The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 22nd May 2015

In This Issue: we have the news about AMM’s Artist Management Program for 2015, LPA’s partnership with the Heads Up campaign, and the speakers and panel announcements for FEEDBACK, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Hear the full version of Drake and Beyonce's hypnotic "Can I"

Music giants Drake and Beyonce have once again linked up on a track called "Can I" which has been teasing the internet for days, with snippets galore on almost every major media outlet's front page. The full version has leaked now, and it's delivers on that promise of slicked back Drake swagger mixed with the occasional pop-in from Beyonce who sadly doesn't have much of a presence here. There's a smooth verse sung by singer Sal Houdini that blends in well with the two industry megastars.

Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga release collaboration "PARTYNAUSEOUS"

"PARTYNAUSEOUS" was supposed to be a hit collaboration between Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar and pop megastar Lady Gaga, bringing a radio-friendly vibe to Lamar's 2012 hit Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, however it was scrapped at the last minute. 3 years later, a full version has emerged and although it quite obviously hasn't been mastered, and leaves no question as to why it was scrapped (Lady Gaga is terrible on it), it gives us two full verses from Kendrick and a solid beat to vibe to.

Husky relocating to Berlin to record 'Ruckers Hill' follow up album!

Husky will be relocating to Europe to capitalise on the momentum clearly generating for the release of Ruckers Hill over in the international territories. With European tour dates already set to take the Melbourne band overseas, they've decided not to come home this time around, base themselves in Berlin and write some new material for album number three.

Partnership and Collaboration the key words amongst panelists on the first day of All That Matters in Singapore.

Today marked the first day of the 10th annual All That Matters conference in Singapore - a three day event which takes over the Ritz Carlton for talks on Music, Video, Sponsorship, Sync and Live Events. The first day kicked off with special panels highlighting the music industries in India, Indonesia, Australia (pictured above) and Taiwan. A common thread sat amongst many of the talks throughout the day was that of collaboration and partnerships being integral in industry success.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 15th May 2015

In This Issue: we have the news about Phil Collins' new catalogue deal, ARIA's new Audio & Visual charts, and Rdio's latest streaming initiative, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Paul Kelly to receive the prestigious JC Williamson Award for contribution to the live performance industry!

He's been one of the country's most beloved songwriters and live performers for decades now and this year, Paul Kelly have the fact acknowledged when he receives the JC Williamson Award in July. The prestigious accolade is awarded to an artist or individual who has displayed a great contribution to the live performance industry and the general enrichment of Australian live entertainment and arts culture. Kelly's prolific career fits this bill perfectly, no?

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 8th May 2015

In This Issue: we look at Rdio’s first Artist To Watch, a brand new live music venture, and the Australian Judges for Eurovision, plus the Independent Music Charts and ARIA charts.

Peter Garrett, Brother Ali & more confirmed for BIGSOUND appearances this September.

Aaand we're at that time again, the time where the BIGSOUND announcements start to come out of Brisbane and pockets of the Australian music industry begin preparing their livers and already over-worked body clocks for the multi-day music conference. The first round of names have been dropped for the event this year, led by a keynote address to be delivered by Peter Garrett in his first major music industry appearance since leaving Federal Parliament.

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.