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Entries for the 2015 South Australian Music Awards now open!

The South Australian Music Awards have recently been announced, set to take place in Adelaide on November 11th. Nominations and entries are open now, with local artists, bands and industry strongly encouraged to get on board and connect. The awards had been successfully run under the 'Fowler's Live Music Awards' banner for three previous years with Peter Darwin at the helm, but 2015 is going to be the first year Music SA will be taking the reins.

Ur Boy Bangz releases diss track aimed at Drake and Meek Mill for absolutely no reason at all

It's the 'beef' of the moment, world-dominating emcee-singer Drake has been wrapped up in a word-of-words with Philly's Meek Mill over claims of ghostwriting and more. Drizzy has released a total of two diss tracks, with rumours of a third planned to debut at the upcoming OVO Fest. Meanwhile Meek took his time in releasing his response to Drake's initial shot, which has been ill-received by pretty much everyone, including sports stars, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, and more. Now, a third contestant enters the ring, smiling with those pearly whites while Meek and Drake - and all of us - look at each crushingly confused; that contestant is none other than adored Australian rhymer Ur Boy Bangz.

Wild weather mars the third and final day of Lollapalooza; Florence and the Machine closes out the annual Chicago event.


Photo Credit: Andrew Wade (at Splendour in the Grass)

The Windy City of Chicago gave precedence to its name today when, after a windy and hot morning that covered many of the stages in dust, a looming storm cell forced organisers to evacuate Grant Park ahead of its arrival. The evacuation lasted less than an hour, during which time everyone exited the park without any reported incidences, re-entered after the storm proved to be non-eventful (at the park at least), and the music picked up where it left off. The schedule was moved forward an hour and the event was granted an hour's extension on their schedule as it was back in 2012. In the end, the extension wouldn't be needed.

Metallica and Sam Smith close out day two of Lollpalooza; Tame Impala, Chet Faker and Hermitude represent Australia


Pictured: Chet Faker. Photo by Daniel Boczarski.

Chicago Metallica fans - including a group who were lucky enough to be positioned on stage - were treated to a two hour headlining show at Lollapalooza that, with the exception of "Cyanide" from Death Magnetic, featured songs from their entire pre-1998 cataloge, with a track from all of their seven LPs (to that time) featured, including "Seek & Destroy" off their debut album Kill 'Em All. Two covers were also thrown into the mix. The setlist looked a little something like this:

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 31st July 2015

In This Issue: we announce the MTV VMA nominations, details about artist submissions for the Canadian Music Week, the prestigious judges for the 2015 International Songwriting Competition, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Miguel releases music videos for "NWA" and "...Goingtohell"

After releasing one of the best albums of the year, Miguel has given us the visuals for his latest single "NWA" with West Coast classic Kurupt. The smooth, seductive groove is a highlight of Wildheart and it's video was originally released as part of a sectioned short film entitled Wildheart Chapter 1: Find What You Love and Let It Kill You; demand has pushed the versatile crooner so also split some of the videos up, hence we get a nice and short(er) look at NWA as Miguel and Kurupt cruise around L.A separately; Miguel on foot, and Kurupt driving slow through the back streets of his neighbourhood. Watch the clip below.

NGAIIRE, Tired Lion, The Belligerents and more fill out the 2015 BIGSOUND Live roster!


Photo Credit: Stephanie Alcaino

BIGSOUND has indeed lived up to its name once again this year, with the addition of over 100 new names to its live showcase roster! The full 150-strong list of artists from Australia and beyond have been confirmed today, with the likes of NGAIIRE, Fraser A. Gorman, Tired Lion, The Belligerents and more joining the already announced crew featuring Cosmic Psychos, Gang of Youths and City Calm Down.

Briggs cleans up at the 2015 NIMAs; Gurrumul, B2M and 'The Genesis Project' provide live performance highlights!

A strong crowd of music lovers and members of the NT music industry gathered at the Ampitheatre in the George Brown Botanic Gardens in Darwin last night for the 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards - an event that saw some incredible live performances and artists take away a range of awards recognising musical achievements, commendations and excellence in not only surging forward in the wider Australian and international industries, but also in keeping culture and traditional language alive.

Major Lazer and MØ team up on Frank Ocean cover "Lost"

Popular Danish singer has linked back up with Major Lazer for an excellent cover of Frank Ocean's "Lost" from his 2012 masterpiece Channel Orange. From soul to a balanced blend of reggae and electro-pop, "Lost" benefits from a coat of synth-heavy bounce while MØ gives a fine performance, floating over the infectious beat as smoothly as Ocean on the original.

Ecca Vandal signs deals with Dew Process in Australia and NZ as well as Island Records UK!

Melbourne's Ecca Vandal has kicked off her week brilliantly, with the announcement that she has joined both the Dew Process family in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Island Records crew in the UK! It's been a big year and a half for the artist, who has burst on to the Australian music scene guns blazing; a ferocious energy both on stage and on record, not to mention a sense of individuality virtually unrivalled by anyone on the local scene at the moment, it's no huge surprise that Ecca would soon be joining forces with some great folk in getting her tunes and live shows to more people.