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Gurrumul to premiere new songs from 'The Gospel Album' at 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards!

The 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards has just gotten bigger the announcement today that acclaimed artist Gurrumul will be performing at the ceremony to be held in Darwin this July, premiering three songs from his highly anticipated album, The Gospel Album. Fellow NIMA performers East Journey and Yothu Yindi will also be debuting a special one-hour live performance of their recent collaboration, The Genesis Project, tying in nicely with their two nominations in this year's awards.

The Game recruits Drake for latest single "100"

As the hip hop world waits for The Game to release his much anticipated Documentary 2, the gruff Compton emcee has delivered a nice preview of the project in the form of new single "100", with a very high profile collaboration.

St. Vincent shines on The Chemical Brothers' "Under Neon Lights"

The Chemical Brothers bring their experimental chops to the board for "Under Neon Lights", serving up an industrial bounce for St. Vincent's Annie Clark to slay with fierce, seductive vocals. The Electronica legends and the guitar-pop mastermind come together for what feels like what could be The Chem Bros biggest hit in years, following the very accessible tracks "Sometimes I Feel So Deserted" and "Go" with Q-Tip.

Janet Jackson releases the full version of "No Sleeep", off her first album in seven years.

Janet Jackson recently announced her first album in seven years, and a brand new world tour to help move things back into place for the adored music icon. Things are starting to shape now, with the full version of first single "No Sleeep" finally releasing online.

July warm up gigs for the Sydney Reclink Community Cup announced for Vic on the Park & Newtown Social Club!

The Reclink Community Cup went down in Melbourne over the weekend, another successful event in the bag - the charity footy game raising awareness and funds for Reclink Australia bringing together two teams of media identities and musicians in an annual grudge match never to be missed. Sydney is up next, with the Community Cup being battled for by The Sailors and The Whalers at Henson Park in Marrickville on August 2nd. A range of fundraising warm up shows have been announced for July at the Newtown Social Club and at Vic on the Park to ensure that the vibes and hype for the 2015 Reclink Community Cup are at an all time great high in the lead up to the August match.

Duran Duran get funky with Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers for new single "Pressure Off"

80's icons Duran Duran are making a bit of a comeback with their first album in five years, Paper Gods, taking shape via first single "Pressure Off". The feel good funk-laced pop number brings with it an impressive collaboration, with Duran Duran hooking up with both the legendary Niles Rodgers and the divine Janelle Monae for the single.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 19th June 2015

In This Issue: we look at the plans for a bigger and better Cassette Store Day, the return of the BBR Festival, and the inductees for the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Foals share title track from fourth album "What Went Down"

Foals are finally ready to follow up their hugely popular 2013 album Holy Fire this August, with fourth LP What Went Down. Following the album's announcement earlier this week, the dominate UK band have now shared the six-minute title track.

Oxford Art Factory introduces 'FIVE BY FIVE' local showcase night this Thursday!

The Oxford Art Factory will be premiering a new local music night this Thursday! Called FIVE BY FIVE, the showcase evening will be shining the spotlight on some great emerging talent and basically giving Sydney music fans the chance to have a Thursday night party with some legends of the local scene.

Gang of Youths, Holy Holy, Timberwolf & more featured on first official BIGSOUND artist announcement!

BIGSOUND has named the first 50 artists for the 2015 live program and for another year, Brisbane looks to become a buzzing hive of excellent live music in September! BIGSOUND Live sees 14 music venues through the Valley taken over by some impressive line ups of bands from around Australia and abroad over two nights for what has become Australia's biggest gathering of industry and music fans. Last year's BIGSOUND program was hectic, showcasing some diverse and brilliant talent - both emerging and established - and this year is going to be no different.

Finalists announced for 2015 NT Song of the Year Awards!

The finalists for the 2015 NT Song of the Year Awards have been named by MusicNT, celebrating some of the best talent the Top End has to offer. 45 songs that represent the diverse and innovative music styles currently being dabbled with and explored come from artists based throughout the region - the judges were able to whittle down over 300 entries from songwriters not only from Darwin and Alice Springs, but also from Katherine, Tennant Creek, the Tiwi Islands, Milingimbi and Arnhem Land.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 12th June 2015

In This Issue: ...we have the submission dates for SXSW 2016, details about the return of the Australian Music Prize, and a heads up on an upcoming music workshop, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 5th June 2015

In This Issue: We announce the new Sydney Festival Director, look at the celebrations for triple j’s 40 Years of Music, and check out the Independent Music Charts, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Stream what seems like brand new music from a Death Grips side project

MC Ride may not be present on a new, mysterious project that has been shared by Death Grips but it seems like drummer Zach Hill and producer Andy Morin have appeared to capture the same raw energy of the band on a new album dubbed I’ve always been good at true love by The I.L.Y'S. The free, nine-track project was shared recently by Death Grips' Twitter account, a link that leads to a zip folder containing the full album.

The Reclink Community Cup comes to Adelaide for the first time this August!

We all know about the Reclink Community Cup that normally takes place in Melbourne and Sydney yearly; the charity football match raises money for Reclink, an organisation dedicated to getting people from disadvantaged backgrounds engaged in a series of sports and music programs. The programs Reclink have run in the past have proved to be really effective and a popular way of reaching out to those doing it tough and through the Community Cup, some of the country's best musicians and big media names have taken part in what's essentially a fun day out on the field to support a great cause. This year, the Reclink Community Cup comes to Adelaide for the first time, taking place at the Adelaide Airport Stadium this August.