashi Yams, a Kathmandu resident assisting in local aid support.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 24th April 2015

In this issue: Megan Washington joins the PPCA board, Record Industry sales drop,#NotON Violence against women campaign picks up speed, Channel [V] launch new channels, Timmy Trumpet and Savage kick goals with "Freaks", DMA's release debut EP in the USA, who was signed this weel, plus the ARIA charts.

ALVVAYS, Caribou, Mac DeMarco and Death From Above 1979 among SiriusXM Indies Nominees for 2015


Photographer: Belinda Dipalo

ALVVAYS, Caribou (pictured), Mac DeMarco and Death From Above 1979 are among the nominees across 26 categories for the 2015 SiriusXM Indies - the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards held in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre on May 9th as part of Canadian Music Week.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 17th April 2015

In This Issue: we look at the brand-new event planned for Vivid Ideas, the new charity auction set up by In Hearts Wake, and more details about the new Abbey Road Institute in Melbourne, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

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.

the AU review partners up with Footstomp for a massive CMW party featuring Kingswood, Ash Grunwald and more!

For the first time ever, and with Australia as its Spotlight Country for 2015, the AU review is partnering up with Footstomp Music to throw a massive party as part of Toronto music conference and festival Canadian Music Week next month. Nine incredible Australian acts are set to showcase at the event, to be held at one of Toronto's finest venues, The Painted Lady, on Thursday, May 7th - with entry completely free! Here's the lineup!

Courtney Barnett reaches number one on the CMJ college radio charts in the USA; added to Glastonbury Lineup

Adding to the list of accolades that Courtney Barnett has been receiving at home and abroad since the release of her debut record Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, the record just hit number one on US based chart service CMJ, beating out the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Dan Deacon (who was at the top of the charts last week) and Modest Mouse. We should also sneak in the fact that she was just announced for the lineup for Glastonbury 2015 for the second consecutive year!

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 10th April 2015

In This Issue: we look at the amazing recognition of Australian songwriters overseas, the new campaign designed to support Northern Territory artists, and what the new anti-piracy code for Australia will include, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Sydney label Rare Finds launching indie-based club night at new Sydney venue, The Sly Fox on April 24th!

One of our fave Sydney labels, Rare Finds, is launching a club night of their own down at new Sydney venue The Sly Fox in a few weeks! The indie club night kicks off on April 24th and promises to showcase some great emerging talent on the last Friday of the month. The first round of bands line up to perform at the Rare Finds club night includes Jenny Broke the Window, Food Court, Hedge Fund and Winston Surfshirt.

MusicNT progresses through Plus1 Initiative & seeks support to employ Development Manager in 2015!

In some good news out of the MusicNT camp, they today announced that they have been successful in the latest round of the Plus1 Initiative, a program developed by Creative Partnerships Australia that provides matched funding/financial support for arts organisations in order for them to further develop, attract new sponsors and strengthen existing or developing networks. Applying this to MusicNT and indeed, remote Australian music bodies and organisations, there's no real surprise that MusicNT is an ideal candidate for the program, as they continue to strive to ensure the NT music industry remains a significant member of the wider Australian music community and help local artists realise their goals.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 3rd April 2015

In This Issue: we have the details about Qantas’ incredible new deal for musicians, the new awareness campaign that’s taking off, and BIGSOUND 2015, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Violent Soho, Sahara Beck, Bobby Alu, The Amity Affliction and Airling among the big winners at the Queensland Music Awards


Violent Soho accept the award for album of the year. Photo Credit: Stephen Booth

The talent-rich sunshine state celebrated another fantastic year of music and creativity at the Queensland Music Awards at Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm on Monday Night, with big wins for Violent Soho, Sahara Beck, Bobby Alu, The Amity Affliction and Airling.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 27th March 2015

In This Issue: we have the winners of the Australia Council Awards and the APRA Music Awards 2015, as well as the details of Abbey Road’s new educational institution, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.